Extra Virgin Restaurant

4.5
785 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Extra Virgin is a neighborhood spot that attracts diners from all across the city open for almost 16 years loved by the neighborhood. Located in New York City’s West Village, Extra Virgin is “a little gem of a restaurant… with cooking consistently good and the young staff, attractive and efficient” (The New York Times). In addition to deliciously inventive Mediterranean food and a comfortable but energetic dining room, Extra Virgin offers different varieties of extra virgin oils from around the world each night.

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We are offering a Prix Fixe menu for Thanksgiving Day! $75 Prix Fixe includes your choice off 1 appetizer, 1 entree and 1 dessert. Sides, beverages, tax and tip are no included. Check our Thanksgiving Menu at: https://www.extravirginrestaurant.com/thanksgiving-menu

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Dino
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I hate writing bad reviews but this restaurant totally warranted it.
The only good thing I can say about that place apart from decor was the host, the poor guy was running around and the only one noticing and serving customers.
The waitress and the bar lady were more interested in speaking with each other than serving customers.
To the bar lady, wear the mask properly in your face or take it off, don’t leave it hanging off your ear and then occasionally putting it on.
To the waitress that found it difficult to move away from the bar talking to the bar lady, I’m sorry if your not interested in serving customers, find another job, I work in the industry and I know hundreds of people who are desperate for your job and care and customer service.
Also check the music, totally wrong for the ambience of the restaurant.
I completely terrible experience except for the host.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night out with friends.... we loved the food , drinks, social distancing and atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

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Nothappy
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The waitstaff began running around clanking metal knives on metal water pitchers and screaming profanity.

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Jennie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the outdoor seating and food was quite good. Would go again.

JM
vipJohannaM
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for 4 inside but became a party of 6 and asked to be seated outside and they happily accommodates us. Exceptional service throughout the evening. Never rushed us. Food was great. Waitress’ recommendations were spot on. Ambiance as always was great. Service exceptional right to the end. Highly recommended for late night dining.

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MonicaG
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our server was very rude when it came time to pay the bill. She said she couldn't split it for us - which is fine, not every restaurant does - but she circled back a minute later before we had time to calculate this ourselves, and then a second time a minute after that. It became very clear she was rushing us out of there, even though it did not look busy, nor had we been warned of a reservation coming in after us. It was also her interactions. Instead of a friendly "I'll try back", or "No problem," she once abruptly pivoted away from us, subtly flinging her hands up in frustration, with no word at all. Does she think that wearing a mask makes us blind to this body language? I have worked in service, and I know there is no excuse for this. Instead of a nice ending to an overdue catch-up with friends, we had to manage this server's moodiness. Even though Extra Virgin had been on my list to try, this memory sours my desire to return there.

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TaylorH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this dining experience. What a fantastic menu, and energy. I love the host as well, always makes you feel welcome. Must eat here!!

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vipJEANNETTER
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experience of outdoors dining during Covid era✨❤️ All Staff make you feel like friends hosting you at their home. Tasty meals and beautiful ambience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was great and the service was awesome and welcoming.

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TedJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently spent a terrific Sunday evening at Chef Joey Fortunado's Weat Village place. It was great to get out and dine again! We opted to sit insde, where the noise level was very conducive to conversation. There is also a great outdoor sidewalk setup with heat lamps, greenery and separators among all tables. Our appetizers included the Spicy Shrimp Tacos, beautifully presented and bursting wth flavor, and the super fresh and delicious Ahi Tuna Tartare. Classic Italian entrees included rich and complex Rigatoni Bolognese and, since it was Sunday, the (homemade recipe) Spaghetti and Meatballs. It is no wonder these are a house specialty. The pasta is cooked perfectly and the enormous meatballs are a delicious anmd spicy combination of veal, pork and beef. Service is very knowledgable, friendly and efficient. Highly recommended!

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KaitlynneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JR IS AMAZING! Thank you for making our experience so fun and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice lunch. I was impressed with the amount of food and the overall quality of the dishes. I’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Extra Virgin was great! We went during the covid-19 pandemic and the outdoor set up in early October when it was a bit chilly was lovely! They have covered outdoor seating with dividers between tables and heat lamps. Ig was very comfortable but still had an enjoyable ambiance. Food and cocktails were incredible!!! The waiter was kind enough to bring over birthday shots for the table. We had a wonderful evening at extra virgin! Highly recommend for a friends get together or intimate date night!

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CorneliaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food wasn't as good as it should have been for the price.
The waiter was lovely.

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vipKali
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

love JR. the b meatballs are beyond compare. fat and delicious

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CE123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, drinks and overall vibe!!!!

