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Nisi - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
170 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

It was when Michael, after a 30 years long culinary training from managerial positions, met Andreas, a kitchen enthusiast who had run restaurant business for decades, the decisive moment that the two successful dine vets teamed up to fulfill their common appetite for a Mediterranean Nisi (Greek for Island) in the western portion of the Village. Because West Village didn’t just need another south European spot. West Village needed a Nisi. A big deal of real warmth will come from the staff and the artfully designed family spirit of the space on top of the Mediterranean classics with a novelty touch. Enough to make Nisi a relaxed place and a must-go from Day One.--

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Spanakopita$15.00

    spinach, scallions, leeks, dill feta cheese wrapped in handmade phyllo

    • Cheese Saganaki$15.00

      pan fried sheep's milk cheese

      • Garidoules$16.00

        crispy baby shrimp, potato chips, chilly-lime sauce

        • Grilled Octopus$23.00

          red wine vinegar, capers, oregano, EVOO

          • Kalamarakia$15.00

            fried calamari served with spicy roasted tomato sauce

            • Mydia$15.00

              mussels with green peppers lemon, oregano and feta cheese

              Salads

              • Horiatiki$16.00

                tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, olives, onions, capers and feta cheese

                • Nisi Salad$15.00

                  cherry tomatoes, rusks, grilled vegetables basil, balsamic vinaigrette, grilled manouri cheese

                  • Cretan Salad$15.00

                    arugula, cherry tomatoes, rusks, capers, balsamic glaze, xinotiri

                    • Kavourosalata$19.00

                      Maryland crab, corn, mango, celery, lettuce and spicy mayo

                      • Tuna Kale Salad*$17.00

                        roasted almonds, peanut dressing and yellowfin tuna

                        Brunch

                        Egg white available upon request $3

                        • Eggs any Style$14.00

                          served with home fries, fresh whipped butter and homemade jam

                          • Eggs Benedict$22.00

                            (spicy duck or apple wood bacon or smoked salmon) with homemade bread, hollandaise sauce and home fries

                            • Buttermilk Pancakes$17.00

                              served with warm maple butter syrup

                              • Waffle and Chocolate$18.00

                                with nutella cream, berries, whipped butter and warm maple butter syrup

                                • Nisi Omelette*$18.00

                                  peppers, onions, tomato, kefalograviera cheese served over a pita bread

                                  • Farmer Omelette*$18.00

                                    leeks, potatoes, ham, gruyere cheese

                                    • Build Your Omelette$17.00

                                      choice of three: apple wood bacon, chicken sausages, ham, peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach, leeks, potatoes, tomatoes, feta cheese, gruyere cheese

                                      • Smoked Salmon*$19.00

                                        served with homemade cream cheese, onions, tomatoes, capers and our homemade bread

                                        • Sliders and Eggs$17.00

                                          lamb sliders cooked to perfection, served with any style eggs and home fries

                                          Sides

                                          • Apple Wood Smoked Bacon$9.00

                                            • Homemade Breakfast Potatoes$8.00

                                              • Chicken Sausages$9.00

                                                • Grilled Asparagus$10.00

                                                  • House Made Bread and Jam$6.00

                                                    Main Course

                                                    • Lavrax$31.00

                                                      charcoal grilled, EVOO

                                                      • Solomos$29.00

                                                        organic salmon served with spinach rice

                                                        • Paidakia$35.00

                                                          served with lemon potatoes, grilled asparagus

                                                          • Lamb Kebab$26.00

                                                            fresh ground lamb , Greek fries, tzatziki and pita bread

                                                            Pastas

                                                            • Rigatoni$28.00

                                                              with mix mushroom, parmesan and truffle oil

                                                              • Linguini$29.00

                                                                with shrimp, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and crumble feta cheese

                                                                • Astakomakaronada$45.00

                                                                  whole lobster linguini with roasted tomatoes, sweet garlic and parsley

                                                                  Featured Drinks

                                                                  • Bottomless Mimosas or Brut$5.00

                                                                    For 60 minutes

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                                                                    What 170 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                    4.5
                                                                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.3Food
                                                                    • 4.4Service
                                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                                    • 4.1Value

                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                    87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                    1. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 2, 2019

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Best good best staff!!

                                                                    2. B

                                                                      Berryl

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      36 reviews

                                                                      Dined on January 30, 2019

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      On the coldest day of the year in NYC, we had theater tickets in the West Village. My friend is vegetarian so we thought Greek would work. What a great find NISI is! The warmth and welcome on a cold day was lovely. The food (veggie "chips" with yogurt sauce; classic moussaka; veggie eggplant parmesan) was really delicious. Beautiful, bountiful and perfectly cooked. The wine list was remarkable. I am not very familiar with Greek wines but we both had a terrific, inexpensive blend that was delicious. I will be back for a more leisurely meal, especially to try the fish!

                                                                    3. TG

                                                                      TribecaGem

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                      Dined on January 18, 2019

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      What a lovely restaurant! The service was impeccable - our waitress was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Water glasses were refreshed frequently and the manager came by mid meal to ask how everything was going. Well priced for the portion and quality and a lovely spot. Will definitely return and would recommend to friends.

