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Dinner on Ludlow

3.8
3.8
120 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Dinner on Ludlow is a modern adaptation of classic American comfort food with a focus on simplicity. Chef Blair Hanelt (formerly of Casimir), Dinner on Ludlow brings good old fashioned “home” cooking to the Lower East Side. Exceptional Cuisine coupled with Lower East Side prices in an intimate setting creates a haven for foodies.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner:
    Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

  • Phone number

    (212) 228-0909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Keller

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Delancey and Ludlow

  • Parking details

    Street parking available through-out the neighborhood. Municipal parking garage located on one block east of Ludlow just between Delancey and Rivington streets on the West side of Essex.

  • Public transit

    Located one block east of Dinner on Ludlow are the F, J, M and Z trains at the Delancey and Essex station.

  • Entertainment

    The Roof @ the DL and the "Red" Room provide a great lounge and bar environment. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday enjoy a lively nightlife with DJ"s every weekend.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Menu

Salads

  • Spicy Caesar$11.00

    Escarole, Chopped Cashews & Parmesan

    • House Salad$9.00

      Mixed Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Shaved Radish & Red Wine Vinaigrette

      Starters

      • Crispy Pork Ribs$13.00

        w/ Chili-Lime Ponzu

        • Steelhead Poke$12.00

          w/ Glass Noodles, Cucumber, Sesame & Yuzu

          • Roasted Chicken Meatballs$11.00

            Green Apple & Fennel Slaw, Chili Garlic Glaze

            • Devils on Horseback$8.00

              Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates w/ Dijon Mustard

              Mains

              • Dol Burger$15.00

                House Ground Short Rib & Brisket on English Muffin, Red Chili Aioli & Parmesan Truffle Fries (choice of Gruyere or White Cheddar)

                • Fried Chicken Sandwich$12.00

                  Roasted Garlic Aioli & Spicy Honey with Parmesan Truffle Fries

                  • Jumbo Chicken Wings$12.00

                    Choice of: Salt & Pepper, Teriyaki or Spicy Honey

                    Sides

                    • Spicy Brussel Sprouts$7.00

                      Toasted Cashews

                      • Mac 'N Cheese$8.00

                        • Parmesan Truffle Fries$6.00

                          Last updated: August 6, 2021

                          What 120 people are saying

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                          3.8
                          3.8 based on all time ratings
                          • 3.9Food
                          • 3.8Service
                          • 3.9Ambience
                          • 4.1Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            10 reviews

                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on February 21, 2020

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was amazing!!!!

                          2. DG

                            DinerGirl

                            New York Area

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on February 2, 2020

                            overall2food3service3ambience2

                            I went here with a friend for food and drinks on a Saturday night. Drinks were not strong and food was just okay.

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 25, 2020

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            Great place for an after work get together.

                          4. HM

                            HappyMonday

                            New York Area

                            36 reviews

                            4.0

                            36 reviews

                            Dined on January 17, 2020

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Nice neighborhood restaurant, quiet and cozy while upstairs has more lively party people. Food was good as well!

                          5. m

                            megang

                            Chicago

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on January 5, 2020

                            overall2food5service2ambience1

                            So quiet on a Saturday at 8!! Sad place to go before going out despite being so close to bars

                          6. FB

                            FrankB

                            New York Area

                            15 reviews

                            4.0

                            15 reviews

                            Dined on October 13, 2019

                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                            Good food, great service. Beware it's a mutli-level venue, so it gets crowded and noisy at some point.

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on October 3, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service, food and drinks. Basically everything you are looking for. Would absolutely return!

                          8. m

                            mina

                            New York Area

                            13 reviews

                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on August 30, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Dinner with Friends. Truly a lovely time- had their Salmon- delicious- according to my friend the steak was on point as well- loved the fact it was a quiet night even though the rooftop was filled by guests for a private Afrobeats party. Will go back for sure

                          9. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            10 reviews

                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on August 24, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Love it would def return! Truffle fries awesome and the drinks were spectacular!!

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Montreal

                            2 reviews

                            2.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on July 13, 2019

                            overall2food4service2ambience3

                            it was just a rough time for me and my friends and i really wanted to eat dinner on the rooftop for my 21st birthday which was on the very day i ate there and they sat us on the first floor inside. ngl it a damper on my 21st.

                          11. M

                            Manny

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on June 28, 2019

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            Service was terrible. Waitress was obnoxious. Left before rooftop was accessible. Steer Clear of this place if you're looking for decent service, imo.

                          12. AR

                            AidaR

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on June 28, 2019

                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                            Limited amount of entrees 6 or8 not enough variety Food was tasty Service was great Drinks are very good

                          13. KF

                            KimberlyF

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on June 2, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great dinner and great deal with pulsd.

                          14. DD

                            DeeDee

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 10, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was fantastic! Not crowded, underrated, beautiful place too.

