Ichabod's

Ichabod's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ichabodsnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 777-5102
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday and Wednesday 5PM-Midnight
    Thursday through Saturday 5PM-1AM
    Sunday 5PM-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 15th & East 16th
  • Public Transit: Subway: Union Square Station
  • Parking: No
A word from Ichabod's
Seasonal American Fare, Market Driven and Locally Sourced as Much as Possible. Full Raw Bar, Open Kitchen.
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Ichabod's reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (37)romantic (16)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (10)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (9)special occasion (5)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great Food, Rushed Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Very good food no matter what you order on the menu. Happy hour was the best time to get there due to drink and "snack" specials that are great to add on to small and large plates. Very small space, you will be seated very close to others, reservations recommended. Somewhat rushed ordering by wait staff and if you're not clear that you don't want another drink, they may suddenly bring another drink to the table that you did not clearly order by stating you wanted more so beware, especially with alcohol drinks. Get there early as it gets noisy after 7pm. Great place for friends, not for privacy or romantic date. I would recommend this place to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coulda been great ...
    Cubby
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Well, going out to a restaurant near Union Square, you're going to get a very loud 20-something crowd. So, I felt like we were the odd couple in the room (40+), trying to have a nice conversation above the din of the room. Appetizer was good (mussels), the service started off pretty good, but we waited too long for our entree, which was kind of on the tiny side once it finally came. Shoulda, coulda been better, especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice spot in the Union Square area
    tankengine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I was looking for a place to dine in the Union Square area because we were heading to an Off-Broadway production at 8 PM on a Friday evening. When you walk into Ichabod's you notice the neat bar area and the tables properly arranged under interesting, almost romantic lighting. The wait staff is snappy and informative, pointing out that Happy Hour is on until 7 PM... We ordered a scallop special and dumplings for an appetizer. The scallops were served in a long slender trough dish and missed the mark completely. Dominant flavor was lime juice and was simply disappointing. My wife ordered the hanger steak with fries and really enjoyed it, my cheese burger, with fries, though not the best in NYC, was very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Informal setting, great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Theatre last evening at DR2 so we booked a table at Icabod's, half a block away. Excellent first course... fresh oysters and fried oysters, followed by superb mushroom toast and squash dumplings. First-class drinks and very good service. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Neighborhood Find
    Jayman
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went to the Vineyard Theater and had a reservation for Ichabod's after the Saturday matinee for 5:30. We arrived early for the theater and stopped at Ichabod's for a drink. It was Saturday at 2:30 and it was packed with a young lunch crowd and very "noisy". Since we were with friends we hadn't seen for awhile, we wanted to talk over dinner and were concerned about the noise level. We got to Ichabod's just as it opened at 5:30 and decide to give it a try. The food was excellent and the bartender poured a good drink. As we were finishing dinner it got crowded and the noise level picked up - not as bad as brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive service, good food
    ispeaks
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went there for Sunday brunch. I like that you can make reservations for brunch. Service was excellent, recommend chicken thigh biscuit, portions were generous for everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in the Union Square area
    Nick
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I didn't expect much going in; restaurants in the neighborhood are either overpriced or terrible or both. I was delighted with Ichabod's: the food was excellent, service was outstanding (friendly, personable, attentive waitress who was there when we needed here and not when we didn't), no upselling - we never felt rushed which happens so often in the City when resturants want to 'turn the tables'. Bus boys waited until both me and my date were finished eating before removing the plates which is almost unheard of in NYC (!) Food was excellent! Had the squash dumplings, mussels steak frites, striped bass: all was amazing. Lively, warm ambiance but not too loud. Bar looks awesome - will come back for drinks as well. Kudos all around. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reasonable
    hoopVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I am a regular. I always order Burrata and TunaTartar. I prefer previous Burrata which come with sliced green apple. I do not know why they changed. Cocktails are really good. Autumn Bramble is really good. but my best is Aphrodite which they used have. I do not know why they stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised with Ichabods. I had the chicken, which at most restaurants is usally the boring choice, but this was exceptional. It was juicy and full of flavor. The drinks were also really tasty. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best spots in Gramercy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Excellent food with a seasonal menu in a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ica-LOUD
    PickyEaters1VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Surprisingly good food and interesting menu for such a small space. Pleasant and efficient staff. Nice music selection. With Irving Plaza next door a lively atmosphere is expected, but really, you can't speak to the person next to you without shouting and rush to leave. It's busy, so perhaps the owners think it's a draw, but the kitchen's hard work goes to waste.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JannVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Sampled their Squash dumpling at Taste of Gramercy event on Saturday. Decided to try their brunch on Sunday. Chilaquiles & Frittata entrees were acceptable but nothing special. Very noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The brunch was very delicious and the service really top notch. Go early on Sunday for the best table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch spot
    reallyinfrequentreviewer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My friends and I had a really wonderful time at Ichabod's for brunch last Saturday. Everyone there was super friendly and attentive (even with my group that was slowly trickling in over the course of 30 minutes) - I was very impressed with the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Usually love this place - the food really is fantastic - but this time it was so noisy it wasn't enjoyable at all.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AlishaPVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was pleasantly amazed with this restaurant! I could not stop talking about my outstanding dining experience, from the skillfully crafted cocktails, to the well-thought out and balanced burrata dish, and of course who could forget that amazing ice cream sundae! Truly, a unique find putting out some good food. I'LL BE BACK!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!!
