Tartine

Address: 253 West 11th Street, New York City, 10014, United States
Telephone: 212-229-2611

- Mid-range

4

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
4.2
90%
Service
3.3
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Ambience
3.5
90%
Location
4.2
90%

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. 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Trendiness

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