Virginia's

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Virginia's is a modern American restaurant in the East Village featuring seasonal and local ingredients.

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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNick
New York Area
45 reviews
Reviewed on April 23, 2018
Overall1foodserviceambience

Why this restaurant would need or want a promotion; not very friendly and at first tried to tell us why they weren't going to honor our Pulsd promotion
Then told us RED wine wasn't part of the promotion
Then serviced us three course dinner in 30 rapid minutes, express service
Then put down some brown colored thing alleged to be dessert, and we were told this is the “only dessert available on promotion”
Promotion, Actually states order from full menu
When I told them I could not eat chocolate, I was told "I'm out of luck"
No one should ever be treated this way, specifically in a hospitality service industry.
Background Music far to loud and unnecessary
Food was OK, nothing special and steak was on cold side
Portion on small size specially duck
Staff not very friendly
There are thousands of better restaurants, with better service, better food and wanting your business
This is not one of them
Best to miss this place and go somewhere else

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vipRobertD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If Virginia's were in a different location, everyone would be talking about the delicious and original food they serve. It's a gem of a place for casual dining where every dish is original and where the staff is warm and friendly. Dinner and their Saturday brunch, both noteworthy.

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sanjose
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third visit to Virginia's. The first was just a burger at the bar, probably one of the best I've ever had. Our second trip we had a full dinner and it was fantastic. I had the green circle chicken and my husband had the wagyu beef. Both outstanding. Delicate seasonings, quality sides. Today we had Saturday brunch; I recommend the corned beef hash with poached eggs. Yum. The restaurant is small and charming, the staff is delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 3 burger in NYC

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Bunny5
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very good food served by the most pretentious unhelpful staff in all of NY. Virginias acts like it's a 5-star establishment, but at a 5-star establishment, the staff-and owner-would go out of their way to deliver exceptional service, fill requests and make their guests feel special. Instead, your $250 meal comes with beer in a can. And the staff is not looking to help--they're looking for compliments. When they get the slightest critique, they're defensive--instead of helpful. It's pretentious hipsterism at its worst, and on a seedy block off Avenue C.

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vipShawn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had out of town guests who came in just to try Virginia's off-menu burger only available to those seated at the bar. They do not take reservations for the bar, so we were going to leave as they were full up. The maître d' allowed us an exception. Our dinner was saved, and we enjoyed one of the very best burgers in NYC. Thank you.

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Alan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time here. First time for brunch. Food was great as usual. Great service. Went at 2pm for a late brunch, so it wasn't crowded at all. Waitress recognized us from when we were here 7 months ago, which I thought was a bit odd.
I would talk more about the food, but it would just be a tease because the chef changes up the menu every once in a while. Just a warning that the menu on the website might not be up to date. Regardless, of the 3 times I was here, I have not been disappointed with the food. The chef sometimes puts together ingredients that don't sound like they don't go together, but they work.
This place is now my go to place for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Can't wait to go back. The burger is a must!!

JJ
JJoeB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Way too loud. Had to shout to be heard by my companion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant with thoughtful and creative food that is balanced in flavor and weight (not heavy). On this evening i opted to order vegetarian. Got the cavatelli, market green salad to start and the hake and squash as mains. Everything is simple, delicate, yet maximized in flavor. Can't wait to go back to see what Matt does with meat!

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Magnolia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. First time visit. We opted for the Restaurant Week menu. Diverse choices and well- prepared. All nicely done. Wait staff was helpful in food and wine choices and quite accommodating when we added another person at the last moment. A bit out of the way but worth the effort.

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vipSusanG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered restaurant week dinner of cold soup, fish, cobbler. Excellent. Bar tender made a special cocktail for my friend and she loved it. Waiter brought us wine to taste. Only things that slightly detracted were noisy people at next table, we were left alone too long at one point, and my friend's dessert was cleared before she finished. They brought another one immediately. Overall a lovely dinner in a nice setting with good service. Will return.

