The Eddy

4.6
322 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Eddy opened for business in April 2014. We Feature coastal cuisine, along with an extensive but accessible wine list and original cocktails.



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New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always like the Eddy, and have been there several times. There were five of us this time and everything was excellent, and the service attentive and helpful. Always a pleasure dining here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food. The food is amazing. I don’t know how I can begin to do it justice. The beet tartare, the tongue pastrami, the pork chop, all out of this world. The maitre d came to check on us 3x, the waitress was personable, there when you wanted her and not intrusive when you didn’t. The cocktails were fun, strong and subtle at the same time. The ambience is rustic and cozy. So many great things I could say about The Eddy

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I was expecting American food and it turned out to be a bad take on Hungarian. It was hard finding something we wanted to order and we ended up not liking what we chose. Service was great tho.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a special Passover dinner on April 20, which turned out to be a wonderful modern spin on all the traditional holiday foods. With our matzoh appetizer, for instance, we got a spreadable chicken liver mousse and a whipped bone marrow cream with truffles, along with the usual charoset. For the main course we had our choice of melt-in-your-mouth lamb chop or a crispy Arctic char. And of course wine pairings with each course. Final pour of the night was a sweet Hungarian dessert wine -- Tokaji Kesoi Furmint -- to match a yummy panna cotta with kumquat & pistachio.

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

While the wait staff was friendly and helpful, the kitchen was unbelievably slow. Some of the first courses (there ware five of us) were very good (a spring salad with feta and chickpeas), others only fair (a disappointing shrimp-stuffed bell pepper). When the main course finally arrived---most of us had pork coppa --- the pork was very good, but there was very little else on the plate. Not very interesting. The desserts were really terrible. We didn't finish them. All in all, a protracted and expensive evening with not a lot of upside. This is the third visit to the Eddy, won't be back any time soon.

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CT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Definitely not as good as it used to be. Tasting menu is overpriced considering three of the five courses are vegetarian. Lamb main was mostly fat and bone. None of our party finished the meal. With so many good food options in the East Village, The Eddy needs to step up its game if it’s going to stay relevant

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite the recommendations by some restaurant critics, we did not order a la carte and instead went with the tasting menu. We also opted to have the wine pairing.
We were just in that kind of mood. WOW I am so glad that we did. The food is interesting and delicious. The wine pairing is satisfying and balancing. We tasted everything on the menu with the exception of the ribeye, sharing each course as they came. There is definitely something to this arrangement of dining. It is a pricey night in the end but definitely worth it, and I would say that the wine pairing is a value. I had a peek at the Dry-Aged Ribeye for 2 with salt-baked potato and we will definitely get that next time. The service is impeccable and genuine. The manager warmly greeted us and clearly is in quiet command. The service comes with ease instead of an eagerness to please... Probably because they know how satisfying your experience will be. I have read that the atmosphere is quiet and I have also read that it was lively. This is a small cozy restaurant that started out intimate and became lively as all became engaged in the experience. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Interesting food tastes but menu options were not great and overpriced. Service also seemed very judgmental when questions were asked.

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JR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Welcome, table, service and cuisine! Small and intimate.

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful and delicious. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. A truly wonderful experience and a perfect date spot.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb ribs are to die for. Amazing (not your grandma’s) stuffed cabbage. Adorable, cozy place with fantastic food.

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EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 5 in NYC - excellent food and service as always. Excellent

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience . Loved the rainbow fish. What a luxury . Completely deboned not a single tiny bone. The pesto staffing was creative and very tasty.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food were all things I've never had before, and all of it was absolutely delicious! The wine list has only outstanding wines full of variety and value to assure you that there is something fantastic for everyone and is served at the perfect temperature in beautiful glassware. Joyful staff and beautiful setting. It's a small space and the liquors, cocktails, food menu, and wine list are all short with only great selections so it's really easy to order confidently and then just relax and enjoy dinner. It's everything that feels great about finding a real gem in New York City.

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AN
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, but the atmosphere, food, and drink quality makes up for it entirely

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribeye was fantastic!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tables are tight and the volume was intense. The music was great but so hard to hear over really boisterous diners. Can’t blame the establishment. Maybe Tuesday would be a better night than Thursday.
Food was divine. Boyfriend said the salad was the best he had ever had. We went for restaurant week and the wine pairings were delicious. I love French wine and got turned onto a new grape I am excited to explore. My stuffed cabbage was so full of flavor and crunch and the Kabocha “fondue” deserved to be licked off the plate. Boyfriend had the seafood stew. Scallops were so fruity and fresh. Bread is a must for the broth. So glad they participated in RW. We will definitely be back.

