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Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village, New York, NY

Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village

4.4
4.4
22 Reviews
$30 and under
Australian
Since 2003, Little Ruby’s Cafe has brought Australian cafe culture to New York City, offering approachable all-day fare, specialty drinks, and a full coffee program. Open for brekkie, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Little Ruby’s Cafe’s beloved menu features the signature burgers, pastas, salads and brunch classics, all served in thoughtfully designed spaces.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 135 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 998-4265
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    For catering information, please email catering@rubyscafe.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Cross street
    11th St between 2nd & 3rd Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    L at 3rd Ave &amp; 14th St stop<br />4,5,6, at Union Sq stop<br />4,5 at Astor Place
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

22 Reviews
  1. arpgs

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While the food and vibe are awesome, my friend and I felt incredibly rushed.

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  2. Jenn

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Their breakfast burrito was delicious!
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    Jenn - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  3. Silver

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I felt like we were being rushed out. I didn’t like the energy of the service.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we will take this under consideration. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was fine... our server was so rude.. forgot some of our food and was completely indifferent about it. Appeared annoyed to be there.. the girls sitting next to us were so loud could not hear our own conversation.. the people next to us also were visibly annoyed by how loud they were.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we will take this feedback as well as your note about the other customers under consideration. We hope to see you sometime again soon to give us another chance. Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a pleasant experience at Ruby’s. Jordan was our server and she was great. The food was really good and reasonable priced.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  6. Elizabeth

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The hostess was so rude it made me never want to come back
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    Elizabeth. Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we will take this under consideration and speak to our staff to try to resolve this. We hope that you give us another chance. Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  7. LizL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Little Ruby's was fabulous. Extensive menu and delicious food.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    Liz - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Would love to see you sometime again soon to try more of our delicious food offerings. Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  8. CatherineM

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant!!! Fast service and good food. Loved the environment and staff.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    Catherine - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Thanks so much for your review. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  9. Kendallh

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Okay so I want to start off with that our server was so sweet and the food was amazing. But I do have to say though that I had a really hard time when it came to the end. The person who brought our receipt and helped us pay was quite rude. I don’t know if she thought she was helping, but she questioned our tip. She first made a comment saying “cash tips are better” when we were still trying to figure out how we wanted to do it. And then second off she counted our tip and then pointed to our receipt saying “it says on your receipt how much a 20-25% tip is just in case you wanted to leave more” that immediately made me feel like the tip we was giving wasn’t enough. And we left a very good tip. So I don’t know it left me very uncomfortable and I hope you guys get better training there when it comes to that.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we will take this under consideration. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not accommodating for dinner for dairy free. Server told me multiple times I could order something that had butter in it, so they weren’t even accurate, and then couldn’t accommodate by cooking specific easy things (chicken, shrimp) not in cream or butter. Don’t even have a regular marinara sauce without cream. Salad was the only df option for dinner or a burger in a lettuce wrap. At that point, I wouldn’t even trust that the burger wouldn’t have butter. Margarita was fine, nothing crazy, and served in a plain mason jar. They seated us, then asked us to move to another table and said they mistakenly sat us there. Overall - poor experience.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we have many delicious Dairy Free options including pastas and breads. We are sorry that this was not communicated properly to you. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was running late to my reservation & they were able to accommodate! Love ruby’s & their burger!!!!
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded 4 days ago
    We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe and could work things around with you for your reservation! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  12. Emily

    Tuscany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nery nice little restaurant. Got to be quite loud though. Food was great.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 30, 2024
    Emily - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Thank you so much for your feedback about the noise. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  13. RosieReviews

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Our server was so sweet and the decor and ambience were warm and inviting.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 24, 2024
    Rosie - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  14. Danny

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A little tight in terms of spacing, but the food was truly excellent!
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 24, 2024
    Danny - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Thank you so much for your feedback. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  15. BaileyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was super speedy, food was amazing! Definitely will go back
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 30, 2024
    Bailey - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    the waiters were not helpful and sat us right next to the door when it was freezing cold outside and it kept swinging open. Unprofessional.
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 24, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we try to keep everyone as warm as possible during these chilly NYC days and will work to find a solution for the coming months. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  17. SamIAm

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always great. Some of the staff at this location seemed either out of it or are putting on a blasé attitude for the vibe? Either way, it’s pretty condescending and makes us feel uncomfortable and unwelcome being there so we were out of there in 30 minutes.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely loud, hard to hear someone sitting next to you
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. We understand that your experience wasn't as hoped, we know the dining room can get a little loud when it is full. We will look into this. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  19. samc

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Ate outside in “heated” terrace that wasn’t actually heated so we were freezing. Waitress barely came back to check on my table and the one next to ours. Ruby’s food is always good but the service was awful. I can understand a busy holiday but it really dampened the experience.

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  20. annickd

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the best waiter, super sweet and very helpful to accept us to change table as the outdoor heater was on very high "volume"
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 6, 2024
    Annick - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  21. GuadalupeP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place and the food are amazing. Service was good too but we felt like the waiter was a bit eager for us to leave, everything was so fast. Would definitely come back!
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 6, 2024
    Guadalupe - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Thank you so much for your feedback. Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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  22. HeatherC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambient atmosphere. Friendly service. Excellent food
    Little Ruby's Cafe - East VillageResponded on January 6, 2024
    Heather - We are so happy you had a great experience at Ruby's Cafe! Hope to see you sometime again soon! Cheers, Little Ruby's Cafe East Village

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village using the Order Online button. Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 998-4265.

Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village is rated 4.4 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 135 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village

198 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003-5302

Additional information

  • Cross street
    11th St between 2nd &amp; 3rd Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    L at 3rd Ave & 14th St stop4,5,6, at Union Sq stop4,5 at Astor Place
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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