Villanelle

4.6
181 reviews
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Villanelle brings the bounty of the countryside to the city. Join us at our Greenwich Village neighborhood restaurant for market-driven New American cooking, a thoughtfully curated wine list and imaginative cocktails using the highest quality seasonal and humanely raised ingredients in a welcoming atmosphere.

Specials

Enjoy Happy Hour Specials Every Weekday At Our Cozy Bar

$9 cocktails, $8 wine, $7 beer, plus tax and gratuity

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 23, 2018

Ends: December 24, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:30PM-7:00PM

What 181 People Are Saying
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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is exceptionally welcoming and attentive. The space is well appointed but spare and attractive. The menu is smaller but changes seasonally and is always varied enough for everyone to find a delicious meal. I’ve gone there twice for brunch and once for dinner and each time enjoyed the meal immensely. Brunch wise I can recommend the eggs Benedict with duck confit. The Brussel Sprouts hash was excellent as well. They also have a great selection of specialty teas and cocktails. Prices are super value for what you get.

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Haven't been to this restaurant since its previous incarnation as Marquet. The remodel is lovely and the food was terrific. Staff couldn't be nice. We will be back again!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu is interesting, the cocktails are great, the food is good, the ambience is really nice.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncommonly delicious food here. The service, drinks and atmosphere are also lovely. A real gem.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Villanelle. The food is elevated - beautifully presented and delicious flavors. The venison was among the best I've had and the wine selection by the glass was exceptional. Our server was very attentive and the atmosphere is both elegant and casual. An overall truly enjoyable dinner.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place with friendly service, good food and a well thought out wine list.

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JS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our third time to dine at Villanelle, with second time being Thanksgiving, which we were very happy with. We ordered pretty much the same as what we ordered the first time. Beet tartare was excellent. Butternut squash, however was about half the portion compared to the first time. Yet, the price was the same. Crispy octopus was very good. However, it was mostly broccoli and we had maybe 5 small pieces of octopus, not even amounting to one whole leg. Again, The portion was smaller than before. At this point, we felt cheated. My cod was ok, nothing special. Service is excellent. But, with so many amazing restaurants in NYC with similar price range, we are not planning to return for some time.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambience and service was wonderful, wine was great, but honestly food was really odd.. the menu did not describe items very well and it was a weird collection of items. The restaurant is great for a class of wine at the bar but wouldn’t recommend for the food.

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S
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s been up and down at Villanelle. We’ve had some truly outstanding meals and some which have been just so-so. Tonight, unfortunately, more the latter than the former. Perhaps next time we’ll be back to outstanding.

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DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm to table was extremely good. Drinks were excellent and the service was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic so through and knowledgeable. Food was outstanding as always. Hidden gem. Love this place. We will be back

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely place near Union Square to grab lunch. Way above average food with pleasant and quick service in a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

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MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting Manhattan during the week of Christmas and we couldn't be happier to have dined at Villanelle! Our server was extremely accommodating, friendly, and professional. The food was superb and made with fresh ingredients. We loved every single detail about the restaurant -- the ambiance, the interior design, and even the simple yet elegant tableware. Everything was amazing.

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TB
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent! The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. They were able to make great recommendations and suggest perfect wine pairings for each course. The macerated brussel sprouts were delicious! It’s also a very simple space with very attractive lighting and the noise level was low which allowed for good conversation. A real winner in the neighborhood!

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant with friendly servers and really good food.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It's uncommonly good and keeps getting better.

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AI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my son-in-law-law’s birthday at Villanelle. Service was exceptional and food was equally great. The macerated Brussels sprouts, crispy octopus and venison were all wonderful. The dining room is attractive and intimate. This was perfect for our special occasion or for no occasion at all.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is too elaborate to be good, and service is too precious. It is an interesting place but they need to tone their preciousness down. Otherwise a little too pretentious.

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AA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Obviously they are trying but are not professional. Thinking they can be polite servers & try creative dishes. Neither successful! Won’t go back.

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ER
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and catching up with a friend. Stayed for hours and the food and service were wonderful.

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G
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb and inventive food. Great service. cozy and lovely decor.

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MN
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. We happened upon this gem and strongly recommend it. The food is outstanding.

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DG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small but extremely creative and super tasty menu. Best meal I have had in a while. Well done!

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AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

If you're a carnivore, this is the romantic, quaint place for you. If you're a vegetarian, there is not much to choose from, basically, one option. Fabulous drinks and the service was wonderful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an outstanding experience. Spectacular food from seasonal produce, served by attentive, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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H
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food , nice decor, and friendly service.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in NYC. Consistently and memorably delicious with a thoughtful staff and lovely ambience.

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AS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is great but the service needs improvement

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MH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful quaint restaurant with attentive staff and wonderful fusion of different ingredients. The dessert was one of the best I have had. The ambiance is clean and crisp and not too crowded with seating and bar well designed. Will come back. Strongly recommend!

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e
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent. Memorable. Space is intimate. Service impeccable. Just go!!

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KK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love the ambiance of this restaurant - modern, industrial and cozy. It is located close to Union Square but kind of hidden, so great space to enjoy the conversation with someone. Food is a little bit too creative for me, but voluminous as well. Maybe will return to try another menu.

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k
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy neighborhood gem - full of local ingredients - vegetarian friendly

Can't believe I've never been here before and I live right in the neighborhood! Came here for a casual catch-up dinner. The place is very cute and cozy

Food: we had the brussels sprouts and salad. I had the pappardelle and he had the halibut. Our server noted that the menu was set to change in a few weeks (they have seasonal menus). It was all very fresh and delicious and felt really healthy and clean.

The service was amazing - not too pushy and there to answer questions.

Can't wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was surprised when I saw that this place got slightly better ratings than Gotham Bar and Grill across the street. But, having been to both, I understand why. The food is really, really good. The wait staff excellent. While it’s not inexpensive, it’s less pricey than Gotham. It’s completely different, though, with maybe 50 seats vs probably 150 at Gotham. It’s also fairly minimalist. Make no mistake, though, Villanelle is excellent.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. We keep returning because it's so memorable, and fresh and delicious.

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MR
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the second time I have dined at this restaurant. Both times have been outstanding! The servers are very attentive and the food is amazing. I will definitely be going back a third time.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was lovely. Service was gracious and friendly. Everything we ate was exceptional. We will definitely return there and will recommend to friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved all about this place! Have been there twice now and can’t wait to go again!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had Pre-fixe dinner with a good friend for a special occasion. the ambiance was exquisite clean interior design, attentive service, and playful modern menu. my favorite per usual is the grilled octopus with curry - it's bright, fresh, a hint of char & a slightly warm spice to the curry that is amplified by an addition of finger lime. dessert was phenomenal with the chocolate mousse, salted caramel, & honey icecream. I love villanelle and I plan on visiting again to try other entrees.

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ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to go back

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Very helpful service. Nice quiet atmosphere. Wasn’t rushed. Great placcr to bring a date.

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