Permanently Closed - White Street

4.3
210 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed.

White Street serves creative American fare. Its upscale setting features chandeliers, exposed brick walls and rich colors. Executive Chef Joel Reiss presents guests with artfully plated dishes for a fine dining experience. White Street offers appetizers like roasted octopus with sour plum, flatbread topped with wild arugula and chilled pea soup. Guests can dine on an entrée of spice-crusted rib-eye steak, braised beef short ribs with oat risotto or seared salmon.

White Street was featured in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post and The New York Times. It offers beverages such as cocktails and wine. This restaurant has a lounge area and private rooms for hosting various celebrations.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
This holiday season, we will just be focusing on larger scale events, and consequently will no longer be available for individual dining. We would love to include you in our line up of private events this season. Please contact our events manager at events@whitestreetnyc.com or call us at 212-WHITEST for calendar and pricing information.
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joel Reiss
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Cross street
Franklin & White
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Parking details
Parking on the street is permitted after 6pm. There is a parking lot on the corner of White Street & Avenue of the Americas.
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Public transit
1 to Franklin St.
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Special events & promotions
This holiday season, we will just be focusing on larger scale events, and consequently will no longer be available for individual dining. We would love to include you in our line up of private events this season. Please contact our events manager at events@whitestreetnyc.com or call us at 212-WHITEST for calendar and pricing information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I love the magician and the food, service is slow but the people are very nice

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T
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

overall excellent with lovely surroundings and good service

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JR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very good dining experience all the way around. It far exceeds its current Zagat rating. It's a beautiful space with excellent dining and service. Everything was better than we anticipated.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

This is a place with huge potential but is let down by disjointed service - it was a bit like trying to dance with someone who is really uncoordinated. The staff just don't seem to work as a team. Individual staff did try their best but lack of communication appears to be a problem. We arrived a few minutes early so were directed to the bar while our table was being made ready. Nobody told us when it was ready and it was only after half an hour that we asked about it that we were told it had been ready for some time. Even though it wasn't busy it was hard to get the attention of the bar woman. The bar staff didn't know we were eating at the restaurant so asked us twice if we'd like to order bar food and they were unable to transfer the bar bill to our table.

I ordered the scallops and when they were arrived I noticed there was bacon in the preparation - which was not mentioned in the menu. The waiter was really good about changing it but such a shame that the person who wrote the menu didn't discuss it with the chef. The real issue here is the management - some staff are trying hard to please, others seem de-motivated or not very interested in the customers.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to White St. for a second time. Ate early, so fewer diners and lots of attention from wait staff. Seafood appetizers (tuna tartare and seafood tacos) were very good. Scallops and branzino were excellent--spinach was quite nicely done. Pecan pie for dessert was a bit disappointing. Staff was very friendly and accommodating and I would definitely return.

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m
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with lovely staff
Music & decor really nice
Menu is quirky & delicious

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UA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Absolutely horrible experience. Ruined our Anniversary Dinner with ineffective and uninterested service. Pretentious place. Can not review the food, as it barely came out and when it did, part of our order was missing. So, we left.

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful.. very large but very warm.. tables are all placed very nicely. The staff is outstanding.. I highly recommend!!
A great addition to Tribeca

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JJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a 5 star top notch experience! Worth every dime!

This is my second time dining at White Street and I am always so impressed with the service quality, the quality of the food and the ambiance. They always have really great dishes and appetizers. Appetizers are great for sharing as well.
The cocktails are so exceptional great! If you are into mixology this is the place to go to get a very different type of cocktail.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant and the food was great. The staff was terrific including the chef coming by our table to chat which was a very nice touch.

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NS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The only critique is the hostess asked us when we were leaving because she had a reservation for our table. The restaurant was not crowded and other tables could have been used.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! It's romantic as well

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality restaurant with great service and atmosphere for an unbeatable brunch/lunch menu. Important to note that the restaurant is very family friendly with a dedicated room and person to entertain your kids during your weekend brunch/lunch. Strongly recommended!

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in west Soho/Tribeca. Lovely service, delicious food. Although this was a business meal, I definitely think it is a romantic spot, and would go for personal special occasions.

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TL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This was a disappointing dinner.
The food was ok. I ordered the burger (not the best quality meat I've had), which arrived 5-10 minutes before the ketchup and fries.
The place was only half full.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. The entire staff was attentive and took care of all of our needs for our birthday celebration. The food was excellent, nice presentation, portions and delicious. The dining space is elegant and modern. Highly recommend !

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for accommodating my 94-year old uncle for this dinner. Food was tremendous, as always. The fish entree was exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambience-- brunch was very quiet

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, and the service was absolutely outstanding. Great service from the bartender, sommelier, and wait staff. We were celebrating a birthday and I felt like they went above and beyond to make it memorable for us.

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II
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant surprise. I thought I made a reservation at a place further downtown. The location of White Street was much more quaint. The food was great and the service was great. The chef/owner? made rounds to the tables and even stopped at ours when I got his attention. There was an infant and toddler there when we arrived, not sure they ate anything from the menu though... Yum!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, great service, ambiance. Great new place in TriBeCa

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, service, and most of all the food was spectacular. White St rocks.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate here with my family. Very attentive service. Food was delicious. Will definitely eat here again. On the pricey side, but felt the value was there.

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VL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was good and we enjoyed ourselves but our waiter and the food runner messed up an item and brought me something I was allergic to after I specifically asked about it. It appeared the waiter and the food runner didn't know the ingredients or basic allergen in the item. I was very specific so this was a large miss and if I hadn't caught it could have gotten very ill. They weren't even apologetic about it.

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JS
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except for the host not marking my Open Table reservation it was a wonderful experience. Since it was a slow evening, our waiter let us have our after dinner drinks at an outside table.

Will definitely return.

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t
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Brunch was nothing special. Better for dinner. Great service at brunch and dinner.

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SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We visiting White Street on a Saturday for brunch, we have a 4yr old, and it was perfect. This is a great spot for larger groups, it's a beautiful space, the menu is deliciously tempting and the food was flavorful, and you can't miss those scones for brunch! WOW! Our daughter truly enjoyed having a lovely brunch with family while she enjoyed the talents of a magician for entertainment. Definitely a spot we'll return to, I want another scone!

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OT
Tokyo
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good portion , very nice deco, very attentive waitress

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

WE had terrible service from the time we entered. We were rudely told to check our umbrellas with the host, without a welcome or a hello. Because they double and triple booked we were relegated to a table at the bar area. We had many different people come and wait on us but service was really really poor. The person who took our order did not know what branzino was. The bartender lady came and asked us for our drinks order 3 times and then disappeared to try and give us the bar check at the end of dinner. The staff were not communicating with one another. The food took a long time to come and we were not served any bread. In order to ask for it we literally had to run after one of the hosts to get him to listen to us and even then it took a long time. The food was excellent but would we go again - definitely NOT. Would we recommend this place to our friends - DEFINITELY NOT.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food , excellent cocktails and ambiance, server forgot about us forever and didn't take our order, but nonetheless really enjoyed it. Good energy without being so loud you can't enjoy your conversation.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful atmosphere, but was a bit more formal/upscale than I was expecting. Meal and service were excellent. Noise level low, but there was something about the architecture of the room that made it hard to hear one another.

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s
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

When you arrive at White Street, you have an option: steps or elevator. Take the steps. They lead you into a delightful bar area and dining room. Exposed brick walls, tin ceilings, mood appropriate lighting. A precursor to what lays ahead. Wait staff was courteous and attentive-a delay in delivery of our cocktails was remedied with an unexpected "comp". Our dinners were served promptly and the food was perfectly prepared. The entire experience left us planning a return visit- and soon!

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m
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Spacious space
Great music. Delicious menu. Great service.
One of our favorites

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KC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Good service and food.

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t
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

i hour to get main course. 30 dollars added to the bil for tipl. thats ok, but on credit card charged total including the tip but indicated 6 dollars included for tip, and left blank for tip. Made you feel uncomfortable, as i was not going today the tip twice. VERY unethical. Further, they never told me the tip was included. They just added it, seemingly hoping you would not notice, and tip again. Left me feeling very uncomfortable. Will not return

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RR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the beef burger and the veggie burger, both were delicious. Fries were awesome. Recommend.

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OT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This is a pretty restaurant but the food and the service don't quite match the prices. The server seemed very inexperienced. I had the field green salad, which was served in a deep bowl that was hard to manage and contained way too much frisee. It was average. The fish came on a bed of cold vegetables, which did not enhance the flavors of the entree. I will not be back.

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

It took 30 minutes to get our drinks and then quote a while to get our food. We were leisurely dining but we had to keep reminding them we were waiting. Beautiful place and food was very good, too bas service was not attentive until we brought it to their attention

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GD
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The ambiance here is incredible!!!! Service was a bit hard to come by if you needed refills or another drink. The zucchini chips were absolutely amazing and the cocktails very unique.

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and attentive service. We really loved it here and we are sure to go back in the future

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