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' BAR VERDE

4.6
80 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
MON-THURS 3PM-11PM
FRI 3PM-1AM
SAT 12PM-1AM
SUN 12PM-11PM
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Phone number
(212) 777-6965
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Winegard
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Catering
Coming soon.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th st.
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Parking details
Meter parking available. Garage service also available through Central Parking Garage on 22 East 1st Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery.
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Public transit
F train to Second Ave.
6 train to Bleecker St.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 80 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I went with my spouse and sibs who are New Yorkers and we were all pleasantly surprised by the quality and creativity of the menu. We enjoyed every dish and shared.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First time visiting and although I'm not on a vegan diet, I appreciated the creativity and flavor that Bar Verde offers. This place should be a hit amongst carnivores and herbivores alike.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went early on a Sunday so it was neither crowded nor loud. But is normally both in my experience. Food is delicious and you don’t feel that it is “fake” MEXICAN even though vegan. However I do find it a little heavy. Overall I recommend it and think it is way more successful as a vegan alternative to standard Mexican than the same chef’s vegan Italian place next door

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food and cocktails were delicious, and we are already plotting our next visit. We got a number of plates to share, and none of them disappointed: nachos, ceviche, avocado tempura tacos, cauliflower tacos, burrito, mole, and churros for dessert. Looking forward to revisiting these dishes and checking out the rest of the menu!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Delicious vegan food

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was delicious. The maitake tacos were outstanding and the tres leche cake was one of the best desserts I have ever had!! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing vegan food and nice staff. It was a small restaurant but that did not cause any issues for us. Would definitely go again!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Super good VEGAN Mexican food! Excellent, friendly service… Recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We’ve visited Bar Verde several times since it opened just a few months ago and loved it each time. We are NOT vegans but prefer not to eat meat. There are so many delicious choices and I am amazed each time that the absence of cheese, which seemed like a necessary part of Mexican cuisine, is in no way a drawback. The textures and tastes they create are just wonderful. Our servers have all been delightful too. We love Bar Verde and it’s our go-to before or after NYTW and Public Theater.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Overall food was good. Interesting protein options such as jackfruit. We especially liked the cashew cheesecake. The seating is crammed so don’t expect any personal space.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always an amazing eating experience for those open minded to a healthy meal in nyc for a change

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Incredibly vegan Mexican food 🥘 the best I have had. Great texture, flavor, everything marries together perfectly! And awesome margaritas!

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was under seasoned, and lacked flavor. The food as a whole was wildly disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Went there with a friend after work for a light bite. My mushroom-stuffed tamale was excellent and my drink was refreshing and STRONG. Great ambience and attentive waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Absolutely delicious. My friend got the nachos as an appetizer - and received a healthy serving. The empanadas are $15 and come with 3 teeny pieces. Go for the nachos instead.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

All Matthew Kenney fabulousness. Don’t miss it.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I thought the restaurant was a breath of fresh air health wise - very interesting creative vegan dishes - my only complaint was that it was unbearably noisy - couldn't hear a word over the noise - extremely difficult to have any conversation

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My sister and I were looking for a restaurant with some healthier options and came across Bar Verde. I made reservations but we were not seated for another 40 minutes. They were very hospitable, offered us a comped beverage for the inconvenience which was nice. When we finally sat down and ordered our food, things came out fairly quickly and was so so delicious that it was actually worth the wait.
We ordered the Hearts of Palm Ceviche, the Little Gem salad, the jackfuit tacos and the spicy cauliflower tacos.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Another superb Matthew Kenney joint. When food tastes this good you don't have to tell anyone it's vegan. You just tell them it's amazing. Service was spot on, cocktails were great. The ceviche and tamales were the best I've had.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I haven’t had good Mexican food in a LONG time since I’m vegan. The place is super cute, small, but still good. It was a little warm so dress in layers during the winter so you can be comfortable.
The food is outstanding!! We had nachos to start - no picture since I was starving. I had the enchiladas and my husband had the empanadas.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent vegan mexican food. Very creative, nice, 'balanced' meals. Overall a little spicy for my wife, but they were able to accommodate us to remove the spice

