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Narcissa - Permanently Closed, New York, NY

Narcissa - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
887 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Narcissa is a New-American restaurant located in The Standard, East Village in New York City’s Cooper Square. The restaurant’s rotating menu features seasonal produce from dedicated farms in the Hudson Valley. The East Village’s hidden gem offers a private dining room in addition to the rooms main dining room, and a charming private garden that opens up for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10:00am to 3:00pm Sunday to Thursday Dinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm (last Terrace seating at 830pm) Friday and Saturday Dinner 5:30pm to 11:00pm (last Terrace seating at 830pm)
  • Phone number
    (212) 228-3344
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Narcissa can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (888) 653-3066
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    On the Bowery between 5th and 6th streets
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 887 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

887 Reviews
  1. SkyeL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing for a family

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  2. edrrr

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful place and not to busy for an intimate dinner. For a seasoned restaurant the service was slow and a little unprofessional or possibly inexperienced. Food came out very late and tracking the server was difficult. The food was great, fresh fish and nice sides but waiting for it was unfortunate.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and beautiful place, the server was also very nice!

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  4. Dinnerdate20

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was truly terrible. Inattentive and many mistakes were made.

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  5. indicat

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was jus so-so - nothing to get excited about, average only, which is disappointing. The service also leaves a bit to be desired. There were only a handful of diners, yet our server didn’t check in to offer coffee, pepper/salt (which the food needed), or water after making the initial, obligatory round. Unfortunate because a great location and ought to be a winner.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. Dara

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for my birthday and loved it

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time I came here. We do not live in NYC so since the 1st time I had a fabulous experience I decided to take my friends there, after telling them how fantastic it was! We got there and I was so excited about our dinner which turned out very different from the 1st time I was there. I actually felt embarrassed that I brought my friends there. The service was horrendous!!! Our waitress was so RUDE, gave us attitude because we took a while to order our drinks, rolled her eyes!!!!! , she not once asked us if everything was good...and you could tell she just didn’t care to serve us!!! The food was good but it didn’t matter anymore. I was so disappointed!

    3 people found this helpful

  8. JackK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I very good experience. Would recommend and will return. In warmer weather the outdoor experience looks great. Regards, Jack

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  9. Dusan

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place - everything you could ask for - beautiful, delicious and makes you feel quite cool!

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  10. DanielS

    New York City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Wonderful and interesting vegan selections. Well worth a journey.

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  11. Adamo

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely brunch with very good service. Love the comfortable booths.

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  12. Tablevibes1

    New York City

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful creative food! Nice wait staff and a beautiful room!

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  13. EVNYC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous room, delicious food. Service was slow/absent, but otherwise we'd return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The loud thumping sound from the bar next door, combined with the loud music from the restaurant itself made this once amazing place almost unbearable to be in. It’s a pity. Service and food were otherwise impeccable.

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  15. Cynthia

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Narcissa has one of the loveliest gardens in Manhattan - unique and delicious food and very good sommelier

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The courtyard was great, the menu innovative, the food delicious and the service excellent

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  17. FoodieFromOslo

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed because I had heard very good things. The restaurant is beautiful, specially outside. So if you want to take a drink outside, go for it. Your Instagram will love it. If you want a food experience, maybe try somewhere else. The starter was too big and a bit boring (potatoes with sauce that tasted a bit bland) and the main dish (today’s special) was Ok at best. The beef was stringy and the salad was bland. A very good sauce, that was similar to what we make at home. This part was not ok: For some reason, there was beetles (I counted 4) jumping around our sitting area. (We sat inside, not outside). Probably from the beautiful garden outside, but frankly, I don’t care. I don’t want to see beetles crawl behind the restaurant sofa where I am eating, or find them in my bag later. All in all, this was the most expensive restaurant we visited, but the one we enjoyed the least. Starter and main dish, 2 drinks and 2 beers, ended at about 200 dollars.

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  18. CatM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The garden is very cute & charming

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  19. kkflow

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely patio! Excellent food. Very courteous staff.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Empty but for 2 other tables on a Saturday at 8pm. Food took forever, the. Took forever to get the check even though there was one waitress per table.

