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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.

65 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
MON-THURS 3PM-11PM
FRI 3PM-1AM
SAT 12PM-1AM
SUN 12PM-11PM

Cross Street:
4th st.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 777-6965

Website:
http://www.barverdenyc.com/

Catering:
Coming soon.

Parking Details:
Meter parking available. Garage service also available through Central Parking Garage on 22 East 1st Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery.

Public Transit:
F train to Second Ave.
6 train to Bleecker St.

Executive Chef:
Scott Winegard

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (41)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
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Healthy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (14)
Fun (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Cozy (13)
Organic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Tapas (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Spicy (9)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Authentic (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a great meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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...)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The staff needs some serious training. If drinking on the job will hamper your ability to serve customers then the topic should definitely be revisited.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vegan, Happy Hour, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

LOVE! Vegan Mexican that was 100% ON POINT!!! From nachos to tempura avocado tacos to the mango cheesecake. Non-vegan friends fell in love with this place too. :)

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This place is great! The food is very healthy plant based. If you are already vegan or just looking to change it up, you should try this place!

Tags: Vegan, Healthy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vegan, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I thought it was great food but the portions were rather small.

Tags: Vegan, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Vegan? What meal was vegan ... that’s how good it was. My only teensy tinsy complaint is that there isn’t a lot of seating space, but that is to be exp cited in the east village. I will be back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food and drinks. Excellent service. I will definitely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love Double Zero Next door and am happy to say that Bar Verde is just as good - great energy, good music, drinks and creative, clean Mexican food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Bar Verde exceeded expectations. Fantastic food & for New York the prices aren't bad at all.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great attention to detail. Delicious food with excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Vegan, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything we had was phenomenal. Professional service and food was delivered to table in a timely manner. I’ll be back many more times.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing spot for a healthy meal and good vibes. Recommended.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tapas, Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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