The Leadbelly
The Leadbelly

The Leadbelly

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website:
  • Phone: (646) 596-9142
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas WIlber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music & Local DJ's Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

    Music schedule updated on our homepage -

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hester/Canal
  • Public Transit: East Broadway - F Train
    Delancey/Essex - M,J,Z Trains
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Leadbelly
The Leadbelly is a Lower East Side Bar Restaurant from the Silkstone Team (The Fat Radish, and The East Pole). We are inspired by seasonal, modern British cooking and focused on farm-table practices and local sourcing. Our food service emphasizes seasonal small plates, and a wide and daily-rotating selection of oysters.Our cocktail selection is reflective of our constantly meandering interests: from local ingredients, to unique traditions, and forgotten or painstaking processes and flourishes.

Our team sources the finest seasonal and heritage produce from specialist local farms and has created a communal ever-evolving setting that, like other Silkstone locations, is vibrant, approachable, and made by caring hands.
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The Leadbelly reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Let down
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was delicious (the scotch egg!!), but our server was rude to us and ignored us most of the time. We were seated, despite having a reservation, at the tiniest little table in the world. Also, I have tried 3 times to get in and only with a reservation was I able to- there always seems to be a private party taking up the whole bar. Drinks were pretty good and it was not so bad but be prepared to be treated like you don't really matter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date spot
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dates love this place. The food is delicious. The lighting is a soft amber glow that accents the soft metal built ins that line the bar. They have the comfort food that girls like and the lighter dishes that I do... And a raw bar. The signature drinks are delicious. Upon leaving it feels like one has just undergone some type of soothing therapy that really sets a good mood for the rest of the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 1 reviews are from the The Leadbelly reviews archive.
  • Expensive but great food!
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We Were a little bite désappointed about the quantity and thé prices of the food... The oysters are not awsome and meals are really small.
    Special Features:
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.