Flinders Lane

4.5
163 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Modern Australian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, International, Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thur: 5.30pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 5.30pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 12.00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 228-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Rendell
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Catering
Please contact info@flinderslane-nyc.com for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East 10th St
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Public transit
L Train - 1st Avenue
F Train - Delancey St
M14 A Bus up Avenue A
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Special events & promotions
Please contact info@flinderslane-nyc.com for event enquiries.
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Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8

Finally we can get a taste of the Aussie life without risking the chance of dying at the hands of a 9_ insect with fur. Just head to Avenue A and eat at Flinders Lane, our new East Village staple spot.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 163 People Are Saying
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New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

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.

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3.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

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.

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C
New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

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?

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DI
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

Loved the great Aussie house wine and happy hour appetizers!

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LL
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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MH
New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 4, 2018

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

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KB
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

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.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 19, 2018

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 ❤️

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M
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on March 29, 2018

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!!!!!

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Key West
5.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

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

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on March 21, 2018

Laksa was good, everything else was meh

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DO
New England
4.0
Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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t
San Diego
4.0
Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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New York Area
2.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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J
New York Area
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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RK
New York Area
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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VQ
New York Area
5.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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SC
Salt Lake City
5.0
Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on November 22, 2017

Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool spot

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on November 1, 2017

The Hand Made Papperdell Pasta is phenomenal!

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VC
New York Area
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on October 11, 2017

Nice ambience, dinner menu not so great

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TA
New York Area
5.0
Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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G
New York Area
5.0
Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

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B
New York Area
5.0
Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

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

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on August 17, 2017

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!

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

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M
New York Area
4.0
Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

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R
Dallas
5.0
Dined on August 14, 2017

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.

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c
New York Area
5.0
Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on August 11, 2017

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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Switzerland
5.0
Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on August 4, 2017

Very nice food .. good selection for the restaurant week as well. I really enjoyed my dinner!

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