Aunt Jakes - Greenwich Village

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$30 and under
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Italian
Named after a fictitious relative that every Italian family can relate to, Aunt Jake’s allows the diner to choose from one of our ten fresh pasta shapes to be paired with our 10 different house-made sauces. Following the triumph of our first location in Little Italy, Aunt Jake’s has now opened a new location on West 8th Street. Housed in an intimate two-story townhouse, Aunt Jake’s makes you feel right at home with cozy banquets, warm wood accents and signature blue and white-tiled bar. At Aunt Jake’s, the “pastabilities” are endless!
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JD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kale Caesar is to die for! The pasta is always fantastic, and the servers are on point.

NW
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a cloudy day with a forecast of expected rain in the evening. After spending our afternoon at the met, we decided we were in the mood for some warm delicious pasta loaded with lots of carbs to make up for the physical activity we endured at the met. I came across Aunt Jakes on yelp, and although the destination was afar from where we were, needles to say, we were willing to make the commute. Upon arriving, the staff was respectful, kind, and seated all three of us immediately. Then they provided us with the menu, breadsticks, and gave us some time to pick out our dishes. The food was spectacular and the portions were perfect. It left all of us satisfied. We then ordered a round of drinks such as Lemonchille and a glass of Rosé. The drinks were also very good and of high quality. The ambience of the restaurant is welcoming, aesthetically pleasing, and for one-a perfect place to go to on a rainy evening. Overall, great service, amazing food, splendid environment. Will return soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it! It’s one of my favorites!! The food and experience are all consistently excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the decor and ambiance, and omg the pasta. So delicious- no matter what sauce you get! We got the Sunday sauce and the roasted garlic pecorino and we ate it all up. The calamari was also delicious. Also, try Aunt Jake’s cocktail- very refreshing.

NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a friend's birthday and will definitely return again

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best Italian meals I've ever had, and I am married to an Italian woman who is a great cook. All homemade pastas, including Gluten Free. I highly recommend the Bolognese, simply fantastic. Service was excellent and wine suggestions on point.

MD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place exceeded my expectations. Food and drinks were both delicious. The atmosphere and space upstairs was unlike your typical NYC restaurant. Downstairs was a bit crowded, but overall, larger than most others. We went with a party of 6 and felt very roomy and private and didn’t feel like our conversation was being overheard by other dining guests. Shocked at how reasonably priced everything was at the end of the meal. Overall, great experience; would definitely come back!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious pasta, disinterested server.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Family style portions available but make sure you ask how big each one is as we ended up with a bit more than we thought.

LH
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was great for a more intimate brunch - noise level is on the lower side, its well-lit, food is delish (esp the pancakes!!) and you get to see the staff making fresh pasta in the background (so cool!). It's also in a great neighborhood, so perfect for a walk after. Highly recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch menu! Really cute and cosy venue!

JB
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant, I will definitely be coming back.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was just perfect. Everything was so fresh. We had the chicken parm and delicious fresh made pasta with vodka sauce. Our waiter Tim was awesome, even recommended a perfect cocktail. Can’t wait to go back

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was incredible and a lot came with the order! our server was awesome and informative

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Nothing I ate was very good. Nothing offensively bad either, but for the price I would not go back or recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner here with my wife after a suggestion from a friend. The place is small and cozy. We sat at the bar where we could watch the homemade pasta being made while we had dinner. Food was great, service was good and ambiance was perfect. Nice little place with good homemade food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely and delicious!!!

The decor was very, very nice and the food was fantastic.

I only wish the space was a bit bigger. We sat in the booth near the back near the kitchen.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good prices and portions especially for NYC. Branzino was fried and oily, but other meals were excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Unfortunately very busy and understaffed. We were rushed put

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the server. Amazing place to share a few items. The portions were huge. I had the cavatelli with Sunday sauce and it was phenomenal.

KH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really liked the decor and loved being able to watch the pasta being made. We were entranced by the process. We ordered the chicken parm which was moan inducingly good. We almost took an order of it to go and even considered coming back at night for dinner. Our server was quick, witty, and full of character. We were not disappointed. Oh and they have jolly ranchers at the entrance. Brownie points.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cozy and the food was incredible. The only downside is that it gets very noisy and it’s hard to have a conversation.

Z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, loved the option to order family-style, and the salmon and warm breadsticks were terrific. However, the pesto was near flavorless. Maybe it was an off-night since we came in on a Sunday? Either way, I'd definitely give it another shot!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing. We arrived early and our table wasn’t ready but they suggested a bar down the street which served amazing drinks. Once we arrived for dinner, we both ordered a drink; a glass of wine for my partner and I created my own cocktail which is an experience I recommend for everyone.

For appetizer, we started with the calamari which has the perfect amount of batter and crisp to it and was accompanied by a spicy marinara sauce which was perfect! The appetizer was the right size to split even with the homemade breadsticks which are AMAZING!

For our main courses my partner had the shrimp scampi which wasn’t too salty; a perfect blend of acidity and creaminess - a spectacular dish. I had the short rib lasagna which was the perfect portion size and left me content but not stuffed at the end. The short rib had the perfect flavoring that didn’t over power the lasagna allowing for the flavors of cheese, sauce, and rib to mix perfectly.

I recommend this place for anyone who wants an amazing meal at a great price as well. Thank you Aunt Jakes and we will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible. Food and vibe is so much better at Mulberry location.

TE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, from start to finish. Warm friendly greeting from the very charming host Jeff, who accommodated our request to be seated in the front window. Excellent service from Tim, who offered some suggestions on our menu selections. Food was delicious, fresh, beautifully presented. Looking forward to our next meal at Aunt Jake’s!

JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food is simply delicious!

N
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The food, ambiance, and service were top notch. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC food and service - all around an amazing dining experience 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

FJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too loud for our liking, and chairs a bit uncomfortable. Otherwise everything was pretty good.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. We will definitely be back!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom was visiting and wanted some delicious Italian with a great ambiance. Aunt Jakes did not disappoint!! Loved every aspect of the experience, especially our server, Tim! The best of the best!!

P
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We wanted a conveniently located place where each of us could find something on the menu. The pasta was homemade but unremarkable. Pick a pasta, pick a sauce options felt a little “chain restaurant” though this is not a chain. Our waiter was very attentive and good. Would be a good place for families with picky kids. Watch the pasta maker at work at the bar.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Was a lovely dinner. Food was better than even expected. Really delicious. Every dish was outstanding. Homemade pasta was cooked and prepared perfectly. Drinks were also terrific, especially the rose sangria. Was a little too noisy and hard to hear each other speak. But a beautiful restaurant and great waiter. Thank you!

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food!! We had trouble choosing what to pick from the menu, because everything looked good. Brunch deal was great too. Service was not good. We felt ignored most of the time. But everyone was very nice once we flagged them down.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

CR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow so we only ordered one round of drinks throughout dinner but overall food quality and service was great. Highly recommend it for a group dinner. Seating is limited so make a reservation ahead of time. They also have pasta making classes!

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