                          15. HM

                            HayleyM

                            New York Area

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on April 7, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I really love this place I’ve been coming here for years I totally recommend it.

                          16. ME

                            ME2219

                            New York Area

                            16 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on March 21, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Nobody was here, which was shocking because the food and drinks were outstanding.

                          17. JG

                            JennyG

                            Chicago

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on March 10, 2019

                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                            Should be called Drinks on Delancy, not Dinner on Ludlow. Dinner is not a priority and they aren't on Ludlow! Food was slooow and cold upon arrival and entrees are appetizer sized.

                          18. MJ

                            MJKViews

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 20, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing dates, great wings, definitely order the signature cocktails it’s to die for!

                          19. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 17, 2018

                            overall5food3service5ambience3

                            Excellent service, food came out perfectly timed

                          20. E

                            Edna

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 16, 2018

                            overall2food4service1ambience3

                            Terrible service ! There is actually no service at all but they will charge you directly 20% of gratuity without giving you the choice and mentioning that it’s their policy. At least if the service was correct it would be fine but the service is less than decent. You can wait forever before to be served... it’s a shame because the food is good.

                          21. JS

                            JenniferS

                            New York Area

                            29 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            29 reviews

                            Dined on November 8, 2018

                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                            This was OK. My fiancé and I went on a Wednesday, and the place was empty. The service was super slow, especially because it was empty, but there was also only one server who doubled as a bartender. She was superrrrrr sweet and I almost felt bad for her because she was totally alone. The food was average at best. The jerk pork was over cooked and super salty. For a $100 dinner, there are definitely better places in the city/on that block to go to. Their drink menu was extensive and the cocktails were good.

                          22. l

                            lgueats

                            New York Area

                            62 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            62 reviews

                            Dined on October 26, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Dinner was fantastic! My partner had the Scottish salmon poke bowl starter and I had the steak tartare. We shared the shishito peppers side, and we both had the salmon main. I had the La Paloma cocktail and my partner had the Cucumber Martini. The food and drinks were fabulous and the service was excellent!

                          23. V

                            Vicki

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 20, 2018

                            overall3food3service1ambience5

                            I purchased a $49 dinner for two voucher from Pulsd. Upon entering, the ambiance is absolutely stunning and gorgeous -- perfect for celebrating my anniversary. We were the only patrons in the dining area, while most visitors headed to the rooftop bar upstairs. It was a promising start, but things quickly took a turn with the service (or lack thereof) that we received. Our waiter stopped by, mumbled a "hey how are you guys", poured our water to less than half a cup, and went back behind the bar on his phone while dancing to the music and having a drink. We waited about 10 more minutes before he even took our order despite the fact that we were the ONLY customers there. After taking our order, for the next hour and a half of our meal, he never stopped by our table once. The bartender had to come over to take our additional drink orders and clean up our plates. This waiter continued to chat with other regulars at the bar, and made drinks for him and the greeter up front. In terms of the food, it was nothing spectacular or out of the ordinary. I ordered the Salmon Poke, which was decent -- the sauce was on the saltier side, and I have had better fish quality in local sushi restaurants. My partner ordered the Cornmeal Calamari, which was solid but again, nothing special. For our entrees, I ordered the tagliolini pasta -- while it was very fresh, it tasted almost flavorless aside from the bits of toasted almond mixed in. My partner's dish of Miso Salmon was a much better choice, as it was bursting with flavor. The drinks were unique and strong, and overall, a good value for our voucher. However, given the shoddy service, it did not make the experience very enjoyable for us. It is a shame because the venue is romantic and classy, and would be great for anniversaries if it weren't for the service.

                          24. IB

                            IceBK

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on September 2, 2018

                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                            The service was good and staff very friendly. I wouldn't recommend this place for dinner. It's more of a bar feel and the food tastes like it was premade... not fresh.

                          25. BR

                            BrendaR

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            4.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on August 18, 2018

                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                            My experience started off pretty badly in the beginning I have to admit. However, they definitely made up for it throughout the night. When my part of 4 arrived, the hostess sat us in the corner at one of the lounge tables with the really really REALLY small table. The table could barely fit 3 drinks let alone food and there were plenty of regular dining tables that were vacant. About five minutes later, she comes by and moves us to one of the bigger regular dining table. The staff was very nice and pleasant, but the wait for our drinks/food took a bit of time. Even though it started off rocky, I would definitley go back because the food was delicious! 2 people ordered salads and they were nice sized big portions and the calamari and poutine were out of this world! For dinner, we all got the salmon entree and it was the best we've ever tried!!! Beautiful crispy skin and the fish was perfectly moist. We were so happy that we almost ordered another round!

