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The Fat Radish

Hester - Allen Turnkey Housing, New York

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The Fat Radish

Hester - Allen Turnkey Housing, New York

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Lina L.

7 August 2019

Super cute place; candles lit on your tables a classy and trendy environment. We were a little cramped as a group of 7 but the waitress added another table for us which was really nice of her. The food was good I had the east coast oysters and charred chicken. Got doughnuts for desserts which I thought were alright. More...

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Sky E.

21 June 2019

Stumbled in here after the original place we wanted to go to had a 45 minutes wait. Very enticing vibe from the get go and on a Wednesday night it was lively. Everyone of the servers/busboys/host was lovey and accommodating and kind. A friend and I shared the radish plate and the asparagus- I wanted to like the asparagus pecorino cream sauce off the plate. My other friend enjoyed the burger and ate it in like 3 minutes flat. He said it was be best burger he's had in a very long time! We laughed and enjoyed the atmosphere a lot. A little pricey but I had such a good time I didn't notice it much. Can't wait to come back! More...

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Echo L.

5 June 2019

My new favorite restaurant. How this place doesn't have a five star Yelp rating is bizarro to me. It's tremendous. Absolutely delicious. The food is exciting, bold, so yummy, surprising and original.  The prices are reasonable. The room is lovely. A perfect date place. Or a group of friends. We were a table of 6 which gave us a great opportunity to try a lot of dishes and share. We all loved it. Laid back. Unpretentious. Simple yet tasteful.  This restaurant is fantastic.  Lovely staff. Interesting fellow diners. It's a winner. Book a table fast. Congratulations to all involved. (We did ask that the chef come out so we could gush all over him, but he declined. Probably smartly.) But go hungry and order everything. The burgers. The grilled cheese. The risotto. The charred leeks. The roast potatoes. It's all so superb.  I can't wait to go back. More...

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Arielle C.

29 April 2019

As a sustainability geek, I came here after reading great things about their ethos and sourcing. They outshine the hype! The food was excellent and the service superb - the staff is genuinely passionate & knowledgable about sustainability. Beautiful, cozy ambiance, great for a date. My new favorite spot, highly recommend! More...

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Endrit S.

25 March 2019

Loved my time here , cozy place nice lighting, light cuisine and loved the service . Had the Avon cheeseburger and it was perfect . 100% recommended from me !

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Tony Y.

22 March 2019

Now that I'm in the neighborhood, I frequently see the lines at this place. I wanted to finally see what the hype is about. We came for an early Friday dinner and decided to just order all snacks.The duck fat fries were good but a bit overpowered by the truffle. The grilled cheese sandwich was simple but perfect. The deviled brussel sprouts were also very simple but enjoyable. My favorite was definitely the scotch eggs with grainy mustard. The brioche went surprisingly well with the rillette. Overall a very enjoyable meal. I would come back again. More...

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Aline D.

17 March 2019

Beautiful place, great service and the food was also really good. Great option for a brunch a bit different than the conventional American brunch. The scotch eggs were really tasty, banana cake was really good too. More...

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Jason H.

18 February 2019

The meal was nothing short of amazing! Took my wife for our tenth anniversary and we were wowed, from the first bite to the last. We will be coming back and bringing friends. I highly recommend both the welcoming front of house and the talented kitchen. You will not be disappointed, though you may need a wheel barrow to get home as you will be pleasantly stuffed. More...

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Alyssa P.

30 December 2018

My boyfriend and I had an amazing dinner here after seeing a show around the corner. When we booked the tickets the venue recommended that we try The Fat Radish for dinner so we gave it s shot. The outside is unassuming, and the front part of the restaurant was empty but after going inside we realized the back of the restaurant was much larger and completely packed. Luckily they were able to squeeze us in. I ordered a special that was a lamb shank with stewed chickpeas, my boyfriend had a steak. Both dishes were incredible and I was surprised at how many gluten free options there were. Honestly, everything was on point - cocktails, food, service, ambiance. Looking forward to coming back here soon. More...

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Ali K.