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BMaverick17
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamburger was perfection and the service was outstanding! Warmly greeted & seated right away. Food is always outstanding and the bartender took extremely good care of us and all;) We highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we LOVED our dinner there. Food was inventive, fresh, and delicious. Service was great.

SC
vipScottC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good chef, innovative, small menu and a terrific wine list. Go!

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vipJoeL
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great location in the East Village for this quaint offering. Food, service, atmosphere are top notch. Awesome find!

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vipDAVIDK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin-star quality. Always a treat!

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vipNYCDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I thought it was a bit ridiculous that they wouldn't allow me to order the burger unless I was seated at the bar, particularly on a Wednesday evening when they were not very busy, and my friend and I were ordering wine and appetizers, so clearly we were running a pretty high bill (and the burger itself is not inexpensive).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic experience. Staff were super accommodating and friendly. We were craving the burger, which is only available at the bar, so they seated us at table and promptly moved us to the bar when two spots became available. The burger? Spectacular. One of the city's absolute best. Bravo, Virginia's. I'll be back, for sure.

JM
JosephM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Joseph:
Overall 7.8
Strengths: Chicken entree
Weaknesses: Soap-like drink

Andria
Overall hard 5
Strengths: cake
Weaknesses: items not cake

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vipMichelin
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Blown away with the food.

Tagliatelle with sea urchin was spicy and well seasoned. Paired with a sparkling wine from Burgundy.

Chickpea panisse was one of the best vegetarian meals I've had in a year. Paired with a Californian Pinot Noir which was recommended by our server. Really great pairing.

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vipBlondie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative and delicious menu. Enough meat and fish choices to please all in our party. Burrata appetizer was fantastic. Excellent wine list.

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vipAlex
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck I have EVER had

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vipFionaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beet crisp. Yum! Good range of vegetarian options that are a cut above the usual in imagination and delivery.

JB
vipJamieB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambience. I am definitely going back!

JA
vipJeffreyA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, cocktails, music, service, experience. Will return frequently.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Really bad food experience, we ordered 5 dishes and 4 of them were terrible, the staff is friendly and professional but the food is probably one of my least favorite in NYC

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Alan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The vegetarian option was very dry and the tables were so close together that we had to move the table when my girlfriend wanted to sit down/get up. People sitting next to me were basically on my date

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great trap music playing in the background.

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Meals
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This was a great find top food and attentive service. The duck was phenomenal, and the portion size was generous. I would also recommend the apple crisp.

My only complaint is there might be 1 table too many- it was a little squished- but the people sitting next to us were cool so we were happy to chat.

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Sven
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We loved the food and service. We will come back.

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vipScatterplot
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great meal. The pasta, with Jonah crab and Maine sea urchin was fabulous, as was the duck breast. My wife had the octopus appetizer. Exceptionally well presented and tender. Great wine list and service. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! I recommend the burger, it was orgasmic and now in top 5 list (top 5 top 5). Cocktails were uber delicious and paired well with the menu. I would definitely recommend this neighborhood spot to friends/family/out-of-towners!

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viprls305
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is nice and quiet, but not sleepy. The food is simple but very delicious. The service great. The drinks are really good.

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lala
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal. I am a foodie and found the dishes we ordered to be absolutely delicious and unique combinations of flavors. Awesome. Can't wait to go back.
The serice was very thorough and friendly

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. The menu was unassuming, but surprisingly creative and delicious. Great service. All around wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great spot for a dinner with friends! Loved the environment and all of the food we had was delicious. The rice pudding with cinnamon and squash special was to die for. also the spaghetti squash is a must!

RC
vipRCR1996
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Virginia's is a great addition to Alphabet City, a neighborhood I have always loved. The off the beaten track location means you can usually score a seat early in the evening although reservations are recommended. The cuisine here is really solid and changes with the seasons. The wine list is also diverse and well selected. I recommend Virginia's if you like "in the know" kind of places that are not too popular for their own good. Plus they now have a full liquor license so they can serve real cocktails.

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vipGloria
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely setting and service but food was only ok and choices were limited.

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Virginia's is rated 4.4 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

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