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MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal picked from the delicious restaurant week menu. The wine pairing was a definite plus. Our server was extremely intelligible, friendly, and attentive. The restaurant itself is perfectly cozy and nicely decorated. Would definitely recommend.

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JF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting NYC, we were looking for an intimate neighborhood restaurant with great food. We found both at The Eddy. Very welcoming with great service too. We’ll go back on our next trip and recommend to friends.

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AE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Though the food was delicious, I ultimately found the portion size of the entree (seafood stew) to be beyond the scope of what was justifiable by either price or level of cuisine. This is the first time in a decade of New York I’ve ever felt this way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to experience restaurant week. Was slightly disappointed the ribs didn’t come with anything part from a small amount of purée but they were very tasty! Would definitely return. Lovely ambience for all occasions!

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food/wine and service, but the portions were pretty small. Perhaps it was because it was restaurant week? But I went and got something else to eat after my meal.

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BP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good overall, but just short of great. Salad was amazing as was the carpaccio, but the rib eye was just ok. Not sure there’s enough value, $270 for two people for the tasting menu and a couple drinks.

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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was all over salted. I ordered the Lamb ribs and it was a terrible cut- hardly any meat on it, mostly all fat. The fish stew was hardly that. My partner said the shellfish was sitting in a parsley-puddle. Overall it was very sub-par.

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FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint friendly little place in the East Village. Excellent service. Very reasonable prices. The house Cabernet Franc wine was delicious. Gave a generous 15% discount to us because we were en route to the NYTW. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right now this may be the best restaurant in N.Y.C. Shhhhh! Comfortable and cozy. Welcoming. A changing and always interesting menu. Terrific staff. Good wines, reasonably priced. Our 5th visit. Each one better than the last. Oysters with schmaltz? You must be kidding but so delicious. Where else will you find tongue on the menu? And pastramied at that.

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AD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. The service was outstanding. Very intimate atmosphere. Flavor was incredible in all dishes--even a winter salad! Very impressed. The chicken liver mousse and seafood stew were to due for.

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PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointed with my entree because it bore little resemblance to stuffed cabbage. My friend’s lamb ribs were excellent as was the service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately nothing to write home about, was very much looking forward to this dinner

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey, but it was NYE. Tables were pushed too close together 2x2. Other than that, great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Chanukah menu. My wife wanted a Chanukah dinner while visiting NYC, and the Eddy more than delivered. We had a great mean with fantastic service.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and great service!

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G
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My friends and I went to the Channuka Tasting menu this past weekend. While The Eddy is one of the only places in the city with a Channuka Tasting menu (props to them!), the meal was really expensive. The food was delicious, but my friends and I left hungry. If you're looking for a delicious meal, with small portions, this is the place to go. The waiters were top notch, and the ambiance was great...I just wish I had twice the amount of food!

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went to the Eddy for the tasting menu, after reading rave reviews online. It was reasonably priced (for NYC) at $75 for 4 courses. All of it was good, but none of it was amazing (except for the bread course with ricotta, which was AMAZING, but not something they actually cooked). There was also some kind of issue with the main courses, which only arrived after a really long wait. Overall, though, it was a nice meal, with nice service, in a cozy dining room.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overpriced for the quality. NY Steak was not worth $45 - the meat was chewy and lacked flavor ( also was served room temperature and had to be sent back ). Lamb tartar was too plain. Wine by the bottle was also overpriced - French Pinot that sells for $16 at the store cost $52.

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SJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect small restaurant for you, your friends ... anyone, everyone! Super food, service, and ambiance (small, crowded, noisy--perfect!). A gem! Exciting location that is real NYC. Try the tasting menu. And specialty drinks.

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LA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice time at The Eddy! Was a bit of a splurge, but the service and food was excellent so it was the perfect place to celebrate my new job. My cousin and I had a blast, and the food was great for sharing so we could try a bunch of things on the menu. Will be back for another celebration I'm sure!

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N
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Tasting menu is a bust.
Especially the wine paring

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LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time and definitely not the last! The Chefs tasting menu was delicious and the family style plates were a great portion! The wine pairings were exceptionally priced and while most were familiar varietals, each was unique and really paired beautifully with the course. The bread course was unlike anything I have ever eaten - sweet, salty, crisp, light and decadent - I wish I could eat that every day! The staff was so kind and friendly and I can't wait to go back soon and sit in the cozy bar area next time.

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R
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great drinks. Wonderful wait staff. Very nice Langos (sp?), Hungarian fried bread, deviled egg and salad apps. Avoid the bone-in NY Strip, tough, grisly, covered in butter.

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