The Fat Radish

Restaurants, British Lower East Side
3 Love It
Save it
The Fat Radish
Photograph: Daniel Krieger
The Fat Radish

With its flattering lighting and model-friendly menu, the Fat Radish is catnip for downtown dandies and other denizens of the fashion flock. But while the sceney restaurant—the brick-and-mortar debut of Silkstone catering—draws the same crowd as the stylish parties its owners have nourished since 2008, the Anglo-leaning cooking is short on substance. Conscientious salads and appetizers like an earthy celery-root potpie reminded us of dinner-party fare. Even the more exciting entrées, such as monkfish vindaloo, taste like home-cooking improv—all sweet and no heat, curried fish neutered for timid palates. As a healthy alternative to most restaurant cooking, the food overall isn’t really that bad. But with serious pricing, it probably ought to be better.


Venue name: The Fat Radish
Address: 17 Orchard St
New York
Cross street: between Canal and Hester Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 5:30pm–midnight; Sat 11am–4pm, 5:30pm–midnight; Sun 11am–4pm, 5:30–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St
Price: Average main course: $17. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Do you own this business?
To improve this listing email:

You may be interested in:

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

:: FOOD :: 

Where would you take a friend who knows something about food and is an architect? 

You take them to The Fat Radish, order the Fat Radish plate, the Pot Pie and some doughnuts. 

You share a bottle of wine, some life lessons and great experiences and you call it a day. 

One of the places I love to recommend to friends visiting New York. 

Waiting for a table or craving for another drink after dinner? 

Just cross the street and visit The Leadbelly. 

Sometimes it's just that simple...