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The Place - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

The Place is a popular brunch and dinner venue, inspired by a fusion of traditional American and Mediterranean culinary blend. Ambient lighting, oak supported ceiling and the curling and swaying exhibit of a warm fire place, bring dining intimacy to the overall profile of The Place. The restaurant also features an outdoor seating area to provide options for dining convenience. Including in the menu but not limited to, are: lamb meatballs, sweet potato ravioli, seafood chowder, char grilled steak, roasted chicken breast, honey glazed pork and chocolate in phyllo wrapper and ice-cream sandwich. Beer, wine and cocktails are also served at The Place to compliment the flavorsome meals.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Fire Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup$9.00

    A delicious pureed soup with shaved English cheddar

    • Arugula Salad$11.00

      With shaved parmesan and a mustard seed dressing

      • Scots Kale and Spiced Roast Cauliflower Salad$12.00

        With sweet potato, cherry tomato's, savory roasted almonds and an aged balsamic vinaigrette

        • Charcoal Grilled Maine Calamari Paysanne$12.00

          Set over a warm Tuscan salad of plum tomato, baby leaf spinach and roasted garlic salad with a calamata olive tapenade and chunky herbed croutons

          • Grass Fed Lamb Meatballs$12.00

            Filled with fresh herbs and served over soft polenta with a sweet onion relish and a roasted tomato sauce

            • Roasted Pumpkin and Red Beet Risotto

              With chives, toasted pine nuts, Chablis, parmigiano reggiano and fresh sage

              • Appetizer$12.00
              • Entrée$24.00
            • Frisée Salad$12.00

              With maytag blue cheese, roasted caramelized Bartlett pears, toasted walnuts and a sherry wine dressing

              • Homemade Sweet Potato Ravioli

                With mole spiced papitas, fresh herbs and melted farmhouse butter

                • Appetizer$14.00
                • Entrée$25.00
              • Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels$14.00

                In a Chablis, roasted tomato, citrus and black olive broth

                • Chicory, Endive and Lady Apple Salad$12.00

                  Sliced crisp NY State apples with mixed baby greens, toasted pistachios and a lemon vinaigrette

                  • Sautéed Diver Scallops$17.00

                    Served over roasted celery root puree, crispy pancetta, with brussels sprout leaves and a port wine reduction

                    Entrees

                    • Roasted Leg of Colorado Lamb$28.00

                      With a crisp baked potato shell packed with a herbed carrot smash accompanied by sautéed napa cabbage, caramelized cioppolini onions and a mint, rosemary jus

                      • 3 Way Long Island Duck$31.00

                        Seared duck breast, leg confit and duck wontons over a hash of quinoa, cherry, dandelion and napa cabbage with a blood-orange tamarind sauce

                        • Maple Smoked Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin$27.00

                          Set over a white bean horseradish ragout with leeks, spring greens, granny smith apple oil, fresh rosemary and an aged balsamic reduction

                          • Oven Roasted Free-Range Chicken Breast$26.00

                            With pan seared truffle salted baby new potato's, sautéed green beans and a natural herbed roast gravy

                            • Charcoal Grilled, NY Strip Steak$33.00

                              With a gruyère, parmesan, english cheddar and chive potato pie, wilted baby spinach and a natural jus

                              • Traditional Shepherds Pie$25.00

                                With a savory minced beef and lamb filling topped with creamy mashed potato and shaved English cheddar with peas flamandé and a sweet relish

                                • Pan Roasted Polenta Dusted Atlantic Cod$29.00

                                  Set over whipped celery root puree and sautéed broccoli rabe with a port wine and cranberry emulsion

                                  • Soy Glazed Alaskan Salmon Filet$29.00

                                    Charcoal grilled and set over steamed wild and jasmine rice, baby bok choy and sautéed wild mushrooms with an orient-spice infused beurre blanc

                                    • Seafood and Petit-Pan Squash Chowder$32.00

                                      Packed with Alaskan salmon, Maine lobster, calamari, shrimp, clams, mussels and cubed new potatoes in a fragrant herbed broth

                                      • Homemade Fettuccini with Tiger Shrimp$27.00

                                        Pan seared shrimp with fresh herbs, shallots, pancetta, wild mushrooms, broccoli rabe and vine ripened plum tomato with Chablis and first press olive oil

