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Octavia's Porch

40 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.722907 -73.983065
nr. E. 3rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-4096 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Critics' Rating: *****

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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    4 Reviews | Write a Review

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Official Website

octaviasporch.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Nikki Cascone from Top Chef season four (the Chicago one) sold 24 Prince, the Soho restaurant she owned with her husband, Brad Grossman, and it became Oficina Latina. She and Grossman have named their second venture Octavia’s Porch, after the main street in Rome’s Jewish ghetto, as a nod to the couple’s Jewish-Italian heritage.  It's touting itself as “the first and only Global Jewish restaurant” on the Lower East Side (in the East Village, to be exact).

Cascone, who isn't keeping kosher here but also isn't serving pork or shellfish, is doing plates inspired by dishes that Jews introduced to countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Northern Africa. (A combination of red quinoa, green beans, pumpkin seeds, and citrus is based on a dish favored by South American Jews). The wines come from the same areas, and cocktails, like a vanilla-vodka egg cream, also fit the theme.

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