The Eddy

4.6
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329 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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The Eddy opened for business in April 2014. We Feature coastal cuisine, along with an extensive but accessible wine list and original cocktails.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, Hungarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - midnight (Kitchen until 10pm)

Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am (Kitchen until 11pm)
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Phone number
(646) 895-9884
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Salamon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Ave
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Parking details
On street, metered parking available.
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Public transit
Take the F train to 2nd Avenue or 6 train to Astor Place.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. So sad this place is closing, and was honored to be a guest here. Have had so many happy memories at this place especially at the bar, eating something delicious, drinking something amazing and meeting some wonderful people. Best of luck to everyone at the Eddy and I hope to hear about your next ventures soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome evening w friends at the eddy. Food and drinks were incredible. Gonna miss it.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We came because The Eddy is closing and we’ve always wanted to try it. We had two drinks each and decided to split a bunch of appetizers and sides.

The lángos and the sausage starters were amazing. The wine and cocktails were good but the variety was limited particularly for wine and it was overpriced.

Our “main course” was the soft shell crab, asparagus, and chicken liver mousse. Unfortunately, all of these dishes were SO close to being good, but ultimately were too rich for us. The asparagus was charred but drenched in a heavy cream sauce. We got two toast points smothered in pate, which was highly unappetizing even for a self-proclaimed foie gras & Pate lover. The soft shell crab was done well but very salty.

Overall, we enjoyed the evening and flavors but are very glad we had 25% for the closing special. We wish we’d tried some of the other dishes!

Looking forward to what comes next from the chef here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful small place. The food is amazing and well thought out. Service is great and the waiters are helpful. Would go again!

BR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Eddy serves some of the most imaginative food and drink in NYC. Wonderful, knowledgeable staff. Intimate atmosphere. This was our fourth time there in 2 years and we'll be back again soon.

t
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

E
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

CT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

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

JR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AN
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye was fantastic!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AE
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

OT
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately this place closed down. I really liked it...

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

BP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

FF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great service!

G
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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