' BAR VERDE

4.7
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277 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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Good Vegetarian Options
Bar Verde brings Matthew Kenney’s passion for plant-based cuisine to a new Mexican concept with in uences from other Latin countries. Guests will be treated to an array of sharing plates, including variations on guacamoles, ceviches, chips and salsas, a full taco menu, and a large number of unique main course preparations paired with an extensive list of organic and sustainable tequila and mezcal cocktails in a warm casual environment, located in the heart of the East Village in NYC.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious Vegan food. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Clean bathroom, beautiful bar and just lovely place. Can’t wait to go back and also try the other Matthew Kenney restaurants. This was a first time vegan experience for some family of mine and they were so pleasantly surprised which made me so happy. Thank you for sharing this beautiful food ☮️

CO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was excellent but it was so cramped. We went on Valentine's Day and were packed like sardines. The servers could hardly pay any attention to us. Many mistakes were made with our orders and the parties to our left and right. I would guess that it is probably not like this on regular days, but I will probably not be going back to find out.

FG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is very good. We have eaten here multiple times. This review is mostly for the Valentine’s Day special menu which was very good. It was unfortunate that the service was incredibly slow and inattentive. The kitchen seemed particularly behind even though there was a fixed menu. At $65 per person with no drinks, one would have expected a little more food as the appetizer- nachos or guacamole - was one serving to share. Dinner was almost two hours by the time we had the full menu due to the long wait time between dishes. Overall, a bit of a disappointment and not typical of our experience on previous visits.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We went during Valentine’s Day... the food was great and the waiter was accommodating but, the food took too long to come out!! Other patrons were getting their food before us even though we had been there longer with an earlier reservation. We were there for two hours and most of the of time was spent waiting for the food!! I’m not sure if it was because of Valentines Day or high volume but the fact that they also added gratuity on top of requesting tip with the long wait was unacceptable. Give us the choice to choose!

VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! A little pricey but good portions & perfect for a special occassion!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredibly delicious, we were here for the Valentines Day and the special menu was great. I will definitely come back for more

AS
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MKC never disappoints and the fact that 3 of his restaurants are right next to each other is even better. The cauliflower enchiladas were amazing and so were the nachos and my beverage as well. The Paloma.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love!! Great meal

A
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Couldn't hear the waitress name as it was a little loud but she had a nice tattoo on her arm and was very attentive. Food was excellent and so was the passion fruit margarita.

RP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious! authentic Mexican indeed - which is hard truly hard to come by (and vegan to boot!!).

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service was amazing. We were a rather large party, and we had an extra guest show up, the staff was incredibly accommodating . Everyone including those who weren't vegan/ were skeptic to try vegan food loved everything from our meals to the desert option, the drinks were amazing as well. We will definitely be coming back here soon.

OT
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best mexican restaurants I’ve experienced in nyc.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is incredible. Food is excellent. My fav spot in NYC!

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food but very noisy and tables are so close to each other

MG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Verde was outstanding! I can't wait to go back!

RP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two words: Mushroom. Empanadas.
OMG! this was soooo good! The food was completely outstanding, but the empanadas blew me away!
We had the nachos (so good!), the quesadillas (amazing!), the empanadas (unreal!) and the wild mushroom carnitas tacos. This last one was really good, but my least favorite of all we had. Then, chocolate churros (delicious!). It was an amazing meal! Will be back!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of my favorite restaurants in the city. What a gem! Amazing service and ambiance. The food is excellent. This is plant-based menu for ANYONE. It’s no longer about being “vegan” — it’s about sustainability — and having plant-based options to eat is key. You will not compromise on flavor here - this menu redefines plant-based. And the presentation of each plate is exquisite. Please open a 2nd location anywhere on the west side!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible!

x
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! Best nachos ever. I cannot wait to go back. It was an incredibly lively Friday night in there, though, and really quite loud and cramped. The food completely made up for any negatives in the ambiance department, though. It would not stop me from going back.

KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to for a party of 2. The menu is unique and foos is delicious. It's all plant based food, but has a very quirky twist to all the dishes

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The plant based food was incredible. I cant wait to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrendous food. Lacked any kind of flavour associated with Mexican cuisine. Service was poor.

AM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

LG
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Bar Verde after visiting the ArcadiaEarth exhibition on Broadway. After seeing room after room about what we are doing to the planet and how we can help make it better, an amazingly tasty vegan meal from Bar Verde was the quintessential end to the evening. Delicious beyond, it reminded our table that vegan can be as good as any other meat or dairy filled foods.

LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was bursting with flavours and I had the best margarita I’ve ever had! (Guava flavour). It was NYE so buzzing but great atmosphere. Staff were very polite. Would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican in NYC (considering it’s vegan). Nachos are a must! Best tacos: jackfruit and wild mushrooms

AF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nachos - AMAZING!!!

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SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Drinks! Perfect for a girls night out!

C
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible vegan fare and wonderful cocktails. Highly recommend to vegans and non vegans alike.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and accommodating staff, flavorful dishes, and really good drinks. An amazing experience overall!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably inventive and delicious dishes. Very gracious service by people who take a lot of pride in what they are serving.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Makes me actually want to eat vegetables. Never met a margarita I didn’t like here. Intimate space but you can make friends with the table next to you!

JU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Andrea really made our night for Thanksgiving Dinner. The only thing I’d change is the soup - too acidic for us. Please never remove the jackfruit bowl!!

LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good vegan options and fun atmosphere. Service was very good.

JT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Only complaint would be that the tables are very close together, but that’s lower Manhattan dining.

d
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food excellent as were cocktail
Server nice good waited on check but all
Good

r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar verde is one of three spots I always recommend to people when they visit NYC. The other two are located right next door! (double zero and plant food). The food is always an impeccable delight - first feeding your eyes and then your stomach. The service is outstanding, as if you are among friends. Matthew Kenneys cuisine is always presented and crafted from outside of the box thinking and I suggest anyone daunted by an entirely plant-centric restaurant to open their minds. Because each bite is an artistic masterpiece no matter what your dietary preferences. Please offer more than 5 stars to lend to a review. I need 5 times that. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Our waiter was great and all his recommendations were delicious and beyond our expectations. A winner.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waitress came over to take drink orders as soon as we sat down. We weren’t ready yet so she left and said she would return. We waited and waited and waited and tried to get her attention while she was chatting at the bar. No luck. Finally another waiter noticed us and took our drink order. The place was not busy so this was not a good start. We ordered 4 appetizers which were ok. The sangria was excellent. We then ordered two entrees which were good. We were two vegetarians and two who will eat this way ‘when in Rome ‘. We had been to a Matthew Kenney restaurant a while back and everything was excellent. This was average at best.