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Elephant & Castle West

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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68 Greenwich Avenue, New York City, NY 10011
+1 212-243-1400
06:30 - 01:00
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Sun 06:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 06:30 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a place that we found by accident after searching the interweb for best places to have breakfast in the Village, after the usual droll of chain bars and souless cafes we discovered this tucked away near the bottom and decided to take a chance and give it a go! Well we could not have been happier with our... More 

Thank Chris L
New York City
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely brunch. The servers were very attentive and courteous. And the food - to die for! I will definitely be coming back...actually, I think I have.

Thank Matthew C
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the very positive reviews for this very unassuming little place and decided to have brunch here. We were not disappointed the food was creative and delicious! It is obviously very popular as the queue was out of the door when we left! Lovely atmosphere - highly recommended!

Thank SFPrior
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Ink Pad website highly recommended Elephant & Castle, so we decided to try it. This is a comfortable place that welcomes neighbors and out-of-towners. The service was friendly and attentive despite how busy they were. The champagne cocktails were fresh and delicious. We were quite happy with all the food we ordered. There was a wait for Saturday brunch... More 

Thank Jayne H
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We were told by friends to visit this place. Small, long railroad type interior, quiet and dark atmosphere, with a great menu full of light, hearty meals. A fantastic coffee to complete a nice dinner without the noise, the hustle and the extortionist prices of many other NYC establishments. All served politely and friendly.

Thank Extra_terr100
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

To be honest, we stumbled across this place only because my wife and I were desperate to use the restroom having been to nearby McSorley's! We had lunch there, and the food was good (best calamari I have had in years) and my wife loved the soup. Not over priced by any means, well worth going to, glad we found... More 

Thank Jonathan R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I lived in the village years ago and E&C was a staple for very good food at a fair price. It still like that now. Cozy location with excellent service. The food is excellent for a small restaurant.

Thank Alfiles
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Don't worry about the menu just go for the daily special. A wonderful New York locals secret. You have to move quickly because the daily special frequently sells out.

Thank Eugene S
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came down from Harlem for the Elephant & Castle... I didn't even open the outer door for my girlfriend when the hostess, burst out and said "can I help you?". Slightly off out we asked for a table for two. She paused, said 5-10 minutes and went back inside, not even taking our name. With so... More 

Thank Michael Y
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed everything about this lovely, quaint restaurant. I had the sliced steak and it was wonderful! Service was great and prices reasonable. Highly recommend!

Thank Foodee123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Greenwich Avenue, New York City, NY 10011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-243-1400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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