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Le Village

4.2
125 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Come by Le Village in New York�s East Village for the taste of French cuisine prepared by chef and owner Didier. Its colorful d�cor and artwork create a warm and friendly ambience reminiscent of a petite French eatery.

Guests at Le Village can order appetizers like onion soup, beet Carpaccio with red wine raisins, almonds and horseradish, as well as saut�ed Brussels sprouts with balsamic-glazed strawberries. Patrons can continue with main entr�es that range from goat cheese tart and veggie Napoleon with quinoa, pistachios, chickpeas and tomato sauce to red wine-saut�ed chicken and grilled salmon with spinach and oyster mushrooms. To complete the dining experience at Le Village, visitors can also enjoy dark lava cake with vanilla ice cream, banana brul�e, apple tart with coconut sorbet or other dessert selections.

The restaurant�s menu shows the carbohydrate amount of every dish for the more health-conscious diners.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
The Kitchen will serve the last order :
Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm
Friday , Saturday and Holidays from 5pm to 10:30pm
with exception on New Year Eve.
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Phone number
(212) 539-0231
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A
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Public transit
1 Av (L). 2 Av (F). Astor Pl (4, 6).
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
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3.8
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3.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJackieT (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2015

Good option if you have gluten free tummies to entertain, otherwise probably won't go back.

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Kathleen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2015

I always love a good BYO restaurant. They say they only allow one bottle per two people however they turned a blind eye when our group of three finished three bottles (I think mainly they just didn't want people getting rowdy). The brussel sprouts were amazzzzing definitely recommend. The gnocchi was also a great share item and cooked to perfection. The service was good, came when you needed something but not too in your face. I personally am not gluten free or vegan and still enjoyed the food. Will probably come back with my friends with diet restrictions.

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vipMisterDee (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

The free BYO and friendly service are the best aspects of this restaurant.

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Th99 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2015

The food was excellent and the service very helpful and efficient. The ambience is great and it does have a lovely cafe / bistro feel, the BYOW is also a welcome surprise especially with no corkage fee for the first bottle. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2015

I love this place. I have been there a few times - with veggie leaning and devout carnivores - all have been happy. The service is always attentive but with a laid back vibe. The food really is delightful - with a bounty of vegetarian, some vegan, and many gluten free options. But.. and this is the part that makes me love this place - with some solid meat options. Can't go wrong with the vegetarian cassoulet...it makes my mouth water just thinking about it! However, I have never had anything I didn't really enjoy and everyone I have gone with has been very happy with their choices.
So...food is really tasty and doesn't lean on meat substitutes, etc. to create beautiful vegetarian options (which when well done can be great but frequently isn't well done)..the service is good and friendly (while not super upscale)...and the place is BYOW. It can be very hard to find a place that is BYOW and really delicious but Le Village manages it. The space is small and narrow and the chairs/tables are not luxurious.. but you are there for the food and company not decorations.
It really is one of my favorite places in NYC and given the variety of restaurants that is saying something. I have come with locals as well as out of town visitors and it has always been great. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 22, 2015

Coq au vin - so rich and flavorful - the goat cheese tart - delicious ! Quaint little restaurant in the East Village - Small and good selection - definitely would go back again !

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n2French (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

This was a special find that we definitely will be going back to. If you're looking for a unique restaurant, this is a great find.

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vipDogs (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2014

the food was outrageous!! onion soup to die for, lots of veggie options - c'est superb!

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daikenn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2014

When I plan to be in the East Village, Le Village always comes to mind as an option. Great food, intimate atmosphere, nice staff. A true gem.

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vipEVresident (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2014

Nice offerings of both vegetarian and meat dishes. Now vegetarians can eat with their meat eating friends. No one feels cheated! Brussel sprouts, cauliflower dish, veggie cassoulet all delicious! When I have my once monthly meat craving, going in for either the duck or angus burger! Also, I loved being able to bring my own bottle of wine. There is no corkage fee so it comes out to be a very reasonable evening! Great wait staff, nice evening, will be back.

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vipCTFoodie (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

The service was wonderful but the food was unimpressive compared to other NYC restaurants I have recently tried. Why settle in this amazing foodie city?

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jimbo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

We dine here every month or so and special occasions. I have yet to have a bad meal The wine list is great since its BYOB:)

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mbumatay (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

Le Village far exceeded my expectations and rivals my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Paris. PROS: the delicious, well-seasoned & well-balanced food and the playful interpretations of classical French dishes; the impeccable service and timing of the server and the chefs; the simultaneously low-key and more than casual ambiance including the fun playlist; the no corkage fee!; the seasonal specials and the clearly-marked menu, which includes whether dishes are gluten-free or vegetarian.