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NicoleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and the outdoor seating is very well done. Thank you for such a great afternoon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Extra Virgin was my favorite restaurant in my neighborhood for years, but it's gone downhill, unfortunately. We started with the house salad which I've liked very much in the past. Instead of a light olive oil/lemon based dressing, it was dripping in vinegar. I had my go to meal, the sea bass, which was not up to par. It was served lukewarm with torched artichokes that weren't edible even for an artichoke lover. My boyfriend's steak was better with a rich sauce. The bread and olive oil were still great, but you have to ask for it.
Wine is expensive, but I've gotten used to that living here. Ambiance still really nice as was the service. All in all, I wasn't impressed for the price.

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vipCTFoodie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Extra Virgin for dinner with a few girlfriends and loved my food. I also found the ambiance to be great -- it was glowy and cozy, and not too loud. It would be perfect for a date, too. Considering it's in the West Village, I love that they take reservations and tend to have availability. It's a tried-and-true option when you want to plan ahead!

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MariaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place, love their food!! the salmon was excellent!!

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vipmemo
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality and service. Never disappoints.

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viprfgnyc
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their grilled tuna was probably the best I've ever had. I will be making a return trip soon

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EvaR
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance, the food, the actual space ... amazing!!! We got the scallops for an appetizer, which I highly recommend. They were cooked to perfection with an incredibly well thought addition of creamed cauliflower. I even heard the phrase uttered “best meal of the year... not 2020 but 365 days” from my foodie date. I highly recommend.

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michiganreviewer
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Energetic restaurant tight on space. I recommend the pistachio crusted goat cheese salad and the short rib tacos; both were excellent and plating was creative.

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vipJessieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, but it was SO loud in here on a Saturday night - club music was pumping and I couldn't hear the person across the table from me. Was expecting something a little more chill for a West Village neighborhood restaurant. If you're young and like to yell when you eat and sit 2 inches from your neighbor and basically be pushed out as fast as they can for a turnover- cool! But not my style.

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marsham
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Always greeted with open arms of Jean Renee! He is the best!!
Love sitting at the bar before dinner, always a friendly crowd and bar tenders.
Can always count on freshly prepared food- ravioli is the best!

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GMerr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the drinks very good, the service good and the ambiance charming. The noise level was a little much, but it's a small restaurant in the Village!

JM
JoseMML
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All the dishes were well-prepared and presented. One diner ordered the fish tartare and pronounced it excellent. I was disappointed by the turkey burger with asparagus and mushrooms, for the ingredients didn't add much to the taste. Also, it was too large a portion.

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LeoG
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All food we ordered was exceptional. Mussels were on a level we only saw in coastal regions of France, and the goat cheese salad was both innovative and tasty. We ordered different types of fish for the main course, and both the salmon and mahi-mahi were delicious.

The only negative is the background music that was too loud and made us shout. This place is not a discotheque, so there's no logical explanation. Also, the seating is extremely tight...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent, service was not

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Besides the amazing cocktails , the host is fabulous !! Always pleasant, sense of humor and accommodating. Thanks

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MorganW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extra Virgin was the exact ambiance and energy level we were looking for on a Sunday. Cute interiors, comfortable seating, great food & drinks. Service was standard for West Village area. Definitely could increase their enthusiasm to match the positive vibe the restaurant gives off. Our server didn't really smile at all - but other then that, it was a great Sunday Brunch spot.

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stephaniew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We loved the food and drinks but sadly experienced below average service. Even thought we had a reservation we waited for 30 min for our table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great but the drinks were awful. Definitely grab a beer or glass of wine over the cocktails!

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Foodfurlyfe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I ordered the turkey burger, it came cooked with a long black hair inside it. Sticking out one end then cooked inside and the other end sticking out. I sent it back with noI real issue, it was gross but I understand things happen.

The second one came out as my husband was almost done eating, i found ANOTHER hair in it as I was eating it. Long black hair cooked INSIDE the party. Unacceptable. They took it off the bill but in my opinion that wasn’t enough.

Will not be dinning here again. Forgot to mention we went here for my husbands birthday.

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Kaytee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, as always. But we booked a 9pm reservation and we weren’t seated until almost 9:30pm. There was no where to wait except for by the front door and we were pushed brought constantly both by guests and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the food and the location. Decor was nice, but it was just a little too tightly packed for comfort.

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vipTraverseTheUniverse
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Food was excellent but we booked weeks ahead and ended up w faux table — table placed in middle of high traffic area — it obviously did not belong.

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vipZeeBee
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great, but we felt we were being rushed out by management I guess because they were very busy and they wanted people to sit at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, coziest and all around wonderful place for a perfect date night!

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Extra Virgin Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

Extra Virgin Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.