Amazing food and spectacular
Amazing food and spectacular drinks. Bacon Sazerac was the best!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall very good. Oysters
Overall very good. Oysters were a little meh but the carrot salad, tuna tartare, and squash dumplings were delicious. Drinks had way too much ice - it diluted the drink too quickly. Very comfortable ambiance and friendly waitstaff.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely fantastic! We loved
Absolutely fantastic! We loved everything we tried at Ichabod's and will definitely return. Definitely try the Squash Dumplings and Heritage Pork Ribs. There were a couple specials that we loved as well when we visited- Shrimp on Toast and the special burger.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was quite delicious!
Food was quite delicious! The squash dumplings might be one of the best things I've tasted at any restaurant for a while. MUST ORDER.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
E Village Gem
Pre-theater at the Vineyard or Union Square? Never fear headless horseman - Ichabod's is here! Great little place, fitting in the Irving Place nabe and very pleasant dining experience.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonder find
A wonderful find...we were lloking for a restaurant with lighter fare for pre-theatre. Ichabod's fit the bill...lots of tasty appetizers and very nice cocktails. The service was attentive and they were mindful of our time constraints.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ichabod's turned out to be a great find (for me) and a restaurant I would go back to happily. The staff was very accommodating and shared their personal preferences in a believable (not an "I love everything on this menu") manner. So I went for the Grouper which was light and tasty with a sauce that lay beneath the fish so that I could enjoy both in the proportions I prefer. The fried green tomatoes were great tasting and fun. My friend didn't expect sauce on her roasted chicken, but thought it was very good. The sundae dessert came with roasted marshmallow on the top and pretzels on the bottom of a bell jar. It was a taste treat and fun to eat. The restaurant filled up while we were there. It is rather small, but still comfortable.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drink
My friends and I had dinner here as a birthday celebration. The drinks were delicious (I had the Grape Revival and Summer Bramble. My friend ended up sending back the "Best Piña Colada Ever" for a Summer Bramble, and she doesn't even like gin!) Every dish was raved over. We had the burrata, kale salad, chicken, grouper, rigatoni, burger, and mussels. I had the grouper, and I ate every single bite on my plate, with mocking comments from my friends. I can't help it that the food was just that good. I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I mentioned in the reservation that it was my friend's birthday, and it wasn't until we were leaving that our waitress said, "Happy birthday to whoever!" Other than that, though, loved everything!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great little place
This is a great little place in the union square area to grab dinner. The drinks were fantastic and the meal did not disappoint. We had muscles and calamari as an app. The calamari was standard but good, the muscles were really unique and different. For dinner I had the half roasted chicken which I would never normally order and it was outstanding! I also tried the pasta special with seafood, which was also very good. Overall our entire party was very satisfied with the meal. A great experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need to go back
We went for brunch which was delicious and are looking forward to going back to try the dinner menu. The entrees were plentiful and well cooked. I wouldn't bother with the frittata, which was very bland. The music was a bit too loud, but as I was told...that's what brunch is about.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
cocktails and small plates
a terrific place for cocktails and small bites - ribs and the musrooms on toast were standouts.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner & Drinks spot
I love both their food and their cocktails. .. . especially the cocktails. My favorite is the summer bramble which is a gin drink served with a scoop of fresh fruit "jam." Delicious! Their food is great - on my first visit I had the half of chicken which was AMAZING, i would never ordinarily order the chicken dish at a restaurant, but the waitress recommended it and I was so glad I got it.
Upon my second visit I got the short rib, which was amazing, the squash dumplings (just ok, good but not as impressive as everything else flavor wise), and the burger which was fantastic as well.
