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Virginia's - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
123 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Virginia's is a modern American restaurant in the East Village featuring seasonal and local ingredients.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday-Thursday 6pm - 10:30pm Friday-Saturday 6pm - 11pm Saturday Brunch 12pm - 3pm Closed Sunday & Monday

  • Phone number

    (212) 658-0182

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Conroy

  • Catering

    Let Virginia's cater your next event. For more info please email events@virginiasnyc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Virginia's is able to accommodate a wide variety of private dining options from 8 to 50. Please email us for more information events@virginiasnyc.com

  • Private party contact

    events@virginiasnyc.com: (212) 658-0182

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Avenue C

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1ST Avenue - L Train

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    47 reviews

    Reviewed on April 23, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    Why this restaurant would need or want a promotion; not very friendly and at first tried to tell us why they weren't going to honor our Pulsd promotion Then told us RED wine wasn't part of the promotion Then serviced us three course dinner in 30 rapid minutes, express service Then put down some brown colored thing alleged to be dessert, and we were told this is the “only dessert available on promotion” Promotion, Actually states order from full menu When I told them I could not eat chocolate, I was told "I'm out of luck" No one should ever be treated this way, specifically in a hospitality service industry. Background Music far to loud and unnecessary Food was OK, nothing special and steak was on cold side Portion on small size specially duck Staff not very friendly There are thousands of better restaurants, with better service, better food and wanting your business This is not one of them Best to miss this place and go somewhere else
  2. RD

    RobertD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If Virginia's were in a different location, everyone would be talking about the delicious and original food they serve. It's a gem of a place for casual dining where every dish is original and where the staff is warm and friendly. Dinner and their Saturday brunch, both noteworthy.
  3. s

    sanjose

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our third visit to Virginia's. The first was just a burger at the bar, probably one of the best I've ever had. Our second trip we had a full dinner and it was fantastic. I had the green circle chicken and my husband had the wagyu beef. Both outstanding. Delicate seasonings, quality sides. Today we had Saturday brunch; I recommend the corned beef hash with poached eggs. Yum. The restaurant is small and charming, the staff is delightful.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top 3 burger in NYC
  5. B

    Bunny5

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Very good food served by the most pretentious unhelpful staff in all of NY. Virginias acts like it's a 5-star establishment, but at a 5-star establishment, the staff-and owner-would go out of their way to deliver exceptional service, fill requests and make their guests feel special. Instead, your $250 meal comes with beer in a can. And the staff is not looking to help--they're looking for compliments. When they get the slightest critique, they're defensive--instead of helpful. It's pretentious hipsterism at its worst, and on a seedy block off Avenue C.
  6. S

    Shawn

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had out of town guests who came in just to try Virginia's off-menu burger only available to those seated at the bar. They do not take reservations for the bar, so we were going to leave as they were full up. The maître d' allowed us an exception. Our dinner was saved, and we enjoyed one of the very best burgers in NYC. Thank you.
  7. A

    Alan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Third time here. First time for brunch. Food was great as usual. Great service. Went at 2pm for a late brunch, so it wasn't crowded at all. Waitress recognized us from when we were here 7 months ago, which I thought was a bit odd. I would talk more about the food, but it would just be a tease because the chef changes up the menu every once in a while. Just a warning that the menu on the website might not be up to date. Regardless, of the 3 times I was here, I have not been disappointed with the food. The chef sometimes puts together ingredients that don't sound like they don't go together, but they work. This place is now my go to place for special occasions.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Can't wait to go back. The burger is a must!!
  9. JJ

    JJoeB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Way too loud. Had to shout to be heard by my companion.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing restaurant with thoughtful and creative food that is balanced in flavor and weight (not heavy). On this evening i opted to order vegetarian. Got the cavatelli, market green salad to start and the hake and squash as mains. Everything is simple, delicate, yet maximized in flavor. Can't wait to go back to see what Matt does with meat!
  11. M

    Magnolia

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent. First time visit. We opted for the Restaurant Week menu. Diverse choices and well- prepared. All nicely done. Wait staff was helpful in food and wine choices and quite accommodating when we added another person at the last moment. A bit out of the way but worth the effort.
  12. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ordered restaurant week dinner of cold soup, fish, cobbler. Excellent. Bar tender made a special cocktail for my friend and she loved it. Waiter brought us wine to taste. Only things that slightly detracted were noisy people at next table, we were left alone too long at one point, and my friend's dessert was cleared before she finished. They brought another one immediately. Overall a lovely dinner in a nice setting with good service. Will return.
  13. BM

    BMaverick17

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamburger was perfection and the service was outstanding! Warmly greeted & seated right away. Food is always outstanding and the bartender took extremely good care of us and all;) We highly recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we LOVED our dinner there. Food was inventive, fresh, and delicious. Service was great.
  15. SC