23 December 2018

Beauty ambience, rustic interior, more spacious than you'd think Prompt service, courteous. Full and well diversified bar and drinks menu. It's listed as an English leaning cuisine but can't say that stands out a lot. Tubers appear to be a prominent theme (beets salad was very light and had semolina croutons), also had the radish with olive oil app. The celery root pie was apparently well liked by friends.Generally prominent vegetable I loved my chicken Kiev's, done just right and filling.I also tried the Risotto which was creamy and felt like a good option for a cold winter night out. More...

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Doug M.

24 November 2018

Great pot pie, avocado toast and Scottish egg.  Very good service.  Need to add iced tea.

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Joseph L.

19 November 2018

What a bizarre experience saved by an amazing waitress. Having come back down in the area to try another spot originally, I was quoted for a 2hr wait time and resisted. This is when I stumbled upon the Fat Radish for a quick couple of drinks and light bite before adventuring upon my night.Came in and had some delicious drinks (try the Concrete Jungle and classic G&T twist) to pair with a grilled cheese and soup from what I remember.The soup never made it, but the waitress was gracious enough to have the right attitude about it and our food was delicious as well (well the grilled cheese we did have). It was a quaint location with the right setting and right approach to food. Thanks Fat Radish! More...

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Rae Lynne K.

9 November 2018

My friend recommended we meet at the fat radish for dinner one night. I had never been here and really, didn't know much about it! I actually walked right by it as it is nestled in a tiny doorway. When you first walk in there is a beautiful table near the window, and the hostess station is just a slight walk in. They have a large bottle of wine wall, and the bar was very spacious. My friend had made reservations for the three of us, at 6:30. When I arrived (slightly late) the place was steady but not too bad. We were seated at the awesome window watching table in the front. Definite recommend.They have a wide variety of wines by the glass and mixed drinks. Of course I had the one with tequila, aka the Mick Jagger, although I don't usually drink. For appetizers we had a cheese plate which was amazingly delicious and so smooth! Our hostess, who had the most unique name, made some recommendations which were also amazing! She highly recommended the tuna crudo which was so fresh, as well as a salad I can't remember what it was called. For dinner, I had the chicken Kiev which was a little but on the dry side but full of lovely flavor. My friend had the fat radish plate which was also full of many flavors, and our friend had the mushroom risotto (which I couldn't try as I have an allergy). For dessert, which is a true rarity for me, we had the banoffee pie which I was scared was full of sugar but the reality was it was just plain good. The cream was full of it's delicious good flavor, the bananas slightly toasted, and the toffee a nice blend to the mix. A definite recommend!Now, the most unpleasant part of the whole experience was how extremely packed the place got as the night went on. This is a good sign I know, but when I went to peep the bathroom I had a VERY HARD TIME walking through the crowd. Actually people were rude AF because it was so packed. Despite saying excuse me a thousand times as I worked my way towards the back of the bar and down this very narrow staircase, one guy had the nerve to cuss me out because I was trying to squeeze through. The bathrooms are downstairs and small, but otherwise clean. On ascending the stair case I saw complete jerk guy and made a point to completely avoid him and his rudeness. I'm still amazed at people in NYC although I have lived here for a while. Despite that encounter I highly recommend this place and will definitely be back. Make those reservations though, and sit by the window, it is an experience you won't forget! More...

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Caroline A.

3 November 2018

I had a great meal with friends right as they changed their menu for fall. I love that they source local vegetables and change their menus for the season. The restaurant was full on a Friday night but the staff was really accommodating with my group of 5 and made room for us as a walk in group. We shared the Fat Radish plate as an appetizer which was a great way to sample a bunch of flavors, as well as the "hen of the woods" mushroom. I can recommend the lamb special and the chicken kiev, both beautifully prepared. Service was great and they brought out the plates with good pacing. It lived up to expectations for me! More...

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Liz S.

