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
135 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)neighborhood gem (77)great for brunch (42)romantic (42)hot spot (41)good for groups (28)special occasion (27)great for lunch (22)notable wine list (11)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great
    HillymdVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nice ambience. Ok food. Lacking service. Not worth a repeat especially in NYC.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruined our anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to this presumptuous place to celebrate our first anniversary and the experience was everything but pleasant. Despite having a reservation and being there on time we had to wait 45 min to be seated. During the long waiting, we decided to have some glasses of wine. Once we had a table ready, waitress rudely suggested us to pay in advance. We ordered some bread and awkwardly again we were adverted it was "not complementary" like if we looked like deadbeats. Food was average; nothing to remember except for the "Fat radish," a weird bunch of tasteless boiled veggies arranged like if they had been dropped on the plate from a 3 story building. We were shocked.Pricey, rude and unprofessional service and mediocre food. Avoid at all costs
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Food in the City
    KCRD
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Ate at the Fat Radish upon the recommendation of a friend studying at CIA when we recently visited NYC. It was a long ride from the tourist area of the city and in a less scenic area, but worth it. The food was very good and the menu offered something for our friend who is vegetarian as well as for the fried chicken and seafood lovers in our group. The Spring Pea Pot Pie is a must for an appetizer. My two suggestions would be better lighting to see the vibrant colorful vegetables that are the stars of their menu. Also more explanation of the specials and menu from the servers. The specials were on a board that was hard to see from our table and were not described by our slightly aloof server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All is not lost on the L.E.S
    Les1
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great for vegetarians. Great for wine lovers and great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wondrous Dining
    CaseyLynnPhotog
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A lovely place for anyone. Definitely a hidden gem in this neighborhood. The interior is unexpectedly bright and picturesque which makes you want to relax there all day. Amazing menu with unique and healthy choices. Reasonably priced. Excellent service -- everyone was smiling all around. My friend and I had an excellent brunch experience here and I will highly recommend this spot to all of our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fat Radish dinner
    DandD
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The scene was very up and lively Great service and it is evident that the owners are there are very hands on making sure everyone is happy with the food and service Dishes leaned toward creative vegetarian and were wonderful but many around us were ordering the bacon cheeseburger ! Will have to try it next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Kaie89
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The food was amazing and service perfect. Def coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.