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About Organic Grill

“You want to eat healthy, but you’re allergic to “health food.”
Not a problem at this East Village café where locally grown produce and artisan ingredients make up dishes like black-bean-and-corn quesadilla with a cherry-tomato salsa. Even the coffee is organic and shade-grown.”
—NY Magazine

123 First Ave
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:30pm & Dinner: 4:30-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 7th Street & St. Marks Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 477-7177

Website:
http://www.theorganicgrill.com/

Catering:
Our Catering menu is located on www.theorganicgrill.com

Public Transit:
F, 6, N, Q, L train are all close

Executive Chef:
Julia Chebotar

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us we will deliver and cater to all % boroughs. Please contact us at 267-231-5149 or 212-477-7177

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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4.6

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4.2

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4.1

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4.5

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very good service. Food very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was delicious - overall a great experience. Service was not the best, but that didn't diminish the experience. We really enjoyed all of the food we ordered and the atmosphere was perfect for a relaxed dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I've been a regular at the Organic Grill for over ten years. The food is healthy and deliciously
prepared. The servers are knowledgeable and friendly. This is my go to place for brunch to meet friends in a charming, unpretentious atmosphere. It feels cozy and no one rushes you so that you can savor your meal. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for organically prepared, wholesome food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

I made a reservation via opentable and when I showed up, the restaurant said they were closed for an event/that they weren't listed on opentable that night. They were very dismissive when I tried to show them my reservation. I understand there was nothing they could do to accommodate me, but I'm disappointed they disagreed with me/said I didn't make a res. They could just have admitted the mistake, that somehow the restaurant was listed (and at 10x points!) even when they weren't free, but instead they told me I was wrong.

I'm a nice gal, have worked in food service and am generally very sympathetic to waiters, but when I make a reservation for a date I expect to be able to eat there OR in dire circumstances be listened to and respectfully turned away. Maybe y'all need to communicate better with opentable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The green machine burger was amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2017

This is a little gem of a place with a great menu for the vegetarian/vegan palate. This is a small, cafe' type place - nothing fancy - but cozy and casual. The burgers and sides we got were delicious. The service was prompt and friendly. Would definitely recommend this to any vegetarian/vegan who wants a satisfying meal.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The place is small- (cramped and I'm not a large person)menu is fantastic, food is fantastic BUT the kitchen is SLOW and they had only 1 server doing everything. Even though the place is small- this girl needed help. Was no fault of her own but we waited 25 minutes for our food...that's a pretty long wait for a super casual small place. I'd go again but probably for take out. The vegan red velvet cake was heaven! So were the charred brussel sprouts and their famous veggie burger. Loved the food.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Great restaurant. Amazing food. Noisy dish clearing behind counter. Load difficult to hear sometimes when dishes cleared

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Wonderful, nice serving staff too. Very helpful and fun.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Late-night Find, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Good cozy spot for vegetarians, vegans and pescaterians as well as anyone who wants some good food.
Try the tofu omelette. It's really interesting and delicious.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Very welcoming restaurant that makes you feel good! The Green Machine burger is certainly one of the best ones I've had!
It's not cheap, but you gotta pay for good, organic food - so go ahead and do it!

Tags: Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Vegan, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Had the popular veggie burger and it was quite good and a quinoa dish. Service was super friendly and outstanding with a fabulous play list. It's not in my neighborhood but I will go back for the sweet potato fries

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2016

An interesting choice in the East Village with great vegetarian fare. Nice café atmosphere. Friendly service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The mulled wine served in an apple absolutely made my night, but the rest of the meal was remarkable as well! The food was amazing, everyone loved what they ate and we had vegetarians and omnivores in our group. It's small inside and probably not good for large groups but the service and food really can't be beat. We will be back, and we live an hour and a half away!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic, Organic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

The Green Goddess Burger is a must have! I heard Green Machine burger is popular, but I wanted something simple. With the friends I hung out with, only one of them was a Vegan. I heard good reviews about this place, but others were still skeptical since the other Vegan restaurants we tried before were all a fail. Our waiter was very nice, but a bit slow when it came to asking for more water. The food came out right away, no long wait! My vegan friend got the Pierogies, and she said it was the best Vegan Pierogies she had. So I'm glad she enjoyed them, and the others also enjoyed their food. Def coming back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Disappointed.. Really just a very small store front, with an attempt to be a eastside vibe, but an upper east side priced menu..
I get it , its Organic, but its ridiculously priced for what it is.. And insulting ..shouldnt be on Open Table for dinner service. May be good for a quick lunch.
We left..

