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About Permanently Closed - Schapiro's

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Schapiro’s Eatery & Cocktail Bar champions Lower East Side cultural history through its New American menu, seasoned with contemporary Jewish style. Anchored in fresh, locally sourced ingredients, our daily dinner and weekend brunch menus offer elevated comfort foods and Jewish staples, along with signature cocktails crafted to complement the dishes.

120 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Eastern European, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4 PM - 2 AM
Friday 4 PM - 3:30 AM
Saturday 10 AM - 3:30 AM
Sunday 10 AM - 12:30 AM

Cross Street:
Essex

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 466-3360

Website:
http://www.schapirosnyc.com/

Public Transit:
F/M/J/Z Delancey and Essex Station
Located at 120 Rivington St near the intersection of Rivington St and Essex St

Executive Chef:
David Shemesh

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Schapiro's - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.8

service

3.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (67)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Great for Brunch (53)
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Fit for Foodies (51)
Vibrant Bar Scene (40)
Hot Spot (25)
Late-night Find (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (8)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 10, 2016

We arrived at Shapiro's for our 10 am Brunch reservation and it was CLOSED. Should not have happened. This review made me fill out the rating section .... pls don't give it credence as we did not eat there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

They're out of business and Open Table is still taking reservations for them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2016

This location is closed permanently. I was not alerted by open table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2016

It 's out of business

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food at the restaurant is always good. The problem is that they have a limited menu and run out of certain items fairly quickly. We went for dinner on Father's Day, and by the time we got there, they were out of 3 of the items we wanted to order. The alternatives we chose were nice, but we were disappointed that the dishes we most wanted were unavailable.

I have been to the restaurant several times, and have had the same thing happen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Pickle plate is a must, the "Constant Reader" was a great gin cocktail, the truffle mac is decadent as one would expect... it's rich but no one is going to complain. We had a fantastic interesting warm artichoke salad, and the salmon main was also great. It's cute inside: cozy and familiar, quiet enough to have a conversation.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2016

A timeless piece of New York, this German-inspired bar/ restaurant is still true to its origins and offers great value in the alphabet city lower east side area. Fun, good food and service, its all good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on February 13, 2016

It was a great place, the bar had really great brunch drinks. The bartender was pleasant and gave us really nice alternative options (not on menu). We will return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

I've been to this place a few times, and I'm never disappointed. The bloody marys are great. Everyone can find something they like on the menu. And no one is breaking the bank over brunch. I've been here for brunch and dinner, both times with groups of 5+, and the service was always good: friendly servers, fast delivery for the food, etc. I would definitely go back, or recommend it to a friend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Food, drinks and service were great and friendly - only negative it the room got really loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Very cool look and feel. Interesting menu with some stuff you've probably never seen before. Our waitress very ver kind and great with our large group

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2015

We really were pleasantly surprised! Our meal was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Food was fine. Restaurant was relatively empty and they were out of several things on the food menu and much of the wine menu. Server was new so a bit of a slower experience than an empty restaurant would suggest.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2015

Been here a few times. Reason I come back is the $1 oyster & the amazing cocktails

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2015

Loved the modern twist on some of my favorite classics!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2015

The food was solid at this cozy, vibrant and hip lower east side cocktail lounge/restaurant. It's sometimes challenging to find a hip place to eat where you can have a decent dining experience and then be able to hang out in the same place afterwards and watch the crowd. Guess this is exciting for an Upper East Sider who loves to find dining spots way downtown.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2015

The first time I can here was for my friend's birthday dinner and I fell in love. I've been back two times since then and I always leave extremely satisfied. The food is amazing and the ambiance is very calming. I always recommend my friends here whenever they ask for a good restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Celebrated my birthday with friends. Table was ready upon arrival, service was great, and the food to match. Our server was super sweet and it was her birthday as well. Looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2015

The menu tries to be too many things, not successful in it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2015

I made a reservation here for a satruday night at 8:45. When I arrived, I was told they were running a bit behind and that it would be a 20 minute wait, which was fine. About 30 minutes later when we still weren't seated, I went to ask when I would be seated and was told that a couple tables had checks with them so it should be soon. After complaining, the manager came over to talk to me and promised us free drinks and dessert, but either way, I was not seated until 9:45, a full hour after my reservation was for. Once we sat down, we were served appetizers on the house, which was nice, but then we got the check and none of our drinks were accounted for even after we were told they would be on the house. I had to tell the manager to remove them.

