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Heard It Through The Grape Vine: Introducing The Jade Hotel’s Newest EateryGrape and Vine Offers Fresh-pressed Juices, Cocktails And Market Fresh Meals
We’ve come to expect trendy venues and creative menus from restaurateur Fredrick Lesort (of Plein Sud and Buddha Bar fame), but his latest, Grape & Vine, located in Greenwich Village’s new The Jade Hotel is one for the ages—and all hours, offering three meals a day in addition to lounge, late night, and weekend brunch menus.
Walk through a narrow arched brick hallway off the chic lobby to find the 70-seat space, named after Grapevine Tavern, a well-known Village bar in the 19th century. The restaurant and bar’s art deco feel, dim lighting and red velvet banquette seating are inspired by the era’s Prohibition speakeasies and reminiscent of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. The menu has a decidedly French influence as well, featuring artisanal seasonal fare made with fresh local ingredients (including many from nearby Union Square Greenmarket). Savor dishes like the steak tartar ($14), Cobb salad with duck confit ($20), wild mushroom risotto made with three types of funghi ($26), and the pork chop served with braised red cabbage, applewood smoked bacon and mustard sauce ($24). After dinner, indulge in an assortment of desserts, including a mouth-watering salted caramel chocolate fondant cake topped with dulce de leche ice cream ($9).
As for drinks, start your day with a made-to-order freshly-pressed juice like the Red Velvet ($9) with tomato, carrot, celery, black pepper and lemon, or end the evening with one of the menu’s 20 cocktails—we loved the Purple Haze ($14) made with gin, prosecco, red wine, simple syrup and lime. No matter what time of day you visit, we have a feeling this little gem won’t leave you jaded. —CASSIE KREITNER
Grape & Vine | 52 West 13th St. (at 6th Ave.) | 212-300-4525