Omar's
Omar's

Omar's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.omar-nyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 677-5242
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 1:00am,

    Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am

    Closed Sundays for Members Only Private Events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th & 6th Aves.
  • Public Transit: The A, C & E West 4th Street station is located 2 blocks away on 6th Ave & Greenwich Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking garage is located one block east on West 9th, between 5th ave and University Place, on the south side of the street mid block.
A word from Omar's
Located on beautiful West 9th Street in Greenwich Village, Omar's brings the elegant feel and service of the UES and merges it with a downtown vibe. Housed at historic 21 West 9th street, the interiors reflect private clubs of the past, with the simplicity and design of today.
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Omar's reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (6)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)fit for foodies (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Terrible Service, Good Food
    TouristaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food at Omar's was great! It was delicious. However, the restaurant's server was awful. The waiter paid us no attention-- there were empty water glasses and wine glasses all night, an entree was forgotten, and was over all slow. We brought the issue up with a supervisor, and our waiter was still terrible. Huge disappointment ,
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  • V disappointing food
    CelineA
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Unfortunate that the cuisine does not match the set up. My steak was gamy, sent back right away. The "replacement" came too late, after everyone else was done. No desert on the menu but macaroons. For $120/pp, I have definitively seen better. Again, the set up is very cool but the kitchen needs to be taken over!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad but WAY overpriced
    OmarfromthewireVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food is above average at best but the place has a good vibe. If it wasn't so ridiculously expensive I might actually come back to eat. Terrible wine list
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    GGGGioVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    First time there, thought the food was delicious, wish the portions were bigger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    it´s great thanks for everything. we love your food and decorations.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Push that drink!!
    MickyBVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Initially a lovely place we were ushered to a tiny little table (Bistro small comes to mind) and the first bottle of sparkling water was emptied with one pour. The only reasonably priced wine chosen wasn't available and the 2nd best was poured like we looked to be hurried to go somewhere else or catch a train. Soon... we were! In mid conversation someone officious interrupted rudely: 'Where are you from?!!". We must have looked in disbelief so the person walked away mumbling 'Singapore' clearly being offended by our not wanting to leave our intimate conversation. The wine kept on being poured aggressively and the music level raised to a level that felt unpleasant and actually disinviting. We won't come back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Jamel was very warm and friendly. The food was great! I remember going here when it was Mary Lous.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AndreaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My new fav wvillage hang! Amazing food service coolest vibe
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The atmosphere at Omar's is very special. The bar is dark and inviting. The two dining rooms are very lovely. One light with a large window and a skylight. The second is dark clubby and extremely inviting. The service at Omar's is very special. Genuinely sincere, warm and friendly. Everyone we interacted with were so accommodating and friendly. The food was wonderful. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Omar's reviews archive.
  • Go somewhere else!
    Erica
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is one of the most over priced restaurants I've ever been to. We had great food experiences at The Spotted Pig, Momofuku Ssam bar, spice market, Balthazaar but this was for sure not one of them. The staff was rude and the food was not tasting anything. And it was the most expensive dinner we had. A true dissappointment
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  • Cool place but food is just ok
    Jasey
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Lamb shank was stringy but very well seasoned. Hen of the woods mushroom was delish. Chicken was average. Gougeres were good. Will try again and hope for better than just ok.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I was extremely disappointed with the service at Omar's. Front of house was very energetic and accommodating. Drinks were excellent (especially in terms of having the perfectly-crafted cocktail menu). Service at the table was horrendous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luv2dineak
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Very good food - but very, very small portions for the price! Very pricey for what it is!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    Visitor
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We were left seated for close to half an hour before some bread arrived almost as an afterthought. We had lobster for the main course and it was tiny. The salad was so salty we only are it because we were so hungry. We weren't charged for this and the waitress was apologetic. We were too disappointed in the experience to bother with dessert.
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  • A go to
    MattCarmouche
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I've been to Omar's several times and it's as if I'm royalty each time. The service, cocktails, food, and overall experience is phenomenal! I highly recommend this for groups smaller than 10 and as small as a romantic 2 person dinner. Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Oenophile
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Lovely, elegant but still chic ambience. Very good food, if from a very limited menu (not a complaint, just a fact). Limited but not bad wine choices. Candidly, the beer options will leave beer drinkers wanting more, especially as a couple of the food items do beg for a more varied selection. I returned for a second visit just for the Manhattan -- I've had one of the most well mixed Manhattans here that I've ever had, twice, from two different bartenders; I'll return for a go at the third soon. Final note: the proprietor, hostess, bartenders and wait staff were, during both of our visits, welcoming and professional, even warm – which is, of course, as unusual as it is desirable in New York City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crappy restaurant
    dine4qualitade
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food less than decent. Very expensive! not impressed...
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  • Mediocre food but overpriced
    westvillage7
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked a table at Omar's for two for a date with my gf on valentines day. The price fix menu was very unimpressive and very overpriced. I had the venison, she got the hen of the woods mushrooms. We were both underwhelmed. The chef and staff were clearly trying hard but it just didn't come together. If you are looking for a similar scene but better food go to the lion across the street. If you want good food but at a better price go to pagani on bleacker. I have been to a ton of west village restaurants and this place is all around lame.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Experience!
    businessdinnersgaloreVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Omar's is nice enough that it could easily pull-off being pretentious and stuffy but the staff is so warm and easy-going that it never goes that way. If you have room for dessert (which is unlikely), I definitely recommend trying the pretzel cheesecake bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Dinner
    KegNYC
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    My husband and I came to Omar's to break from our usual places and try something new. We really enjoyed it. The setting was intimate as well as friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better options elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Waited 10 minutes for someone to ask us what we wanted to drink. Waiter failed to follow up. We had to ask the manager to give us the bill at the end of the night because the waiter neglected to follow up with us. It was a very slow night. 4 tables total and more than 2 waiters working so in not sure what the problem was. Food was good but here are better options in NYC. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best 40th birthday dinner!
    Nicolette
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    THIS is how I love my gnocchi! The butternut squash soup was phenomenal! Yum yum...L'exotique cocktail was delish! It was a great place to celebrate my 40th birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Village hot spot
    gwfoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Love this chic village hot spot. Food was good and the service friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful and warm
    JoeW
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Omar's staff was warm, inviting, attentive. The food was well prepared and presented, flavorful without trying too hard. My family and I went to Omar's for the first time, for the Thanksgiving dinner they offered and we will return many times in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, after a rocky start
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I made a reservation and later was sent an email that asked me to re-confirm my reservation (which I did). We arrived at the restaurant on time, and proceeded to wait 45 minutes to be seated. We were having a great time at the bar (very crowded) but when we finally got seated at 10 pm, 5 of us (relatively big men) were crammed at a table for 4. The staff could not have been more apologetic (even though no attempt was made to get us a bigger table). Fortunately, the night got better from there. we received complimentary hors d'oeuvres, our waiter was funny and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. Loved the atmosphere. So, despite the rocky start, we had a great experience and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant Scene but moderate food
    SoniaVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The service is good and the crowd is nice, however unfortunately the food decreased rapidly compared to the first time I was there. I hope they will be up to part soon again. Otherwise it's a nice place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    a bit tight in seating, but the room was nice the food was excellent, but portions were small the wine list was decent, but very expensive the wait staff was very attentive not sure I would go back, but certainly worth trying
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated like old friends...
    SantaFeTom
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    The entire staff, including Omar, made us feel welcomed and wanted even though we were from out of town. Bartenders really know their stuff and made our first night there absolutely fantastic. When we came back for dinner we were greeted by name and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client dinner
    NANANANA
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    We had an important client in town so called ahead and we were very well taken care of. It's a great spot to take someone from Europe for the quintessential glam great NY restaurant..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the restaurant.
    AmarsaomarsVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The owner was there and gave my part special attention. Great Brunch, amazing drinks & unsuspected desert.. Beautiful crowd!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Portions not
    Tomm
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Food was great. Portions not exactly filling. Great spot overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Empty club and restaurant
    Lapin27VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I was taking out my best friend who's a hipster and director of one of the major event company in Paris. I was such a miss ! Omar's is supposed to be a hot new spot but it was empty even on the club side! Portion are too small, menu too short and deco looks cheap. In general very disappointing choose another restaurant!
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  • portions
    JonoJayVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    one complaint that portions are CRAZY small. Don't expect to leave with a full stomach.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, service, vibe,
    Luba
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    great food, service, vibe, owner attentive and inviting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disaster
    mortuary
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    What happens when a chef tries to be clever? The menu is literally multiple choice in that it had 3 choices. The combinations are awful. It is almost as if the chef wanted to find the one ingredient that would ruin each dish. They need tip change the menu/chef and get an atmosphere. This place will be open for 6 months before closing.
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  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    This place exceeded my expectations at every level (food and service). I am surprised it wasnt more crowded.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your time or money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Omar's wss awful! The bar was not full, and it still took a long time to get a terrible martini. And dinner was horrendous. The restaurant was empty, and it took over an hour to get our food - some of which arrived cold and some of which was missing. The waiter was hard to find half the time and not very apologetic about anything. We complained many times, and Omar finally came over after we paid the overpriced check not to apologize, but to explain that the kitchen was slow due to a very important private party in "the club". Obviously, we were not important enough to pay attention to. I would never go back and don't think the restaurant will be around much longer.
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  • Delighted
    MarkColeVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Especially outstanding was the corn soup with lobster and the pork entree was unbelievable. The service was perfect. I would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu was a little limited.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The menu was a little limited. Each dish was beautiful cooked and served. Flavours were a little too subtle, required additional seasoning. All in all was well appreciated evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Must!
    BRGGVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Omar's is a wonderful addition to the Village. The space is intimate yet energetic, with a flavorful menu and attentive service. A great spot for a date, double-date or a night out with a friend. I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.