While the food was good, It was absolutely not worth the wait.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2015

Ate here on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was quiet but became busier as the night went on. Everything we ordered was quite good. Artichoke salad, salmon, chicken, burger and mac n cheese were all really tasty. The service wasn't bad but the waitress was not overly friendly. The setting and decorations are really cool and this is a good place to get a laid back and solid meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2014

I made a reservation for my friend's birthday dinner. We originally told them 11, but only nine showed up and they accommodated very well. The food was great and the service as well. Definitely going back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Went here with 5 others for my boyfriend's birthday. Service was slow. It took over an hour to get our food, but the waiter came and served us a complimentary plate of pickled vegetables for our troubles. Mixed drinks were good. Had the one with St. Germain in it. Had the bone marrow appetizer and the meatloaf entree. Both were delicious and very filling. Fun ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Cute little place with great food. A bit pricey, but that's the area. The drinks are a bit of a rip-off. The glasses are so small. My friends had mimosas that were the size of champagne toast glasses and my small thin glass of diet coke had more ice than soda. Try the mac & cheese and the french toast. Both excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2014

Took a good friend if mine here for his birthday. Arrived 10 mins early for our reservation, missing only the birthday boy in our party. The hostess basically ignored us & didn't seat us until he arrived. Even then we had to wait another 15 mins for them to find us another table (we watched as they gave our original table to another party with NO reservation). Once seated our waitress was derelict in almost everything, she didn't bother to bring our drinks. The food was good, drinks delicious, but our waitress left so much to be desired my tip reflected it. If you're cool with being ignored, this is the spot for you

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2014

The food was excellent. We were there on a quiet afternoon, so it was not overly busy. The service could have been al little better, but overall would go again and would recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2014

I've been to Schapiro's late night before but this experience made me not want to return. My party of 5 was seated and the music was blasting so loud from a blown-out speaker we couldn't even hear our server let alone each other. When we asked the server to turn the music down, she returned saying that the manager wouldn't let her turn it down even if we had had a baby with us. While my past experience with the food was positive, this complete lack of consideration of their customers' comfort level turned me off. My group and I decided we'd rather go somewhere more welcoming and didn't stay to eat...

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2014

When we arrived a friendly server checked us in, we didn't like the first table he offered us so we decided to wait at the bar until a better table opened. As soon as it did, we were sat. We started with the chopped liver and the ox tail ravioli which were both very good, except the sauce for the ravioli could use a tiny bit more seasoning. My wife loved the pate. For our main she got the lam chops and I got the ribeye. Both dishes were presented very nicely. My steak was seasoned perfectly and cooked rare as I ordered it. My wife was extatic about her chops and said they were easily some of the best she has ever had. Dessert was also perfectly balanced salted caramel gelato and hazelnut mousse cake. Overall it was a delicious experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2014

Great food. We selected the 3 course pre fix and it was delicious! Service was a bit slow as they only had one waitress working. On a Saturday night, really? All and all, good location, great food and cool vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2014

Steak was underccooked. it was noisy even though not that busy.
Smoked salmon and fries were both good.
Looked liked a good place for neighbourhood buddies to go drink a bunch of beer, but not a destination for dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2014

Had a great time at Schapiro's. Nice approach to some old time Jewish food that will make you smile like you did at Grandma's houe all those years ago. Had a 6 person group and we all enjoyed ourselves and the food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2014

I've been a fan of Antibes Bistro for a while, and was waiting to try out Schapiros because it's the same owners. Gave it a whirl last week and it was fantastic. Met a small group of friends for my birthday dinner and we had a blast! Get the Oysters! Great food, knowledgable and friendly service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Brunch with a group of five on Saturdays, drinks with a group of ten on Friday night. Never been let down by Shapiro's. It doesn't get too packed for brunch (a miracle, considering its location), they accept reservations on the weekends, the food is DELICIOUS (the menu marries southern food with a kosher kind of flare), cocktails great, staff friendly, bar well stocked. An all round winner.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2014

We went on a busy Friday evening, and our reservation was ready on the dot -- not a given in Downtown. The hostess was lovely and efficient, another rarity in the area. The space and deco are a beauty, the old New York style is gorgeous. The girl bringing food and drinks to our table was fantastic. The potato dumpling, the scallops, and the salmon pastrami were glorious.

Room for improvement: 1) The grilled kale was burnt. Both the one we ordered separate and the one that came with a seared salmon. 2) The wine list --OK to be short but then more savvy + quality would make a hug difference. 3) The waitress was efficient, could have been kind as well. Maybe we being foodies over 40 not hipsters were not her crowd. Not our problem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2014

I brought a group of friends here for a birthday brunch and was very pleased with how accommodating the staff was. I had a great time and the food was fantastic. Their french toast with banana and ricotta was cooked to perfection. Crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle. I highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Food was great. Came out a little slow. Service stunk. Only reason I would got back would be for the food not the service. Ambience was really nice and it was crowded most of the night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2014

Went here after another reservation fell through and everyone was delighted. $5 mimosas and a creative brunch menu pleased everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2014

The service was terrible and they weren't even crowded! No wonder they weren't crowded! Food was ok, but they brought one party the dish with half of the items that were supposed to be in the dish missing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2014

I had a great experience here last weekend. I liked the scene and the cocktails. The crabcake benedict was on point. My friend did not enjoy the matzo ball soup.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2014

On their first day as part of the ZipCard 10002 network of neighborhood businesses, we were rewarded with excellence in all categories. We will happily return, with friends and family or on our own.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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