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Village Bistro East

536 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009 40.724459 -73.983537
nr. Ave. B  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-8933 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Cafes, French
  • Price Range: $$

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F at Second Ave.



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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

The East Village location of Le Gamin became Village Bistro East. If you were a fan of Le Gamin, don’t worry: Joe Mangi, who bought this location of Le Gamin two years ago, is still the owner. He’s also keeping its old cook, as well as much of its breakfast and lunch items. But to freshen up the dinner menu in the hopes of gaining more business, he enlisted the chef from his Westchester French-American Bistro, Felipe Milanes, to add some dishes from the Mt. Kisco restaurant. The plates are a bit smaller than Le Gamin’s in order to be more affordable (steak-frites is the most expensive thing on the menu at $12.95). You can also stop in for just a glass of wine at a new bar that seats five.