Le Village
Le Village

Le Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.levillagenyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 539-0231
  • Hours of Operation:
    The Kitchen will serve the last order :
    Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm
    Friday , Saturday and Holidays from 5pm to 10:30pm
    with exception on New Year Eve.
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A
  • Public Transit: 1 Av (L). 2 Av (F). Astor Pl (4, 6).
  • Parking: No
A word from Le Village
Le Village is an extension of Didier Pawlicki Chef owner restaurant La Sirene.
You will find on the menu few of La Sirene popular dishes. However we are
Vegan Friendly with no "processed product" like Soy, Tempei and any Mock Meats.
All our Vegetarian and Vegan items on the menu are 100% home made with
Natural Ingredients and the best we can with organic ingredients :)
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Le Village reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (24)romantic (10)special occasion (9)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Très Bien
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    When I plan to be in the East Village, Le Village always comes to mind as an option. Great food, intimate atmosphere, nice staff. A true gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarians & Carnivores Unite!
    EVresidentVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Nice offerings of both vegetarian and meat dishes. Now vegetarians can eat with their meat eating friends. No one feels cheated! Brussel sprouts, cauliflower dish, veggie cassoulet all delicious! When I have my once monthly meat craving, going in for either the duck or angus burger! Also, I loved being able to bring my own bottle of wine. There is no corkage fee so it comes out to be a very reasonable evening! Great wait staff, nice evening, will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Not Great
    CTFoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service was wonderful but the food was unimpressive compared to other NYC restaurants I have recently tried. Why settle in this amazing foodie city?
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  • Still going strong
    jimbo
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dine here every month or so and special occasions. I have yet to have a bad meal The wine list is great since its BYOB:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vege&GF-Friendly French Find!
    mbumatay
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Le Village far exceeded my expectations and rivals my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Paris. PROS: the delicious, well-seasoned & well-balanced food and the playful interpretations of classical French dishes; the impeccable service and timing of the server and the chefs; the simultaneously low-key and more than casual ambiance including the fun playlist; the no corkage fee!; the seasonal specials and the clearly-marked menu, which includes whether dishes are gluten-free or vegetarian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique French/Vegetarian
    Cath
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Creative vegetarian with a French twist. First French Onion Soup I've had - made with vegetable stock - what a treat.The vegetarian version of cassoulet was also quite good and the cheese tart was scrumptious. Interesting desserts. Great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers + Vegetarians
    Maggie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food and good variety for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Hard to find a great place to please both. On the small side, so reservations a must. Lower East Side location a plus for night life after dinner. Can't go wrong on food selection. 5 for dinner, had variety of apps and entrees, all delicious. Don't forget to bring your own wine - no corking fee!
    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.
  • Melding of French and Veg
    topbanana
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I am really grateful for a place where my meat eating partner and my veg eating self can have French food together without one of us having to give up something. Immensely happy with the food and service -- truly authentic French food, cute little place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming place
    Vlad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a BYOB restaurant with excellent good. I highly recommend the Brussels sprouts and duck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    tasty, tasty food and very good service. a lovely dinner, all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy spot in East Village.
    jimbo
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is an intimate restaurant with a well curated menu. It caters to vegans and vegetarians while giving an option or two for omnivores. It is great for people looking for that East Village experience. We've never had a bad meal here. FYI it's BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, great for anyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love this restaurant. The mostly vegetarian/vegan offerings also include some options for folks who eat meat. The french inspired menu doesn't depend on soy,seitan, tempeh, etc. and the flavors are complex and enjoyable. I have come here twice mostly with meat eaters and they have really enjoyed all the offerings. The BYOB aspect of the place is also wonderful. A few areas of improvement are - having the booths be a little deeper - it sort of felt like you were perched rather than sitting, also the beverage options are limited and it would be great if other non-alcoholic options other than coffee, hot tea, and two soda choices were available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for vegans *and* omnivores
    Marcus
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went here with a vegan friend of mine; he was thrilled that I had found a restaurant where, despite being vegan, he could have French food. I'm an omnivore but decided to try their vegan dishes. We shared two appetizers -- the Village Salad, which I loved, and the Sauteed Brussels Spouts, which I liked. For the entree I had the Cassoulet, which I thought was great. My friend had another appetizer -- the Beet Carpaccio Salad -- and I forget what else. He loved everything he had. For desert I had the Fondant au Chocolat, which was good. I forget what my friend had. The sound level was low: very conducive to conversation. The space is small and nicely decorated. This omnivore and his vegan friend are both glad that they ate there.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The answer to Francophile prayers!
    noshnotes
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As a lover of French cuisine who is also the lover of a vegetarian, thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    LifeCoachV
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was by far the best food I have tasted at least in a few years. My date an I were really impressed. I never thought I would actually enjoy Cauliflower this much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    To eat well and vegetarian at the same time is impossible where I come from. This was an excellent meal at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Le Village reviews archive.
