What a lovely place! Such a beautiful setting on a quiet street - a hard thing to find in NYC. Our waiter was so helpful and friendly — suggesting our meal selections since there were many delicious choices. The simple, but ample, chopped salad was fresh and light with crispy ferro and the unique preparation of ceviche was deliciously topped with a lightly battered calamari. The red snapper cooked in banana leaves is absolutely delicious- it’s an explosion of fresh herbs, spices and perfectly prepared snapper. The beer braised goat ribs were tender and a generous portion. We will definitely be back and bring friends next time!
The most ridiculous price structure for cocktails I’ve ever encountered. Someone should rethink that. Beyond that the food was super. Ambiance could use a little warming up, I don’t recall any art on any of the bland, beige walls. Actually beige and brown everywhere. Boring. Good sound system. At some point during dinner, the mix took a nasty turns. Great jazz and standards veered towards rap and hip-hop. Huh? I’d go back for the food but not before busting chops about drinks.
Love this restaurant & look forward to returning (even tho it’s nowhere near by neighborhood),
wonderful variety of dishes - creative and well prepared. would definitely come back
This was our second visit and it did not disappoint! Food was terrific (we all had different entrees and shared different appetizers) and the friendly low-key waiters are a serious plus!
We sort of hope this place stays under the radar and doesn't get too "hot" as we seriously love it. Try the octopus appetizer and the goat ribs! And the black lobster risotto with Uni if they have it. Congratulations FIFTY on a terrific job.
Excellent food. Amazing flavors. Beautiful setting. Friendly service
We had a couple of people in from out of town and the four of us got together at 50 restaurant. It was the second time we’d eaten there, the last time was also with a couple from out of town. The area is charming, the quintessential village vibe from yesteryears, cobblestone streets and quiet backstreet feel. As a NYer it gives me pride to be able to host friend’s from out of town in such a neighborhood. The food is excellent and different from your typical Italian or Japanese or whatever, the servers are all so charming and kind, the food came out quickly, and everything tasted great. It’s both romantic and casual but has a special vibe to it. We closed the restaurant and not once did we feel rushed out. Highly recommended.
Had a team outing with 16 people and the staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. Food was also outstanding!
Everything was delicious, from the snacks to the deserts!
The food is very good. The staff is very nice. The service was a little slow but we never felt rushed. Will be back!
We tremendously enjoyed Fifty, after our third time there they continue to impress. Incredible food, service, and atmosphere. Truly a hidden gem on the secluded Commerce Street. We will return, and return again. Looking forward to our next visit.
Love this restaurant! The food is wonderful, the staff very attentive, and it’s located in one of nyc’s most beautiful neighborhoods.
Great place - we will be back
The food was perfect. The pork entree, braised goat ribs! Yum! Been there twice recently!
Wonderful! Beautiful restaurant and the food was superb.
Had an amazing Mother's Day Brunch at Fifty Restaurant! It's a beautiful space on one of the loveliest blocks in NYC. The service, drinks, and food were all phenomenal. It's the type of place you can spend a few hours at and still feel comfortable. We tried a variety of items, including delicious cocktails, empanadas, ricotta toast + eggs, lobster benedict, omelette, pancakes, and chocolate cake with real whipped cream. It was quite the feast! I would love to return for dinner and check out that menu and experience... looking forward to returning!
A wonderful restaurant in a little quiet neighborhood amidst the bustling city of Manhattan. From the moment we got there we were impressed with the friendly service. The food was spectacular.
The most interesting menu-- everything is great. Best deviled eggs I have ever consumed... Great appetizers, deserts, and the service is warm, formal, and personal... Great ambience, never impossibly mobbed. My favorite village eaterie.
FIFTY has to be one of the most underrated restaurants in NYC. No joke. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful date night and the service and food were spectacular. I rarely write reviews but felt this was warranted as the restaurant needs more people to know about it. Seriously, go!
This was our first visit to Fifty. We had asked to sit side by side and they had noted that and accommodated us, which was great. We had cocktails, wine, starters, mains, and dessert. The starters of deviled egg and octopus were wonderful. I had a salmon main and my wife had an empanada from the starter menu. Once again, it was nicely done, as was the dessert. Our cocktails were well made and we had some wine by the glass to accompany it all. The space is nice, but it got a bit loud as it filled up (we arrived at 730 pm). The wait staff was great and very attentive -- no waiting for help, water glasses kept full, etc. Our only issue that we'd note is the food was coursed out very quickly. We had hardly started our cocktail when the starters were on the table and then the mains shortly after. To be fair, we didn't ask otherwise, but we often expect a cocktail is something to savor before the meal prior to food/wine, with a bit of a gap between the starter and main, etc. That aside, we'd recommend this restaurant if you are in the area and we would return as well. Prices are pretty good for this part of NYC and quality of food. Having eaten at many high end restaurants, we always feel like food this good at this price is a great deal.
