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

Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village

4.6
4.6
148 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

7:00 PM


Booked 165 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 148 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

148 Reviews
  1. FERNANDAK

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. Nadz

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  4. CarolynR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Reception wasn’t the most friendly, but our waitress is really sweet.

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  14. Brad

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 30 mins past reservation time for table - staff disorganized and overwhelmed. Bartenders allowed guests to be over served by 8 pm - as a result was body tackled in the bar waiting for a drink, and proceeded to watch a guy throw a girl across the room, breaking glass in the process, felt like a domestic violence issue. Food was good value but everything else made it not worth it. Will not return.

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  15. Tess

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT burger, very nice chicken sandwich, and the vibes were immaculate. We sat downstairs by the bar and it was popping. Pretty loud downstairs hit upstairs is a bit quieter.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a great date spot and place to grab drinks with some friends

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was phenomenal! Really made the experience better

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Service and food was perfect!

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  19. BrownCocoa

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute space. Deceiving from the outside; looks small, but it’s big inside with a lower level. Food was ok; not exceptional. This place is more about having fun with a friend, hanging out, having a cocktail. If you’re going in for a gourmet meal, this is not the move. We had a couple of pasta dishes. Main concern was a hostess asked us to leave because there was another reservation waiting for that table. Really?! We hadn’t even paid yet nor decided if we were going to have another drink or dessert. I complained to the manager, Chris, who explained that’s not how we do things here. The manager offered to buy us a drink. I explained we were not happy with how things went down and declined his offer. He did take a drink off of the final bill though. All said and done, it’s a very cute West Village restaurant, but be careful the hostess might try to kick you out in the middle of chatting with your dinner mates.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Super overbooked and overcrowded. We had a reservation for a party of 2 and weren’t seated until 30+ minutes after our reservation time. Tons of other groups also waiting. It was almost too loud to hear the person sitting directly in front of me. The food was decent and reasonably priced but not worth the wait.

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  21. Beee

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have to say I was so excited to join Little Rubys as I heard so many great things about this restaurant. I am disappointed overall with my experience, sad to say. I truly do understand the business and its rules but my bestfriend and I didn’t feel as comfortable as we thought. The beginning of it was quite uncomfortable seeing that we had no where to sit while waiting and unfortunately had to sit outside in the cold. I understand the kitchen didn’t open until 5, but we were unaware. There’s no sign or anything online that explains that part of it. We also did feel very rushed throughout our entire dining experience. The constant coming back to our table to ask if we knew what we wanted next, or the constant questions overall. I can understand the need to want your guests satisfied, but it became a bit overwhelming. I saw there was a big wait list by the amount of people standing up waiting for a table. I get that aspect, but this was our first time in months seeing each other and we really wanted to take our time and catch up. We ended up leaving without getting dessert because of how rushed we felt. It did ruin our moods, and it’s sad because I really was looking forward to a coffee and dessert but I became too uncomfortable at that point. Please be aware of your guests and how you could make them feel. Overall the food was delicious and the ambiance was beautiful. The host was incredible as well, she was very graceful and truly did her best with accommodating us.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, nice deco, wonderful services. The only complaint I have is that the shrimp pasta tasted different from what I used to have. The sauce tasted very sour and the noodles were hard. Did you change the recipe? Please bring the old shrimp pasta back, thanks.

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  23. LunaStar

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Meh, basically the same food as the other locations and our server never asked if we wanted more cocktails or brought water to the table… pretty surprising!!

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  24. Vlad

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was giving us her attitude when we were super nice to her.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely delicious, service was efficient and friendly. Interior is gorgeous, Will absolutely go again!

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  26. EmilyA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience would definitely come again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely evening we had at Little Ruby's Cafe. Food absolutely amazing , everything was so tasty. The chocolate cake and ice cream was to die for. Beautiful restaurant , great atmosphere and music The staff were amazing , seamless service. Thanks everyone had a perfect time.

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  28. SherkeraG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service always superb. Food delicious . Will be back

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  29. carolel

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Got stuck at an awful table back by the bar. Food was very mediocre. Vibe and atmosphere (assuming you’re in the front of restaurant) was cool.

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  30. JTS181

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little loud but otherwise amazing dinner, great food, drinks and service. Love the vibes and design

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  31. JillF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome and ambiance was hip! Server was a little slow.

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  32. RaniaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Great vibed and fooood is delicious 😋

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  33. Claudia

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The new space is great and the ambience! I was dining with a friend who has a gluten allergy. The server could be more knowledgable on what was gluten-free and what could be modified. My friend ordered the crispy rice bowl and it arrived without any rice. We asked the server and she thought the rice might be an allergen so she removed it without noting.

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  34. nycyc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I recently visited this new location in West Village and had a somewhat mixed experience. The food, unfortunately, didn't live up to the tasty memories I had from the past. Specifically, the Bronte burger, while okay, fell short of my expectations. The noticeably reduced portion size left me eating 1/3 of the portion without the patty. However, the ambiance of the restaurant was inviting and the servers were kind and attentive.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this location as well as all the other ones! Always excited to dine at Ruby’s

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  36. GLai

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is nice and the food is excellent! There are so many choices in the menu. My friend and I had a hard time choosing the food. Luckily the Bronte burger and the Spicy vodka pasta were delicious! Definitely coming back to try out other dishes! The only drawback is the seats are too tight but I guess that’s how most restaurants in the city are like.

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  37. CitlalliM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta was a great amount of serving and flavor! Love the ambiance of the new location.

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  38. TimW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant, service was fantastic and food was so tasty. Great vibes and well priced! Would highly recommend.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Got sat in pretty bad table so that wasn’t great. But the food was good

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  40. MeganL

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and menu selection with nice decor, but seated us 30 min after our reservation and there were a lot of teenagers pushing people at the door which was very odd

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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 148 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 165 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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