                                                                    4. JP

                                                                      JuliaP

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 23, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Excellent service - they went above and beyond for us! Food was incredibly fresh and tasty.

                                                                    5. SC

                                                                      SixContinentsDown

                                                                      Salt Lake City

                                                                      62 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      62 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      Delicious authentic food in a simple but creatively designed space. Our grilled octopus was as tender as the best quality chicken – not at all tough or rubbery like most octopus – and delicately spiced. My (whole) fish was delicious. This is good food, without any precocious front. Try one of the Greek wines available. I know wine, but not Greek wine. The red I ordered with help from my server (Tsantali Rapsani, a blend of three varietals I'd never even heard of) paired wonderfully with my fish. Pair this wine like you might a good pinot noir. Nisi may remind you of a family-owned restaurant in Greece. I would certainly return.

                                                                    6. e

                                                                      emmlo

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 23, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      An interesting and diverse menu that suits any group. We absolutely loved everything we ordered, wines were interesting and delicious and above all the service was impeccable. We truly felt cared for by our waitress and really enjoyed the night.

                                                                    7. T

                                                                      Tacti21

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on November 12, 2018

                                                                      overall3food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great Food and Great Service. What more do I ask for?

                                                                    8. f

                                                                      foodcritic732

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 10, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      What a great find. Staff extremely friendly. Great drinks and delicious food. Felt like we were back in Greece. Can't wait to go back.

                                                                    9. NY

                                                                      NY001

                                                                      Chicago

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 4, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Honestly, excellent food and service.

                                                                    10. d

                                                                      docjen

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 3, 2018

                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                      Incredibly loud and obnoxious house music made it difficult to hear myself think, let alone speak to my dinner companions. The service was pretty slow and inattentive--we ordered a side dish that didn't come until we were finished with our entrees. Food was tasty, but the ambiance / service seemed incongruent with the decor and location. Perhaps for tourists?

                                                                    11. NH

                                                                      NolaHermes

                                                                      New Orleans

                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 2, 2018

                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                      My dinner came out half an hour before my guests

                                                                    12. KM

                                                                      KristynM

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                      Dined on October 17, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Highly recommend the sizzling cheese and the octopus! The tuna tartare was very good as well

                                                                    13. BA

                                                                      BenA

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 23, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great food, wonderful staff that bends over backward to be accommodating. I've been to Greece several times and the chef as nailed it. The food here is just as good. Great beef and lamb. I'm not a big fish eater, but their fish is great. Great wine list as well. We've been there 3 times in several months. In NYC that says it all.

                                                                    14. ET

                                                                      EllyT

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 9, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Nice Greek restaurant in the West Village. The location is fantastic, on Bleecker Street near the corner with 7th Ave, so you're right near plenty of hot spots for a drink before or after. Lovely decor and atmosphere, feels like you are near the sea in Greece. The spreads were excellent, we tried four: MELITZANOSALATA (eggplant with garlic) which was amazing, TIROKAFTERI (spicy feta) which was really good too, FAVA (just OK, a little bland), and TZATZIKI (good). The pita bread and the bread they give you for the table (doused in olive oil, yum) is great. The spanikopita was good, very generous portion for an appetizer. Definitely share this between 2-4 people. The mixed grill for two was an extremely generous portion, tons of french fries. The lamb was excellent. The beef and chicken were nothing to write home about. The sauteed spinach side was a little bland. Things we didn't order but saw others order... and they looked delish... we will probably be ordering next time!! : -Nisi chips -Cauliflower steak -ASTAKOMAKARONADA (lobster linguine) -Sole for two Overall a nice restaurant with generous portions. I think they are probably better at fish than meat, but we'll find that out next time! Definitely worth trying again.

                                                                    15. TB

                                                                      TriBeCanative

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 4, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      When we went to Nisi it was a weekday evening and it was wonderfully quiet and uncrowded. For a Greek-style restaurant with fresh fish offerings, the prices were reasonable. 3 options were not available, though. The service was good.

                                                                    16. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New Orleans

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on September 2, 2018

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                      I really cannot give a rating to anything specific. I made a reservation for a Sunday brunch at 11:30 am. I had a 30 minute commute by train to get to the location, which I was going to only to have brunch. Once I arrived and walked in the unlocked door was told they were not open yet. I was not given an apology nor did anyone explain they were running a bit behind and to have a seat in the waiting area. At that point I walked out and ended up having brunch at Agave which was near when I left aggravated and hungry and walking to find somewhere to eat. Now agave I can give 5 stars across the board and I had no reservation and they were very busy! That was an excellent experience.

                                                                    17. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 19, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Mussels appetizer was a healthy portion and excellent. The Bronzino and Halibut were fresh and expertly prepared. Service was great and the waitstaff was friendly and eager to answer questions. Will definitely go again.

                                                                    18. H

                                                                      Handle

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      We were imoressed with the food and service. We will return.

