We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mother's Ruin

$$ - $$$American, ,
18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
+1 212-219-2592
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“sliders” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (66)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

What a find!! We were trying to find a coffee house and found this outstanding place just in front of us. There was a young singer that made magic with the guitar. Beautiful quiet songs accompanied by excellent red wine made our afternoon just perfect!...More

Thank Shanij60
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We've been following Mother's Ruin on Facebook for over a year. Not sure how that happened. Had never been there nor do we live in New York. Maybe it was just karma. When we arrived on a Monday night the place was packed. We asked...More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went here for post-work drinks this week. The place wasn't too crowded, but it had a lively crowd. I was able to quickly get a table in the back to sit for a few hours. The cocktails were delicious and the bartenders very nice and...More

1  Thank Adam G
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this little bar while in NYC visiting the Tenement Museum on the lower east side. I had a fried chicken sandwich that was quite good. Beer selection is fairly decent. I met a nice couple from London while sitting at the bar. There was...More

Thank 524kathyw3
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We accidentally stumbled on this fabulous little place . It serves great food and cocktails. I actually didn't eat there as we already had lunch reservations but I would have loved to have tried the menu. Everything looked so fresh and the people who were...More

Thank annie_champagne2004
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My Husband, my brother, his girlfriend, and I went to have an after Anniversary Brunch at Mother's Ruin. Since It was our first time there we sampled a little bit of everything. We ordered the Frenchie, Mother's Biscuits & Gravy, Tri-Tip Hash, Real Deal' Maryland...More

Thank nonnacox
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome going here for Sunday brunch with my family. Friendly, great drinks. Check the menu to be sure you like the choices. If you do, don't miss out. The staff remembered us. Great music. We stumbled upon it one day and now go out of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

But for the accident of meeting the barman from this joint when dining elsewhere, we would have missed out on this top little bar in funky Nolita. Tasty, different and interesting brunch menu, a great drinks list and very comfortable surrounds make for a top...More

Thank perthtravellor
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Doesn't matter what time it is you will be lucky to get a seat/table. Very talented bar tenders practicing their art in a loud and crowded bar. Food looked good but did not partake. Would recommend an early or late night cocktail.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went there for a pre-drink and light meal prior to going to Bowery Ballroom for a show. The food was good and quick to serve. Good background music and interesting cocktails.

Thank Drakson90
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita
maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant
retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for
“North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to
be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is
popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of
the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry,
Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping,
Nearby HotelsSee all 471 hotels in New York City
The Nolitan Hotel
976 reviews
.07 km away
1,383 reviews
.19 km away
Off Soho Suites
282 reviews
.20 km away
Crosby Street Hotel
802 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Butcher's Daughter
547 reviews
.07 km away
Fiat Cafe
284 reviews
.05 km away
Lombardi's Pizza
4,188 reviews
.06 km away
155 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Williamsburg Bridge
141 reviews
.14 km away
Elizabeth Street
32 reviews
.13 km away
Scott's Pizza Tours
622 reviews
.07 km away
62 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mother's Ruin staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4134
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-219-2592
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing