Navy
Navy

Navy

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.navynyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 533-1137
  • Hours of Operation:
    Reservations are currently available for dinner. During the day, please feel free to join us as a walk-in guest.

    HOURS:
    Breakfast:8am - 9am Pastries and coffee;
    9am-11:00am- Full Breakfast menu
    Lunch: 11am-4pm
    Brunch: 10am -4pm
    Late lunch menu: 4pm-6pm
    Dinner: Sun-Mon 6pm-12am; Tues-Sat 6pm-1am

    BAR
    Sun- Mon- 1am; Tues- Sat until 2am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, American
  • Executive Chef: Camille Becerra
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: Please email us at events@navynyc.com for more information. Thank you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W. Houston and Prince
  • Public Transit: C, E to Spring Street Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Central Parking at 14 Charlton Street, between Varick and 6th Avenue. Albro Parking Corp at 146 Wooster Street, between Prince and West Houston
A word from Navy
Navy is a 51-seat cozy neighborhood joint on a tree-lined street in Soho. Created by Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein, partners in Smith & Mills. Chef Camille Becerra focuses on seafood and vegetables, working closely with the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op to source her produce. A raw bar offers fresh oysters, clams and sea urchin for uni toast along with blinis and house-cured fish and caviar; seedy crackers and primo sardines. Larger plates include crispy gnocchi with roasted pumpkin, tonnato and poached egg as well as an ocean trout encroute for two. Items such as the Crispy sweet potatoes accompanied by walnuts, pomegranate, green olives and herbs, are a reflection of Navy's zeal for coaxing the maximum flavor out of vegetables with the help of herbs and spices.
The space is designed with a maritime WWII aesthetic in mind. Antique Japanese indigos become curtains, while French linen and vintage military canvas cover the wall.
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Navy reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (28)romantic (22)hot spot (22)special occasion (10)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)Show More
  • Cute
    SammmyboVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I was so excited to try Navy, as I've heard so many great reviews. I loved the ambiance, such a tiny gem. Super romantic, a great date spot. The oyster bar is adorable. Our waiter was wonderful. I had the scallop appetizer - which was amazing! I highly recommend. My boyfriend had the bass, which was cooked to perfection. It wasn't enough food for him, but great proportions for me! I had the squid ink pasta, which I was hoping would be amazing, but fell a bit short. Just not much flavor, kind of bland. In short - it's a great date spot, fun to try once, but I don't think I'd return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    econ108
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I had dinner at Navy and it was absolutely amazing. The chili squid and the steak were absolutely delicious! My friend and I had a great time there. The service was great and there was really good music as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adorbs
    CleanPlateClub
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I went on a Sunday in a group of four. I expected it to be mobbed, but it was pleasantly bustling. Tables are tiny, but the food was delicious, and the decor is perfectly worn and unique. It works.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, horrible front end.
    jd67
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    On confirming res. by phone, house verified that it would do a veg. plate /entree/ for vegetarian guest. Despite swearing up and down that they could not offer anything after 6:30 on a Friday, we arrived to a 3/4 empty restaurant which was still at least 1/4 empty when we left two hours later. Despite being 3/4 empty, we were initially seated at the very back of the restaurant next to one of the few other occupied tables and adjacent to the kitchen exit. Attractive wait-staff offered all the solicitude of a communist era canteen and none of the competence. (We still tipped 20%) Staff disavowed all knowledge of a veg. plate entree and would not accommodate other than by ordering multiple sides. Food was good. Wine cocktails memorable.
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  • Recommend
    PAFoodie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Fish was fresh. Pasta was cold (unfortunately). Service was good for NYC.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool vibe, great food, good night.
    Gelharmi
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The small plates were delicious, Entrees were good as well but the menu was very small with only one meat entree for our non seafood eater at our table. I may have missed this when researching the restaurant. Staff were efficient but distracted/aloof. Cool part of Soho and great decor.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Champagne in tumblers is not OK!
    wouldloveawineglassplease
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was so excited to finally try Navy, only to find myself incredibly disappointed to be served my $20 glass of champagne (excl. tax + tip) in a glass that can be no better described than something I would keep my toothbrush in. Same thing with the wine - a $17 glass of wine should not be served in a water glass. I just don't understand the cool factor in this 'trend' among an unfortunate number of NYC restaurants. It's nothing short of a slap in the face to a good bottle of wine! The food was decent, but underwhelming. Oysters were the only highlight of the meal.
