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Flinders Lane

4.5
4.5
165 Reviews
$31 to $50
Modern Australian

Michelin recommended serving Modern Australian food in the East Village. Sometimes cultures collide in the most delicious way. Take Australia, where the food of British settlers has mixed with that of Greek and Italian immigrants and the cuisines of nearby Southeast Asia. Add to that the wide array of fresh seafood available on this island continent and a climate that yields all kinds of fruits and vegetables, all year long. And then there's the Australian attitude: No fussing, no over thinking, just bold, streamlined food made with the best ingredients available and a laser focus on flavor. Down Under, they have a name for this unlikely culinary equation: They call it Modern Australian cooking.

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Menu

Small Plates

  • Oysters on the Half Shell

    • Half Doz$15.00
    • Dozen$30.00
  • Garlic Rosemary Flatbread$9.00

    mozzarella, confit garlic, green olive, rosemary

    • Blistered Shishito Peppers$7.00

      seven spice, sea salt

      • Fried Arancini Balls$9.00

        mushrooms, black garlic mayo

        • Aussie Lamb & Manchego Croquettes$9.00

          manchego cheese, parsley, marinara sauce

          • Sausage Rolls$9.00

            pork sausage wrapped in puff pastry

            • Pulled Pork Steamed Buns$9.00

              BBQ pulled pork, pickled chipotle carrot, cilantro

              • Chicken & Lemongrass Dumplings$10.00

                ginger soy broth, crispy garlic

                • Tamarind Glazed Wings$9.00

                  cilantro, crispy shallots, lime

                  • Meatballs$12.00

                    veal, pork, ricotta salata, tomato, grilled baguette

                    • Chili Salted Octopus$16.00

                      citrus mayo, smoked paprika, lemon

                      • Tuna Tartare$16.00

                        soy mirin dressing, ginger, cucumber, plantain chip

                        Meat & Cheese Board

                        • Meat & Cheese Board$20.00

                          selection of cured meats & cheese's, condiments & grilled baguettes

                          From the Grill

                          all served with bordelaise sauce and your choice of side

                          • Half Herb Roasted Chicken$22.00

                            marinated in lemon, garlic, mint, parsley

                            • Lamb Loin Chops$24.00

                              marinated in rosemary, garlic, extra virgin olive oil

                              • New York Strip Steak$26.00

                                certified angus beef, prime grade

                                • Kangaroo Loin$30.00

                                  South Australian free range kangaroo loin

                                  • Shrimp on the Barbie$23.00

                                    wild caught jumbo shrimp, lemon

                                    • Swordfish Steak$23.00

                                      wild caught swordfish loin, lemon

                                      Salads

                                      • House Garden Salad$7.00

                                        mixed greens, radish, apple, orange dressing

                                        • Watermelon & Feta Salad$11.00

                                          Pesto, basil seeds, baby greens

                                          • Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad$14.00

                                            truffle soy dressing, shallots

                                            Mains

                                            • Wagyu Burger$17.00

                                              Flame grilled wagyu beef, swiss cheese, onions, lettuce, pickles

                                              • Fosters Beer Battered Fish & Chips$23.00

                                                beer battered cod, tartare sauce, mushy peas, lemon

                                                • Vegetarian Potato Gnocchi$21.00

                                                  sage, mushrooms, peas, pecorino cheese

                                                  • Pan Seared Branzino$26.00

                                                    baby bok choy, scallion, soy ginger broth

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Hand Cut Fries$6.00

                                                      mustard mayo

                                                      • Brussel Sprouts$6.00

                                                        truffle honey dressing

                                                        • Steamed White Rice$3.00

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                                                          What 165 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                          4.5
                                                          4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                          • 4.5Food
                                                          • 4.3Service
                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                          • 4.1Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                            KeithP

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 6, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            The only drawback to an excellent evening was the open-door-and-window policy on a hot-and-humid day, as if Manhattan were Santa Monica, which, thank God, it is not. Otherwise, everything was perfect: food, service, atmosphere, and clever, delicious special drinks. I love Flinders Lane, frankly.

                                                          2. ME

                                                            MatthewE

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Hidden gem of a place with fantastic food and very friendly staff. Unexpectedly fantastic dinner at Flinders Lane. Did the tasting menu and was blown away first by the service, second by the breath of foods covered, and third by the value of it.

                                                          3. B

                                                            Broadbrook

                                                            New York Area

                                                            66 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            66 reviews

                                                            Dined on July 11, 2018

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                            Flinders Lane is a casual LES spot that delivers on flavor. Reflecting the Asian centric melting pot that is modern Australia the menu draws heavily from the SE Asian spice box. The nods to Australia’s English roots are reflected in the specials which deliver English inspired staples with a flavorful twist. Service is warm and friendly and Flinders Lane is suitable for a get together with friends as well as a casual work dinner.

                                                          4. NO

                                                            NOYA

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on July 9, 2018

                                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                            Flinders Lane is a fairly new restaurant in my neighborhood I've been meaning to try. I've spent extended time in Australia, most recently in Melbourne, where I toured Flinders Lane, one of its alleys. So I arranged to meet a visiting Australian friend there for dinner. It is a physically inviting place with tables open to the sidewalk, and the noise level, mainly conversation, was loudish but not overpowering. The menu was odd and disappointing, with few dishes that were typically Australian, or reminiscent of the varied and excellent cuisine in Melbourne. The curry we both ordered, while well-spiced, was thin and stingy on the seafood and vegetables. What redeemed it was the atmosphere, the friendly and competent server, and the all night happy hour $6 wine and dollar oysters. My sense is that the food there might be better on any night but a Monday, which is typically when regular chefs are off and seafood less than fresh so I'm willing to give it another chance.

