Villanelle

4.6
163 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We will be open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. On December 24, we will be serving a special 3-course menu with optional wine pairing, and our regular a la carte menu, from 5:30-10:30pm, and on December 31, a special 3-course menu with optional wine pairing from 5:30-midnight. Visit our website for full details.

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 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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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, Happy Hour, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 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
28 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
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 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 26, 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
3 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 6, 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 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food , nice decor, and friendly service.

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A
New York Area
11 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
10 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 23, 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
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 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
12 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
17 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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s
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and cocktails!

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DC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, interesting food, excellent service--we definitely plan to return. Especially highly recommend the brussel sprouts, halibut, and frozen chocolate mousse dessert (all on the prix fixe menu, which is a good deal).

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B
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it - nice atmosphere, great service and food!

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good enough but TINY portions. Service was entirely inattentive and disinterested. The entire experience was “meh” at best.

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OT
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious I only wish the portions were a little bit larger

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. A real hidden gem in NYc

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ND
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful family dinner at Villanelle. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. Such an enjoyable experience.

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C
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in NY in a long time. Delicious!!

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D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit in one week. Perfection.

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LB
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Astonishingly good. This is the kind of delicate, inventive haute New American to which others can only aspire. Chef is on fire!

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CS
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional food, beautifully presented. Portions are small, but easily shared

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really serene space for brunch, with delicious, locally sourced options---notably, with a few that suited, and they were willing to tweak for, Whole 30.

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice ambiance. A good choice for sophisticated mature diners.

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DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the loveliest brunch here on a quiet, rainy Sunday morning. The decor is tasteful and appealing, the food was solid, and the service was companionable and attentive. Delicious tea. Tucked unobtrusively in the middle of the block, a real neighborhood gem.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The consistently extraordinary flavors, fun seasonal cocktails (and mocktails), and a lovely staff and ambience make this one of our favorite destinations. Highly recommend.

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Y
Philadelphia
145 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great find this restaurant was during the Memorial Day Weekend. Our Server, Christopher, was outstanding. He guided us through the Menu and was attentive to our needs as well as being personable. We went with the Prix Fixe Dinner choice as it was of great value. Food was beautifully presented and landed up being delicious choices; Spring Peas, Brussels Sprouts, Halibut and Chicken. Don't forget to order the rolls. I loved the Torrija for dessert. The interior space is beautifully decorated and the mood music is perfect. For a quieter time, dine early otherwise it becomes energetic as the night wears on.

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Exquisite food extremely carefully and creatively prepared but slow to be served.
This chef is GREAT but needs helpers to move things along.

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