                                        • Char-Grilled Vegetable Filo Pie$25.00

                                          Thin layers of zucchini, eggplant, squash, carrot, onion, Portobello and fresh herbs baked in a creamy gouda infused béchamel over a rustic tomato and okra sauce

                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                          What 148 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          4.4
                                          4.4 based on all time ratings
                                          • 4.3Food
                                          • 4.5Service
                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                          • 4.1Value

                                          NoiseQuiet

                                          93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                          1. CG

                                            ChiGuyNJ

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 30, 2016

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Sorry you are closing. Every time I dined at The Place was a great experience.

                                          2. R

                                            Rocket

                                            New York Area

                                            71 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            71 reviews

                                            Dined on May 29, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            If you had to celebrate your 39th wedding anniversary, I can't come up with a better experience then what we had at The Place. The staff was just so exceptional and the food was the perfect match for the occasion. Everyone was just so kind, friendly and accommodating. Thank you for making our evening so very special. We are going to miss all of you!

                                          3. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 27, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful place specially for romantic dates. I have been coming to the place for years and it never disappoint is too bad they are closing their doors. So if you haven't eaten in this amazing restaurant I suggest you do it now.

                                          4. R

                                            Reba

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 22, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I took my girlfriend for her birthday recently! The ambiance was great, stone walls, dim lighting, candles on the tables, etc. It's a pretty small place, nooks and back rooms, small tables. The service was great, our server was very helpful with suggestions and took great care of us. The food was incredible! I was so torn between everything on the menu. Will definitely be going back for another special occasion to try more. Only caveat being the price (easily $20-$30 per entree), but I would say it is well worth the cost. Totally would recommend to any and everyone!

                                          5. B

                                            Becca

                                            New York Area

                                            26 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            26 reviews

                                            Dined on May 19, 2016

                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                            The experience was okay and I appreciated the highly seasonal menu, but not sure I'd ever go back. The service was slow and they seemed to be overwhelmed - staff was also stuffy along with the patrons. Just not my scene.

                                          6. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 18, 2016

                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                            We were only for a few days in NYC with my husband, and this place was a very good fit for a nice dinner located in this great neigborhood. I will recommend this place.

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a very nice evening here, celebrating a family graduation. The room is attractive, stone walls and nice lighting. Service was friendly and attentive, and the food was all delicious. The complimentary glass of champagne for the graduate was a special touch! Will look forward to coming again.

                                          8. B

                                            Beezle

                                            New York Area

                                            12 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on May 14, 2016

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Very accommodating host. We were running late because of traffic and called David to say we would be delayed. He was perfectly understanding. We were seated promptly on arrival and service was friendly unobtrusive and efficient. The menu is a bit limited but what's on there is well done and well presented.

                                          9. b

                                            bklynglutton

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2016

                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                            While attractive and warm, The Place feels 15 years out of step with other downtown restaurants of its price point. From the typeface on the menu to the menu offerings themselves, the restaurant could use some freshening up. We had a nice evening catching up with friends, but it was immediately forgettable.

                                          10. C

                                            Cathy

                                            New York Area

                                            26 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            26 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2016

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            This is a wonderful place to dine. We started with the Kale and Spiced Roast Cauliflower Salad
 with sweet potato and the lamb meatballs. Both were delicious appetizers. For main course, we had a new item the pork shoulder that was very tender and not too fatty as pork can be. The cod had a crunch skin and was served over a whipped celery root puree. It was not a large portion. Both dishes were beautifully presented. It is a real treat to dine at The Place. Service was excellent too!

                                          11. AK

                                            ArlenK

                                            New York Area

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The Place is rather perfect in a world of pretense, hype and unfulfilled expectations. It's romantic and festive and professional but casual - all while serving up some of the best food in town - without a name chef vying for TV time. So add refreshing to the list.

                                          12. a

                                            avideater

                                            Tampa

                                            198 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            198 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2016

                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                            A cozy place with charm. Food was more uneven this time. The tiger shrimp over fettucine was excellent, but the slow roasted pork was on the dry side and the chicken dish was acceptable, but not as good as we recalled from a previous visit. Frisee salad with pear and roquefort was lovely.