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Hands down this and other Matthew Kenney restaurants best vegan in thr city. To get such greet food and ambiance in a vegan place is incredible.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic vegan cuisine. I have some dietary restrictions, as well, and they staff was more than accommodating and kind. The drinks were good, the ambiance was great, and the food was delicious. I'd recommend the corn to start. The presentation was also fantastic.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Responsible, unique cocktails - everything is fresh and thoughtfully combined to solid effect, though not quite sublime. The food echoes this attention to detail - perfect crisp spinach tortilla on the jackfruit chimichanga is very slightly undermined by an incomplete infusion of flavor and texture. , Vivid cilantro and savory cauliflower make for flawless enchiladas. The nachos are flavorful but the vegan cheese sauce is sightly unbalanced in volume and flavor. It's s fine meal, but falls just short of top tier.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I loved my experience at this restaurant. Due to weather conditions I was very late for my reservation but the hostess Pam was great! She still held the reservation and accommodated us when we walked it. The service remained impeccable with the waitress Dani. She was very friendly and checked on us regularly. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the loaded nachos for starters. I will def be returning.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Got the prix fix Valentine’s Day special. At first me and my girlfriend were worried the plates were going to be small, but once the third of five courses arrived we were starting to feel full. Drinks with every course was a plus. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Made reservations weeks in advance. Walked in and the tables were so close together they had to move them to let me in. Also the music was so loud it gave me a headache. I left without even ordering. Went to XYST instead which is the same owner but much better ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

What a great vegan find! We shared the mango guacamole, nachoes, quesadillas and mushroom tacos. All were very tasty and decent sized portions. The margaritas were also made very well. It was quiet when we went for an early dinner on a Sunday night, and the service was very good! I would return.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and service. The price was incredible given the amount of delicious and flavorful food. I’ve been to “authentic” Mexican restaurants before and I lived in Tucson for a while. Bar Verde is without question some of the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. Highly recommend. I can’t wait to come back.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

As a huge fan of Double zero I couldn't wait to try this place. Went on a Saturday night. Mostly the service was the problem as my waiter forgot few things and seemed to be out of it. The nachos were great but wasn't super impressed w the tacos we got. Maybe just being spoiled in NYC w so much good vegan food.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was delicious! Will definitely be back soon.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I really want to love this place. I’m vegan and the menu is so enticing. We had the nachos which were awesome. Then had the basic burrito which was solid but not spectacular and the truffle potato flautas with kale shredded on them but they were so soaked in lime juice they just tasted like lime flautas! The mango cheesecake was fine. Big thing is too stuffed with bodies when busy! We were there Thursday night at 7:30. And it’s basically impossible to talk to whomever you’re with. I’m definitely going back to try other stuff (tacos!) at an off peak time.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Fresh tasting margarita, posole was excellent; nachos were ordinary, ordered the jackfruit tacos and they were outstanding; the chorizo tacos were good.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I love 00 and co so had high expectations. I was a little disappointed. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing (quesadillas). It wasn't extremely flavorful and I thought was pretty pricey for small portions. I like the atmosphere and would try it again for dinner instead of brunch.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great Vegan Mexican meal! Best, freshest guacamole ever. Spicy cauliflower tacos were delicious. Chocolate pudding - rich, sinful.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was good. Not great. It was a full house on a Saturday night at 7:30 pm. They are on the newish side so maybe their still working out the kinks but the service was painful. I would try out his other restaurants one bike
This place finds its footing ( XYST & Double Zero)

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a great meal

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Another disappointing NYC restaurant experience. Despite the restaurant not being busy, service was super slow. It took about 20 minutes for the waiter to bring us drinks. The portions here are small, expensive, and not memorable. Save your money.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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...)

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food. Clean, tasty... a great vegan Mexican gem. Thank you Matthew Kenney.

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