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dinnertable (CLOSED)

Restaurants, American East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Courtesy of dinnertable


With the continued popularity of modern speakeasies, it’s no longer rare to find bars clandestinely tucked behind telephone booths or hidden above a burger joint, like the Garret. When the team expanded to Avenue A with the Garret East, it seemingly shed its original speakeasy conceit—until a further look, that is. A doorbell installed inside the bar leads to a “reverse speakeasy” restaurant helmed by husband-and-wife chefs Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito (Quality Italian). Situated with marble tabletops, linen place mats and framed food photos, the 20-seat eatery centers on family-style dishes: smoked short-rib tartare served with marble rye, dumplings with potato and pecorino, and a cappellacci nestling braised veal, guanciale and black garlic. The Garret barman Grant Wheeler moonlights here, complementing the fare with Italian beers, bottled cocktails poured tableside (Moscow mule, negroni) and a rotating list of biodynamic wines.


Venue name: dinnertable (CLOSED)
Address: 206 Ave A
New York
Cross street: between 12th and 13th Sts
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Sun 5:30–11pm; Thu–Sat 5:30–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average main course: $18
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Dinnertable is like no other. I first went to this speakeasy back in October for my boyfriends birthday. The ambiance is incredible and the food and drinks and even better. They've recently changed chefs and menus so we decided to go again. It was hard to believe it could get any better than our first visit but it did! Amazing Japanese themed cocktails and food. Definitely get the beer tar-tar and the oysters. Dessert was amazing. One of my ultimate favorites in the city.


Leave it to New York City to flip the speakeasy concept and hide a restaurant in a bar. dinnertable is located in the back of the Garrett East, through a small curtained entryway that looks like an unassuming closet to the untrained eye. Once you pass through the curtain there is a bell on the wall that reads "Ring for Food," which is a very cute touch. The dining area itself is very small, with shared communal tables and an open kitchen within the room. It is a very intimate dining experience; it was the perfect setting to catch up with an old friend over great food and wine. The Garrett itself is a phenomenal bar to have a cocktail while waiting for your reservation (make a reservation). The cocktail menu in the front is different from the menu inside dinnertable, so a lot of variety held in one space. 

Food is incredibly original cooked in front of you and beyond delicious , highly recommend it if you can get in