Permanently Closed - Omar's

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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Located on beautiful West 9th Street in Greenwich Village, Omar's brings the elegant feel and service of the UES and merges it with a downtown vibe. Housed at historic 21 West 9th street, the interiors reflect private clubs of the past, with the simplicity and design of today.
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4.2based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
4.2
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJulianC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation, which was confirmed. The place was closed the day of my dinner. I called the listed number and it was disconnected. Should not take reservations if closed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This location has closed. Please remove it from Opentable.

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BradO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up and door was locked. They didn’t event call to tell me they were closed for the day. Would have been nice if the restaurant reached out prior to the day of the reservation.

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vipNEL123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omar's kitchen is closed apparently. We showed up and although they called me an hour before -- we missed the call bc we were at the theater. I feel like this lapse between OT and the restaurant is a problem. It messed up our Sat night as we were hunting for a local restaurant at 8:30 at night..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed.

MD
MicaelaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sono arrivata all’orario prenptato ma il locale era chiuso!!!!!!! Vuoto, sparito tutto! Abbiamo dovuto cercare un altro ristorante e senza prenotazione abbiamo cenato 2 ore dopo! Come mai open table non lo sapeva che Omar’s ha chiuso??

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed that opentable accepted the reservation but the restaurant was CLOSED.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb evening, service, and food. Friendly atmosphere, great music...what more can you ask for? Can’t wait to go back

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lindairenegreene
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were at Omar's for Valentine's day. The menu was extremely limited and mostly tasty. Presentation is not their strong suit. Appetizers for the table were delicious. Oysters especially creative, interesting sauce.

What are the cons for this restaurant:
1. Extremely steep stairs at the entrance with no warning on their website.
2. Extremely loud, unpleasant music with no letup.
3. We were rushed out without even an explanation that there were a number of people waiting for tables. Even with that, rushing custumers with reservations and a prifixe menu is not good business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Chef needs to be replaced. Menu is good on paper. Bad on practice. Waiter brought appetizers last and entrees first. No apologies. Drinks took an hour. We were there when it was early hours and nearly empty.

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Jani
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Loved the ambiance, music and decor, food was ok.

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vipSteveA
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE IT!! Chef Carl is amazing !!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nice place but the music was not good enough at all.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An evening at Omar's is always one in a million! Phenomenal cuisine, incredible setting and the best host in the hospitality biz anywhere… Omar!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really cool waiter and the food was great too but didn't have too many vegetarian options but loved the chic ambience and the picture worthy details in the space

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vipFoodie60
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend lives across the street yet this was our first visit. Everything was wonderful- food, cocktails, service. And Omar, the owner is a delight. We had a great meal and a great time, and will be back for more!

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Adriana44
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and outstanding food.

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vipWesley
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always one of our favorite spots for great service, good food and ambiance!

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vipDukeofNY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We got there at 7pm and were the first guests. We found it amazing considering so many other places within a block or two were completely full with waiting lists or at capacity. We thought there must be something wrong, sat at the bar, and were impressed. Shared appetizers, main, side, bread...had cocktails and red wine. A few tables were seated, a few at the bar, but the crowd started to roll in about 845-9pm, when we were leaving. Leo the bartender was great and ensured a return visit. Next time, we will come a little later when the place has some life.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our third time here and first review.
Went on a Monday.
Food was delicious, recommend salmon or short ribs.
Service on all levels was respectful, thoughtful and friendly.
Courses were well timed.

DG
vipDeborahG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved into the neighborhood and can't believe my luck! One of the best meals I've ever had in the city which is saying a lot, my boyfriend believes in eating out 4 or more nights a week!
Would talk about my meal but honestly, I went with a small group and each of us was blown away.
Can't wait to return....SOON!

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vipBatteryCharger
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice ambiance. Good place for a drink. The kitchen needs some work. Hamachi tostadas pretty good. Duck, I asked for medium rare, came out dry, chewy, sauce heavy-handed. Salmon was also over-cooked. Plates are a bit pricey given the outcomes.

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vipFooBooze
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

$95 prix fixe for Valentine's food was food but portions were tiny and we left feeling as if we missed the meal.