                                          13. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2016

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Booked for my partner birthday, wonderful romantic setting . Perfect with great service. Highly recommend.

                                          14. SF

                                            StephanieF

                                            New York Area

                                            60 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            60 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2016

                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                            Beautiful building but a very mundane menu and the food was only okay.

                                          15. Z

                                            Zogu

                                            New York Area

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 8, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Been coming here for years, great food and staff. Best chocolate martinis around.

                                          16. NF

                                            NickF

                                            Washington DC

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food and cocktails were delicious! The service was some of the best I have ever had.

                                          17. n

                                            nps3

                                            New York Area

                                            9 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on May 4, 2016

                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                            Cozy local spot that is clearly very popular. Food is under seasoned, even bland in spite of quality ingredients. Kind of like getting a home cooked meal from a friend who is an average cook.

                                          18. j

                                            joan

                                            New York Area

                                            44 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            44 reviews

                                            Dined on May 4, 2016

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            We have been coming here for years as we live in the neighborhood and it is a favorite of ours. The staff and atmosphere are welcoming and the food is good and fairly priced.

                                          19. BD

                                            BDonovan

                                            New York Area

                                            39 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            39 reviews

                                            Dined on May 1, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It's always a great experience at The Place. It's a warm inviting atmosphere and the staff is always friendly and outgoing. The food is consistently great and you will never leave hungry or disappointed ever. It's also a great place for a special occasion or the perfect date place!

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Essex

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was delicious and the restaurant had a really cosy atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            84 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            84 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This is the most intimate romantic restaurant in a city

                                          22. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 29, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We ate here with friends early on a Friday evening. The staff welcomed us warmly. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic. It was a damp, chilly night and there were fires lit in the fireplaces. The food was absolutely outstanding. We all ordered something different and were all totally pleased. I would definitely go there again.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 28, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I've been to The Place -- a cozy, romantic gem of a restaurant on a pretty, tree-lined street in NYC's West Village -- many times over the years, and it never disappoints. From the moment I walk through the door I always feel like I've been transformed to a tranquil respite from the loud, hectic streets and my pressure-filled job. Leonard, the manager and host, greets you with a smile, and Ashley the bartender will make you a fan artisinal cocktail (I always love to unwind for a few moments in their stunning bar area). The multiple fireplaces and tasteful, seasonal decor are also welcoming, as is the intimate but not overly crowded dining room (although it's always full so reservations are recommended). As for the food, it's a wonderful, seasonal, organic, farm-to-table menu with choices not seen on every other restaurant's menu. In the past few years, my husband and I have transitioned to a vegan diet, and Alex, the owner, and his chef, have gone out of their way to be accommodating, offering a flavorful array of starters, mains, and even a couple of desserts. Every time we have a birthday or friends in from out of town, we take them to The Place: a special, well-priced NY restaurant that just makes you feel warm and tingly all over. Long live the Place -- a place that's already been on West 4th for decades. Here's to many more!

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            20 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2016

                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                            Great little place with a great ambiance, good food and service.. Everyone is nice there from the employees to, it seems, the dinners.There's a little nook with two two tops to the right of the bar where I think it's cozy for drinks and to eat. I do like to eat at the bar in many places so this is a step in the direction in going to a real table in the restaurant area.

                                          25. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 26, 2016

                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                            I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. At first, I was a bit hesitant due to some critical reviews but I decided to go anyways. I went around 6:30PM and it wasn't that full so it was more quiet, which I had preferred. Our server was really friendly. I ordered the sweet potato ravioli and I was sort of regretting it while I was waiting because I'm not a big fan of sweet potato, but that ravioli blew me away. It was delicious. For entrees, I ordered the fettuccine with tiger shrimp and it was amazing as well. The server recommended the salmon since my boyfriend had a hard time choosing between the lamb and the salmon but in the end, he was pretty impressed with the salmon.

                                          26. B

                                            Beck

                                            New York Area

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2016

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            Lovely Greenwich Village location. 2 of our party had the pork tenderloin which was tough and dry. Salmon was very tasty and the Tiger Shrimp was good as well. The salad needed dressing as this was also dry.