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  • Amazing Food
    YummYumm
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and ambiance at Navy. The decor is beautiful as well. The service was great and I left wanting to come back as soon as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal of the year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Green Goddess Ceviche, Calamari & Cauliflower dish, and Friend Oysters and Green Tomatoes were phenomenal. Staff was friendly but unobtrusive. Can't wait to go back to order the rest of the No.1s.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great starters/small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had mussels on toast and crispy pork belly with clams to start. Didn't want either to end (my mouth is watering thinking about them). Mains were fine but nowhere near the standard of the starters. Next time (if I'm ever back in NY) I'd skip the mains and just have small plates. Good atmosphere. Nice wine. Not cheap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The girl said NO ...
    saphireintoVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visiting NYC for the weekend, and was referred here by a local friend. Walking into an empty restaurant, we were tucked into a table by the back wall ??? Ordered some oysters, which were underwhelming and pricey. I asked if I could have the Not So Virgin Mary, less spicy ... The girl said NO. So I had water. When I asked if I could have the mussel appetizer as a main, the girl said NO. I ordered the Mussel app and the Squid app ... both tasty. My friend had the Crispy Gnocchi ... it was tiny for a main. When my friend asked if she can have some side cauliflower that she had tasted on my squid app ... the girl said NO. I couldn't wait to leave this place. There was no vibe & the service was horrible. Would not return or recommend.
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  • good as always
    hunkyJewVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Navy is such a great place. Seriously - the vibe is probably one of the trendier in Soho. It seems like mostly really attractive french women hit it up weekday evenings. Also the food is outstanding, not fussy, and the bar puts out great drinks. Way better than Charlie Bird (legit) and obviously better than Hundred Acres. Oh and it's pretty reasonably priced. Unreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Navy reviews archive.
  • Monday night at Navy
    MonV
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The overall experience was great - as usual. However the service is usually a bit more attentive. Our server was quite friendly, however the running and bussing was not so smooth. More attention needs to be paid to this. I noticed that the manager and owner were not present that night - perhaps that had an impact on the flow of the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • extraordinary food
    mmnyc
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The dishes are inventive and prepared with great skill. Everything was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great neighborhood spot
    hunkyJewVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    No one seems to really know about Navy (indeed it's new) but its drinks and food are really great. It presented some flavors that I hadn't had in a while or ever, and the vibe of the place was super cool. Get anything with toast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    pab2025VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was great, ambience was great and service was great. Interior is also really cute. Definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational seafood
    Jacstar
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were visiting NYC from Australia & had an extremely enjoyable evening at Navy on Sunday evening 29 July. The menu is small but interesting and we ( husband, 12 & 14 yo & myself) had no trouble choosing. The adults started with cocktails (The Merchant of Venice, their take on a Negroni) which were so good we had another. The food was quite sublime: we had oysters, soft shell crab, Mahi cakes, pork belly, tuna & the Tile Velacruz. For me, the tuna was a standout but all the food was faultless. The ambience is lovely, and the restaurant is quite small which only lends to it's intimate charms. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be great but...
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Love the fresh touches in the food (e.g., spring onion garnishes, etc) but the service was just silly especially considering we were one of three tables in the restaurant. The waitress spent more time talking to her co-workers than focusing on getting our order right or seeing if we needed another beverage. Very lackadaisical vs. interested in providing good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Macalicious
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great good, great service, great everything! Will def be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fresh Take on Seafood
    OrnaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Beautiful E & W coast oysters with delectable celery chili relish started off our lovely dinner. Next we sampled smokey, delicate mussel toast and perfectly balanced rock shrimp among shaved jalapeños and salty fried capers. We shared the divine duck-fat Mahi Mahi for our entrée. The smoked heirloom tomato and sweet strawberries and cream were delightful surprises! Thank you Camille Becerra for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply delicious!
    NYCeaterVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    When we arrived I was a little apprehensive about the tightness of the seating arrangements. However, it turned out to be quite comfortable (ignoring the lack of privacy). The food exceeded my expectations. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly, presented nicely and the taste was just right. Try the Mussel Toast (a true winner in my book). Also the soft shell crab (presumably seasonal) was presentwsed on a pancake and garnished with a black bean mash and sliced scallions. The best soft shell crab I have had this season. The prgoressive music over the din of lively conversation was also a nice touch. FIVE STARS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no full liquor license
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    the menu / staff did not indicate that there is only a partial liquor license due to the proximity to the church on the street which only allows them to serve a certain % of liquor in their drinks. if we knew this on the menu nor informed by the staff during ordering, it would've been nice because I would've ordered a bottle of wine instead.
