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Villanelle

4.6
112 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Villanelle brings the bounty of the countryside to the city. Join us at our Greenwich Village neighborhood restaurant for artisanal New American cooking, a thoughtfully curated wine list and imaginative cocktails using the highest quality seasonal and humanely raised ingredients in a lively, welcoming atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday 11am-3pm Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 989-2474
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Ave and University Pl
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Public transit
4/5/6/N/R/Q/W/L to 14th St
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 112 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

very good in every respect interesting menu and friendly , knowledgable service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I attended Villanelle for a birthday brunch on Sunday, and I was delighted at the options offered. I usually never see a grilled cheese on a brunch menu, and it was just what I needed after a night of libations. Speaking of, I ordered a Mezcal cocktail that was not available, but the bartender made quick work of making a different version of it for me. It was exactly what I wanted!

The brussels sprout hash here is something I occasionally dream of, and this visit it didn't disappoint. I am so happy to have fresh options for brunch (the fruit and yogurt were also exactly what I needed), to go along with that bread and cheese I so often crave on a Sunday. Thanks, Villanelle!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Second time here. We had the spring peas and asparagus as starters and as main courses the Amish chicken and octopus. All was sensational. The waiter was appropriately attentive without being in our face. All in all a splendid experience. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I love this restaurant. Simple decor yet elegant. Has a neighborhood feel with amazing food that elevates every ingredient. Great service. Friendly owners who are always there. Had dinner Saturday night- absolutely delicious and a welcome respite after a hectic week. Thank you Villanelle!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is my new go-to spot for lunch in the Village. It's an oasis just off Union Square - quiet, elegant and charming, a perfect spot for meet ups, or for grabbing an hour by yourself. The prix fixe is a great deal - 2 fresh, delicious courses for $35. There a few "express" options too. Love it!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

OH MY GOD. GRANDMA’S ELIXIR - to die for! Food was wonderful as always, and staff was super friendly. One of my fav NYC spots.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, good service, relaxing atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Dinning experience was stressful
Waiter was too consumed with upselling using his inflated culinary knowledge, ultimately diminishing the overall experience. Too bad, for the prices charged, it should have been a fine dinning experience. Instead, it was all about the waiter "helicoptering" so he can comment on the food by overhearing our conversations.
Suggestion; don't start by trying to sell the $300 plus bottle of wine and be less condescending of your patrons, without us your knowledge is worthless.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Absolutely delicious food from start to finish. Brought my foodie LA friends. We all loooved it.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Service is impeccable, and food is creative and amazing

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and wine list. Ambience is lovely. Intimate, romantic, appropriately loud. Just off union square. Would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

What delicious food, lovely atmosphere, great service - I love this place and would go again. The brussel sprouts salad was so tasty and filling, and the arctic char was elegant and flavorful. Beautiful plating; very fancy. couldn't understand why there weren't more people in here having lunch - maybe they need to beef up their marketing efforts? this is an undiscovered neighborhood gem and I hope they get popular but not TOO popular so I can still eat here! DELISH!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Really friendly staff, beautiful and interesting food, gorgeous setting. 5 stars

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This was fabulous food! Best beet tartar salad, octopus main course was tasty and interesting, the pork was perfectly cooked and clearly of heritage quality, the "french toast" desert was my favorite desert in a long time. Service was friendly, attentive, efficient. Noise level was quiet. I would go back once a week if I could afford it.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always a pleasure

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great server. He gave us good recommendations

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

To start, we enjoyed some unique cocktails and presentation. Our starters arrived quickly and were both delicious and visually appealing. The brussels sprout dish was unique and refreshing. The octopus was tasty, but only offered 2 small pieces of octopus. The accompanying vegetables were plentiful however and the sauce complimented the dish well. We all enjoyed our main dishes. We tried a fish, pork, and beef dish and were well presented and high quality. The bread they serve is delicious as well.

