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

Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village

4.6
4.6
177 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.

Located on the landmark corner of West 4th St & 7th Avenue, our newest Little Ruby’s Cafe features an airy, multi-level space. A first for Little Ruby’s, West Village offers a full bar with an exclusive cocktail program alongside our classic menu with new dishes unique to the location. With an expansive terrace and sweeping windows, the West Village restaurant invites guests to absorb the energy of the neighborhood as they enjoy their morning brekkie or grab cocktails and dinner with friends.

Opening October 2023. Little Ruby’s West Village will be open 7 days a week for brekkie, lunch and dinner.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 109 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, American, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 242-2486
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Ruby’s offers catering seven days a week… from corporate catering to off-site pop-ups, birthdays, and other social events. Our team will design a menu to suit your dietary restrictions and needs. All catering orders must be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance. Please visit our website for more details. https://www.rubyscafe.com/catering/
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Cross street
    West 4th and 7th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Christopher St stop on the 1<br />W4th/Wash Sq stop on the A, B, C, D, E, F, & M
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

177 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    deli food - the cheeseburger is amazing! i’d definitely recommend it!

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  2. Hannah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress Milla is THE BEST. She made our experience amazing. Highly recommend going here because of her.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place! The drinks were amazing, the food was delicious and the service was great! I will definitely come back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A little loud but great service and great food. Love’d it and will return

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  6. Jammy

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved Ruby’s Cafe, delicious food and a laid back atmosphere. Service was attentive and the menu was reasonably priced. We ended up going there for both breakfast and dinner on the same day! 😀

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  7. dynamicportal

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    So I was really excited to go here and had heard only incredible reviews. The first thing that strikes you is how much sound there is - not in a energising way but as a 'oh dear, will I be able to meaningfully converse with the person I'm with'. Definitely would benefit from some noise absorption materials being input into the walls or just more carpets/curtains etc to help with this. Food - we got the vodka pasta which was yummy, as advertised. I got the steak frites which was quite disappointing. Great portion - love that it comes with a very fresh arugula salad but didnt love the meat quality, preparation. The au poivre sauce was watery and lacking in flavor. Bit of a bummer for sure. Again, salad was fab! We got a bottle of pinot noir, which also I had high expectations of being from Chile - did not work out. When we tried it initially, we were underwhelmed but couldn't bring ourselves to say otherwise to the server. Overall, a little bit of a let down...although the noise piece did sort it self out by around 9.30/10 as the place started to empty out which definitely makes it an overall more enjoyable visit. Points of improvement: Food - steak prep and sourcing could be better and QA-ed. Pepper sauce is not a pepper sauce, its just a brown watery liquid with no discernable taste. this is an eaaaasy fix. Wine selection - more thoughtful pairing. The red selection is quite limited - incorporating a malbec given the pastas and red meats on the menu would go a long way. Cutting the pinot for sure! Staff - more of a encouraging approach where customers can feel like they can speak their minds , have servers that are open and receptive to not going with a bottle. What comes to mind would be 'Is there another wine you're considering? I could bring that to try as well?'. Overall though a good night out, great hosts, nice ambience (minus the sound) and if you get other things on the menu you'll be satiated. Thank you team Ruby!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!

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  9. TovaW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the breakfast burrito with avocado and it was great

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress could have smiled at least once, but everything else was excellent

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  11. SilvanaA

    Hamburg

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I had the creamy chicken which looked tasty, but I got sick after the meal so I would not recommend it. unfortunately the restaurant is very noisy.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was horrible especially the waitress who served us didn’t even say welcome or hello, but just placed water on the table with a loud noise. She also placed lemonades in the same manner and my children were scared of her. When I asked the man in charge of the bill to print my receipt, he said “Didn’t you press print?” In a mocking manner. I wish I had not tipped them. I just felt so uncomfortable in this place. I won’t go back to this restaurant ever again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a baby stroller with us and the staff was very accommodating in terms of finding us a good table. Food was amazing and everyone was friendly.

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  14. LizzieR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was delicious, however the spicy vodka was swapped with an alternate noodle (not canestri, and gemelli instead) and it was a bit disappointing in flavor. I WILL SAY that the Ragu was delicious and flavorful and the apps were good.

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  15. IRIS

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was expecting rigatoni vodka but got fusilli, still good though! French fries with truffle aioli, drinks & chocolate cake were all amazing. Ruby's never misses.

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  16. Windsor1336

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service & chic ambience (albeit deafeningly loud, even on a Tuesday night). The breakfast menu seems more authentically Australian - would suggest adding more Down Under-specific dishes on the dinner menu, if possible. Also, why not decaffeinated coffee options?