  • Great French Veggie Option
    JackieWVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's rare you find a French veggie option so tasty! We had the balsamic strawberries and brussel sprouts as an appetizer - perfectly cooked and a bit blackened - great blend of flavors. For entrees, my friend and I split the cassoulet (filling but healthy - would be great in winter - beans and veggies) and the kale/mushroom dish in dressing. Was nice not to have kale stems included and a great flavor, but this dish did feel very "veggie." For dessert, the molten chocolate cake - lots of molten served warm - very delicious! Overall, a bit pricey. Of note - they're BYOB (no corkage fee). They have their menu labeled "0 cb, locb, hicb" to indicate the amount of carbs in a dish some things are labeled "0 cb" that certainly don't seem to be!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty food and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed very much, especially the house salad, strawberry brussels sprouts and coq au vin.. Fondant au chocalat and banana brule were yummy for someone never like dessert... Must try!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wondeful French Food
    SmilingCandle
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Absolutely loved the food here. Great place for many specific dietary needs ( GF, vegan, etc) and enjoy French cuisine. BYOB is nice. Evening started out quiet but got louder on Friday night as evening went on. Reservations recommended. Get Duxelle, Oyster mushrooms, fruit tart.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was alright, but let a little to be desired. The brussel sprouts app, as well as the ravioli were great; however, the goat cheese tart and eggplant lasagna were not well done, in our respective opinions. Also, an unusual event occurred whereby a pedestrian tripped-and-fell outside of the restaurant, causing a scene in front of the patrons and not particularly well-handled by the restaurant staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great undiscovered spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent vegan-focussed spot. Small, quiet and cozy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What A Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Lovely to have discovered this neighborhood gem. The fact that I got to bring wine (obviously no liquor license yet) was even better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Vegan Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great French food. Second time here and it will remain a favorite given the quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adorable!
    NeighborhoodFoodie
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Cute hidden gem with great service and amazing food. Also Byob with no cork fee.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    DHinCT
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a very good meal and especially enjoyed the cassoulet and brussels sprouts w/strawberries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tries but several detractions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    not kid-friendly, overpriced and portions are small good French Onion soup though
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice spot
    cknyc
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Small but exquisite portions. The duck and coq a vin were outstanding. They're BYOB but you can also grab a bottle or glass of wine from the wine bar next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing Vegan French Food
    bob1854VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    It's really hard to find vegan french food, let alone very good vegan french food. This is the kind of place I can bring my foodie friends who eat meat and still enjoy good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Not Great :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    My sister and I got a groupon for this place and were excited as yelp reviews were good. Unfortunately we were disappointed with this restaurant. Not sure if the food selection and size were reduced due to groupon promotion, but it definitely left a "bad taste" in our moth. The appetizers were tiny - they were so small you could hardly taste them. So I hope when they charge a regular price of $12 per appetizer those come bigger. The entrees were also very small - probably the size of what appetizer should be and tasted very blank. The only good part was the desert.We don't eat much and of course were full after full course and soft drinks, however the portions ARE very tiny and my husband and her b/f would be very upset and probably hungry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good!
    Olga
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I rarely post reviews. I try to avoid going to the same restaurant twice. Le Village is an exception on both accounts. The place is so special. Food is beyond amazing. I am planning to come back until I try all the items on the menu. So far, everything I've tried from vegan appetizers to a tender duck with amazing sauce to a sumptuous dessert was unforgettable. The service is very attentive and friendly. The chef greets you and provides food recommendations. The place is quiet and romantic. Great menu + BYOB = where else can you find this combo in NYC? Wishing this restaurant much success that it truly deserves. Not too much, though, just enough for me to get the next reservation in!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Vegan with a little meat
    NYCBobVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Charming French vegan restaurant in the East Village -- the majority of the menu was vegan with a few meat dishes thrown in for carnivores like myself. The Warm Brussels Sprouts and strawberries in balsamic appetizer were delicious -- and according to the waitress the favorite. I enjoyed the Coq au Vin and my friend the Cauliflower. Desserts were gorgeous -- as one would expect from a French restaurant -- I had the molten chocolate cake and my friend the banana Crème Brule. All in all a lovely dinner. They do not have a liquor license but allow you to bring a bottle of wine (1 bottle for each 2 people) at no corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good...
    Yulia
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was very delicious and the service was simply outstanding! The place is simple and quiet, with a very good atmosphere. It was a perfect dinner. Definitely GO (just notice the BYOB policy)
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fabulous. We've been eating particularly fussy but excellent food in the city this week and this was the first time we felt we had a real meal, like we were not just tasting interesting foam but being truly nourished. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veggie Restaurant Well Executed
    johna2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We love BYOB New York restaurants. 3 of us shared the Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Ravioles a la Crème as appetizers. I had the Cassoulet and they had Magret du Chef, which I also tasted, as main courses. The strawberries with Brussels sprouts were an unusual and very tasty combination. The ravioles were tiny squares filled with Comte, in a rich cream sauce. Easy to share. Vegan Cassoulet takes some adjustment. This one is flavored by a suite of smoked mushrooms and black pepper. It works very well. The Cassoulet is rich and satisfying. The magret de canard wasn't as appealing. Ordered "rare"; delivered "medium". Too bad, the chocolate sauce and red bell pepper coulis were excellent. Shared a bottle of 2005 St. Cosme Chateauneuf du Pape.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegans and omnivores enjoy!
    CF2259
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Happy to find a place like this where I can enjoy great vegan food and my boyfriend can get a satisfying meat dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No corkage - delicious food!
    ellie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Neighborhood gem with delicous and interesting veggie options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rich french mostly vegetarian
    Charlie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    offers delicious creamy and cheesy food but almost no flesh except for coq au vin. BYOB makes it very reasonable.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for well done vegetarian
    Ryan
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Great spot for well done vegetarian French food! So many delicious vegetables!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    merriam
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Some exceptional food is coming out of this tiny kitchen. The welcome is warm and there's obvious pride and passion behind this project. A sliver of a restaurant but cheery and not cramped; even banquette tables have some breathing room. Relaxed, sophisticated ambience, at least on a midweek night. I enthusiastically recommend the crudite trio, sumptuous ravioli appetizer, coq au vin and subtle, complex eggplant lasagna with chickpeas. Molten chocolate cake and fruit tart of the day were terrific also. Menu now includes a duck entree; look forward to going back and trying many more dishes. BYOB makes this an affordable indulgence.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not a bad dish in the place
    dcanale
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I had a groupon and we got to try almost every thing on the menu. We were happy/In Love with every dish. If i lived in NYC it would become a regular spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.