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arcane - CLOSED

111 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-6080
+1 646-370-5158
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
10 Dec 2013
“Beautifully decorarted, great service and very good food”
3 Nov 2013
“service here is just phenomenal”
Restaurant Hours Closed
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
111 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-6080
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We had a groupon and went there for dinner at 5 PM on a Thurday. They just opened. They were very gracious about not only sitting us but also about everything else. The Fried Oysters were the very best we ever had anywhere in the...More

Thank Purobi
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We recently went again on a busy Friday night. The service here is just phenomenal for a small low key restaurant in alphabet city. The food is surprisingly good and a tremendous value, even better if you score a $30 for $60 Groupon. This time...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Fabulous food & fab staff!! There where also a great live band!! Don't miss this restaurant & bar!! You will love it!!

Thank Fix-Fomle
Reviewed 14 April 2013

How do I begin to tell this story of a restaurant/bar, place for friends and family to come together as one. Admittedly Arcane is on the far eastern perimeter of the east village, no more dangerous than any other neighborhood in Manhattan these days. Although...More

Thank Thorner H
Reviewed 14 August 2012

My wife and I wound up here late at night after arriving for a weekend visit on a Friday. It was around 11pm and most places had stopped serving dinner but Arcane was still serving. Its more of a bar than a restaurant, the menu...More

Thank Plings
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Friendly atmosphere, polite service. Nightly specials are great, especially Monday night's Rib-eye Steak.

Thank Bevian0
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Good points: they have a nice welcoming staff (some speak French), good food, nice and good cocktails, and a nice romantic well decored place. Some friends can also come and have some cocktails at the bar after dinner time. Only negative points: a bit far...More

Thank Sandra008
Reviewed 13 September 2011

A casual bar restaurant in the edgy Lower Eastside. Avenue C is bustling with trendy cafes and restaurants and reminds me of Nottinghill ten years ago. Arcane is a casual restaurant with a bar. Caribbean creole food - curried pork stew, fried banana guacamole dip,...More

Thank JNWSuisse
Reviewed 3 June 2011

This unassuming East Village restaurant does not put on any pretenses, but it sure packs a punch. All menu options are divine, from the appetizers to the mains. On my last visit to this restaurant, I ordered the salmon and was thoroughly impressed. As expected...More

Thank getbackzack
Nearby
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
...More
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-6080
    (Between 7th & 8th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 646-370-5158
Description
Arcane is my go-to restaurant for maxing and relaxing, date night or fun group dinners with friends. It's one of the rare restaurants in Manhattan that has a down to earth, upbeat vibe while serving excellent food at affordable prices. If you go on a quieter night, you'll see old friends from several countries playing dominoes at the bar. Have a beer "a la pression" and some fish, or the awesome avocado and shrimp salad. The steak is good too. If it's mellow, eat, enjoy and chill out. If it's crowded, enjoy the good music and the mixing of languages, cultures and cocktails. Mmm.
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