Tags: Vegan, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

This place never fails to be amazingly delicious. love it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2016

The fries are well seasoned. However the moisture from the salmon leaked allover my dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2016

They did not have several things listed in the menu
I had gone there for those things
I was very disappointed
It was inexcusable, in my opinion
I only can go there once a year as i live out of the city
I had taken an hour bus trip to go there

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2016

Great Vegan/Vegetarian place. My friend is vegan and she had great Jack Fruit Enchiladas. I had a nicely prepared wild salmon with sauteed dark greens and quinoa. We also had a beet hummus to start that was delicious. The food is excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on March 25, 2016

veggie burgers and vegan cakes were good appetizers excellent nice simple place - super friendly service . if you are not vegan you can still enjoy the food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2016

Casual vegetarian and vegan food. Moderate portions appreciated.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

In the East Village, there are fewer and fewer good, simple, casual vegetarian restaurants still kicking, but this one is still going strong after many years. glad to see this neighborhood staple is still serving great food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Food was very good, but they have too many tables for the tiny space they have. Classic situation in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2015

The bed of collard greens in the pierogi dish was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

The food was fresh and delicious-- the tomatoes were actually ripe (rare in NYC)! Everything was delicious, but WOW-- $6.50 for tea? And 4 bucks for a small glass of ginger punch? A little pricey. Waiter was great, personable, but forgot a side after a bit of a conversation about it-- that's okay, though-- I couldn't afford it! All in all, he was super sweet, and attentive. Might try their frequent eater program to help with the costs of eating there. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2015

Told everyone about this place and that they have to put this on this "must" go to list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2015

In the heart of the East Village, Organic Grill hits the spot for vegetarians! The food did not disappoint and the portions are a healthy size. We loved it and will be back maybe in the evening to try some of their organic wines and beers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2015

My friend and I who both would never not eat meat visited this restaurant, and the food was amazing! We both had grilled sandwiches (with dairy cheese) and they were really delicious. I also had a chilled coconut cream of broccoli soup that could have used a little more spicing but was also quite tasty. The service was great, they played fun music, and the decorations/clunky wooden tables are very charming. All and all great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2015

Interesting and diverse menu with a variety of options ... try the .delicious kale and pierogis!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Great meal options and deserts made with organic sugar which means it ok for me to have

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·Dined on February 17, 2015

An amazing find for a vegan taking a paleo diet friend for a birthday dinner. Our server was incredibly patient with our many questions about content in various menu items, and very kind and knowledgeable as well. The food was fantastic (fried artichokes and vegan chocolate pudding were big hits with us)! Affordable, friendly, delicious, what more could you ask for?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2014

We loved The Organic Grill so much that we plan on going back once a month. We don't even mind traveling from Long Island to get there either! The staff was great; wonderful service and delicious food! If you love to eat organic food and you are vegan this is the place for you! Nice and cozy atmoshete to enjoy a great meal!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2014

The food was ok, but nothing all that great. Had the flat bread pizza which was pretty good, and the house mushroom burger. The burger wasn't great and fell apart really easily. Service was ok. She kept forgetting to bring our drink orders, but was very nice and helpful with suggestions of where to drink after.

Didn't hate my experience, but wouldn't go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2014

What a great find. I had been wanting to go for so long and never seemed to make it until this past week. Everything was so delicious. Even my carnivore sister wanted to go back. Our waiter, Forist, was fantastic too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Everything I expected in food quality. Price of coffee at $4.50 is over the top. I went elsewhere for dessert and coffee.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2014

The food is casual, from good to delicious, the waitstaff is wonderful and helpful, it's all fresh.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat at. If you care about eating healthy organic food, then Organic Grill fits the bill. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the service is excellent. Never had a problem that was not taken care of. They even offer a Frequent Diner Program where they treat you to a free dinner on your birthday. There aren't many places in New York that offer healthy foods like Organic Grill. They have a variety of excellent dishes to chose from. My favorite is their Green Machine Burger. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2014

great food, terrific atmosphere, and there was no rushing us out when we were finished. if you like terrific vegetarian/vegan food, definitely check this place out.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2014

It got mixed reviews on yelp so thought we would try it out for dinner. Food was horrible. We had the nachos and the burger sliders. Bread was so dry and the lettuce was old.
Don't waste your time or money.

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