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Dante

79–81 Macdougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.728843 -74.001652
nr. Bleecker St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-982-5275 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Bistro, Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

dante-nyc.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-midnight; Sat-Sun, 10am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.; C, E at Spring St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$17-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Design Standout
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Revamping a historic restaurant is quite a tricky business, but it appears that owner Linden Pride has succeeded in his effort to “retain and reinvigorate the concept and the brand” of 100-year-old Caffe Dante. With the help of Figure of 8 Hospitality, Pride (an AvroKO alum) has maintained the vintage appeal — and actually restored some of the original elements of the space, like a pressed-tin ceiling, green-leather banquettes, and historic photos from the café's past. As for the food at Dante (Pride has dropped the “Caffe”): The menu includes many small plates, but they’re not unbearably trendy. It’s pretty standard Italian-American food, with offerings like beef tartare, burrata, and a selection of flatbreads. And, in a real tribute to the original, there’s cannoli. The cocktail list, conceived by Naren Young (Saxon + Parole, PUBLIC, the Daily), is extensive and features drinks meant to be enjoyed all throughout the day.


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