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  17. KatieW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, cutest ambiance! Would definitely go back/recommend to friends!

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  18. king

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food great vibe. Noise level too much for our party, but that's to be expected in a hip West Village restaurant. Our server was terribly rude and impatient, which unfortunately left a bad taste in our mouths. She ruined it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was terrible. The food, the service, the ambiance. The food came out cold, the service was rushed and it was so loud you couldn’t hear anyone.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED it. Will for sure come back. Amazing food and drinks. Great staff. Loved the vibes

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  21. EmilyB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely loud, food was good but nothing to write home about

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool vibe, awesome food, good service, cute interior 10/10

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ate solo on a Monday evening and they were very accomodating!!! They gave me a great spot where I can have my privacy but also people watch! I got their Ruby’s Ragu which is a must-try! The staff was friendly, and I felt very comfortable even though I was alone. Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!

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  24. nomnom

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely waitress Sam A! The kale salad was so good I need to go back for more. Also enjoyed the pasta dishes!

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  25. Matt

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice date spot and good value. Tables are a little close to each other, but otherwise great atmosphere.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess is rude, and this makes the entire dining experience unenjoyable.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely waiter, good service and reasonable pricing. The creamy chicken pasta had a bit of an odd taste tbh - like there was nutmeg in it? Otherwise everything was solid.

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  28. DrewH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Started a little rough but got better as it went. My wife was poured her water in a cup with a crack in it and when she picked it up water poured out. We looked around to wave someone down to get us a rag or napkins or something and we couldn’t find anyone relatively near us to flag. Finally, someone came by and got it cleaned up. The food was delicious as were the cocktails, but the noise level was intense. I’m only mid-30s and I felt like I couldn’t hear myself talk at points. I’m highlighting the negatives, but overall I did enjoy the experience and would return, but I’ll be more prepared this time to battle the volume… especially if it is crowded

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  29. FERNANDAK

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    super cute spot!! food was delicious 😍😍 def coming back

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  31. Nadz

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time today at Rubys! We’ve been here a couple of times and it doesn’t disappoint! I asked for a side table and the hostess was gracious enough to accommodate us; food was delicious and we didn’t have to wait long for it. Our server, Vivi, was super sweet and made us feel very welcome! My only issue is the entrance is kind of small and gets crowded with people, and when we were being brought to our table, a person leaving was rude to my sister who was trying to walk past, so crowd control in the front can be definitely be better. Otherwise, love coming here!

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  32. CarolynR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good Cute place. Spicy vodka pasta excellent

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  33. GirlLikesFood

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fab. Seated quickly and loved every bite. Staff is great too.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambiance! Highly recommend this place

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had a terrible experience and was extremely disappointed by Little Ruby’s. We waited over 30 minutes to be seated. The host was kind and gave us a drink on the house but the waiter was incredibly rude. We let him know that we had allergies (tree nuts and sesame). The waiter brought over the chicken avocado salad which contained nuts. We ordered the shrimp avocado. He was not sympathetic about this mistake and we were still charged for it. I spoke with the manager and he was more understanding but I don’t believe he handled it well as he only took the salad off the bill. I personally think more of the bill should have been compensated for the dangerous situation when we clearly stated our allergies in the first place. It was an overall frustrating and bothersome experience and I would not return.

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  36. MeredithB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but this restaurant has some kinks to work out. The seating is cramped and they have nowhere to store winter coats, meaning you have to stuff them on to the booth or drape them over the chair and have them drag on the ground. There are bathroom stalls with no hooks which means your purse or coat goes on the floor (gross) and the bathroom had no hand soap.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good!! Great prices for new york and amazing energy

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  38. Wanderer

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit here since opening. Initial impression, loud. Unbearably loud. Excruciatingly loud. Sad because the food (calamari and shrimp spaghetti) was quite good as was the service. But a room full of full volume screechers - no thanks. Except for my friend's having chosen this venue I would have preferred to have left before sitting down.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable evening because what was previously mentioned in the survey. Excellent meal and friendly service. Good energy

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  40. SergioT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great client meeting here. Perfect for it with delicious breakfast

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FAQs

Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 242-2486.

Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village is rated 4.6 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 109 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village

225 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West 4th and 7th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–10:15 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–11:15 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, American, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Christopher St stop on the 1W4th/Wash Sq stop on the A, B, C, D, E, F, & M
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 242-2486
  • Catering
    Ruby’s offers catering seven days a week… from corporate catering to off-site pop-ups, birthdays, and other social events. Our team will design a menu to suit your dietary restrictions and needs. All catering orders must be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance. Please visit our website for more details. https://www.rubyscafe.com/catering/
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