                                                                    19. JS

                                                                      JackieS

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 10, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing food! The dinner for two is perfect for date night

                                                                    20. KK

                                                                      KimK

                                                                      London

                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                      Dined on August 2, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      This place has a fresh, summery Greek vibe to it. Their specialty is seafood and it is always fresh and perfectly prepared. The dishes are light and flavorful but respect is given to the integrity of the ingredients. No need for heavy sauces etc. My favorite dish is the grilled octopus appetizer. It comes in a light EVOO, lemon, caper sauce that is delicious! The texture of the octopus is always perfectly tender. We also had the branzino the halibut. Both were perfectly prepared and so delicious. I also can’t say enough about the staff! They are very friendly, knowledgeable about the food and wine and patient and helpful. Between the décor and the food, you feel like you are seaside in Greece:)

                                                                    21. M

                                                                      Misha

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      28 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      28 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 29, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Brunch with 4 friends. Excellent + seemingly undiscovered -- at least for Sunday brunch. Looking forward to going back for dinner sometime very soon. Go!

                                                                    22. R

                                                                      Robert

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      41 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      41 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 28, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      A nice modern take on Greek cuisine. The spreads were delicious, recommended with Pita. The service was very good, attentive.

                                                                    23. JP

                                                                      JacquelinP

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 20, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The food is phenomenal!!! Service was amazing and very genuine. We have not stopped raving about this little gem and their gorgeous back patio. We will definitely be back soon.

                                                                    24. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New England

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on July 1, 2018

                                                                      overall2food5service1ambience5

                                                                      Enjoyed the food but the service was horrible. We had to ask for things two times after ordering

                                                                    25. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on June 26, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Excellent!

                                                                    26. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                      Dined on June 12, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                      Food was as good as usual. My one complaint is that the waitstaff was not as attentive as usual, along with the lack of throwing some extras our way. There seemed to be a new crew. But, I will go back away.

                                                                    27. PB

                                                                      PatriciaB

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on June 12, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Fresh and artfully prepared fish! Superb lamb chops. Great Greek wine.

                                                                    28. DG

                                                                      DeniseG

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      A wonderful meal from start to finish with superbe service, food and ambiance. Can't wait to go back!

                                                                    29. a

                                                                      avatarmh

                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                      35 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      35 reviews

                                                                      Dined on June 2, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Most notable was the grilled octopus. The meat retained the unmistakable flavor of octopus, but lost the rubberiness for a fine texture reminiscent of chicken. The seasoning was at once dramatic and refined. My partner and I split the butterflied Branzino filet. It's freshness and minimal seasonally made it well worth waiting for. All in all, a memorable meal that deserves repeating, or even better, expanding with other enticing menu offerings.

                                                                    30. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      2.0

                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 25, 2018

                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                      Food was mediocre at best. Service was terrible. We were halfway through our meal when the wine arrived. Some items never arrived. Two of the service folks seemed to be having a fight in the hall leading out of the restaurant. Worst Greek meal and perhaps any meal I’ve had in West Village. Predict Nisi won’t be around very long.

                                                                    31. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on May 21, 2018

                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                      Just okay food. Also requested outside seating and was told they didn’t have any anymore

                                                                    32. DR

                                                                      DanielaR

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      134 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      134 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      this place is consistently great greek food. they have amazingly big portions great for sharing. the meat is done right and the octopus and salads are great. service is nice and not rushed. place it relaxing and pretty.

                                                                    33. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                      Great food, awesome atmosphere. Pricey for what it is.

                                                                    34. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      London

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      2.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 12, 2018

                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                      restaurant was crowded but did not have enough staff at all to support it. Had been there once before and had a good meal but would not go back again. Food was fine nothing that i would want to go back to a third time.

                                                                    35. C

                                                                      Cetts

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      159 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      159 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great experience all around! Energetic vibe on. Saturday night. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and management. Excellent food and nice selection of Greek wines.

                                                                    36. I

                                                                      Internationalfoodie

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Food is wonderful albeit pricey

                                                                    37. O

                                                                      Oneinacrowd

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 27, 2018

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                      Nisi is a cozy, fun little West Village neighborhood spot. The menu offers lots of variety, and the food is terrific. Our server took excellent care of us and kept our glasses full!

                                                                    38. L

                                                                      Leanne

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      So cozy. You really feel like you’re in Greece!!

                                                                    39. RB

                                                                      RBall

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      30 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      2.0

                                                                      30 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2018

                                                                      overall2food2service5ambience5

                                                                      Underwhelming experience at Nisi. The decor is great and they have a nice location on Bleecker street, but the dishes we ordered had little to know flavor. We had the organic salmon and the roasted half chicken. Both were cooked blandly. Their location and ambiance is great -- seem to have everything else going for them. Hopefully they can bring the food up to par!

                                                                    40. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2018

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Overall terrific experience. Friendly waitstaff, great ambience fast service, and most importantly- delicious food! Came here to catch up with friends and split a bunch of incredible mezze/ small plates. Lots of food for decent price. The dips were fabulous, and the sizzling saganki was a must. This place is a hidden gem on a crowded block on Bleecker street that I will be coming back to with friends!

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                                                                    Nisi - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 170 OpenTable diners

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