The menu had a lot of different options and the prices were very reasonable. The reason I gave it a 4 is because I felt like the waitress was a little overworked and so didn’t take our drink order for a long time after we sat and although the food was good it wasn’t something to rave about. The best thing we had on the menu was the salt and pepper squid.
excellent as always! the food is authentic and there's always a great buzz even though it's a tiny, cozy spot.
I have eaten at Flinders Lane on several occasions and always enjoy it. Its a great spot.
Incredibly rude waitperson became progressively more challenging throughout the meal. Probably without this person the experience would have been much better, although the small menu and the weird Asian/fusion type dishes made it considerably less than memorable.
We were here for year end dinner. The attention was very good. The food was great, we choosed the option “feed me”. Was very good.
The quality of the food combined with the excellent personal service and beautifully quite ambiance makes Flinders Lane one of the best venues in the East Village if not in New York City.
Great food, really nice setting, excellent service and reasonably priced (when compared to other restaurants of this very high quality). The type of place that makes the expense and stress of living in NYC completely worth it. Fingers crossed that the owners will be able to navigate the treacherous waters of NYC real estate/business operations for many years to come.
The food is amazing at this restaurant. Not only that their wine selection is great as well.
My wife and I ate here late on a weekday as her birthday celebration, and were impressed by the food quality, the wine quality, and the excellent service. The kale salad – a twist on a Caesar, with plentiful anchovies – was huge, the hanger steak was perfect in every way. The very reasonable Voyager Estate cabernet/merlot was a terrific find. Throughout the evening the service was superb; friendly yet totally unobtrusive. We were in the area to try the several world class cocktail bars, and will definitely return for dinner.
This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Quirky place, intimate, not at all stuffy. Service is great, attentive but not in your face! Small menu, but great.
The Hand Made Papperdell Pasta is phenomenal!
Great Food and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great wine recommendations! Thumbs up all the way!
Lovely date-night at a high table - it was perfect for us. It was a bit more lively (ie noisy) near the bar so take your pick. Tye menu was great and the only difficulty was deciding what to order.
Nice ambience, dinner menu not so great
This place never fails in its quality of service, food and overall good vibe! Love ya Mate
Really cute place, great food and great service. I’m sorry I didn’t come here sooner. I’ll definitely be back. Great bartender as well.
Great hole in the wall, very quaint and pretty and authentic. Absolutely a neighborhood gem.
Great ambience, good food and superb drink menu. Great place to get together with friends.
We went for Restaurant Week, but decided to go with the "Feed Me" option, where it's the Chef's Choice. Portions were fairly big, so you definitely felt satisfied. The wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I definitely look forward to going back!
Very nice appetizers and wine. Had the hanger steak which was pretty good, nothing amazing - last time I came here the steak was better. Laksa looks very good. Nice atmosphere, can get quite noisy. Nice service, very chilled out waiters.
The meal was nicely prepared and presented, but god the place is noisy. Apparently many people aren't having a good time unless they are screaming. The waiter, who has been there forever, was about as disinterested as he could be in helping us. We sat down at 7:15, were told happy hour ends at 7:00, but the board outside clearly states until 7:30. Menu clarifications were offered with no enthusiasm. Then we had to flag him down finally to order. After staring at our empty dinner plates for 15 minutes, I practically had to tackle someone to remove them.
The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. A good East Village vibe. Understand they are opening a place in Stamford CT as well. Highly recommended.
Great options for Restaurant Week as well as the regular menu. The happy hour was great; the sparkling white wine for $6 is a deal. Food was very yummy and well displayed. The waiter and waitress were attentive.
Tried the restaurant week menu. The balsamic tomato salad was generously sized and tasty. The seafood laksa didn't have enough noodles or crab and the meringue on the pavlova was sickeningly sweet. Great service though.
We thought we were going down under once we read that this restaurant was Australian themed, but it turns out its people were more Australian than the food.
We arrived when the restaurant just opened at 11am on Friday, sonit was of course quiet. Service was fast and authentic with a proper good'day.
There was a special watermelon salad, which was perfect for the hot morning sun. The egg on toast with avocado, also farm fresh. I washed mine down with an iced coffee.
I will definitely go back for dinner. If you are into trendy design, it's also worth a trip. Just don't expect any shrimp on the barby.
Very nice food .. good selection for the restaurant week as well. I really enjoyed my dinner!
Laid-back, friendly vibe with staff who clearly love sharing their passion for food and making our experience in their restaurant memorable. All backed up by creative dishes with great flavours, awesome wines, and the best coffee in NYC. Felt more like sharing a meal with new foodie friends!
Delicious food. Great find in the East Village. Went on Restaurant Week but, will definitely be back another time.
We recently moved into the area, and have been trying out the local restaurants. This is a gem of a find. The food is unbelievable. Flavorful, colorful, unusual, if you're a foodie you'll love it. The service is wonderful, they keep an eye on you, so you're never looking for a waiter. But they're not hovering over you. It's our new fave, we're they're almost every week. Highly recommend:)
Food is amazing, and service was wonderful. Bartender made excellent cocktails as well. Looking forward to my next visit!
Flinders Lane never disappoints. The tasting menu is fantastic.
Simply outstanding. The food is glorious; plentiful, creative and delicious. We had a table for eight with three vegetarians that enjoyed their meals as much or more than the rest.
The tasting menu included courses of sashimi, scallops, san choy bow, barramundi and seafood laksa followed up with sticky date pudding, creme brulee and an assortment of ice creams and to-die-for sherbet.
Service was excellent.
Mondays are bring your own wine nights with zero corkage. At this dinner we consumed wine that would have cost several hundreds of dollars off the regular menu - instead I paid wine store prices. Unbelievable value overall.
I would highly recommend to anyone the $60 Feed Me Menu - in a more salubrious environment this would cost 3 times as much or more.
Always perfect balance of attentiveness and aloofness in the service, that allows the diner to feel spoiled, without feeling pestered. And they make a delicious brandy Alexander, by request.
Tasting menu was outstanding. Our guests from Finland could not believe the taste and quality of the food at the price and rustic surrounds.
The Monday BYO with no corkage made the night complete value for money, even though their wine prices are not exorbitant anyway.
I plan to go back often and bring friends.
Had read about this place so was very curious to try it out. Aside from service being a little slow, the food was excellent as was overall ambience. I'd definitely return here.
We arrived in time for our reservation. There was no table and we waited for an hour. The staff tried their best, but our drinks kept getting delayed and there was a lot of confusion.
Another wonderful find near Stuytown. Came with my bf for his birthday and was pleasantly surprised. It was one of those lovely spring days with a great sunset and this place kept the vibe going with a lovely street view. The staff was incredibly friendly and polite, and the food was served at just the right moments between conversations. Apart from a little too much sea salt on the side salad, I'd say this was a rare treat. Loved most everything about this place and can't wait to return.
Went with a friend to Flinders Lane last Saturday evening. We were warmly welcomed, wait staff was very attentive, and food was delicious!
We were so excited to tried Australian cuisine for the first time, but it's no big deal. This restaurant is a solid 3-star. The food was average to good but definitely not excellent or memorable. The service was slow and inattentive, perhaps a crowded Saturday night phenomenon. No regret but no compelling reason to come back.