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Permanently Closed - COMMERCE

2438 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Commerce is a contemporary American restaurant with menu items that have been influenced by Asian, French and Italian dishes. Take in a relaxing atmosphere of black walnut tables, chestnut booths and large murals as you relax with friends for drinks or dinner. Enjoy entrées, such as the classic American cheeseburger, roasted sweet potato tortelloni with hazelnuts or shakshuka which are eggs baked with melted peppers, onions and tomato. Commerce offers an extensive and world-wide wine list to choose from. Reservations are not required but can be made online or by calling ahead. Catering from Commerce is also available upon request and they take reservations for private parties on location.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Bar: Open daily 4pm until Midnight, Friday and Saturday until 1:00am. Opens Saturday & Sunday at 12pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday, 5:30pm - 12:00am Saturday Lunch: 12 - 5pm Sunday Brunch: 11am - 4pm, Dinner 5:30 - 11pm.
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Phone number
(212) 524-2301
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Harold Moore
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Private party facilities
Entire restaurant can be reserved for a private party.
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Private party contact
Tony Zazula: (917) 846-8852
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Please inquire for details.
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Cross street
Barrow Street
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Public transit
A, B, C, D, E & F trains to West 4th Street and 1 train to Christopher Street.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichael10003 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

I'm here about once a month and I'm never disappointed. Very solid American food and a good wine list with a reasonable range.

vipsmc18 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

The Avocado toast was delicious. Highly recommend. My friends for eggs and a English muffin and it looked pretty pathetic. Not worth the money.

Terry2436 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on June 20, 2015

Food was exceptional but the noise level made conversation challenging. I would go again but would choose the occasion and certainly not with someone that is hard of hearing.

MrSmith (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2015

Located just off the beaten path, Commerce is a great restaurant that delivers top quality dishes in a sophisticated yet comfortable setting. The deviled egg appetizer was creamy and full of flavor. The short rib ravioli was outstanding. Rich flavor and excellent fresh pasta. For dessert, I would recommend the coconut cream cake. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend this restaurant to everyone

LindaC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2015

Loved the fried oysters and the mango/tomato/feta salad. I'm from beef country, so a steak must be really good to impress me. The steak Diane was superb...melt in your mouth tender and fabulous sauce. You must order the coconut cake!!

vipdelicious (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

first time at this restaurant special chicken and sides delicious drink s very good same with service and atmosphere

artimitateslife13 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

I went to Commerce last weekend for my birthday, after having come across it during many aimless wanderings through Greenwich Village. I'd been intrigued by this historic building on a cobblestone street, especially the fact that it used to be a speakeasy.

We arrived a little early but were seated right away, receiving extremely attentive service from our waiter and the sommelier. We had the burrata appetizer with snap peas, mint, and chili - delicious! My only "complaint" was that I wished it were twice as large. For the main course I had the spaghetti carbonara with pepper and coddled egg yolk - the pasta was great and while the dish was rich (I took half home) it was delicious. My boyfriend had the salmon with spring vegetables, and while the dish was a little too subtle for his liking the fish was cooked perfectly.

For dessert we tried the "famous" coconut cake (literally, there's an article about it in the entryway) and it was lovely - and huge! The third serving is still in my freezer.

In terms of ambiance, the reviews I read didn't lie - the acoustics are not great and it's LOUD! However, the boisterous and eclectic crowd mixed with the deco/art nouveau decor is classic old New York. Overall, a great meal and experience!

vipMeatman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

commerce is one of those restaurants where the experience continually represents a great dinning experience. Chef Moore is creative and his food reflects the best of well prepared American Cuisine.

vipDFNYC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

We had a dinner reservation and part of our group was late due to subway issues. The staff were beyond friendly to us. We were seated, offered drinks and appetizers, and were never rushed even though our party had not yet arrived.

When our guests arrived, we enjoyed an excellent meal and what really is the best coconut cake around.

vipIndigo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

*Incredibly loud
*Long wait even with a reservation
*Food and service wonderful!

vipnoodles (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

The worst service imaginable. Served meat bread to vegans and incredibly rude.

vipHWeil (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 4, 2015

Had a good dinner at Commerce, though I can't put my finger on why it wasn't quite special. The food was excellent, service was friendly, and the ambiance was pleasant. The restaurant, located adjacent to the Cherry Lane Theater, is ideal for a pre- or post-curtain meal, and the next time I head to the theater, I'll return eagerly to Commerce again. But I don't think of it as a destination restaurant, as happy as my dinner made me. Maybe the menu didn't rouse enough curiosity, maybe the staff's obviously satisfied attitude at Commerce's success was a subtle turnoff. Otherwise, the dinner was delightful.

TJ101 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2015

Pricier than the average brunch special but they have good quality food that is far above French toast and omelettes.

vipRocket (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

Absolutely the very best! We could have not found a bette restaurant on NYC for celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. Everyone was just so incredible accommodating; especially our waiter Jeff S. Thank for an absolutely wonderful evening!

vipGCnYc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

This is my favorite place in the city to eat. Grade A+

Paulj399 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2015

Food was great, service was great, good wine list - the only complaint we had was that the dining room was too hot -maybe the AC was broken and it was a hot day out side. I would still recommend but maybe on a fall day

vipFrequentDiner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

Have been to dinner here
Brunch was a snooze. Place was a abandoned. Staff were very slow to stop by and check in on us and food took forever. Didn't make sense. Won't be back for brunch.

hardtoimpress (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2015

Absolute must when we're in town
Loud and bustling but fun energetic neighborhood secret in the village residential crook in the road
Actually food and wine and service have always been great

Meyersu (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

Loved the food, loved the service. The bar takes up the entire length of one side of the dining room, and on Saturday evening it was hopping! Which made our little table of three located at the far end (away from the entrance door) of the bar feel rather intimidated by the bar crowd. Amazing that the waitstaff was able to makes us feel well looked-after in the middle of all that!

Would love to try it again, not on a week-end!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2015

You can get a couple of appetizers and entrees from the dinner menu (along with other exclusives) during Tavern Lunch on Fridays/Saturdays, which are great times to go if you want a cute little lunch escape. The fried chicken is AMAZING, and the sweet potato toretelloni, short rib ravioli, carbonara, and salad of 20 herbs and lettuces are staples here. Don't forget to have coconut cake! But be aware, especially after a delicious filling meal, it's good to share between 2-4 people.