24 October 2018

The Fat Radish is an upscale, vegetable-forward spot on the bottom of the Lower East Side.Despite its British influence and standby status in the neighborhood (hey, making it in New York over 5 years is a feat), the food leans light and contemporary, with dishes like brussels sprouts kimchi and beet carpaccio doing battle with stalwart cheeseburgers and duck fat fries. Even classic duck breast is gussied up with fermented hijiki. It's a place where vegetarians, vegans, and miscellaneous health nuts can eat comfortably alongside carnivores.I came with my boyfriend on a Sunday evening a couple months back and had a nice dinner here. The place was half-full as it's a big space. The decor is sparse but studied, with whitewashed brick and leafy rubber trees; it fits our current Instagram moment well. Lighting is dim and music is at a tasteful volume.First, drinks. They offer a slim list of domestic craft beer (Montauk, Lagunitas) and a wider list of wine by the glass and bottle, largely Italian and French, but with a few lesser-seen varietals. The cocktail list offers house concoctions alongside classics like negronis and gin and tonics, largely on the lower ABV side, as well as mocktails. Prices are typical New York (wine low teens, cocktails mid teens).My boyfriend had a refreshing Pimm's Cup, beautifully garnished. I had a pineau de charentes drink, a collaboration with Nitecap's Natasha David, and didn't love it-- it had a taste I associate with my failed brandy and soda experiments, though it was better than that.We split a roasted hen of the woods mushroom ($16) to start. While the flavor of the mushroom was good, the tamari and the butter together ended up being kind of overwhelming. I also wasn't a big fan of the wet texture; it made me immediately long for the lovely rendition at Upland that seems to be almost fried, with a crispier outside and a soft interior.For entrees, we shared a macrobiotic plate, which had a variety of lentils, kales, and various purees, and each component was seasoned well. The piece of fish we had was perfect, great texture and flavor, though small for the price.Service was awesome. The pacing is more for a lingering meal, but as we had somewhere to be they were great at getting the check out to us. That check added up to about $60 a person after tax and tip, making this a pricey dinner date.I find myself in the neighborhood enough that I'll be back for another chance. They are doing fascinating things with vegetables, and this has good potential for a Friday night out. More...

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Kimberly M.

16 September 2018

LOVED this place! Went for a late Sunday dinner and it did not disappoint. The esthetic is too notch! Very rustic, dim lighting, great date spot. Loved the spicy margarita and I would definitely recommend the Chicken Kiev. Will definitely be back soon! More...

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Julie R.

19 August 2018

Went to The Fat Radish last night for dinner. We had a 6:30pm reservation and were seated right away (all members of our party had to be present). Everything from the ambiance to dinner and drinks was perfect! Two of us were vegan and had no problem choosing from the menu which was a plus. There is something for everyone's taste and eating preferences. We had the oysters, crushed cucumbers, cheese plate and grilled cheese as appetizers. As for the entrees we ordered the green vegetable Thai curry, the macro bowl (absolutely delicious), chicken Kiev, lamb and grass fed beef with chimichurri. Everyone was completely satisfied with their food. We even had space for desert. The donuts were nice and warm. Our server Sina was super friendly and answered all of our questions about the dishes with ease. Come see him on Fridays and Saturdays! I will definitely be coming back. More...

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Helga Traxler

10 August 2018

Super lovely location - very friendly service and amazing food! They were super welcoming and organized! Great for dinners for special occasions!

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Talar Dikijian

10 August 2018

Truly fabulous and amazing dining experience. With top notch service.

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Sorenna Klaus Rostampour

10 August 2018

It's pretty good! Grumpy wait staff though. Good food and drinks were good. Nice crowd and atmosphere.

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Micki Horovits

10 August 2018

Don't give in to the "pressure" from the BDS movement. It is a divisive and antisemitic movement that cripples the Peace process. We here in New York hope that you will not bow to the pressure and will chose to visit the Tel Aviv round table.... Enjoy your trip!!! BDS=BS More...

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Elizabeth Ayoub

10 August 2018

Lovely, healthy and delicious food! Went with my girlfriends to celebrate after one of my songs was in a production :)

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Jules Stodghill L'Herault

10 August 2018

Bar area is way to small, cliental is pretentious but the food was really tasty. Good wine menu.

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Gert Leunen

10 August 2018

My colleague and I really enjoyed the atmosphere in this restaurant. Event the restrooms are very nice! The food is delicious, very nice waiters, etc. It's a nice restaurant to have dinner. More...

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Nancy Jessop Johnson

10 August 2018

This might just be the best restaurant in NYC!
I was there this summer (visiting from California) and had the best meal! I took my son and four of his co-workers and they all loved it!