                                                          5. C

                                                            Coll3534

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            3.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on June 29, 2018

                                                            overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                            I've been to Flinder's Lane before, and absolutely loved it! However, I made a reservation for 10pm the other day, but when we arrived, the woman in the restaurant told us it was closed. I was very disappointed! Why would there be available time slots for when the restaurant was closed?

                                                          6. DI

                                                            DiannaI

                                                            Vancouver

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                            Loved the great Aussie house wine and happy hour appetizers!

                                                          7. LL

                                                            LindyLou

                                                            New York Area

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Visiting from London and had heard about Flinders Lane - we were not disappointed. The food was incredible and the service wonderful. Our host, Alan, was so good to us and the chef sent out dish after stellar dish that left us amazed. Highly recommend for the low key neighbourhood vibe but with 5 star food and service.

                                                          8. MH

                                                            MonteH

                                                            New York Area

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on May 4, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            Great flavors, on the menu and from the bar, casual vibe

                                                          9. KB

                                                            KB220

                                                            New York Area

                                                            38 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            38 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                            My family and I had a wonderful dinner. We decided to try the Feed Me tasting menu, and it was a great decision. Every dish was tasty, the scallops and coconut curry in particular. Only the kangaroo was a bit disappointing (the sauce overwhelmed the meat) but didn’t stop us from eating every bite. The wine choices made the perfect accompaniment.

                                                          10. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            amazing food, service, everything!!! Thank you!

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on April 19, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We have been going to this restaurant since it opened and it never disappoints. Great wine selection as well. Our go to whenever we are in the city. Amazing food and very friendly service. Our home away from home ❤️

                                                          12. M

                                                            Marlu

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on April 7, 2018

                                                            overall5food4service4ambience3

                                                            Great spot worth coming to if it’s not in your neighborhood. Good tastful dishes nicely prepared. Friendly and welcoming staff.

                                                          13. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 29, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I can’t say enough about this restaurant. It’s my go to, for casual dinner with friends or anniversary dinner with family. The food is wonderful. No overwhelming menu. Great specials. And they do a sampling menu for larger parties which is tremendous. Alan, the host is lovely. He makes you feel special, and always has good recommendations on food selection and wine. In fact all of the staff I have encountered have been great. You have to go!!!!!

                                                          14. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Key West

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on March 25, 2018

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC! Get he sausage roll, san Choi bao, and the espresso martini. You’re welcome. :)

                                                          15. D

                                                            Date

                                                            New York Area

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            10 reviews

                                                            Dined on March 21, 2018

                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                            Laksa was good, everything else was meh

                                                          16. DO

                                                            DineOut26056

                                                            New England

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on February 25, 2018

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          17. t

                                                            tanzinid

                                                            San Diego

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 11, 2018

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                            excellent as always! the food is authentic and there's always a great buzz even though it's a tiny, cozy spot.

                                                          18. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on February 7, 2018

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                            I have eaten at Flinders Lane on several occasions and always enjoy it. Its a great spot.

                                                          19. P

                                                            Peter1708

                                                            New York Area

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on January 14, 2018

                                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          20. LM

                                                            LuisM

                                                            Washington DC

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          21. J

                                                            Josh

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 23, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          22. RK

                                                            RobertK

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 19, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          23. R

                                                            Ronnie

                                                            New York Area

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            6 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 15, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food is amazing at this restaurant. Not only that their wine selection is great as well.

                                                          24. SC

                                                            SixContinentsDown

                                                            Salt Lake City

                                                            64 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            64 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 12, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          25. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on December 8, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          26. A

                                                            Anonymous

                                                            New York Area

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            12 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 22, 2017

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool spot

                                                          27. BU

                                                            BemiU

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on November 1, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The Hand Made Papperdell Pasta is phenomenal!

                                                          28. VC

                                                            VanessaC

                                                            New York Area

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on October 28, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great Food and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great wine recommendations! Thumbs up all the way!

                                                          29. RA

                                                            RANY

                                                            New York Area

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 13, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          30. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            24 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 11, 2017

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                            Nice ambience, dinner menu not so great

                                                          31. TA

                                                            TraceyAussie1

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 5, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            This place never fails in its quality of service, food and overall good vibe! Love ya Mate

                                                          32. G

                                                            Girllovesherfood

                                                            New York Area

                                                            159 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            159 reviews

                                                            Dined on October 4, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          33. B

                                                            Blake

                                                            New York Area

                                                            41 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            41 reviews

                                                            Dined on September 2, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great hole in the wall, very quaint and pretty and authentic. Absolutely a neighborhood gem.

                                                          34. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            5 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 26, 2017

                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                            Great ambience, good food and superb drink menu. Great place to get together with friends.

                                                          35. CO

                                                            CarolO

                                                            New York Area

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            13 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 17, 2017

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            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!

                                                          36. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            New York Area

                                                            34 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            4.0

                                                            34 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 16, 2017

                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          37. M

                                                            Mikey

                                                            New York Area

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            22 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 16, 2017

                                                            overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                            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.

                                                          38. R

                                                            Richard

                                                            Dallas

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            8 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 14, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            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.

                                                          39. c

                                                            cake

                                                            New York Area

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            16 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 11, 2017

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                            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.

                                                          40. A

                                                            Anonymous

                                                            New York Area

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            3.0

                                                            9 reviews

                                                            Dined on August 11, 2017

                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                            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.

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