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  • terrible service
    notlovingit
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    they brought the wrong meals out and at least 30 minutes late. Some of the food was too tough to chew. dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Amazing food, I really enjoy this restaurant. Fresh veggies, great if you enjoy raw food as they have an incredible raw bar section.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    What a surpprise this tiny space is! It is small and noisy ( the old Jean Claude spot), but the food is fantastic. I had the wonderful oarsnip salad fir an appetizer. But my friend's mussel toast was so delicious that I ordered it for dessert the dark chocolate mousse was the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eifs
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Love this place, no drama, good hood, friendly and fun
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiny Gem
    NC82
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I loved Navy- great food, fun vibe, good crowd. My only complaint was that the tables are so close together you're pretty much dining with the people next to you. So it's great if you're feeling social, but if you dont feel like overhearing all the conversations around you, or want a more private, roomy dining experience, this isn't the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tables too close
    sdlfkjVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Nice place, but the tables are ridiculously close together.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow mo
    ChicVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    20 mins to get oysters while sitting next to the oyster bar 1 hr for the main corse it was long wait so they have us desert free. Good food but so long I really thought this was the next mermaid inn they have issues to work out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great newcomer
    lunchVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    basically had everything on the menu. the food it intricately prepared with expert precision. a lot of composed dishes with great ingredients. the menu changes frequently which is nice. the wine list is very approachable and the service was outstanding. i'll go again when the market for vegetables is in full swing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really cute
    MariVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The watermelon radish salad was lovely, the oysters were fresh, the uni toast was yummy and the pork was very tasty. The greens were really good, too. Decor/ambience was just right. Everything was really cute. Lovely spot, will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feed the waiters and customers
    Nightlyfoodie
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    3 small appetizers and 2 glasses of wine for $90...r u kidding me? Y is it impossible to get a reserv? Parsnip salad w/ 4 parnip chips & 4 endives cut into 7 pieces. Not enough to fill a baby rabbit. Crudo had 4 small pieces-needed a magnifying glass to find- wouldn't even fill an anorexic model.Pieces of crudo had so much sugar u didn't taste the fish. Was it not fresh to b soaked in sugar/vinagar. Lastly the infamous uni butter. 2 huge chunks of burned bread w/"orange" chunks of butter. Just bcuz the color of butter is the same as uni doesn't mean there's uni in it. Didn't smell/ taste like uni! We left it and the waiter didn't bother to ask why. Meanwhile he's standing behind us scarfing down bread. Ya buddy I can see why ur hungry!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Great breakfast, fun high table by open window in front, waitstaff is slow, ditzy and not knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service needs some work
    broseph
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Everything we ordered was excellent - the trout en croute in sorrel sauce is kind of a showstopper, and the bass we ordered was perfectly cooked. The service was a bit clunky - hopefully they are just working out the kinks. Our server was pretty aloof and then ignored us, entrees took forever to come out of the kitchen. But these are problems that can be fixed and when they are I bet Navy will be a real neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely addition to the neighborhood
    FreemanVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Great creative seafood based menu offered in a truly unique setting packed with character. The place is tiny which only adds to the ambiance, but also adds to the wait time. My group loved the uni on toast and striped bass. Food was wonderful and the ambiance was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it
    sheb
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    we spent the weekend in NYC and read an article in the Tasting Table about new restaurants in NY. we didn't know what to expect and were surprised when we walked in to find a tiny restaurant, very rustic and packed with young couples. we were greeted by a young man behind an oyster bar who offered us oysters, we accepted and they were amazing! the food was excellent, the service was good and we both walked away knowing we would want to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shipwreck
    gleeVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We ordered the uni butter toast (it's more butter than uni - big globs of it), the trout with sorrel sauce (overcooked congealed fish encased in a soggy puff pastry - good idea but poorly executed) and the carrots + parsnips (decent). Was so excited about trying this restaurant but got there and was seated at this tiny cramped table right by the serving station, they could really do well to remove one table to afford the diners more space. think sardines in a can, not an exaggeration by any means. Thought the food would compensate. I was wrong.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very small establishment tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Very small establishment tables very close together Risk having a bad argumentative couple right next to you like we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing service, solid food
    AnArchitectVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Service was very personable, efficient, and attentive. The space is a little cramped but well designed (especially the fun bathrooms). Food was uniformly excellent, not many daring flavor combinations but crowd-pleasing. Drinks were tasty (and inventive) but weak. And love, love the branding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything needs salt
    aisrael001
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Super cute spot, if you don't mind sharing a little personal space. Tried oysters from Canada-extremely fresh. Ordered steak and sea bass ...A+ for presentation, but both dishes lacked salt, which killed any promise of a successful dish for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate