310 W. 4th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bank St.
By Nycresidentdiner on 10/9/2011
We only discovered this gem when reading the new Zagat 2012 survey. In the survey it has overall the best rating in the West Village and as such piqued our interest. We were totally blown away by the whole experience from arrival to departure, it was excellent. Really fun house cocktail list, carefully chosen reasonably priced wines and extremely fresh food. The pea and mint soup and salmon latkes were delicious, as were our entrees of Chatham cod and new Zealand lamb, And for dessert we shared an amazing chocolate pie. You can tell the restaurant has real culinary 'chops' as every detail has been attended to with care. The only problems we found were the ones we brought in with us. Congrats to the staff and manager for making weary New Yorkers feel very cared for.
By Gastroman on 2/1/2011
....the food leaves something to be desired. Without a doubt, The Place certainly hits it big with two outta three. The warm, welcoming feel makes it very charming. Some might call it a bit cramped, but this only adds to the romantic atmosphere. The maitre-d is very friendly, and immediately took our party's coats. The drinks at the bar were fine, and the overall service was excellent. Definitely a good restaurant for couples or double-dates, though I probably would avoid any larger of a group. The appetizers were certainly different, but overall the food was only decent.
By Panda on 11/29/2010
My girlfriend and I are two more of those lucky souls who stumbled across this particular establishment by accident and went in totally on an "it's getting late and this looks good" whim. That was five or six years ago. This is THE cozy date restaurant that exists in the collective consciousness: smallish, Euro-rustic, a bit dark, intimate. The waitstaff manages to be friendly, helpful human beings instead of snobs or - worse - robots. The food is a delight: interesting and thoughtful without being selfconsciously weird, beautifully presented, intensely gratifying. Not exactly everyday prices, but not at all out of line, either. Life in general should be so good; nice to know it can be for at least a little while.
By ishim on 9/18/2010
It is a very nice place and hard to resist. But food in quality and quantity is so-so.
By LorindaTallulah on 2/12/2010
From the Paul Anka-does-the-80s music (The Cure's "Love Cats"!!!) and delicious house cocktails (my fave: the Pear-tini) to the warm, cozy design and decor, I wish I had the money to have every meal at The Place. Oh -- and the meals . . . they are so delish, and there's plenty of food — so much that I usually order two appetizers. Every season is fab there, but especially winter and summer -- during the former, a fireplace is alight, and during the latter the front rooms of the bar and dining areas are open-air. Even the bathroom is a joy to visit, thanks to the inspirational messages on the wallpaper in calligraphy. If only the hunky host was on the menu . . .
By Flood on 2/12/2010
I visited The Place today and saw their birlliant Valentine's Day decorations, but also just found out that they are offering 50% their entire dinner menu starting February 22 through March for diners seated before 7 pm. Not only is this a cozy nook to forget the chaos of New York City, but one where you can indulge in great food and drinks. I love going to The Place because I always feel better than when I went in!
By thetaheal on 1/27/2010
Just when I thought the West Village had rolled over and succumbed to a hostile takeover by chic designers and their followers we discovered The Place. We met here in the late 90's, fell in love over a long, delicious dinner, moved to Europe and have recently returned. To fall in love all over again 'this time' with 'The Place'. The menu has hardly changed since we were last here, fresh, bold, simple and organic - yet is copied up and down the street by it's 'top chef' neighbors. The cod and salmon were stunning and the whipped white chocolate mousse - well!. The wine list is comprehensive and great value.To loose yourself for an hour or two - in this intimate restaurant with great food, wine and service, well, there are worse things you could do.
By smallpartynyc on 11/28/2009
My boyfriend took me here to celebrate our 6-year anniversary. It was our first time at The Place. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. Everything is made to order and with the freshest ingredients. I had the Cajun seafood stew with potatoes an excellent choice on a wintry evening next to the fire place. For dessert I had the home made sorbet trio. The atmosphere is charming and inviting, small and intimate. The Place is perfectly situated on a tree lined block in the heart of the West Village. I couldn't have asked for better food or service. Then he proposed to me at the restaurant. The manager and staff congratulated us and gave us a round of complementary drinks. The Place is a Perfect 10 for a romantic date night!!
By runjet on 1/10/2009
Reason I give the service a 10 is they did all the little things to the T! I went there for a special date with my gf and I called ahead to tell the host that it was my gf's birthday and he not only gave us a great table but also wished her a happy bday which surprised her and got the night off to a nice start. The waitress was attentive without being budding in on a romantic night. Food was Excellent! My gf's veggie/seafood eater and she loved the place. We shared a sweet potato ravioli app (excellent) and I had a duck dish (the one where duck is prepared 3 diff. styles) and was pretty happy w/ the selection. The place is romantic and simple and makes for a great first date spot or great for a special occasion. It's not cheap but not exactly pricey at all. App/entres/glasses of wine all came to $100.
By King_Con_Karne on 7/29/2007
Dont believe the hype on this place.I walked by it one day with my girlfriend and thought it look really nice and reviews were all really good. Went there last night and The Place is horrible. The decor is beautiful, but they cram so many tables in there that it ruins any intimacy - loud, stuffy, and overly crammed. The goat cheese ravioli w/ beets had an unbalanced flavor profile but wasnt horrible. The hierloom tomato gazpacho was decent but pretty much due to the beautiful tomatos. The main courses were so bland it was laughable. Cod with a taragon butter sauce ($27) that the waitress raved about had about 1 and a half teapoons of sauce drizzled on the perimiter and none on the actual fish. The same bland flavors were displayed on the Pork tenderloin over basmati rice with a pear sauce which had the same barely there and two measely nuggets of pear hiding in the rice. Cant tell you about the dessert because after not even wanting to finish my $25 dollar entree and getting bumped by a waiter for the 25th time, all I wanted was my overinflated check. BLAHH