                          26. SM

                            ShuM

                            New York Area

                            5 reviews

                            4.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on August 4, 2018

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Cocktails were amazing, food was surprisingly good. Wonderful time...will def go back again 👍🏼👍🏼

                          27. M

                            Maya

                            New York Area

                            20 reviews

                            4.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on July 20, 2018

                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                            I have been to the DL 100 times and never had dinner at Dinner on Ludlow. The food was amazing. I got the strip with peppercorn sauce and it melted in my mouth. Ambiance very sexy and I loved the seating. Made me want to sit and just talk and have drinks all day. Our server was great and attentive. Definitely going back soon.

                          28. A

                            Annagg

                            New York Area

                            39 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            39 reviews

                            Dined on July 11, 2018

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Cocktails made very well. Limited dinner menu. Staff very accommodating.

                          29. R

                            Robyn

                            Raleigh

                            93 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            93 reviews

                            Dined on June 30, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic food!

                          30. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on May 24, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Dinner is in a lounge setting. Seating is comfortable and staff is attentive. Overall a good experience.

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Frankfurt Area

                            2 reviews

                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 13, 2018

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            After 15 min waiting at the entrance, nobody came to greet us despite having a reservation. Anyway, the restaurant is tiny and the food didn't look chummy at all. It's a no go for the restaurant, although the salsa club upstairs seemed good.

                          32. YJ

                            YouJustGotMacked

                            New York Area

                            19 reviews

                            3.0

                            19 reviews

                            Dined on May 6, 2018

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            The service and drinks were really good but the food was pretty basic. For food, I had the miso glaze salmon and spinach which was decent but not worth the value of my puls'd deal. There were only 5 entree options and most of them looked pretty bland. For the drink, I had the Felicidad and it was great. The waiter was also pretty responsive and available during the meal, even though there was only 1 other duo eating there that night. Overall, I will continue to drinks and party here upstairs from time to time but it's out of the question for dinner. There are so many other great places to eat in this neighborhood, I wouldn't think twice about passing over the dining area here and heading straight upstairs to the club part.

                          33. HM

                            HayleyM

                            New York Area

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on May 5, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This place is amazing the ambiance and food!! Love this spot

                          34. AT

                            AyaTemir91

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 29, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I didn’t expect that foods are going to be so delicious. Appetizers, salad and main course were soo good. We went there Sunday for dinner , it was quite ( which was perfect for us) I like the chandeliers . There was only one waiter/bartender there , but he did his best to proivide good service. I would recommend this place .

                          35. ND

                            NadiaD

                            New York Area

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on April 15, 2018

                            overall3food5service3ambience1

                            Waaaay too noisy!! Can't hear anything over music booming and the music is terrible and inane. This place would get more people and better clientele if the dinner area wasn't soooo loud with terrible music.

                          36. B

                            Babs

                            Frankfurt Area

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The Food was outstanding and we had a romantic Valentins day at the Ludlow.

                          37. M

                            Maurs

                            New York Area

                            109 reviews

                            5.0

                            109 reviews

                            Dined on January 16, 2016

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            What an nice find, a little of the beaten path but well worth the trip. Food was outstanding, service was great . Very classy place

                          38. LL

                            LLum83

                            New York Area

                            121 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            121 reviews

                            Dined on January 7, 2016

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Went here with a GILT deal, with a girlfriend. It was a quiet week day night, we were one of 3 tables around 5:30p-6p. Our Server was Raj, very nice, we had a bottle of wine, one appetizer to share (we got the lamb ribs, very tasty but slightly salty for my taste), we both got the two fishes, (arctic char and the grilled sea bass served whole) and got the Brussel sprouts as our side. DELICIOUS!

                          39. BU

                            BUMMER

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on October 7, 2015

                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                            Short ribs were delicious. And the drinks were perfect.

                          40. o

                            ohayomia

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on July 25, 2015

                            overall2food3service4ambience1

                            This place is a disaster. No complaints to the service and the food (very average), but we were seated right next to the stairs and there were about 300 people coming down on those stairs. Very VERY noise and distracting. Our experience was not good at all. Would never go back.

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                          Dinner on Ludlow is rated 3.8 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

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                          Google Map for Dinner on Ludlow

                          95 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002

                          • Cross street

                            Delancey and Ludlow

                          • Neighborhood

                            East Village

                          • Hours of operation

                            Dinner:
                            Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
                            Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
                            Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

                          • Cuisines

                            American, Comfort Food

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Business Casual

                          • Parking details

                            Street parking available through-out the neighborhood. Municipal parking garage located on one block east of Ludlow just between Delancey and Rivington streets on the West side of Essex.

                          • Public transit

                            Located one block east of Dinner on Ludlow are the F, J, M and Z trains at the Delancey and Essex station.

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            John Keller

                          • Entertainment

                            The Roof @ the DL and the "Red" Room provide a great lounge and bar environment. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday enjoy a lively nightlife with DJ"s every weekend.

                          • Additional

                            Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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