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Seasonal American Fare, Market Driven and Locally Sourced as Much as Possible. Full Raw Bar, Craft Cocktails, Open Kitchen.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Saturday Brunch 11-3:00
Saturday Dinner 5:30-11
Sunday Brunch 11-3:00
Sunday Dinner 5:30-10
E 15th & Irving Place
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Subway: Union Square Station
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ichabod's Ratings and Reviews
We were there early on a Saturday. Food was quite good, but the noise level was terrible. Tables are very close together; the group next to us was somewhat drunk and yelling at each other. The service was intermittent. Dinner was exhausting. A shame, because the food was good. We will not return or recommend.
We made the reservation, but when we got there the restaurant was closed...leaving us scrambling to find another alternative during a busy time of night. What good is the service if it's not providing accurate information on a basic level?
We were looking for a good brunch before a movie near Union Square. Ichabod's menu and prices were appealing and we were not disappointed. My husband's fried chicken and biscuits were generous and delicious. I had the diner breakfast which was equally good. Service friendly but not intrusive, and the ambiance was cozy and attractive.
We had brunch food. Everyone was happy with their food. (The french toast was very tasty.)
We did not like the fact that although we arrived on time for our reservation, which had been confirmed by the restaurant twice, we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. There were 4 of us and when we did get a table it was situated in an awkward spot which made it difficult for all of us to talk to each other. It was very noisy and we had to ask for water and coffee several times before it arrived.
If you like noisy, crowded places with good food, then it is fine.
We were a party of 3 and squeezed into a table by the front door. Every time someone opened it, it was freezing. Servers kept walking behind my chair and so I couldn't keep my jacket close to me. We ordered 3 apps and 3 entrees and told the server we were planning on sharing everything. Instead of asking us if we would like to course it our or coursing it herself, they sent us every dish that we ordered. When we asked her to slow it down she said it was busy and the kitchen was trying to get us everything. We felt rushed and uncomfortable. Then we asked to cancel one of our dishes because there was so much food on the table and we didn't feel the need to spend anymore money there. She told us the kitchen had already started working on it and then the manager came over and told us she didn't think she could cancel it without even walking back into the kitchen. All in all, the food was delicious and our $75 bottle of wine was nice, but the service was so strange and awkward I wouldn't recommend or return.
The restaurant is adorable. The staff was friendly, the service was great and the location was convenient for friends from Brooklyn and UWS.
My only complaint was in my lack of planning as I didn't look at the menu in advance when it was recommended and there were very few options for a vegetarian aside from the kale salad. I ordered the cheese grits and 2 pouched eggs. The grits were TOO DIE for - which coming from a Southerner is high praise - but an hour later I needed to eat again. My friend who is also vegetarian got the eggs benedict and they were happy to leave off the canadian bacon. The mimosas and Bloody Mary's were great and our waitress was super fun and engaging.
I'd definitely recommend the restaurant for a meal or just a fun place to grab a drink but check the menu if you are vegan or have a limited diet.
It was ok. The hostess was a little odd and not that efficient - she left a mass of people crammed into the waiting area when the restaurant was pretty empty. The coffee was undrinkable - they don't have an espresso machine so it's the drip or nothing, so we chose nothing. It really was terrible, bitter and burnt tasting, even though they said it was freshly brewed. They only had chai tea as they'd run out of teabags, so we had oj and hot water with lemon. Our waitress was great, and the food was good, so I'd probably recommend it to people if they're in the area and want a fairly reasonable brunch, but it wasn't amazing.
My first impression was negative. When I arrived, I was asked to wait in a tiny space by the door until my dinner companion arrived. If I have a reservation, why am I standing? After several minutes of eyeing empty tables, I finally asked to be seated, and I was seated right behind the hostess podium...where my husband kept getting jostled. All that quickly changed -- our waitress was delightful. The wine by the glass selection is quality and the squash dumplings are just ..well....worth a repeat. Hubby's cheeseburger and fries were excellent. Medium rare came out medium rare. I would happily dine here again next time I am in the neighborhood.
I made a reservation for 6:00 for 11/17. I received a confirmation email from Open Table for that 6:00 reservation. Then a reminder email the day of the reservation. Then when we showed up on time for that 6:00 reservation, the hostess at Ichabod’s told us we were 45 minutes late and they could no longer honor our reservation, even though most of the restaurant was empty and we were ON TIME for our 6:00 reservation. I was confused and was certain they were wrong, I seriously thought I had lost my mind because I knew without a doubt that I did not make a 5:15 reservation. She actually said to me, “i can assure you that it was a 5:15 reservation. In any case, with much ado and grumbling from the hostess about how tight it was going to be in the still empty restaurant, she offered to “squeeze us in”. She made us feel unwelcome and that we were somehow imposing. We had a concert to attend next door so we suffered through It because of time constraints.
