The Fat Radish
The Fat Radish

The Fat Radish

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thefatradishnyc.com/
  • Phone: 212 300 4053x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, American, British
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Towill
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: info@silkstonenyc.com
  • Private Party Contact: info@thefatradishnyc.com 2123004053x
  • Special Events: For special event inquiries, please contact info@thefatradishnyc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hester and Canal
  • Public Transit: F at East Broadway
    JMZ at Essex-Delancey
    BD at Grand Street
  • Parking: No
A word from The Fat Radish
The Fat Radish is a new restaurant in the Lower East Side from the Silkstone team inspired by seasonal, modern British cooking with an emphasis on farm-table practices and local sourcing. Like Silkstone's Catering and Events, the restaurant provides honest, fresh and healthy food to a stylish and contemporary table. The team sources the finest seasonal and heritage produce from specialist local farms and has created a communal setting that, like their food, is vibrant, approachable, and made by caring hands.
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The Fat Radish reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)neighborhood gem (73)great for brunch (40)hot spot (38)romantic (38)special occasion (27)good for groups (27)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great vibe and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The atmosphere and menu are great - healthy and earthy. The only thing is the service was slow. Will definitely go back, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What's your problem waiter?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I never write reviews for restaurants but could not get over how horrible the waiter was at The Fat Radish that I needed to write at least something. The atmosphere is amazing, food is good but the waiter was so bad that I would never go back. He was rude, MIA, forgot about our drinks, charged us for 6 drinks instead of 3 and gave us attitude about everything. Worst I have had in a long time....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven at best
    WellseasonedVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My guests's food was very good - the vegetarian especially. But my chicken entree, small portion of chicken on overcooked kale (or kale-like) was not as good a the $7 whole chicken take-out I get: bland and over-cooked. Not to harp too much, but if you can't make a $26 small piece of chicken (half a chicken breast and a leg) taste good, it is a lousy sign that the kitchen is bored out of their minds.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    DoubledatesVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Took a group of friends for the first time and everyone was very happy with the choice. Their bacon burger is one of the bests in the city. I had the Peking duck breast dinner special - first time I saw it there - and wasn't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still my fave
    bellanyc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I've been to the Fat Radish a number of times now, and it remains one of my favourite places to dine. The food is fantastic, fresh, and creative, and the atmosphere is lovely. This time, I took my Mum for her birthday, and she was equally impressed. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fat radish plate
    Gowalt
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Veggie plate, nicely presented but overall dry. Tastfull
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Chic
    Bisvino
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had been for dinner before but first time going for brunch. I now prefer what they have going on in the day rather than night. The dining room is home to a ton of natural light creating a fresh and rustic feeling. Food is amazing farm to table. A bit expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than thrilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Ordered the babaganoush with crudite and heirloom tomatoes to start and found them both on the bitter side, but maybe it was a bad combo. Fresh pea pot pie was recommended by our server as their signature dish, but though the veggies were crisp, it was an unappealing drab green. Tasty "creamed" corn, but no cream. Most frustrating was the wait between app and entree. Server never came to check on us, but were able to get the mgr. Instead of a simple "I'll check right now", his comment was something about an allowed 10 to 30!? min. window for food to come out, though if he'd asked, we would've told him we were likely past that window. He did check, and it then came out, but we didn't need the lesson, just someone to acknowledge the issue.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sassydiner86
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I mean how much do you have to pay to get a back to your chair and some AC? Diners expect to get what they pay for. Not the most expensive menu but the prices definitely warrant more diner comfort and speedier more sophisticated service. Food was pretty good not great. Beautiful decor if not entirely functional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lower eastside dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Small but very good and romantic place to dine in the lower eastside
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambience
    ilovetapas
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I immediately loved the atmosphere when walking into the restaurant - the decor is lovely. While it was quiet when we first sat, the place filled up quickly and there wasn't an open table when we left. For an apppetizer, I thought the tuna with watermelon was excellent. I ordered the special, the Porgy a la Plancha, a fish that apparently can taste quite gamey but which was not explained to me by the waiter. When the plate arrived, I found the taste of the fish off-putting and without any question, the manager arrived at the table to remove the plate and give me a new menu. Those who I was dining with enjoyed their food, but weren't blown away...they did, however, love the cocktails. I would go back for drinks with friends!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had dinner with my family there last weekend. Food and service were exceptional! I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation concerns
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When we made the reservation the only times available were 5:30 and the next time was 8:15PM. Our desire would have been 6:45 or 7PM. So it was very disconcerting when we arrived and we were the only party seated. The restaurant remained empty until a couple was seated at 6:15. The next couple of tables weren't seated until 6:45PM. My point is why we were not given the option for a later reservation ie; 6:15 or 6:30PM. It's never enjoyable sitting in an empty restaurant for the first 45 minutes to an hour. Thank You Scott
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discovering euphoria
    Olive
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everyone has experienced a fun night with friends; where your face hurts the next day from smiling over good conversation and plenty of laughs. The second I took my first bite into the cooked carrots, my face beamed as if I had walked into a surprise birthday party of my dreams - all my friends and family in one place, Ryan Gosling shirtless, and a million dollar gift certificate to bergdorfs. Instead it was a couple of extremely well done carrots in my mouth. Who knew?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Uncomplicated food
    luv2eatfresh
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Clean fresh food presented so one can actually taste the nuance. Completely free of the embellishments many restaurants are required to infuse when they use less than fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and nice atmosphere
    BrittB
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've wanted to try the Fat Radish for quite a while, and finally made it there for brunch. It exceeded my expectations; the food was absolutely delicious for brunch and the atmosphere was cozy and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fat Flavor
    LauraRVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The best thing about this little lower-east-side gem is the menu, which features fresh, farm-to-table ingredients in simple but innovative preparations. There was something tempting for everyone in our party, from the vegetarian to the died-in-the-wool meat eater. Nothing seemed perfunctory--the chef is clearly passionate about every dish. And the place was actually less noisy than I thought it would be, considering the decor and proximity of the tables. Very much worth a visit and I'd defend anyone's right to make it a regular hangout.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's not to love?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The only downside to The Fat Radish is that not planning ahead will make it tough to get a table. Consistently brilliant and with a New York crowd. Gotta love it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    lem88
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Picked this spot for my boyfriend's 30th and it was perfect! Healthier meal options without lacking any creativity or flavor. Given a private corner table, still close to others, but it was still casually romantic. Service was great, waiter had excellent knowledge. Definitely a place id go with a friend or two as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WAY TOO LOUD.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I couldn't hear anything the waitress or my dining partner said. I think it's the loudest restaurant I've ever been in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a table tucked away in the corner which made for a lovely night. Food was amazing! As were the wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular for a reason
    RichRich
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    unique food, great people, memorable dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I just recently started getting into a raw / paleo / veg heavy / green hybrid diet, and this is just what the doctor ordered. Food was great, Chicken over lentils was fantastic. Service on the other end... our waiter had extremely low energy, didnt check on us often if at all (I had to wave my arm to get his attention even. I would go back for the food, but not the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    EstherD
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I've eaten here many times and it's wonderful. Delicious food and I live the spicy tequila rose cocktail. Try to vege plate it's amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Vpet
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first trip to The Fat Raddish and it was amazing... Great in all areas... A must when in NY!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Brunchie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Solid brunch spot, but the service leaves something to be desired. We asked for bread at one point since our food was taking a noticeably long time to arrive, and received a surprise at the end of the meal when there was a charge on our bill for it. If this had been communicated on the menu or even when we asked for a bit of bread, a charge would have been totally fine. When asked about the "toast" charge on our bill, the server rudely said "Sorry" without acknowledging our question of why weren't we told before. Our server ignored our table for most of the meal, except when asking if we wanted change back from the twenties we gave her for the bill. Uh, no, even with good food, we're not leaving you a 40 percent tip for mediocre service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat your veggies!
    bellanyc
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was only my second time dining here, and it was just as fantastic as the first. Not only is the food delicious, the atmosphere is delightful. I have absolutely nothing bad to say. We started off with a cocktail, and then shared some of the appetizers. It's a great way of sampling many things. The menu changes slightly seasonally, and the seasonal items we tried this time were the heirloom tomato salad, corn orecchiette, and a cherry crumble. I'd never had a cold crumble before, and it was so much more refreshing this way. Love, love, love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place, weird location
    Alex
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    great food, drinks, and dessert. easy to get a reservation because it's in a weird neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was great as was the service. The pea pot pie appetizer could use some better seasoning. It was quite blend but very fresh. Special cherry desert was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not as much I expected
    ldbwlsVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The restaurant was spacey enough. People didn't have to be next to each other too close. Not too noisy. There was a big window ceiling which it created a really nice atmosphere in the place. Food was moderate. Nothing too special about it for myself to want to go back soon. The most disappointing part was the coffee. They don't have an espresso machine. So the only options were juices and iced coffee. I can never imagine a brunch place without a coffee machine. Overall, it was average. If I'm around the neighborhood I will dine here again. Only if I'm nearby...:\
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Always great. Favorite dishes- kale salad & orecchiette
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • natashanyVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Lovely food - fresh, healthy, delicious. And, for a hipster place, surprisingly tolerant and solicitous to children.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    HillymdVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nice ambience. Ok food. Lacking service. Not worth a repeat especially in NYC.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful meal and great spot
    forevasun
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Loved everything about the Fat Radish. Great food, awesome décor and ambiance. Our waitress gave us great recommendations. The place is charming and quaint. Came here with our toddler son and they did not have a children's menu but he enjoyed the food. I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food as always
    food4mashaVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have been at FR probably 5-7 times and every time it was a real pleasure, food, service, ambiance. Last few times we were organized and reserved it, made it so much easier:) Can't wait to go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SfpdoddVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Really delicious!! Great vibe!! Love the cocktails, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night!
    millz
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Took my dad and brother here for dinner and we were all very impressed ! Had a great time and the monkfish was tasty ( eggplant was slightly undercooked but still a really great dish). - The rose cocktail was incredible! Overall a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Greg
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I've been here for brunch a number of times, and it's fantastic. Amazing food, great service. One of these places that you instantly want to come back to so you can try more things of the menu (that you see other people getting). Just note that brunch is cash only.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fat Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was great to be able to make a reservation for 8 people. The table had benches so there wasn't any back support after walking for several hours so it wasn't as comfortable to sit at the table as I would have liked. The menu is beautiful, but other than the pancakes, the portions are tiny. A large man in our party ordered a $16.00. There wasn't even a piece of bread with it. The pea pie was a mixture of peas and pods barely steamed in a watery, bland base (probably water!) without seasoning and topped with puffed pastry dough. The pancakes were delicious and the salmon crostini and potato cake also looked good. Overall, an uncomfortable, expensive experience and not worth the visit.
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  • rustic elegance
    disappointed1VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    excellent food, locally sourced, beautiful atmosphere of country inn....on Orchard street between Hester and Canal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate