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About Ditch Plains - West Village

Chef Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains offers fresh seafood and the best of beach dining - from oyster shooters and lobster rolls to a oven baked salmon plus celebrated specialties such as the Ditch Dog (a hot dog smothered with mac & cheese), fish tacos, spicy Bloody Marys, a selection of beers on tap and the famously well-priced wine program that Murphy is so well known for.




29 Bedford St.
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
All Day Menu, Daily: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Brunch: Saturday + Sunday, 11AM-4PM
5 at 5: Monday-Thursday, 5PM-7PM

Cross Street:
Downing St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 633-0202

Website:
http://www.ditch-plains.com/

Catering:
Ditch Plains caters! From a small get together to a full-serviced event, we can do it all. Contact events@benchmarc-events.com for more info!

Public Transit:
A,C,E,F,D,V,M to West 4th stop.
1 to Houston

Executive Chef:
Marc Murphy

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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80% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Tater totos, tacos, Montauk Mules, lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese, are amazing!

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Solid if not inspired food, but pleasant neighborhood casual place with decent prices and friendly staff. Sunday brunch was dead (which was welcome) but often it is quite vibrant at night. Good for souped up basics and bar food.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Staying at a hotel down the street and was looking for a quick bite to eat without waiting in line. Management accommodated us quickly and personally took care of our table ( They had a surprise wedding party show up that wasn't planned for ).
Fire roasted oysters were excellent, I decided on the grilled chicken salad which was surprisingly wonderful with the lemon vinaigrette dressing. Side note: I don't always eat this healthy, but was on vacation and haven't had a chance to exercise lately. My wife splurged with the fish and chips and she said it was tasty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The restaurant was empty at 12pm. The service was very good. The food was hit or miss. The fried shrimp deviled eggs were very good as were the tater tots. Everything went down hill from there. The fish tacos although crunch were tasteless. The nachos were very basic, and the pancakes were very small.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It was good but didn't have either beers I wanted, one was a corona.. and he then brought he one similar and had to pay for the beer... decent service and decent food. Go ambiance and date place. My date and I agreed 3.6 out of 5

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went to a movie at the Film Forum a block away and came here for dinner. Not sure at 8:00 pm we were prepared for as dark a bar as this is. Lots of surfing movies and also sports. Not fine dining. The waitperson was nice and friendly and service was fine. Hard to read the menu in the dark. For two draft beers, a vietnamese wrap and two tacos with tax and tip $56. Not expensive but not a cheap eat. The tacos were great and the vietnamese wrap a bit on the tasteless side, but fresh. It came with a good sized and tasty green salad. I don't think we would go back, but the ambiance for the younger was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Disappponted. Everything was bland and under-seasoned. The service was not very enthusiastic and was unhelpful in ordering. The drinks were not impressive. I would not return, and judging from the restaurant being nearly empty at 8pm, I assume they struggle with repeat business.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Brunch on a Saturday was incredible!!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I was excited to visit a Marc Murphy restaurant and found this location convenient to our hotel. My husband and I both had fried fish preparations--he had the fish and chips meal and I ordered the fish tacos. We each found our dish to be excellent, in taste and portion size. We would definitely visit again and recommend to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was uniformly good. Service was very good. Place was empty and a bit pricey for what you get.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Reliable place to go. Good food, dinner, apps, good drinks.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Good small plates - deviled eggs with shrimp, and the jalapeño cheddar tater tots. The spam and fried oyster sandwich was just OK. Good cocktails- beer selection is OK

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The lobster rolls are on my top 3 best places in NYC. The Montauk mules are delicious for summer!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great happy hour!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We want to move closer so we can come here all the time! Great ambiance and service. Went for the seafood but wound up having chicken burgers and hot dogs with mac and cheese (it was Memorial Day Weekend and as close as we were getting to a barbecue).

Only downside was the very small number of wines available by the glass.

Can't wait to go back

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The lobster rolls and Montaulk Mules are the perfect combo for a summer afternoon. The lobster mac and cheese is amazing as well. Rob is the best bartender there, always so nice!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

One of my favorite neighborhood joints for creative cocktails and comfort food. Service can be a bit slow at times, but otherwise top notch. The lobster mac & cheese is heaven in your mouth and there are so many great app options (bring a group to try them all).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Kind of disappointing, we felt the lobster roll was way over seasoned, all you tasted was tarragon and didn't taste the lobster.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Good West Village lunch option, close to West 4th St subway too.

Kudos to the bartender for his excellent music playlist.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food, prompt service. It was a little loud but there was a large party going on the night we were there. The dining areas are surrounding the bar so the entire place is a little on the loud side. Overall very good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

I loved the food at this restaurant and it came highly recommended by friends. The one issue during my visit was, one person in our party had a shellfish allergy and we found out that all the food is fryed in the same fryolater oil as shrimp, so he could not really eat anything on the menu that was fried which was disappointing. We were planning to order the calamari or guacamole and chips and he normally would eat those no problem, but he could not touch them. He would have liked french fries but did not get those either. I would have assumed since a shellfish allergy is not an uncommon one, and they have so many friend items on the menu that they may separate the oils.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Food was excellent. Deviled eggs were delicious. Totally would come back again

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We loved this neighborhood spot. My hungry 15 year old son appreciated that the starters were large. Delicious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

They were super accommodating to get us a larger table when we needed it! Food is super comforting - fries nice and hot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

There was a dog sitting on a woman's lap at the next table ! At one point I saw that the dog had his paws on the table and was licking the table ! Not a place I would ever go back to.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We had a great evening with lovely fingerfood. Great atmosphere and very relaxed.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Great food - sweet waitress but a bit forgetful (we never got our sides).

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Average food for high price. And I'm a West village native of 11 years. Average service, had to ask for everything. TV sports bar vibe in what should be a nicer environment to reflect the feeling of Montauk, a place I visit frequently. Do not recommend compared to all the other choices in the neighborhood

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

The food was good, however I would come back for appetizers and drinks only

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Thought this would be more of a restaurant, but it was a bar setting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2016

This place used to be great. They have become more of a hot dog joint while raising their prices significantly. When I almost fell out of my chair at being charged SIX DOLLARS for an ICED TEA, I thought it was in error. "That's the West Village," responds the server. No, dude: it's how little you think of your customers. Been going here for 10+ years. No mas.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Great food and value for the $, in a cool little corner of the West Village. It is so dark however, that you cannot read the menu without using the flashlight app on your phone, which the server recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

We went back to Ditch Plains after many years -- we missed the lobster roll and pear martini (no longer on the menu, alas!). The lobster roll was as we remembered it (except that it was served with French fries rather than sweet potato fries, in my view an improvement). The menu has changed, bu the quality remains.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Prices seems to go up and food was not very tasty as it has been in the past. Just because its summer and the restaurant is not crowded doesn't mean a drop in the quality of the food and a raise in price. Many brunch places make a bloody Mary or Mimosa from scratch and do not charge the same price as Ditch

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Very good food but a little too noisy too early in the night
Would gladly go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Ok finger, bar food. Not much on the ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Met here with cousins on a Thursday night. Practically empty which should have been a sign. Not terrible, but the seafood didn't taste fresh. Tuna burger was especially fishy. Decent vibe and good drinks but wouldn't recommend for a meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Went for brunch with friends. The Eggs Benedict with crabmeat was terrific. The yogurt pancakes not so much. Leaden belly bombs with little flavor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Nice find. We sat at the bar even though we had a reservation. Friendly bartender, food was good, nice laid-back, upscale casual vibe. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Food is consistent but not a lot of options for vegetarian/vegan diners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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