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Virginia's

4.4
4.4
123 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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

  2. RD

    RobertD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  3. s

    sanjose

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top 3 burger in NYC

  5. B

    Bunny5

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    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.

  6. S

    Shawn

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  7. A

    Alan

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  9. JJ

    JJoeB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience1

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

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  11. M

    Magnolia

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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.

  12. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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.

  13. BM

    BMaverick17

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  15. SC

    ScottC

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  16. JL

    JoeL

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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!

  17. DA

    DAVIDK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Michelin-star quality. Always a treat!

  18. NY

    NYCDiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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).

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  20. JM

    JosephM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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

  21. M

    Michelin

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 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.

  22. B

    Blondie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  23. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best duck I have EVER had

  24. FC

    FionaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    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.

  25. JB

    JamieB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. j

    jba256

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    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

  28. A

    Alan

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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

  29. CK

    ChristopherK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food with great trap music playing in the background.

  30. M

    Meals

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  31. S

    Sven

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. S

    Scatterplot

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and the food was delicious!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!

  35. r

    rls305

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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.

  36. l

    lala

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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

  37. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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!

  39. RC

    RCR1996

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

  40. G

    Gloria

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 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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