    ScottC

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good chef, innovative, small menu and a terrific wine list. Go!
  16. JL

    JoeL

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! Great location in the East Village for this quaint offering. Food, service, atmosphere are top notch. Awesome find!
  17. DA

    DAVIDK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelin-star quality. Always a treat!
  18. NY

    NYCDiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I thought it was a bit ridiculous that they wouldn't allow me to order the burger unless I was seated at the bar, particularly on a Wednesday evening when they were not very busy, and my friend and I were ordering wine and appetizers, so clearly we were running a pretty high bill (and the burger itself is not inexpensive).
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic experience. Staff were super accommodating and friendly. We were craving the burger, which is only available at the bar, so they seated us at table and promptly moved us to the bar when two spots became available. The burger? Spectacular. One of the city's absolute best. Bravo, Virginia's. I'll be back, for sure.
  20. JM

    JosephM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Joseph: Overall 7.8 Strengths: Chicken entree Weaknesses: Soap-like drink Andria Overall hard 5 Strengths: cake Weaknesses: items not cake
  21. M

    Michelin

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Blown away with the food. Tagliatelle with sea urchin was spicy and well seasoned. Paired with a sparkling wine from Burgundy. Chickpea panisse was one of the best vegetarian meals I've had in a year. Paired with a Californian Pinot Noir which was recommended by our server. Really great pairing.
  22. B

    Blondie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative and delicious menu. Enough meat and fish choices to please all in our party. Burrata appetizer was fantastic. Excellent wine list.
  23. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best duck I have EVER had
  24. FC

    FionaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beet crisp. Yum! Good range of vegetarian options that are a cut above the usual in imagination and delivery.
  25. JB

    JamieB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and ambience. I am definitely going back!
  26. j

    jba256

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, cocktails, music, service, experience. Will return frequently.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Really bad food experience, we ordered 5 dishes and 4 of them were terrible, the staff is friendly and professional but the food is probably one of my least favorite in NYC
  28. A

    Alan

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The vegetarian option was very dry and the tables were so close together that we had to move the table when my girlfriend wanted to sit down/get up. People sitting next to me were basically on my date
  29. CK

    ChristopherK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with great trap music playing in the background.
  30. M

    Meals

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    This was a great find top food and attentive service. The duck was phenomenal, and the portion size was generous. I would also recommend the apple crisp. My only complaint is there might be 1 table too many- it was a little squished- but the people sitting next to us were cool so we were happy to chat.
  31. S

    Sven

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We loved the food and service. We will come back.
  32. S

    Scatterplot

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great meal. The pasta, with Jonah crab and Maine sea urchin was fabulous, as was the duck breast. My wife had the octopus appetizer. Exceptionally well presented and tender. Great wine list and service. We will be back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was delicious!
  34. AB

    AlexB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service! I recommend the burger, it was orgasmic and now in top 5 list (top 5 top 5). Cocktails were uber delicious and paired well with the menu. I would definitely recommend this neighborhood spot to friends/family/out-of-towners!
  35. r

    rls305

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is nice and quiet, but not sleepy. The food is simple but very delicious. The service great. The drinks are really good.
  36. l

    lala

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding meal. I am a foodie and found the dishes we ordered to be absolutely delicious and unique combinations of flavors. Awesome. Can't wait to go back. The serice was very thorough and friendly
  37. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem. The menu was unassuming, but surprisingly creative and delicious. Great service. All around wonderful experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great spot for a dinner with friends! Loved the environment and all of the food we had was delicious. The rice pudding with cinnamon and squash special was to die for. also the spaghetti squash is a must!
  39. RC

    RCR1996

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Virginia's is a great addition to Alphabet City, a neighborhood I have always loved. The off the beaten track location means you can usually score a seat early in the evening although reservations are recommended. The cuisine here is really solid and changes with the seasons. The wine list is also diverse and well selected. I recommend Virginia's if you like "in the know" kind of places that are not too popular for their own good. Plus they now have a full liquor license so they can serve real cocktails.
  40. G

    Gloria

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and service but food was only ok and choices were limited.

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Virginia's - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Avenue C

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday-Thursday 6pm - 10:30pm Friday-Saturday 6pm - 11pm Saturday Brunch 12pm - 3pm Closed Sunday & Monday

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1ST Avenue - L Train

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Conroy

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 658-0182

  • Catering

    Let Virginia's cater your next event. For more info please email events@virginiasnyc.com

  • Private party facilities

    Virginia's is able to accommodate a wide variety of private dining options from 8 to 50. Please email us for more information events@virginiasnyc.com

  • Private party contact

    events@virginiasnyc.com: (212) 658-0182

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