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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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 11am-3pm Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
5th Ave and University Pl
$31 to $50
4/5/6/N/R/Q/W/L to 14th St
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
Villanelle Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.