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vipCath (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2014

Creative vegetarian with a French twist. First French Onion Soup I've had - made with vegetable stock - what a treat.The vegetarian version of cassoulet was also quite good and the cheese tart was scrumptious. Interesting desserts. Great find.

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Maggie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

Excellent food and good variety for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Hard to find a great place to please both. On the small side, so reservations a must. Lower East Side location a plus for night life after dinner. Can't go wrong on food selection. 5 for dinner, had variety of apps and entrees, all delicious. Don't forget to bring your own wine - no corking fee!

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topbanana (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

I am really grateful for a place where my meat eating partner and my veg eating self can have French food together without one of us having to give up something. Immensely happy with the food and service -- truly authentic French food, cute little place.

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Vlad (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

This is a BYOB restaurant with excellent good. I highly recommend the Brussels sprouts and duck.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2014

tasty, tasty food and very good service. a lovely dinner, all around.

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jimbo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2014

This is an intimate restaurant with a well curated menu. It caters to vegans and vegetarians while giving an option or two for omnivores. It is great for people looking for that East Village experience. We've never had a bad meal here. FYI it's BYOB.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2014

I love this restaurant. The mostly vegetarian/vegan offerings also include some options for folks who eat meat. The french inspired menu doesn't depend on soy,seitan, tempeh, etc. and the flavors are complex and enjoyable. I have come here twice mostly with meat eaters and they have really enjoyed all the offerings. The BYOB aspect of the place is also wonderful. A few areas of improvement are - having the booths be a little deeper - it sort of felt like you were perched rather than sitting, also the beverage options are limited and it would be great if other non-alcoholic options other than coffee, hot tea, and two soda choices were available.

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Marcus (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2014

I went here with a vegan friend of mine; he was thrilled that I had found a restaurant where, despite being vegan, he could have French food. I'm an omnivore but decided to try their vegan dishes. We shared two appetizers -- the Village Salad, which I loved, and the Sauteed Brussels Spouts, which I liked. For the entree I had the Cassoulet, which I thought was great. My friend had another appetizer -- the Beet Carpaccio Salad -- and I forget what else. He loved everything he had. For desert I had the Fondant au Chocolat, which was good. I forget what my friend had.
The sound level was low: very conducive to conversation. The space is small and nicely decorated.
This omnivore and his vegan friend are both glad that they ate there.

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tmerc625 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Le Village. As a vegan, I was delighted by the menu. My husband is a meat eater, and he also enjoyed his meal. I recommend the seasonal tart and the cassoulet! Would definitely return!

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noshnotes (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2014

As a lover of French cuisine who is also the lover of a vegetarian, thank you!

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LifeCoachV (Miami)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2014

This was by far the best food I have tasted at least in a few years. My date an I were really impressed. I never thought I would actually enjoy Cauliflower this much.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2014

To eat well and vegetarian at the same time is impossible where I come from. This was an excellent meal at a reasonable price.

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vipJackieW (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2014

It's rare you find a French veggie option so tasty! We had the balsamic strawberries and brussel sprouts as an appetizer - perfectly cooked and a bit blackened - great blend of flavors. For entrees, my friend and I split the cassoulet (filling but healthy - would be great in winter - beans and veggies) and the kale/mushroom dish in dressing. Was nice not to have kale stems included and a great flavor, but this dish did feel very "veggie." For dessert, the molten chocolate cake - lots of molten served warm - very delicious!

Overall, a bit pricey. Of note - they're BYOB (no corkage fee). They have their menu labeled "0 cb, locb, hicb" to indicate the amount of carbs in a dish some things are labeled "0 cb" that certainly don't seem to be!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I enjoyed very much, especially the house salad, strawberry brussels sprouts and coq au vin.. Fondant au chocalat and banana brule were yummy for someone never like dessert... Must try!!!

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vipSmilingCandle (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2014

Absolutely loved the food here. Great place for many specific dietary needs ( GF, vegan, etc) and enjoy French cuisine. BYOB is nice. Evening started out quiet but got louder on Friday night as evening went on. Reservations recommended. Get Duxelle, Oyster mushrooms, fruit tart.

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RRSS (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 11, 2014

Food was alright, but let a little to be desired. The brussel sprouts app, as well as the ravioli were great; however, the goat cheese tart and eggplant lasagna were not well done, in our respective opinions. Also, an unusual event occurred whereby a pedestrian tripped-and-fell outside of the restaurant, causing a scene in front of the patrons and not particularly well-handled by the restaurant staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on July 5, 2014

Excellent vegan-focussed spot. Small, quiet and cozy.

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