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47-49 Seventh Ave. South, New York, NY 10014 40.731201 -74.00415
nr. Morton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-255-2848 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Canal St. to 18th St., Broadway to Hudson River


This venue is closed.

Most pan-Asian restaurants are the culinary equivalent of Celine Dion—taking popular bits from a variety of influences, reinterpreting them for the masses, and then ending up with a bland revisit to some once-great original. Visually, such is the case with Dragonfly, where a sparingly decorated space—back-lit bar, big fish tank—finds itself tiresomely in tune with its Las Vegas parallel. Which is not to say that it’s all wrong notes here. With its spicily assertive Filipino dishes, Dragonfly harmonizes unexpected taste combinations: Crispy pata (marinated, deep-fried pork knuckles) are further tarted up by vinegar; an unselfconsciously messy kare kare oxtail stew is unafraid of alienating timid palates through unusual flavor combinations. If only the rest of the menu exhibited such a lack of concern with the status quo. But it doesn’t. Most entrees are insipid versions of pan-Asia’s greatest hits.

Recommended Dishes

Kare kare oxtail stew, $10.95