Villanelle

4.8
147 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Please note: we have limited online reservations available. Please call us at 212 989 2474 to inquire about booking a table for your desired date and time.
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, Wine
What 147 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
10 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
15 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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MO
Seattle
1 review
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
7 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
32 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
63 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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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
47 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
5 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
11 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
138 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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If a restaurant is good, my partner and I will usually get dessert somewhere else. If our meal was great we’ll share one dessert and if it was exceptional we’ll order two. Somehow we enjoyed three desserts. All of them were amazing - as was everything else we ordered.

We have visited twice and both times were excellent. It’s well priced and they have an excellent wine list.

This is one of the best restaurants in the city.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very knowledgeable waiter that was helpful with wine selection. He even introduced us to a style of digestif we had never heard of before that was delicious! I look be this place.

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V
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here - very creative and delicious food, interesting cocktails. A fun Village restaurant. Service was very friendly but a bit confused - they brought the wrong entrée to one of us - but I'd still recommend.

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AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fourth time here - I love it!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, great service, warm ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on the reviews, my expectations were already maybe unrealistically high, but after the meal..I found them not high enough!!
The meal, service and atmosphere were all wonderful, but, in addition to that, the desserts were... out of control! Clean, simple, unusual combinations and perhaps some of the most delicious ones ever!!Well worth the prixe fix to have a 3 course meal. I have been spreading the word- and, the website- ever since!!!
Thanks so much for this positive experience 😀😁

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AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A truly excellent Village spot. We were there for a late lunch so it was quiet but tables are well spaced so seems it would be fine with fewer people . Food was creative and delicious. Service was excellent and friendly. Definitely recommend!

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Third time eating here. Food is consistently outstanding. Creative but in the service of deliciousness. Level of service has declined as has number of diners. Don’t know why this place hasn’t taken off.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another great meal. Everything is so fresh and flavorful.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful brunch. Lovely ambience and everything tasted great.

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n
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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HW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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O
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place. Fresh, creative food combined with friendly, efficient service in one of the more pleasant, warm and inviting dining rooms you'll find in NYC. Great wine list too. We will be back.

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BS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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