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            10 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            So sad to see this pace closed :(

                                          28. TM

                                            TeresaM

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 11, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My boss recommended The Place and it most certainly did not disappoint. The food was fantastic! Service was spot on! A completely enjoyable experience!

                                          29. OB

                                            OBX559

                                            Philadelphia

                                            28 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            28 reviews

                                            Dined on April 7, 2016

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            The Place is a restaurant n which you should be comfortable immediately - the ambiance reminds one of an old inn to which you are returning after a long journey. Service is friendly, crisp and efficient. Menu is omitted, but everything that we had was good/excellent quality (beet risotto, shepherds pie, sweet potato ravioli, pistachio ice cream. Cocktails are so/so, the wine list is good but the pours are small - one is better off with a bottle. If you want a relaxing and comfortable night out, with good food and a nice setting, this is the place.

                                          30. l

                                            leah09

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2016

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Came here with my husband for a romantic dinner. The Place is very cozy, dark and romantic. We sat next to the small fireplace which added to the mood. Note if you are tall and need the legroom do not sit by the fireplace. The food was yum and I will be returning to this little hot spot

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2016

                                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                                            The Place is a cozy, romantic place that serves delicious food off of their changing seasonal menu. Our waiter was helpful in our menu selections and was professional. The only downfall of this place is that the tables are quite close together, which can serve as a challenge for the servers - we got elbowed quite a few times and had some close calls with knocked over glasses and wine bottles. While this was a small set back, the host at the front was quite pretentious & rude upon our arrival

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 26, 2016

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            We saw the restaurant when walking around the village, and we really liked the sound of the menu and the look of the small place. It had character. We booked for dinner, it is a small and quaint. The food was fantastic, the service very good and attentive and at the same time discreet. Had a wonderful evening.

                                          33. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2016

                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                            Nice view! Ok food! Stressed stuff! Expensiv! I dont like when its so many people serving..

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined on March 25, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Most charming, grottolike atmosphere. Great food pushed over the top by the terrific atmosphere and friendly staff.

                                          35. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on March 20, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            If you want a romantic restaurant in NY and not pay outrageous as other restaurants ... this is your place . Local small but very cozy, with fireplace and a well- chosen background music. The staff is attentive and the food quality very good

                                          36. L

                                            Lori

                                            New York Area

                                            17 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on March 19, 2016

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Loved the environment - stone walls and fire place. I had cod which was great and norm portion size. My husband had lamb but portion was small . I recommend going here but get a filling appetizer as a starter .

                                          37. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 15, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing place.. Greet food and service... Love the lemonade martini.... Highly recommended...

                                          38. g

                                            girlfromnyc

                                            Los Angeles

                                            14 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on March 14, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Can't wait to return. Brought an out of town date... though can't believe I've never gone. Had found when researched farm to table type restaurants. Food was excellent, service friendly, environment relaxed and step above. My perfect place!!

                                          39. W

                                            Winsor25

                                            New York Area

                                            67 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            67 reviews

                                            Dined on March 14, 2016

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            This was our third time dining at The Place. We brought two dear friends to introduce them to this neighborhood find. On a blustery, cool evening it was a pleasure for all of us to be transported into a cozy, firelit bar and enjoy a well crafted cocktail. We were not rushed, but guided in a timely manner to our table on the little banquette in the first of two small dining rooms. Also with a fireplace and enough light to read our menus, but also be romantic. Two of us ordered the delicious tomato soup and one had a frisée salad that she said was tasty. For entrees there were two Orders of Smoked Pork Tenderloin and one of Cod with celeriac purée. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and went on to share the Pumpkin Pudding and and an order of three housemate Sorbets for dessert. All in all a very enjoyable evening out and a restaurant our friends told us will go on the "their Downtown List".

                                          40. a

                                            asas

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 13, 2016

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Went this past Sunday for brunch with my boyfriend. He had the English breakfast, I had the bacon eggs benedict. And we had a side of avocado toast. Only criticism was I wish my bacon was a little crispier - but I didn't request it. I had a yummy espresso martini & he had a cucumber bloody mary. Everything was so so tasty. Plenty of food for the amount we usually spend at brunch anyway. Will def be back!

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