Overall this is a great little place in union square for food and drinks. I highly recommend it.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was awesome; try the pork chops with apple butter and bread pudding. good portion size as well.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food Adventurous Cocktails
The squash dumplings, roasted brussel sprouts and flowering kale ceasar were all delicious! We tried three adventurous cocktails and only liked one of them. Our server was kind enough to swap out the reject with the favorite. While we didn't like the cocktails I applaud the creativity. I've already recommended Ichabod's to anyone that will listen and would love to go back again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real find
Ichabod's is the real thing - genuinely experimental without being trendy. Every dish we had truly original and delicious. Great starters: amazing spare ribs and Mushrooms on Toast (really creamy & really good!). The burrata salad with figs was an eye-opener. And the sea bass with salsa verde was great. Portions are moderate (as in perfectly-sized). For cocktails, we had the Autumn Bramble, essentially an excellent gin & tonic with berry compote poured on top of the crushed ice. A wonderful drink; we ended up digging out every berry with our spoons. Even better, the Bramble was the happy hour special at $5! (These specials are on until 7:30 PM, which is great for diners.) Small place, attentive staff.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for a small group
Went with two girlfriends, no problem seating us on a Monday night. The small plates are big enough for sharing so we did a couple of those. The squash dumplings were fantastic!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great casual fine dining
Drinks and dinner at Ichabod's were great! The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating . We arrived early for our reservation and wanted to have a few drinks at the bar which was packed. The staff allowed us to be seated at a table until room at the bar was available even though those were also at a premium. No fuss no muss ! Just great service. The apps and dinner were excellent. Overall just great casual fine dinning in a great atmosphere.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for pre-Halloween ambience
And didn't find ANY, but that's ok because the food was delicious. Squash dumplings a particular stand out, but also enjoyed the tuna tartare, mushroom toast and brussel sprouts side. Really wanted to try the kale salad, and ordered it, but it never came to the table. Had no problem taking it off the check though, and we had plenty of food. Didn't try any of the entrees, but there were at least 3 or 4 other small plates I wanted to try. Would definitely go back if I were in the area. Bonus, they sat our party of 5 when only 2 had arrived, and didn't rush us as the other 3 trickled in (might have helped we were ordering cocktails). It's rare in NYC to find somewhere willing to seat incomplete parties and, man, was it refreshing.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small menu but delicious
I'd recommend reservations in advance since it's a small place. Menu is small but with great selection.
Fried calamari are always fresh. Crane's burger is exceptional.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I chose this place for good reviews and a nice menu online. My wife was running a little late but they were willing to seat me without her, which was nice. Happy hour had just ended but they let me order off that menu for a $5 beer, and the beer actually was pretty good.
We ended up ordering a lot of food. My wife ordered off the small plates menu and had the tuna tartare and the brussel sprouts, plus a plate of oysters. I ordered the hamburger which was really good, and we ordered the cheese plate with three cheeses. The food was all generous helpings and we ended up taking some home.
Service was okay. They were a bit busy and it did take a while for our food to come out, and my wife ordered a second cocktail that took a while to come.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best place around Union Square
I went to there on Thursday. and I came back on Saturday. I never repeat it quickly. I love their BURRATA especially.
The bartender works slow that is only problem.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thrilled to find this gem!
Was so excited when I read the reviews of this restaurant and saw the menu. Although I was not interested in any of the entree options, I was thrilled with the appetizers/small plates. YOU HAVE TO GET THE SQUASH DUMPLINGS! They are the best thing I've ever had. My friend was begging for more than one! I also got the tuna tartare, which was really good! Our waitress was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Prices were more than reasonable. Will definitely head back again and again!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
we go to People's Symphony concerts at Irving H.S., just short walk from the this great little place. We loved it and will come again.Really good food, warm and friendly service even though our party of four are retirees we felt totally comfortable with the relatively young and attractive dinners that filled the place. Highly recommend the place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good restaurant around Union Square
If you plan to go to IL BUCO or DGBG that kind of contemporary Italian or American, go to Ichabod's. Do not waste money !!! Ichabod's is much better taste than those expensive fancy restaurants, and cheaper. If you want to show off how rich you are intentionally, go to another restaurant.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in Union Square!
My wife and I were visiting NYC for a romantic birthday getaway with our best friends. We found this place near our hotel and thought we'd give it a try. What a great decision! Excellent food and a great atmosphere to catch up with old friends over apps, drinks, and dinner. The duck was a favorite of everyones. I would highly recommend this place and will definitely come back if we ever find ourselves staying in this neighborhood again.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again this new neighborhood gem delivered a phenomenal meal. I've eaten here now 4 times and I have been impressed each time. Their chicken and bolognese are some of the best things I've ever eaten. And the tuna tar tar appetizer with homemade potato chips is out of this world.
The restaurant is small but very well designed. The natural earthy design with reclaimed wood panels makes it very inviting and cozy. This place is an absolute must.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to the neighborhood
So many great choices for the small plates, it was hard to make a decision. Great selection of wines by the glass. I will definitely return.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM