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73 W. 11th St., New York, NY 10011 40.73505 -73.99738
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-2048 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: French, Italian
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Daily, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, M at 14th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe


  • Full Bar




Gene’s opened in Greenwich Village in 1919, and its menu and antique décor are seemingly unchanged. The clientele is local and loyal, with many mature, tweed-clad professorial types from nearby NYU and the New School. The dining room has a dusty Baroque feel, with old European streetscapes and portraits populating the painted white walls, as well as a faded mural of Venice. The kitchen, run by longtime veteran chef Hector Delgado, highlights snappy renditions of Italian classics, including pasta, veal, chicken, and seafood in a variety of sauces. French dishes like escargot, steaks, or chops in Maître d’Hôtel sauce make appearances, but if you stick with Italy you’ll be better rewarded. The baked clams oreganata is delightful; the veal parmigiana is an amiable amalgamation of sweet, melted mozzarella cheese, a vibrant tomato sauce, and a cutlet pounded into submission. Gene’s may be something of a fossil yet its heart is very much alive.

Prix-Fixe Dinner

Daily, 3 p.m.—11 p.m., three-courses, $32.95

Recommended Dishes

Baked clams oreganata, $9.95; linguine with white clam sauce, $15.95; veal cutlet Parmigiana, $20.95; shrimp fra diavolo, $25.95