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Annisa isn’t your typical Infatuation-style restaurant. It’s a little stuffy. Fortunately, these standard deal-breakers become mere observations once the kitchen starts putting incredible food on your table.

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About Permanently Closed - Annisa

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Annisa is a small, fine dining establishment in the West Village. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Anita Lo, winner of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef Award 2001. The restaurant was included in the Top 50 Food Ratings in the Zagat Guide 2009 and was awarded a three-star rating in the New York Times in 2014. Annisa serves contemporary American cuisine with Asian accents in a beautiful and soothing dining room where guests are greeted by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Prices include service; gratuity is not expected.

13 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
West 4th and 7th Avenue South

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 741-6699

Website:
http://www.annisarestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
1 Train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square, B/D/F/M or A/C/E to West 4th Street.

Executive Chef:
Anita Lo

Private Party Facilities:
No private room, though we do book the entire restaurant for large groups.

Maximum capacity of 48 guests for seated events, 60 guests for cocktail parties.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

Annisa - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (2018)
Notable Wine List (1127)
Hot Spot (384)
Good for Groups (236)
Creative Cuisine (89)
Good for a Date (83)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
Tasting Menu (76)
Late-night Find (74)
Quiet Conversation (64)
Cozy (48)
Vibrant Bar Scene (40)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Business Meals (22)
Authentic (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Seasonal (13)
Scenic View (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Casual (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Tapas (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great but, Bittersweet. Last meal at Annissa! Hope to taste Anita Li again sometime/somewhere in the future!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent food and service in an ambience where you can actually hear each other talk!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Great food and great service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Sad to see this place close!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Will miss this place fondly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

As always, spectacular food and wine. We are all sad to lose the brilliant food and lovely ambience when Annisa closes. But we look forward to her next adventure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

WONDERFUL (as always) - don't miss out on the Foie Gras soup dumplings!! Save room for dessert, especially the posset or chocolate mini assortment!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

I am so happy to have tried Annisa, but wish I'd done so sooner so that I'd have time to go back. It's closing at the end of this month and it will be a loss to NYC fine cuisine. We had outstanding service and very special food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Absolutely wonderful

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Vegetarians beware! We had a fantastic time. A lot of the dishes were meat-heavy, accompanied by a few twigs of greens, if that. Our table participated in the tasting menu. It started out with small portions but we were very full by the end of the night. The flavorings were uber rich, perhaps on the salty side. I enjoyed every dish, from amuse bouche to post-dessert plate. Lovely warm service, and cozy, comfortable ambience. The establishment is conveniently located in Greenwich Village.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The food is very innovative, but verges on precious. Portions are small and expensive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, simple decor, fantastic jazzy blues music. We were blown away by the food. Great wine & cocktail list as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The staff couldn't have been nicer. The service was great. The food was good but not as good as it was the last time we dined. The appetizer and main course was much more salty than normal - but not over the line - close but not over. The dessert was so tasty in spite of the fact that both desserts (bread pudding and beignets) were overdone. That being said our time was very enjoyable.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Returned to Annisa with family to experience this delicious and differentiated restaurant one more time prior to closing. Food was interesting as always - some dishes better than others (I felt a bit over salted). Dessert yum. Service was mixed - sadly, our server was so deadpan and not particularly gracious (e.g. did not ask if we wanted a drink as is customary...I had to bring this up in order for it to be asked). The wine steward was quite nice. I get it - everybody at Annisa must be sad as the restaurant is closing...but it took away from my enjoyment, which is a shame. May try it again prior to closing but if not, au revoir.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Superb food, pleasant service, quiet --great for conversation but the room is tired. Time for a nip/tuck.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Service was extremely slow. Took an hour for two appetizer. Everything was on the salty side.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2017

My wife and I moved to the West Village just 10 days before September 11, 2001. Annisa has been our favorite neighborhood place to dine for the past 16 years and we enjoyed our last or perhaps next to last dinner there last evening. Sadly Annisa will be closing at the end of the month. The loss to the Village and the rest of the city will be substantial, but hopefully chef Anita Lo will reopen another restaurant in the not too distant future. Over the years were have been warmly greeted by Jennifer, then Gregory and now Michael and we will miss all of them. Chef Lo is not only an amazing and creative chef, but she is a wonderful warm person with a great sense of humor. All of the food that she serves at Annisa is serious and beautifully presented. The entire staff of waiters and much more will hopefully find new employment quickly. My wife and I will miss everyone at Annisa as well as all of the amazing dinners that we have enjoyed there over the years.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Had the five course tasting menu. May have been the best soup dumplings and lemon curd bread pudding I have ever eaten. Took away a little because one of the servers was deadpan and didn't give us all the information regarding the dishes she brought out. Also, the pork belly was too one note. It wasn't crispy. Just fatty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great restaurant. Sorry you are closing. Hope you re-open.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Too bad it's closing in May. Food is delicious.
Staff was attentive & knowledgable

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

This was my third visit to Annisa. I don't eat out often so when I do, I prefer to have dinner at restaurants where I know the overall experience will be excellent. The food and service are amazing and I love that I can actually have a conversation with a friend without having to shout across the table at her. That's rare in NY.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

This was our farewell dinner at Annisa,since it is closing next month. The food and service,as per usual, was divine but the prices have doubled!! We each had a drink and the seven course tasting menu. It set us back $375! The chef/owner said she decided to close when clients stopped coming in after she changed her pricing to incorporate tips, and property taxes went through the roof. Sadly Anita didn't change her new pricing model. I also felt that at these prices, the cashier should have been wearing a suit and tie instead of chinos and an oxford collared shirt. This has always been a very special place for us. We are sorry to see this establishment go.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The cocktails, apps, entrees, wine, ambiance, and service were top notch as always. This has long been my favorite restaurant. I'm glad I was able to get in before they close. I'm so sad to see them go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Truly a special restaurant and chef, I will be sad to see it go!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Dinner was amazing and we loved the environment. I am so sorry that Annisa will be closing as I would definitely go back for another occasion. I will look forward to what Anita Lo does next.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A fabulous restaurant. Wonderful food full of surprising flavors in a comfortable room in which you can talk and hear your table companions without effort. We are so sad it is closing....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Profoundly great cooking. Chief with well deserved world class reputation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Delicious and imaginative dishes, impeccable service and subtle decor.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The tasting menu was chef's choice and wonderful. We intend to dine there again before their closing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

What a shame that after 17 years Annisa is closing. A truly special dining in every way. Let's hope that after some time off, NYC will again be blessed with Anita Lo's specialness.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We are heartbroken that Annisa is closing soon, and had to get in for one last meal. Everything was impeccable as always. Anita Lo & staff: thank you for providing such a gem to the neighborhood and NYC food scene for so many years. You will be missed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

High prices (even with service included) and small portions, not a good combination.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Creative, delicious and unique! Highly recommend. The best dish I had was the soup dumpling and fois gras - simply delish!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. We are very, very sorry it's closing. We have such wonderful memories eating here, and this final meal was superb, maybe the best yet.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Wonderful restaurant in every respect -- food, ambience, service. You're made to feel welcome and warmly taken care of without being fawned over. The food is extraordinary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Inventive and precisely prepared food and a comfortable, laid back, small restaurant ambience. Best quality/ price ratio among the top flight NYC restaurants

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. We had a cocktail to start and it was beautifully made. We then had the 7 course tasting menu and matched wines. Every dish was delicious and the wines chosen worked perfectly. Lovely service, the servers were friendly and explained each dish clearly and concisely. We really loved everything about our dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Had a wonderful time, yet again. I'll be sad to see this play close.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

It was my dad's birthday. It's his favorite restaurant in NYC and he's sad that it'll close soon.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The restaurant has a good atmosphere, you can hear yourselves speak and the dining room is nicely decorated. Unfortunately however, the service whilst polite and friendly, was so,so slow. We waited over 90 minutes before our main course was served, and it had to be chased by us. And to be frank, the food wasn't worth waiting for.. Each of our seven friends remarked that their meal was not all that good and certainly our evening was not worth the $1000 bill... Sorry, can maybe see why you will be closing down...

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