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Permanently Closed - Schapiro's

3.7
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Eastern European, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
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Phone number
(212) 466-3360
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Shemesh
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Essex
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F/M/J/Z Delancey and Essex Station
Located at 120 Rivington St near the intersection of Rivington St and Essex St
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.4
service
3.9
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on July 9, 2016

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

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1.0Dined on July 1, 2016

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

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1.0Dined on June 26, 2016

It 's out of business

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2015

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

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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2015

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2015

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

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2015

Loved the modern twist on some of my favorite classics!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2015

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

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2014

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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