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  21. PENELOPER

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have passed by Narcissa so many times that I finally decided to take my stepdad there for a belated outing. My family and myself loved the service, ambiance and the food tasted so fresh and good! We did not know about the brunch protocol and the kitchen closing early to begin prepping for dinner. However, our server was lovely and made sure we placed all the orders before it did switch out and she did not bring out the spare items until we finished our first round for appetizers. In the day time the place is very child and baby friendly which isn't bad, but if you are sitting next to a loud crying baby it might mess up the setting a bit. Overall, great experience aside from that!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I am so disappointed about the food!

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  23. lizishiiban

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and staff. Food was sub par.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Came here for restaurant week with friends. Dinner Menu was decent: we tried all appetizers and entrees, they were all tasty! The dessert was great too. Only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because the restaurant (indoor) smelled like bleach all night, didnt want to seat outside because it was a very hot day/night, and we had to ask for bread (after seating/ordering 1hr long).

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very mediocre, was expecting much more. Had the crudo, snapper and chocolate cake. Nothing to write home about

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  26. MayaK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I rarely write reviews, but this is a restaurant with so much potential and it just flops. The menu looked so yummy and exciting, but the food served was nothing but disappointing. A "summer salad" drenched in super salty dressing with ONE TEENY sliver of a peach, a fluke crudo that was poorly cut, terribly presented, and again completely drenched in sauce, a branzino that was fine but nothing to be remembered, and a grilled eggplant that had so much potential, but was just eh. The only upside is that they have a lovely garden which is perfect for a summer night, and the service and wine were great.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was affordable and very tasty

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  28. eater

    New York City

    109 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing fare on this last visit, after many years of excellence. The chef owner is focused on other ventures and, sadly, this shows. That said, staff is always really great; wish the attention to detail in the cooking were maintained.

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  29. LanceB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to Narcissa. The food was just as good during this visit as the last. The service is friendly and helpful, but could use a little more polish to tip it into the excellent range. During our first visit we ended up being forgotten for about 30 minutes after our entree course arrived. Other than that it was quite good. During our second visit, our server was not quite as knowledgeable about the food and wine as he might have been but still was very gracious and had a good sense for hospitality. My recommendation is to definitely go there and enjoy a delicious, relaxed and casual meal on the beautiful interior courtyard.

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  30. hanssachs

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu selections are scant. Entrees made to appear much larger than actual (once you discard the fish head and tail or remove the copious fat around the steak). Charging for bread? We used to come to Narcissa often. Will wait for major changes before returning.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great space. Cool atmosphere but was there super early before a show.

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  32. KathyD

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a delicious and relaxing brunch. The weather was beautiful and the garden provided a pleasant respite from the summer heat. We highly recommend the eggs Benedict and hash. The Bloody Mary was amazing - just the right amount of spice.

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  33. NYCSpartan

    New York City

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the experience, service and outdoor patio. Unfortunately they have a small menu and the food can be hit or miss. We have had some great meals there and some that were so-so. Worth a visit and hope for the best.

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  34. foodie4life

    New York City

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I found my second experience at Narcissa very disappointing. The wait for the food was interminable, the food came out sporadically, barely at room temperature and I found the starter I ordered to be very dry and tasteless, the same starter I had on my first outing to Narcissa, when it was lovely and delicious. The waitress kept calling me ma'am every time she came over to the table to apologize. (just a pet peeve of mine. I would rather not be called ma'am.) Was the chef out sick? On vacation? Man, this was really not a great experience. The kitchen needs to get its act together. I will think twice about returning. The only bright spot in the evening was the maitre d' who was very friendly and accommodating.

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  35. NancyR

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting outside was great. Service was great. Food and drinks are very high priced. But still enjoyed.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch is incredibly underwhelming.

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  37. MaddRose

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food but overpriced. Cranky waitress but to be fair it was very busy. Beautiful ambiance.

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  38. ASchicago

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They sat us an hour after our reservation, and as a result gave us a round of drinks on the house, but then still put them on our bill. Forgot to bring two appetizers to the table on top of that.

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  39. NJMom3

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful venue for Easter brunch and we plan to return for dinner in that beautiful courtyard.

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  40. hananiak

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellant fod and service

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Narcissa - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Narcissa - Permanently Closed

25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On the Bowery between 5th and 6th streets
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 10:00am to 3:00pm Sunday to Thursday Dinner 5:30pm to 10:00pm (last Terrace seating at 830pm) Friday and Saturday Dinner 5:30pm to 11:00pm (last Terrace seating at 830pm)
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (212) 228-3344
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Narcissa can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (888) 653-3066
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