    Shoegal21
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great lil spot with amazing food! Been there twice and both times we ordered a bunch of small plates.. the tuna tartare, ribs, calamari, squash dumplings and octopus are AMAZING!!! definite must... next time we go we'll try some of their entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Next time I'll arrive starving
    Bwicks
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    There just isn't enough room for two humans to eat all the yummy food here! I wanted to order more but I got full. Kale Ceaser: delish. Squash dumplings: sweet and savory goodness. Burratta: made me close my eyes... I also took forever to eat it because I didn't want it to be gone. Sundae: simple ingredients paired well.. It's too bad my face didn't fit in mason Jar to lick the rest of the caramel. I'll be back with a hungrier tummy next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance and Service
    MargaretVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The flatbread was savory and wonderful. The lettuce plate (salad) was underwhelming. The mussels- were poor/ great sauce but the quality of the mussels was concerning. The fried oyster dish was great. Overall- overpriced dishes, but great decor and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always on point
    WaveyDave
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    They do things right here and consistently so. Simple, streamlined menu belies depth of flavor and high level technique. Great plating combinations hit the mark without being overly fancy or contrived. Menu highlights: fried oyseter wraps, squash dumplings, chicken (A+), skirt steak, cavatelli and powerful burger. Very strong cocktail program try a sazerac, manhattan or something with mezcal. Also thoughtfully edited wine list that doesn't read like Moby Dick. And don't skip dessert - the sundae is crack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    PhifedogVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was great...overall lovely. The squash dumplings are like heaven in your mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Ichabod's reviews archive.
  • ILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is maybe out tenth trip there, i love how the menu and cocktails lists change but are always still amazing! I've never had a bad item there. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    dve5
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was absolutely excellent. The tuna tartar and butternut squash dumplings are an absolute must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb. Oh those dumplings!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Go here with an appetite. The dumplings in particular are exquisite, I would go back just for bowls of these, but the Burrata salad and the Mussels (broth) were just as delicious. Everything was so fresh, flavorful and moreish we just wanted to try the entire menu. We shared 5 smaller dishes including the kale Caesar and asparagus side which satisfied 2 hungry people. The presentation and attention to each dish just enhances the taste. The excellent service and unique ambience tipped this review to 5 stars. We were so impressed we went back for brunch and happily the food and service was just as good. Pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    hoopVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I can not believe this restaurant is still popular yet. Still easy to have a reservation. I strongly recommend if you look for new American style restaurant around Union Square and East village, go to Ichabod's. Do not spend money a lot at fancy good interior restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it.
    ILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We go here more than any other restaurant in New York and always have a great meal and a great time. Everything is always good and exciting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming
    spandwsk
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As out of town visitors, we were looking for a pre-theater supper before a play at the Vineyard theater across the street. Though we're many decades older than the hip clientele who now seem to enjoy Ichabods, we were welcomed warmly and enjoyed an interesting and delicious meal. And the noise level was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    rn66VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We wanted a quick burger and drink. The cocktails were very good, the burger terrific. The prices are a bit on the high side, but the staff are very well trained, attentive without being too much and very nice, so worth it. It is a bit loud, but everyone was happy - who can complain!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nicely served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Good food and attentive service. A very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved everything about Icabods.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was outstanding and the wine list had a terrific range of excellent wine at vaired prices. Staff superb! LOved, loved, loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    GlobetrotterVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Really enjoyed the escarole salad and pistachio encrusted halibut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent but overpirced
    CelebrationVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    It is your typical bar scene of Union Square. I do not think their drinks are worth 14 bucks and burger was not good enough to be a 19 dollar menu item. Fries were over salted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time visiting in a week
    KimCVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I went on a Monday and loved it so much I had to go back that Saturday for more. It's a great neighborhood spot with excellent food, a great drink menu and service. This will defintiely become a staple place for me. The halibut with pistachio is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thebravesVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Unremarkable. Food was drenched in oil and service subpar. I asked for bread for the table and we received 2 burnt slices of bread with butter. Go elsewhere for the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre concert dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Had a great dinner here, awesome food, great wine and coctails. We would definitely go back, plus they got us in and out in more than enough time for our show at Irving Plaza!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good…but
    hoopVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I think I am a regular for this restaurant. however since waitresses who I knew left, I am not a regular at all. new waitresses are always chatting at the counter table. the restaurant lost good communications. that makes me sad… the waiters try to get my dishes despite there are foods still on the plates. I do not why they ask me to take the plats away. look at the plates !!!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nativepam
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was delicious. My daughter had recommended the kale flower salad, squash dumplings, and the roasted brussel sprouts, with bacon and mustard sauce. They did not disappoint! Three of us shared the sundae and it was sinfully good. However, the music was as LOUD as in a dance club and we really had to struggle to have a conversation. It made what would have otherwise been a fine dinner incredibly uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a young, energetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This is a young, energetic spot- with very delicious food! Service was great, the special pasta was terrific, and Happy Hour drinks can't be beat. WE have been twice for pre-theater near Union Square and it is perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice now, the first time with family and the second with business associates, and have been very happy with the overall experience both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good location for the Vineyard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    good location for the Vineyard Theater. We're members. A bit noisy with all the hard surfaces.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.