Long story long, I just decided tonight to check my emails to confirm that I indeed am sane and found the 2 emails showing my 6:00 reservation from Open Table for 11/17/17
Our server was actually very sweet and efficient. The food was just ok at best.
Before you read on, allow me to disclose that I think this is only my 2nd-ever review on OpenTable. I mean, seriously, who's got the time?!! That said, I am making the time for this gem of a restaurant. I came here out of circumstance, not knowledge. I was attending a concert next door at Irving Plaza and literally went to Google Maps to see what nearby. Lo and behold, Ichabod's is next door. For you mid-40s folks, I believe is the site of the old Galaxy from the mid-90s. It now looks nothing like it. Instead, it is warm and rustic and cozy with distressed wood and amber lights abound. The sort of place you want to move into when fall descends or early winter shows its face. The menu is full of crowd-pleasers, each seemingly with a twist -- and not the sort of variation that gilds the lily, rather a tweak that shows someone in the kitchen is really thinking about how to elevate the dish rather than just peacock. For instance, ubiquitous starters like fried calamari and shishito peppers (a side, here) both benefit from embellishments. The calamari was mixed with pickled peppers, arugula and - wait for it - slivers of salami to add more chew and a salty note. The blistered peppers had a sweet and sticky sauce to temper the heat. And then there was the brick chicken, which I honestly think was the best I'd ever had! Crispy on the outside, moist and succulent and juicy on the inside, with an assertive (tarragon?) jus. Besides the expected - yet still delicious - fingerlings, this bird also came with a sidecar of slaw. I must admit that I'd never seen slaw accompany any preparation if chicken other than fried, however, it was a perfect (and crunchy) accent. It's hard to get so jazzed over chicken, but I intend to return just for this dish. Don't sleep on Ichabod's. Whoever is cooking is doing so with love and passion and it is reflected in the menu and execution. Moreover, the service staff is efficient and genuinely warm & affable. O, one more thing - killer cocktails!
Overall, a good experience. We had the mussels and fries as an appetizer. The fries were phenomenal, perfectly crispy and well seasoned but the mussels were so-so.
Recommend the fallen apple cocktail; perfect for a cold fall evening!
I had the pork chop with apples and onions as an entree. The entree was very good with just enough seasoning to accentuate the pork's natural flavors.
Moderately loud on a Friday night, just enough to make it feel like you are uncomfortably loud when speaking across the table.
Good experience for the price!
Right off Union Square. Good ambiance, great service, and almost surprisingly great food. Yes, the squash dumplings are as good as everyone says... but, so was everything else. Pleasantly surprised at an overall great dining experience.
Typical NYC small tables but the food was good. I think either good or bad so this is a good rating from me. This restaurant is located on Union Square and there are quite a few places to walk around and visit very close by. Theatre on 15th Street makes dining there perfect before a show.
The brunch menu was terrific, it was hard to choose what to order! A smaller menu but executed very well the eggs under covers were delicious, the toast was crisp eggs were perfectly runny (not too over or under cooked) and the gruyere melted in your mouth. My husband had the biscuits and gravy with a side of cheddar grits, both of which were very good. The service was great as well, our server was so pleasant this was our second time here and we will definitely be coming back for a third!
We did not order any meals, but rather settled on some apps and signature cocktails before seeing a show at Irving Plaza.
The food was delicious, if a bit overpriced, but hey, it's NYC, we expected as much.
The drink was refreshing and lovely.
The water/bussing service was exceptional, but our regular wait staff could have checked in once or twice.
I had to flag down the waitress for a second drink.
This was a new face in familiar ground, right next to Irving Plaza. You'll be hearing raves about the squash dumplings. I did, and my brother and I split a plate, it's all true, sweet and very savory wontons. Very pleasant staff served up about the best burgers I've had, deeply tasty without being fussy. Tap was not wide but very good, we got Blue Point Toasted Lagers. Setting is dark, as in can't read the menu dark; I used a pocket flashlight, and found the prices to be in line for the Union Square area but objectively high.
In summary, I would return and probably share small plates.
The limited menu still offered something for everyone. My son and I had the skirt steak which was served on the rare side. My husband had the bolegnase which was excellent. We chose the restaurant as it was close to the theater, but unfortunately it was so loud we had to yell throughout the meal.
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