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Nola Turner

10 August 2018

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4/30/2017...Best birthday dinner ever!!! Loved the heirloom tomato salad...the vinegarette...my taste buds haven't slept since the combo hit my lips!! Fat Radish Plate..tasty fresh greens and veggies plate...the variety..the presentation..the flavors...AMAZING!! We had 8 shared dishes between 3 of us..I was the only carnivore..loved the chicken plate with asparagus..just for me..not one of the shared 8...pure pleasure..however..the variety of veggies and greens dishes were so wonderful .... next time I will skip the meat dish simply to devour the veggies and greens...oh my...the sauces and dressings..tongue tingling...soulspirational!! Oh my..oh my...the beet hummus....spectacular..fabulous hummus!! Seriously spectacular!! The desserts..AMAZING!! AMAZING!! Shared 3 between us!! And...must have the cucumber lemonade!! Returned home to San Francisco today..Monday...May 1, 2017...missing Fat Radish already!! I enjoy amazing top shelf restaurants here in San Francisco...Fat Radish...if you were in SF...we would be, "in a relationship.." I fell in LOVE with Fat Radish on the first date!! Wonderful, WONDERFUL staff..atmosphere..and the menu...foodie dream come true!! I'll be back!!��� More...

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Valery Gangi Banks Allen

10 August 2018

I really liked it everything was fresh and tasted great! I got the Kale salad and my son got the tomato soup with grilled cheese then we had homemade strawberry donuts with expressos.

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Rebecca Naumann

10 August 2018

Great food and service!

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Anthony Ptak

10 August 2018

A hidden gem for quiet date night dining. Very good foods and easy decor, perfect lighting. Lower east side.

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JJ McCormick

10 August 2018

Was here in November, WOW just amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and such variety too. Healthy and delicious

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Claudia Zell

10 August 2018

Great food experience, very professional service and nice people around us! We will come back next time in NYC!

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Linda Perani Waterbury

10 August 2018

loved it! great food!!! fun place! so much variety and such creative ways of presenting the food! bravo!

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Cand Bsson

10 August 2018

The hostess was really nice and did her best to find the suitable table for us. Great food, nice place!

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N S.

30 July 2018

My boyfriend and I went to dinner at the Fat Radish on Saturday after searching for a good farm to table restaurant that had some tables open.  It was amazing from start to finish; some of the best food I have had in the city.  But even more importantly, the service was incredible.  Hands-down, our server Adiel was the most incredible server I have literally ever had (and I am not just exaggerating), and the manager was very warm and welcoming too.  They made it so fun to be there, and were really attentive and knowledgeable.  We'll definitely go back. More...

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B. A.

28 July 2018

Just had the greatest beet salad of my life! So light & flavorful!This place is definitely worth a try!

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Larisa K.

22 July 2018

My friend and I were hesitant to go for their brunch due to low Yelp rating but I'm glad we did. The place is so beautifully designed down to the smallest details. If you are someone who really appreciates ascetics - this is your kind of place. For brunch I ordered roasted mushroom and poached eggs on a toast which was delicious. Their lemonade is also superb. It's five stars for me. More...

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Michael N.

14 July 2018

Came here for brunch with my wife as part of her birthday week. Main draw was the non-alcoholic cocktails, as she doesn't drink. The cocktail made with Seedlip did not disappoint, but it was just the beginning of one of our best brunch experiences ever. First off, the service is exceptional. The servers are attentive, informed and knowledgeable about the menu, and just the right level of chatty. Our hostess checked in on us after we were seated and went out of her way to inform us on the Seedlip, even printing out the FAQ from the website for my wife.I haven't even started on the food. The homemade donuts were perfect! So much strawberry jam stuffed in each one that the sweetness and flavor were off the charts. I didn't get to sample the chèvre and jam on toast as my wife refused to share after she took her first bite. I then got the English breakfast and the applewood smoked bacon (not thick cut)was cooked to PERFECTION. I have to emphasize that because I find most places undercook their bacon. In addition, the cuts of bacon were wonderfully lean.My wife thoroughly enjoyed her omelet with mesclun greens (no lettuce padding, just greens).Waiting on dessert now, will update after. Getting the special Canteloupe with yogurt, honey and mint garnish.DESSERT: So, we had mentioned that it was my wife's birthday this week and they brought our dessert with a candle in celebration! Super cute and my wife loved it. The cantaloupe itself was sliced into beautiful thin strips and mint really enhanced the flavor and brought out the sweetness.Can't wait to return! More...