Friends liked Fifty a lot. We’ve been there several times.
So delightful—friendly and the food is simply delicious!
Was really good.
Significantly exceeded expectations...
Would recommend to all.
Just lovely. Great wine list.
Food was amazing. Chef is fantastic. Highly recommend. Fresh and clean. Drinks are good. Everyone should go! Service was great!
Was attending a show at Cherry Lane Theater and this could not have been more convenient - and delicious! Made for a great night. Will definitely find our way back.
Tucked away on one of the West Village's most scenic and hidden streets, this place is not likely something to stumble upon, or even realize it's a restaurant from the exterior. The food was delicious and rich with flavor. We had the octopus and steak tartar to start. The octopus was particularly delicious. For dinner we did the Pork and Steak dish --- both were phenomenal, although I did not feel like they offered a large enough amount of steak.
We ended the meal with the chocolate cake and whipped cream, which was also great!
This was our second visit to this gem of a restaurant. The food and ambiance are wonderful. The drinks are creative. We look forward to our next trip to NYC and another evening at Fifty.
I've been to Fifty few times for dinner and it's one of my faves! Tried it for brunch last Sunday and it was good, but not outstanding. Weather wasn't great so it was not busy at all, so not much ambiance (comparing to night time), but also maybe because they just opened for Sunday brunch recently. Brunch menu also is somewhat limited. Not in a rush to go back for brunch, but definitely will for dinner soon!
For two couples the food experience was uneven. Goat ribs were tough, steak tartar had too strong of a horse radish taste. Black rice and with shrimp and calamari and lobster roll, all spectacular. Salmon filet was tasty but portion was very small.
We were delighted to enjoy good food, creatively developed and warmly served while also able to hear each other at a table for 6.
FIFTY is my favorite restaurant in all of NYC. It’s an absolute gem — delicious food, one-of-a-kind cocktails, stylish but not noisy.
P.S. Try the burrata. It’ll change your life.
This was the place to be after a wonderful performance at the Cherry Lane theater.
It was a true delight to have dinner at Fifty. First of all this restaurant space is on one of the most charming streets in New York City. The menu was not very extensive but what was there was beautifully prepared , creative and very delicious. We tried two of the small bites: the lobster roll and plantain empanada--both fantastic artfully prepared small dishes. The octopus appetizer had the most perfect char, the beet salad was amazing. The candied pistachios were a perfect touch. The salmon entree was perfect. The salmon practically melted in my mouth. The cocktails were also wonderful. Our servers were great. I would love to go back and bring friends and family.
Fifty is one Manhattan's hidden gems. The menu is small compared to some others but every item is a gem. I had the Goat Ribs and my dinner guest had the Shrimp and Calamari on Black Rice. Both dishes made our list of our top ten favorites in the city. We shared the Brussel Sprouts as a side dish (incredible!) and finished with the Flan with Sea Salt and Caramel. This is an outstanding restaurant with an inventive chef and has my highest recommendation. Do not miss this place!
The ambiance was wonderful, the service was great, the food was delicious, and whatever that tequila drink they have on the menu, 2 thumbs up! We even had a picky eater with us and he enjoyed immensely!
so convenient to The Cherry Lane Theater with great food
This was my second dinner at Fifty. Both were excellent. The menu is very creative and the ingredients fresh. Favorite dishes included the seafood black rice, grilled octopus, chorizo empanadas and hangar steak. My only gripe is that there are no moderately priced bottles of wine on the wine list, so the bill adds up very quickly. Fifty is a very special place.
I stumbled across this gem while out on a Sunday afternoon. I have to say I really enjoyed it. The burger is one of the best in the city, full stop. It was cooked perfectly and it's one of those where the juices run down your chin. I also had the deviled egg which was good, but $3 for a half an egg is not my jam. I most likely won't order again. Lastly, we had the seafood ceviche. It was not your typical ceviche, it had fried calamari on top which I really enjoyed. The ceviche underneath was flavorful but could have been a little less soupy. All-in-all I great place that I will revisit.