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Annisa - Permanently Closed

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1990 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Permanently Closed - Annisa is a small, fine dining establishment in the West Village. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Anita Lo, winner of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef Award 2001. The restaurant was included in the Top 50 Food Ratings in the Zagat Guide 2009 and was awarded a three-star rating in the New York Times in 2014. Annisa serves contemporary American cuisine with Asian accents in a beautiful and soothing dining room where guests are greeted by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Prices include service; gratuity is not expected.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-6699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anita Lo

  • Private party facilities

    No private room, though we do book the entire restaurant for large groups.Maximum capacity of 48 guests for seated events, 60 guests for cocktail parties.

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    West 4th and 7th Avenue South

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 Train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square, B/D/F/M or A/C/E to West 4th Street.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

What 1,990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. N

    Nicemeal2

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great but, Bittersweet. Last meal at Annissa! Hope to taste Anita Li again sometime/somewhere in the future!
  2. E

    Esro

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in an ambience where you can actually hear each other talk!
  3. NY

    NYC96

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful. Great food and great service.
  4. EC

    EuanC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see this place close!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will miss this place fondly.
  6. n

    nancys

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, spectacular food and wine. We are all sad to lose the brilliant food and lovely ambience when Annisa closes. But we look forward to her next adventure!
  7. S

    Shirl

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL (as always) - don't miss out on the Foie Gras soup dumplings!! Save room for dessert, especially the posset or chocolate mini assortment!
  8. H

    Happytofindtapas

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I am so happy to have tried Annisa, but wish I'd done so sooner so that I'd have time to go back. It's closing at the end of this month and it will be a loss to NYC fine cuisine. We had outstanding service and very special food.
  9. C

    Char

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful
  10. FF

    FoodFlower

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegetarians beware! We had a fantastic time. A lot of the dishes were meat-heavy, accompanied by a few twigs of greens, if that. Our table participated in the tasting menu. It started out with small portions but we were very full by the end of the night. The flavorings were uber rich, perhaps on the salty side. I enjoyed every dish, from amuse bouche to post-dessert plate. Lovely warm service, and cozy, comfortable ambience. The establishment is conveniently located in Greenwich Village.
  11. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food is very innovative, but verges on precious. Portions are small and expensive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, simple decor, fantastic jazzy blues music. We were blown away by the food. Great wine & cocktail list as well.
  13. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The staff couldn't have been nicer. The service was great. The food was good but not as good as it was the last time we dined. The appetizer and main course was much more salty than normal - but not over the line - close but not over. The dessert was so tasty in spite of the fact that both desserts (bread pudding and beignets) were overdone. That being said our time was very enjoyable.
  14. LL

    LocalLady

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Returned to Annisa with family to experience this delicious and differentiated restaurant one more time prior to closing. Food was interesting as always - some dishes better than others (I felt a bit over salted). Dessert yum. Service was mixed - sadly, our server was so deadpan and not particularly gracious (e.g. did not ask if we wanted a drink as is customary...I had to bring this up in order for it to be asked). The wine steward was quite nice. I get it - everybody at Annisa must be sad as the restaurant is closing...but it took away from my enjoyment, which is a shame. May try it again prior to closing but if not, au revoir.
  15. JO

    JohnO

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Superb food, pleasant service, quiet --great for conversation but the room is tired. Time for a nip/tuck.
  16. RL

    RebeccaL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was extremely slow. Took an hour for two appetizer. Everything was on the salty side.
  17. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    509 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    509 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I moved to the West Village just 10 days before September 11, 2001. Annisa has been our favorite neighborhood place to dine for the past 16 years and we enjoyed our last or perhaps next to last dinner there last evening. Sadly Annisa will be closing at the end of the month. The loss to the Village and the rest of the city will be substantial, but hopefully chef Anita Lo will reopen another restaurant in the not too distant future. Over the years were have been warmly greeted by Jennifer, then Gregory and now Michael and we will miss all of them. Chef Lo is not only an amazing and creative chef, but she is a wonderful warm person with a great sense of humor. All of the food that she serves at Annisa is serious and beautifully presented. The entire staff of waiters and much more will hopefully find new employment quickly. My wife and I will miss everyone at Annisa as well as all of the amazing dinners that we have enjoyed there over the years.
  18. KP