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Shira S.

13 July 2018

Let me preface by saying that I am one of the most critical people in the world, typically finding SOMETHING wrong everywhere.This restaurant blew everything out of the water for me. I was there with a friend of mine, who is likewise picky and critical when called for, and we both left absolutely shocked at the perfection. From the nicest waiters you'll ever meet, the rustic and well-curated decor,  the selection of dishes, all or which are expertly thought out, prepared, and presented, to the bar menu, from which we had the most delicious watermelon collins ever, this has become one of my favorites. I cannot believe I didn't know about this place earlier! I ordered the sirloin and my friend ordered the macro plate, which is vegetarian. They had three different entrees which were vegetarian. We also ordered a cheese plate appetizer and a dessert. The sirloin was perfect, tender and perfectly cooked. It came with new potatoes which were likewise delicious. I omitted the chimichurri sauce, but I'm sure it would have been delightful. My friend's macro plate was filled with all different kinds if veggies, each of which harmonized well and was delicious. The cheese plate appetizer came with honey still in the comb, roasted cherries, grilled sourdough bread, and almonds - it was delicious. For dessert, we ordered the chocolate, caramel, banana cake thing. I don't even like banana desserts and this was delicious, too.The waiters were the absolute sweetest and attentive, not once did we have to deal with a dirty plate or an unfilled water glass. They made sure our orders were correct, clearly knew the menu well anf made recommendations accordingly.The decor is warm and feels like you are in someone's (beautiful) home.Overall, it's a 10 out of 10 and I will surely be back. More...

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Rekha K.

9 July 2018

A lovely farm to table cuisine with a mostly vegetarian menu.  There are a few beef & fish options but otherwise most of the menu features an amazing array of uniquely paired seasonal vegetables & fruit. Some of my favorite dishes: smashed cucumber salad, whole roasted "hen of woods" mushroom, spring beans and seared tuna & watermelon with ginger thai dressing.  The beautiful rustic interior features long wooden tables with white-washed brick walls.  The vegetables are locally sourced.  I would definitely go back. More...

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Joe D.

5 July 2018

Ecclectic menu, but everything was delicious.  The bar is much too small, but the bartender was knowledgeable and friendly.  The radish appetizer is yummy.

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NJ Bloody Mary ..

19 June 2018

Great bloody marys!  They have green and red bloody marys to choose from on their Sunday Brunch menu.  While the Green Everything Bagel Bloody Mary looks better (it's topped with locks and rimmed with everything bagel seasoning) I actually preferred the red super tasty & spicy bloody mary.  I would definitely recommend checking out The Fat Radish Brunch. More...

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Anu A.

5 May 2018

We really enjoyed our Sunday brunch at the fat radish! My wife and I had The fat radish plate which had an offering of various fresh farm to table vegetables as well as a daily special that I had some of the most battery eggs I have ever had served over to nice toasted bread. I have course got coffee as well. We enjoyed everything we ate and had a very good experience More...

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Dimitrios D.

16 April 2018

The Fat Radish is billed as an English restaurant, but it's more of an American restaurant with some minor English flair.  Service is friendly though a bit slow. In terms of food, the celery root pie (celery root, apple, black garlic and gruyere) was by far my favorite dish.  It was unique, savory/sweet and satisfying.  I tried a burger as well, and while it was okay, I wouldn't go out of my way for it.  All in all, I really wanted this place to be a lot more authentically English. More...

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Michael A.

10 March 2018

I've been to this place twice and loved it both times. One time was Saturday brunch and the other was a Friday night dinner. It gets 5/5 for both experiences. The ambiance is great, the servers made very good recommendations and had very good knowledge of the menu. The crafted cocktails were excellent. I would totally recommend this restaurant to foodies and people who want a place that feels like they've discovered a little secret gem. More...

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Park M.