Very enjoyable evening was had by all.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ambiance was nice but the tables were too close together for private conversations. The octopus dish was really great but the pork loin and steak were not too creative and left a bit to be desired. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is superb, gorgeous room and lovely service without being stuffy.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Had a nice working lunch here. Food was very good, as was the service. Attractive room with lots of natural light. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great, interesting unique flavors with superb service. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I eat out regularly for business and pleasure and there are only a handful of restaurants in this city I find myself actually thinking about in between visits. Villanelle is one of them. The dining room and bar are classy and comfortable. I’ve had most of their winter menu and each plate is simply delicious - clean flavors, refined, but not too precious, vegetable-forward as advertised (vegetarians will have a very good experience here). It’s a well curated menu that covers the bases on options. The fluffy honey wheat rolls and sake butter are to die for (and complimentary). They also have a very nice wine list, fun, balanced cocktails, and a caring staff. ‎For some reason this place is not well known - and there is zero reason for that. It’s amazing.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The service could have been much better.....we ordered cocktails then dinner....we rec our appet before our drinks. We told our waiter & only then did he go over to the bar to check on our drinks which the bartender started to prepare.
During our main course we were asked if we wanted more bread(which was wonderful) we both said yes.....it finally came after we finished.
Not sure we would try this restaurant again.....THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL......the service FAIR & the prices are very high.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good, knowledgeable staff. Delicious food that’s large portion sizes, the pre fix is more then enough food! Truly a great value. Delicious crafted cocktails. Would highly suggest going to villanelle!

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2.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was beyond slow and barely anyone was there. In addition, they forgot a dish of ours at the end and didn't comp any of the meal because of it.

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2.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was ok but not great and the service was subpar. They kept missing up the orders between me and my friend, even though there was just the two of us.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was slow, despite it not being crowded. Portions needed to be a bit larger at those prices. Mostly, the menu needs to be expanded by about half. There were simply too few choices in each category.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

The service at Villanelle was everything my friend said it would be. I was told it would be a great place for a 1st date, and it was. The food was truly amazing and my date, who's a vegetarian, quickly found at least 3 things she was interested in. The waiter recommended some dairy free items for me and truly did a great job guiding us. I'll definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I need a sixth star.

Beautifully casual space, attentive and interested service, perfectly executed plates that appear simple but involve some serious technique and layering of flavors, tightly edited wine list from a som with perspective.

Will be returning often.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I love this restaurant! Wonderful creative fresh food. Lovely ambiance. Great service. Very friendly and personable.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Brunch isn't their best meal, come for dinner instead. My husband ordered scrambled eggs on toast, looked like one egg split between two pieces of French bread and no sides. The Dutch Babies were perfect for one, but one of ours was half burnt. My lamb hash was the most generous, but too salty to eat without something with it. Service was great! Restaurant is beautiful - wonderful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

I went to villanelle, it was a beautiful experience. Ambience and music were great and the server was so knowledgeable, we did the prefix 4 courses with a wine pairing ,it was a great night definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

I love this spot and I wish I could get a megaphone and tell the neighborhood about it. Trapped behind a major apartment building construction site people can miss this and that's a big MISS. The food is so fresh and excellent I crave a crowd to feel they will become an established spot in our neighborhood.
Go try it.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The atmosphere is superb. The bar would be a great place to experience. The atmosphere is totally lovely.
The servings are small and the menu very limited. $21 for appetizer that was
just a few bites????!!!
Would be great if the menu included a salad.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

cute neighborhood spot. good menu. great service. simple, but nice ambiance. strangely, the bar equipment and bar are very loud - even without any customers (design opportunity to fix).

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

so lovely. elegant, delicious, and relaxing. quickly becoming a real neighborhood classic. we will be going again.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

really had a great dinner. All 6 of us recommend
we were not rushed

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Villanelle is an undiscovered gem. It has everything that makes a dining experience memorable and delightful. The owner is personable, gracious, and more than happy to explain all the techniques that go into the preparation of every dish. I'm already planning my next visit.

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

While the ambience was nice and the service good and the food very tasty, in the end all
four of us felt annoyed and would not come back. The courses were well prepared but small and quite expensive. The main courses did not come with anything and they barely have any vegetables on the menu. We had wanted a salad, but that doesn't exist. You can order carrots for $16 or an appetizer of brussel sprouts, but that only had a few brussel sprout leaves on top of cheese and something crunchy. We were all hungry after the meal and so ordered dessert, the baked apple with ice cream , which was the smallest apple I have ever seen. So, while the food and service were good, we felt it was way too expensive for what you get and not enough choice. Not coming back.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was attentive. But 4-stars and not 5 because it was very cold inside. We had table by the door and would get a cold blast every time people came in and out. They should set up an outside vestibule, move tables further inward, or put up some curtains. Cold winter in NYC this year.

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