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Narcissa Restaurant

4.5
4.5
889 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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 889 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. SL

    SkyeL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing for a family

  2. e

    edrrr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    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.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food and beautiful place, the server was also very nice!

  4. D

    Dinnerdate20

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Service was truly terrible. Inattentive and many mistakes were made.

  5. i

    indicat

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    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.

  6. D

    Dara

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went for my birthday and loved it

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    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!

  8. JK

    JackK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I very good experience. Would recommend and will return. In warmer weather the outdoor experience looks great. Regards, Jack

  9. D

    Dusan

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely place - everything you could ask for - beautiful, delicious and makes you feel quite cool!

  10. DS

    DanielS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great ambiance. Wonderful and interesting vegan selections. Well worth a journey.

  11. A

    Adamo

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely brunch with very good service. Love the comfortable booths.

  12. T

    Tablevibes1

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful creative food! Nice wait staff and a beautiful room!

  13. TO

    TonyO

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Gorgeous room, delicious food. Service was slow/absent, but otherwise we'd return.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    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.

  15. CM

    CynthiaM

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Narcissa has one of the loveliest gardens in Manhattan - unique and delicious food and very good sommelier

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The courtyard was great, the menu innovative, the food delicious and the service excellent

  17. FF

    FoodieFromOslo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    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.

  18. CM

    CatM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The garden is very cute & charming

  19. k

    kkflow

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely patio! Excellent food. Very courteous staff.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    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.

  21. PE

    PENELOPER

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    I am so disappointed about the food!

  23. l

    lizishiiban

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and staff. Food was sub par.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    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).

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    The food was very mediocre, was expecting much more. Had the crudo, snapper and chocolate cake. Nothing to write home about

  26. MK

    MayaK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was affordable and very tasty

  28. e

    eater

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    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.

  29. LB

    LanceB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    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.

  30. h

    hanssachs

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    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.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great space. Cool atmosphere but was there super early before a show.

  32. KD

    KathyD

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    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.

  33. NY

    NYCSpartan

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    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.

  34. f

    foodie4life

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    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.

  35. NR

    NancyR

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sitting outside was great. Service was great. Food and drinks are very high priced. But still enjoyed.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience5

    Brunch is incredibly underwhelming.

  37. MR

    MaddRose

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good food but overpriced. Cranky waitress but to be fair it was very busy. Beautiful ambiance.

  38. AS

    ASchicago

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    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.

  39. NJ

    NJMom3

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful venue for Easter brunch and we plan to return for dinner in that beautiful courtyard.

  40. h

    hananiak

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellant fod and service

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Narcissa Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

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  • 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)

  • 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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