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The Village Lantern

167 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012 40.72876 -74.000269
at Sullivan St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-7993 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

villagelantern.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Prices

$8-$13

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Like a frat jock with the soul of a food geek, Village Lantern disguises its highly competent kitchen beneath the butch façade of a scruffy bar and live-music spot. Owned by the family behind tonier Blvd. and Opal, Village Lantern also shares their executive chef. His hand reveals itself in fresh ingredients, simple preparations, and unfussy presentations apropos of the surroundings. Even humbler bar food like fried calamari arrives greaseless, while more substantial fare like pastas come expertly sauced and seasoned. Just a few widely spaced tables in back are dedicated to dining; the mixed crowd of NYU kids and gray-haired locals seems better acquainted with the bar than the kitchen. But if you can tolerate stentorian game-day broadcasts from giant flat-screen TVs—or high-decibel tunes at night—this is a worthwhile stop on a blah strip of Bleecker Street.

Recommended Dishes

Enzo salad, $9

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