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About Villanelle

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.

15 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
5th Ave and University Pl

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 989-2474

Website:
http://www.villanellenyc.com/

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

Villanelle Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for a Date (18)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Healthy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Healthy, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Organic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I was taking my daughter out for a special dinner. I don’t get to spend as much time with her as I would like so taking her to Villanelle was the perfect choice. Not only did they serve an exceptional meal with a wine pairing to match but it had the ambiance that made that dinner especially memorable for the both of us. Thank you!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Beautiful neighborhood restaurant elevated. I would recommend for most occasions.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very disappointed. We had come in May and had a very good meal. This time food was badly cooked and cold. Embarrassing as we had a guest with us.

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 (London)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The best octopus in NYC. Fresh vegetables. Healthy food. I will come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I went to Villanelle for the first time recently and it was a fantastic experience. The atmosphere was great and the food was superb. Between he four of us in our party we tried quite a few of the different options on the menu, and everyone was very happy with their dishes. The lamb was delicious (and it was very nice of the waiter to make sure I knew it was a 'belly' cut, which was tender and flavorful, but would have been a surprise otherwise), and the crispy octopus was fantastic. My wife went for the pork chop and loved every bit of it (normally she never cleans her plate). Two of the four in our party went for the prix fixe (which was a good deal) and the wait staff didn't blink an eye at mixing two-course a la carte service with the three-course prix fixe (plus a fourth desert course). There were two dessert specials that night ad one (it had a puff pastry base) was outstanding. Highly recommended.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The food was great but the service was sub-par. Was given an after dinner dessert list when we sat down as opposed to a wine list, took 15 min to swap out. Waited 30+ min for our check after asking for it on a non-busy Tuesday night.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Some real high points (broccoli stems, arctic char), but a distinct overemphasis on vinegary flavors that detracted from the meal as a whole. Otherwise a nice meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Amazing cocktails! I tried the tasting menu, really enjoyed every course. Arctic char was a standout. The staff is incredibly friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Delicious dinner. Highly recommend the chicken liver mousse! Attentive service and wonderful food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is my new favorite special night out place! The food is just delicious. They do amazing things with vegetables.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Exceptional service and food. Luis was amazing behind the bar. Very friendly, attentive and informative.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The best octopus in NYC! Exceptional service and beautiful ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very good food, excellent service, and very nice ambience. Good for dates and getting together with friends/family!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We stopped in on a hot day for lunch and were happily surprised at the quality of the food ( it was a chance encounter!). We had an exquisite lunch with fresh ingredients just right for a summer day. I can attest to the quality of the octopus!. The wine is by the glass and quite expensive, but very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This is the second dinner here and the quality of the food seems to have dropped significantly. Won't take a third chance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Top-notch, non-fussy, not-the-usual-boring-recipes. Run, don't walk, to get a serving of the perfectly cooked arctic char w/ lemony sorrel in a delicate slow-cooked cream (think Dulce de Leche, but not sweet or heavy). Nice wine list too. Or, sit at the bar and enjoy an out-of-ordinary "Cross Eyed and Painless," a sophisticated mixture of mescal, peach bourbon + black tea bitters. This restaurant should be on every "foodie's" radar.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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