• Gene's

  • Italian French $13.95-$39.95
  • 73 W. 11th St.
    New York, NY 10011
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-675-2048
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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.
  • Hours

    Daily, noon-11pm

  • Prices

    $13.95-$39.95

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Lunch Great Desserts Prix-Fixe

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Recommended

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