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vipDanneskjold
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall a good experience. The food was good but not great as was the ambiance. The server was good until about midway through the meal and then seemed to have forgotten about us while we watched the drinks that we had ordered 20 minutes earlier languish at the end of the bar in anticipation that someone would pick them up and walk them the 15 paces to our table.

Omar has tried to create a VIP club ambiance where people will want to party, see and be seen. For the most part he has done a decent job-- if he could only get that last bit done, where all people in his place feel comfortable and important, he will have succeeded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very sorry that I came to this place. Horrific experience. I don't usually write OpenTable reviews but had to this time.

This restaurant is just flat out inappropriate. Our male server touched me inappropriately. Two guys sitting were on top of one another at the table next to us.

Is Omar's supposed to be a restaurant or a brothel?

This place should go out of business.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Ton of attitude.

MM
vipMonicaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Constantly delicious food food with good service not yet great but can be. Cocktails delicious as well Go Leo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The maitre d had us all wait till our party was complete at the bar where there was no place to sit let alone stand. Once we were complete she seated us at an awkward table by the bar citing that members had arrived & they did not have a table for us. If they are an establishment for members them why accept reservations from the general public? Why is this not the first thing we see when we look up the restaurant? Why not just let us wait at that same table until we were complete? I just did not get it... Set the tone for the rest of the evening. Service was hard to come by.

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vipDonW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the ambiance was VERY impressive, they even had an amazing art installation dedicated to LOVE. We were in town for business on Valentine's Day so we were there as a group of 5. The prix fixe menu offered delicious options and the dessert was delicious, however for $95.00 per person, we would have expected to EACH have received our OWN dessert, instead we only received 2 for the entire table of 5. ( that means 3 of us had to share one dessert...) That is the only reason that I am leaving 4 stars instead of 5. We wanted more dessert!!

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vipWesley
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great for impressing friends/family with a beautiful restaurant with very good food and a wonderful overall experience.

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vipReviewer2015
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are always impressed with how great the food is and how fun the ambiance is. It is a hard combination to find!

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Elissa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omar's was an amazing experience. The dishes were unique and offered different flavors which would be hard to find in another restaurant. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was relaxing yet had a fun atmosphere. I will definitely go back again. It's also perfect for private parties.

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vipWesley
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find! Very nice for special occasions or to impress guests :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very good ambience. Chic French-inspired decor. Reminded me of Hotel Costes in Paris. Service is poor. Food is NOT good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was excellent and the atmosphere was both quiet and energetic.

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viprefineddiner
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Classy service, elegant crowd, and beautiful food. Highly recommend the cauliflower and pork belly.

KB
vipKBNC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Omar's is the perfect date spot. It's dark and intimate. The wine was great. The food was amazing!! The service was sub-par. The waiter kept us waiting and I don't recall him coming to check in after our food was served. Our glasses were left empty for a short while. I asked him to explain the Hen of mushroom for me, as it seemed like a good dish, something I've never had before. He continued to read the menu listing instead of explaining. Although the entree was fantastic, it was not what I expected. We also decided to change our appetizer on his recommendation of the burrata, I specifically said to nix the octopus. Instead we ended up with 2 appetizers, while both were amazing. It a little much. Everyone else was pleasant, but our server left a very bad impression. I'm glad I tried it, but I probably won't go back.

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Foodie123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We went for a Friday night dinner reservation booked through opentable - the place was empty. Hostess sat us in the back corner. Appetizer portions are incredibly small and not ideal for $17 a pop. Entrees we're basic and did not include any sides or even a garnish for upwards of $35. I had noted this was a birthday reservation but by the time we finished our subpar meals we no longer wanted dessert. No one mentioned a happy birthday once - not upon arrival, during the meal or on our way out. Fine. By the time we had the check the hostess seated two tables directly next to us on both side (in the back corner) therefore making our experience unnecessarily loud and cramped. As we were leaving the host couldn't even bother to say have a nice evening. Not ideal dining experience. It was empty for a reason - we all ended up getting pizza later that night.

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Annie
Sydney / NSW
39 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great Friday night dinner here, started with oysters and carpaccio, a nice vodka martini and a good nice buzz around us! Had the steak for main and brocollini and we were both full and happy when we moved in to the even buzzier bar area! Nice night all and all

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Permanently Closed - Omar's is rated 4.2 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.