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About ' BAR VERDE
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.
New York, NY 10003
Mexican, Latin American, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Meter parking available. Garage service also available through Central Parking Garage on 22 East 1st Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery.
F train to Second Ave.
6 train to Bleecker St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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With Bar Verde, Kenney will bring his passion for Mexican cuisine to this new plant-based concept on 2nd Avenue. Kenney has traveled extensively and spent a great deal of time in Mexico, where he grew a deep affinity for the bold flavors and vibrancy of the cuisine.
' BAR VERDE Ratings and Reviews
Matthew Kenny's vegan cuisine is exceptional. This restaurant is no exception. The food is extraordinary. Fresh, unusual ingredients, great cocktails. The only problem is the lack of space, tables are crowded together, and the noise level is pretty vibrant! Great food. Will return for the food, but wish they'd free up the table space (makes dining a bit awkward in such a tight space...)
Th food was creative and delicious! I had the jackfruit tacos and my friend had the cauliflower ad they were both amazing!! We sat by the window which was nice. The lighting in the restaurant creates nice ambiance. Service was wonderful and kept refilling my water without my having to ask. Only complaint is that the tables are put so close together that my skinny self had trouble squeezing through to get up. That's a pet peeve of mine though is packing so many tables in that you are trapped once you sit. Luckily no one was seated next to us so we were able to move the table out of the way to get up. Would come back with my gf for the amazing food. Would not come back with my husband as I know the tight seating would annoy him.
Plant-based Mexican food piqued my curiosity -- "farro chorizo"? NOT a substitute for Mexican food with meat, so I'm not likely to return, but it provides a vegan variation for people who conform to that diet, and the drinks were delicious. Nice ambience, friendly service.
Enjoyed a lovely brunch with my sister. Flavors were very good for both our dishes - though somewhat similar (we were hoping there'd be more of a variety between the two dishes) - and portions were hearty. Cocktails packed a punch. I got the impression that the staff (bar, wait, service) weren't completely on top of things. I'm looking forward to going back and trying their dinner menu.
My boyfriend and I tried this place after absolutely LOVING Double Zero next door. When we heard it was the same company we were very keen on coming here as soon as we could. Our experience was underwhelming at best. The food was okay. It didn't wow us, and the portions were pretty small. The restaurant didn't seem particularly busy but the service was inattentive. We waited close to 20 minutes for a slice of mango cheesecake that never came, and our waiter never updated us to the situation. We ended up canceling it so we could catch a movie.
When I arrived it was pretty quiet. Our server, Miguel, had many suggestions. The nachos and flautas were incredible! I had a mezcal margarita that I love. The churros were underwhelming but overall I’d still give 5 stars. It started getting packed and loud closer to 8pm
I love everything about Bar Verde. From their sustainable, handcrafted cocktails to their always creative and always mouth-watering delicious food to the friendliness and attentiveness of their waitstaff to their commitment to being cruelty-free and ethical to the decor. This restaurant is such a treat. I went there most recently on a date and the waiter seated us in a cozy corner in the back. We both ordered cocktails, which were phenomenal and then shared several different kinds of tacos, each one of which was terrific and a conversation starter due to the chef's creativity. It was so much fun! I love this place.
Enjoyed dining at Bar Verde for my Christmas in New York Holiday Dinner! Flew from Hawaii to New York for Christmas and was so happy to be able to find this Gem for a nice plant based Christmas Dinner with my Hubby!!! It was hard to find an open plant based restaurant and open table helped me find and reserve Bar Verde! Enjoyed the friendly service and ambiance. We sat in a corner window seat in low lighting which turned out to be Romantic as the restaurant wasn't very busy. Great Experience. Hoping to make it back one day just for an ordinary meal. Wishing Hawaii had all the plant based Eateries as New York.
Kenney took on the challenge of vegan Mexican and was definitely able to deliver high flavor and satisfactory food. Certain things like the tortilla or guacamole that were naturally vegan didn't necessarily stand out but as the whole the meal was exciting and tasty. The restaurant packs a lot of tables into a small space but this adds for a lively, vibrant environment who don't mind tight space.
Such delicious vegan Mexican food! The service was wonderful. The food was creative, delicious, and presented beautifully. It is a small space so it is a bit crowded and it is quite noisy. That was why I gave it an overall rating of 4 stars instead of 5. It's not really a place you could enjoy a leisurely dinner. But everything we ate was fabulous! So worth a visit!!!
This was my second time coming to Bar Verde since they’ve opened. The first time I had such a great experience so I wanted to bring more friends to enjoy. Well good thing these friends are very cool and open because the experience we had was not a good one. First we waited between an hour to two hours for the various dishes we ordered. They are small dishes so they should not take so long to prepare. Then our order was incorrect and it took 45 min to correct the dish. I really didn’t want to give the dish away because I was so hungry but we ordered guac w/o cilantro for my friend who is intolerant to it. And while the food was still tasty it was inconsistent with the first time. The Cauliflower tacos were definitely different. The corn was consistent and awesome!!
Now desserts...absolutely horrible. The cheese cake that I bragged about from my first visit was totally different. The first time it was a cheese cake with mango sauce and had a creamy consistency. This time it had a different shape rectangle instead of triangle, which is fine. But the cake was frozen, we were cutting through ice and the ends were like mush, consistency waaayyy off. Also the cake itself seemed to be infused with the tart mango flavor instead of just having the mango component as the sauce, this was overwhelming and not desirable. We wound up sending it back. We also ordered the pudding which was horrible,was my first time having it so I’m not sure if it was an off night for it.
I think it best to go early in the week when it’s not busy. More time and love seems to be put into the food. I will never go on the weekend again. But with that experience it would be a long while before I consider going back.
Disappointed, expensive and nothing special. You are better of going to a regular Mexican restaurant and ordering guacamole and quesadilla there. The space is small, cramped and super noisy you cannot carry a conversation. The portions are small and nothing special. We had the nachos that barely had any guacamole , the mushroom carnitas and the cauliflower tacos. Two small tacos for $16 we little filling. I am very disappointed especially after so much hype about the place and the chef.
The food was phenomenal - very creative and fun and vibrant. The cocktails - all sustainable and earth-friendly - were equally creative and delicious. Everything felt perfect and the waitstaff was just wonderful. I cannot say enough fabulous things about our experience here. Totally loved it and will be back!
What a fabulous new restaurant! We never imagined cheeseless Mexican food and yet these vegan dishes couldn’t be tastier. Interesting combinations, great beers and drinks, lovely service and very fair prices. We can’t wait to return and try some more of the interesting dishes.
All of the food I tasted was exceptionally fresh and delicious! Each dish had incredibly great and unique flavors that just left me wanting to sample more. I felt that the highest quality of ingredients were used and as decadently delicious as everything was, it all felt guilt free and healthful! Presentation was beautiful and the wait staff was friendly and wonderfully helpful. Though I am vegetarian, I believe absolutely everyone would love this place and find the food completely satisfying and a feast for anyones palate. Nothing was heavy as mexican food can often be, and for me personally, it was so good to know that the entire menu was vegan. Good for individual health, the environment, and of course, the animals . Such a win! I look forward to going back and indulging on these fresh, unique and mouthwatering dishes again! :)
Mathew Kenney is a vegan food genius--making things that are simultaneously beautiful, plant-based, fresh and delicious, and all with zero trace of the moralizing hippie-ishness you might expect in a purely vegan establishment (and this coming from a lifelong plant-based diner who grew up in all of those hippie establishments!). This place is chic, friendly, and totally delicious. We love their sister restaurant double zero next door, but taking this fresh vegan approach to mexican food is a match made in heaven.
Bar Verde was top-notch. Had the Elote and Pozole Verde to start. Both good but really enjoyed the Pozole. Then followed with an amazing Farro Chorizo taco (very spicy) and a Maitake Mushroom Carnitas taco. The wait staff are still getting their sea legs but all and all a very good experience—Would go back any time.
Absolutely loved both of the meals I've had at Bar Verde and can't wait to go back. Everything is incredibly fresh, creative and authentic. Plus it all happens to be plant-based!
Must try the following...
-Mushrom Tamales (don't always love mole, but they nailed it)
-Truffle Potato Flautas (loved the flavors and crunch!)
-Jackfruit barbacoa tacos
Was really happy that 00+co, the sister restaurant to Bar Verde, didn't close, as they both have the same address and I was actually worried about that. Once that was out of the way, the food was great here as well! highly recommend the churros, cheesecake (which pairs perfectly with the Cava Brut they have...like literally perfectly), really any tacos, and the smoked potato app. Make a reservation, as this place was packed when I got there, but overall its worth going to.
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