    KarenP

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had the five course tasting menu. May have been the best soup dumplings and lemon curd bread pudding I have ever eaten. Took away a little because one of the servers was deadpan and didn't give us all the information regarding the dishes she brought out. Also, the pork belly was too one note. It wasn't crispy. Just fatty.
  19. j

    jaiw

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Sorry you are closing. Hope you re-open.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Too bad it's closing in May. Food is delicious. Staff was attentive & knowledgable
  21. a

    asta101

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third visit to Annisa. I don't eat out often so when I do, I prefer to have dinner at restaurants where I know the overall experience will be excellent. The food and service are amazing and I love that I can actually have a conversation with a friend without having to shout across the table at her. That's rare in NY.
  22. NY

    NYRed

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This was our farewell dinner at Annisa,since it is closing next month. The food and service,as per usual, was divine but the prices have doubled!! We each had a drink and the seven course tasting menu. It set us back $375! The chef/owner said she decided to close when clients stopped coming in after she changed her pricing to incorporate tips, and property taxes went through the roof. Sadly Anita didn't change her new pricing model. I also felt that at these prices, the cashier should have been wearing a suit and tie instead of chinos and an oxford collared shirt. This has always been a very special place for us. We are sorry to see this establishment go.
  23. j

    jenivirgo

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails, apps, entrees, wine, ambiance, and service were top notch as always. This has long been my favorite restaurant. I'm glad I was able to get in before they close. I'm so sad to see them go.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a special restaurant and chef, I will be sad to see it go!
  25. M

    Mress

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing and we loved the environment. I am so sorry that Annisa will be closing as I would definitely go back for another occasion. I will look forward to what Anita Lo does next.
  26. SB

    SaraBC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous restaurant. Wonderful food full of surprising flavors in a comfortable room in which you can talk and hear your table companions without effort. We are so sad it is closing....
  27. JM

    JackM

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Profoundly great cooking. Chief with well deserved world class reputation.
  28. AS

    AmberS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and imaginative dishes, impeccable service and subtle decor.
  29. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was chef's choice and wonderful. We intend to dine there again before their closing.
  30. B

    Bonnie

    New York Area

    855 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    855 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a shame that after 17 years Annisa is closing. A truly special dining in every way. Let's hope that after some time off, NYC will again be blessed with Anita Lo's specialness.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are heartbroken that Annisa is closing soon, and had to get in for one last meal. Everything was impeccable as always. Anita Lo & staff: thank you for providing such a gem to the neighborhood and NYC food scene for so many years. You will be missed!
  32. P

    Pete

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2017

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    High prices (even with service included) and small portions, not a good combination.
  33. J

    Jenn

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative, delicious and unique! Highly recommend. The best dish I had was the soup dumpling and fois gras - simply delish!
  34. MK

    MK24

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. We are very, very sorry it's closing. We have such wonderful memories eating here, and this final meal was superb, maybe the best yet.
  35. SF

    StephenF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant in every respect -- food, ambience, service. You're made to feel welcome and warmly taken care of without being fawned over. The food is extraordinary.
  36. a

    arthistorian

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Inventive and precisely prepared food and a comfortable, laid back, small restaurant ambience. Best quality/ price ratio among the top flight NYC restaurants
  37. 4

    4thtime

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. We had a cocktail to start and it was beautifully made. We then had the 7 course tasting menu and matched wines. Every dish was delicious and the wines chosen worked perfectly. Lovely service, the servers were friendly and explained each dish clearly and concisely. We really loved everything about our dinner!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time, yet again. I'll be sad to see this play close.
  39. CJ

    ChazJ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my dad's birthday. It's his favorite restaurant in NYC and he's sad that it'll close soon.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The restaurant has a good atmosphere, you can hear yourselves speak and the dining room is nicely decorated. Unfortunately however, the service whilst polite and friendly, was so,so slow. We waited over 90 minutes before our main course was served, and it had to be chased by us. And to be frank, the food wasn't worth waiting for.. Each of our seven friends remarked that their meal was not all that good and certainly our evening was not worth the $1000 bill... Sorry, can maybe see why you will be closing down...

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Annisa - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 1990 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West 4th and 7th Avenue South

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Asian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 Train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square, B/D/F/M or A/C/E to West 4th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anita Lo

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-6699

  • Private party facilities

    No private room, though we do book the entire restaurant for large groups.Maximum capacity of 48 guests for seated events, 60 guests for cocktail parties.

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