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Karavas Place

162 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10014 40.73182 -74.001261
nr. Cornelia St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-8032 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 11am-3:30am; Fri-Sat, 11am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

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



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Broome St. to 14th St., Lafayette St. to West Side Hwy.


This venue is closed.

This West Village joint, epitomizing the typically tacky but cheerful eighties-era Greek diner, serves a smattering of American dishes alongside nicely charred chicken souvlaki, tender calamari, and greasy but tasty spinach pie. A series of tall, rotating gyro pillars stacked with meat dominates one side of the room, along with huge piles of chopped-up salad ready to be dished out. The restaurant, furnished with clunky wood furniture, is still a fine place to people-watch when the full-length windows that line the opposite wall are thrown open. Tasty, if perhaps tired, plates of Greek mezze come with towers of hot flat bread, and there are a dozen beers on tap. The adjoining bar, smelly, dark, and cheap, is a hangout for local stand-ups like “East Side Dave” of the Ron and Fez show, as well as owner/comedian Carrie Karavas. The whole place goes until at least 3:30 in the morning; if you’ve drunk enough there’s a downstairs lounge open on the weekends where you can indulge in amusements you might live to regret.

Recommended Dishes

Calamari, $10