Tartine

Price guide: Mid-range

253 West 11th Street, New York City, New York, 10014

Price guide: Mid-range

Tartine exterior

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#64 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3.3
3.3
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Trendiness

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Tartine

A small French café that always has lines around the block.

There are a plethora of great restaurants in the West Village and during peak dining hours, it's hard to find a table. Tartine has them all beat. Lines form around the block, especially during weekend brunch. Customers patiently wait because they know what they're getting inside is worth 40 minutes outside. This is one of my favorite brunch spots in the area. 

Food and drink: 

The food is herb-infused and well crafted. While dinner is a good bet for first timers, it's really more of a brunch haven with delicious Eggs Benedict and Florentine, as well as tasty tarts. The hollandaise sauce is not too eggy or runny; just a perfect buttery compliment to the poached eggs. 

Recommended dishes: 

Eggs Benedict and Florentine are the most popular choices but the tarts and quiche are also delicious. 

Ambience: 

It's cramped so claustrophobes may not be comfortable here. This isn't a noisy place but it's also hard to have a private conversation. If you're lucky, opt for a seat on the sidewalk. It's better for people watching and offers a bit more privacy. 

Service: 

Service can be great one day, crappy the next. It all depends on the mood of the waiting staff. 

Location: 

On the corner of West 11th Street in the West Village. It's a great spot as it's not over-congested as far as foot traffic goes. 

Price advice: 

Brunch is a bit cheaper than dinner and more fun; it's about $15 with coffee. And it's BYOB as the restaurant doesn't have an alcohol licence. 

Tables to book: 

Opt for one on the sidewalk if the weather is fine. You'll have more room to move. 

More information on Tartine:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café
Food:
French
Address:
253 West 11th Street, New York City, New York, 10014
Telephone:
212-229-2611
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Tue 10am-10pm; Wed-Fri 11.30am-10.30pm; Sat 10.30am-10.30pm; Sun 10.30am-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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