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Cole's Greenwich Village

Map & Directions 118 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011
  • French, New American
  • Sun, Sat 11am-4pm, Daily 6pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Full bar


Village Voice's Description

Cole’s Greenwich Village is successor Cafe Bruxelles, a long-running Belgian bistro that made some of the city’s best French fries, deposited in a metal cone lined with filter paper. Eating them made you feel so adult! The new place retains its Franco-centric menu, though with American adaptations. The hamburger, coated as though it had actually been dipped in white cheddar, is very fine; though the accompanying fries are not the equal of Bruxelles’, they’re good
anyway and the perfect thing to go with the juice-dripping burger. Many of the apps are wonderful: the kabocha squash ravioli, for example, or the sardine filets in an oily green sauce on a bed of potatoes and grapes. The entrees, however, often fail to impress. Though the plank of skin-on salmon was perfectly cooked, the mélange of beans and greens underneath proved tedious to eat; while chicken that came crisp but nearly unadorned with anything but a wad of salad on top made you wish for at least a teaspoon of carbs. You could solve this problem by assembling a meal from starters -- or simply get the hamburger. --Robert Sietsema

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  • At brunch, try the breakfast of champions cocktail, with whiskey, tequila, orange juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and bacon bitters. Sip slowly or you might not remember your meal.

  • Village Voice on 05/03/13

    The fries here are what we picture when we think of a great fry. They come in a silver cone..no...a goblet with ketchup and mayo and are perfectly browned, crisp and classic.

  • @JaumePrimero on 05/09/13

    Clearly the owners of this new restaurant in the village spared no expense on interior design. Great atmosphere. Plancha crisped chicken and the chopped root vegetable salad: great for paleo folks!

  • Harold B. on 07/06/13

    The food here is awesome! The kale chicken caesar is amazing. Don't hesitate to try the shakshuka dish either. Most importantly, they have a delicious burger and quality french fries. I'll come back!

  • Jack W. on 07/01/13

    The Cod was delicious!!

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