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Northern Spy Food Co.

Map & Directions 511 E. 12th St.
New York, NY 10009
  • New American, Vegetarian
  • Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-3:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm, Sun 5:30pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer, Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

What makes Northern Spy (named after a native New York apple) different from all the other locavoric, market-driven restaurants popping up everywhere lately? Cheaper prices, for one thing, and a California perspective on the part of the chef and partners, whose experience comes from a pair of well-regarded San Francisco restaurants. The food is playful and light, including a roast chicken in lemony broth; salad of freekeh, cheddar, and butternut squash; and mushroom sandwich. There's also a market in back that purveys all sorts of locally produced groceries, which constitute a sort of museum you can enjoy while waiting for your order. The interior is a tribute to Martha Stewart.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Enjoy a big portion of corned-beef hash with two well-poached eggs ($14) or a kale salad with clothbound cheddar ($11). The warm biscuits with jam are an excellent side ($3).

  • nymag on 07/26/10

    It's official - housemade artisanal sodas are having a moment. Try one of our favorites here: cucumber mint, which you can also get as a fizzy wine cooler mixed with Grüner Veltliner ($8).

  • The New York Times on 05/06/10

    Recommended: Pig’s trotter roulade; pickled eggs; polenta with baked eggs; corned beef hash; kale salad with cheddar, squash and almonds; mushroom sandwich; pear-and-frangipane tart; apple pie.

  • nymag on 08/05/10

    Check out the new daily happy hour here from 4 until 7 p.m. Beer, wine, and cocktails are $2 off; bottles of wine are $5 off. There will also be an $8-and-under menu of small plates.

  • Dens on 09/10/11

    Brunch here is great. Whatever you do, get the biscuits and the honey butter. (and maybe a side order of bacon)

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