Ditch Plains

Restaurants , Seafood West Village
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Ditch Plains (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
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Photograph: Virginia Rollison
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Ditch Plains (Jay Muhlin)
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Jay Muhlin
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Ditch Plains (Jay Muhlin)
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Jay Muhlin
Ditch Plains
Ditch Plains (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
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Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Ditch Plains

This New England–style fish shack, named for chef-owner Marc Murphy’s favorite surfing spot, is sophisticated and sleek—no seaside knickknacks here. They don’t take reservations, but the kitchen keeps dinerlike hours, and the menu is packed with classics like mac and cheese, hot dogs and hamburgers. The restaurant doesn’t outdo Pearl’s or Mary’s on the shellfish front, but it holds its own with the $26 lobster roll, a mound of luscious chopped meat mixed with scallions, tarragon and aioli and served on a soft roll with a side of sweet-potato chips.

Venue name: Ditch Plains
Contact:
Address: 29 Bedford St
New York
10014
Cross street: at Downing St
Opening hours: Daily 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Houston St
Price: Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V
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