Café Medi

Restaurants, Mediterranean Lower East Side
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Café Medi
Venue says Mediterranean seafood & veggie-friendly dishes in an airy, skylit space with a crudo bar.

A Mediterranean breeze wafts onto the Lower East Side courtesy of this 3,500-square-foot coastal newcomer from nightlife-hospitality pros Corey Lane and Roberto Buchelli inside Hotel on Rivington. Helmed by Vai chef-owner Vincent Chirico, the kitchen turns out modern-Medi plates like summer peaches with burrata and speck, roasted king-oyster mushrooms with white polenta and a soft egg, and a whole American snapper with niçoise olives and leeks. The skylit dining room features an eight-seat crudo station, with options like fluke ceviche and hamachi with preserved ginger, as well as a cocktail bar with a natural-focused drinks menu that’s overseen by New York Distilling Company’s Allen Katz and marked by house infusions, muddled fruits and plenty of herbs and greens.

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Café Medi says
100% Guaranteed! Sky-lit Sunny Easter Sunday Brunch in L.E.S.

Enjoy Strawberry Pancakes with Homemade Strawberry Sauce, Mediterranean spiced Avocado Toast or Tuscan Broiled Skillet with sunny side eggs, kale, prosciutto in our 22’ high ceiling sky-lit sunny dining room on this Easter. $19 unlimited mimosa add-on is available.

CAFÉ MEDI promises to offer our guests a fresh taste of the contemporary Northern Coastal Mediterranean with signature options such as Peach with Burrata and Basil, Wild Striped Bass Poke with Crispy Quinoa, Burrata Agnolotti with Perigord Truffle, vegetarian Spring Risotto, Branzino, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Chicken Under Brick and much more.

Located in Lower East Side, NYC, we serve fresh and seasonal contemporary Coastal Mediterranean cuisine inspired by the traditional coastal dishes of Spain, Italy and France. Featuring a high-ceiling, sky-lit, mural covered 90 seat dining room, 22 outdoor terrace, 10 main bar seating and 8 more at Crudo Bar featuring the Chef’s fresh catch of the day. We also prepare vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. All Café Medi dishes are intended for shared enjoyment.
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Venue name: Café Medi
Address: Hotel on Rivington
107 Rivington St
New York
Cross street: between Essex and Ludlow Sts
Opening hours: Tues 11:30am–10pm; Wed–Sat 11:30am–11:30pm; Sun 11:30am–4pm
Price: Average main course: $20
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Cafe Medi is hands down one of the best restaurants in the LES. The ambience and vibe is very chic w artsy fashionable people and unique cocktails. I love the avocado toasts for brunch and I loved the tartare and chicken for dinner. My favorite is slipping into JIA for drinks after. Amazing hospitality !


They were able to take us for dinner last minute on a Saturday night which was great. Food was pretty good! Burger and mushroom ravioli were delicious. Mushroom appetizer was delicious. The octopus and tuna tartare were ok. A little on the expensive side.