15 January 2018

This restaurant sells some dank good radish. The atmosphere here is soothing and rustic. Even better Fat Radish's ingredients taste as if their locally grown or from a magical vegetable fairy. I highly suggest their brunch special, burger with a side of duck fries. Trust me , it won't disappoint you. More...

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Carolyn B.

8 January 2018

We had a 9:30 reservation for 3 people and as soon as we all got there we were seated in probably the best table in the restaurant in the back. One of the managers, David, came over to us when he noticed how much fun we were having. He was very nice and persuasive in picking out menu items for us. As a vegetarian, he recommended for me the Fat Radish Plate which was a surprisingly delicious macro plate. Probably one of the most filling menu items. We also ordered the lasagna which was delicious, the parmesan fries, the duck breast and some sort of pot pie. David was super entertaining, providing us laughs throughout the night. Our other waiter Seth, was super attentive and made us feel very welcomed. The drinks were strong and delicious. We probably overstayed our welcome, but they didn't seem to mind. More...

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Jeannie T.

1 December 2017

4.5 stars First Visit, First week of Nov. 2017Same for second Visit, Nov. 29, 2017So good, had to come twice!! Four words: Hen of the Woods.Must try - Appetizer, Hen of the Woods mushrooms with Juniper butter. It's hearty but light, woodsey with a buttery finish. Very flavorful. So far everyone I've eaten it with likes or loves it as much as I do!I just came for the first time almost a month ago.  It was so memorable, I had to come back! Both the servers and seasonal menu keeps it lively and interesting. Tip: go early (6-ish) or else it gets crowded by prime dinner time.Tonight's dinner was just as good as the first. Oddly enough, I thought I wrote my review already but I see now I haven't. What was I thinking?!Must try based on both visits: any of their protein dishes (especially the "specials" featured on the mirror). Always excellent and a great choice, the way they pair everything. Last visit I sampled the Heritage Goat, fall off the bone, braised for 18 hours good. The roasted black bass with potatoes and mixed olives (great flavor combo) and the carved duck breast were the other two proteins that were super delicious and memorable... still on the menu for Nov. This visit, I ordered the Heritage Pork Chop, thick cut bone in chop. Moist and perfectly cooked with a hint of fat on one side. Juicy and melt in your goodness. The black rice that came with it was excellent as well. All complimented by the autumn squash. Per my friend, "they really know their vegetables"!Compliments to the Chef and kitchen, for making such creative veggie dishes and outstanding flavors. A few other stand out Appetizers:  the potato stack (thin slices of oven roasted potatoes with a cream sauce), the shaved cauliflower (a very full dish and hearty) served with brown butter vinaigrette and walnuts, and the radicio salad.I personally like the faro risotto with ricotta cheese, very rich and creamy. I could be vegetarian if I ate like this more often. There's always a cheese of the day, I skipped on this recent visit given I've had that Vermont cheese before but normally I would. The cheese is from Saxelby's. Yum. Last time I had the cheese plate and it was excellent... Best condiments ever. The jelly and toast were a surprise compliment, when normally it's an afterthought.Must try!! Call ahead to see if they have the pork chop, you won't regret it. There's a short rib entree too if you prefer red meat. Drool Worthy. More...

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Morgan A.

29 October 2017

Went here for dinner Saturday night. First sat at the bar. Bartender was great and had excellent wine suggestions. Once at my table ordered the Brussels sprouts chips - nothing special. Couldn't decide on an entree so our waitress suggested the special of the night goat. Again a stellar recommendation. The goat was amazing. Order it if you ever see it on the menu. Friends had the burger and the scotch egg - both said they were great. Only issue was towards the end of the meal our waitress just sort of ignored us though. But overall a great spot. Really pretty inside and great ambience and excellent food. More...

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Kyle N.

5 September 2017

Love the Ambiance. Love the layout. Love the service. Love the options. Love the music. I ordered the duck and boy was it tasty! I unfortunately didn't get too full off of it. I am a fan of big portions but I really do want to try the Brunch next time so I will return and provide an update. More...

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James R.

7 August 2017

Been to Fat Radish at least a dozen times, and it's always amazing.  The Preacher's Son is the best cocktail in New York - hands down.

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Stefanie W.

24 July 2017

This place was great on a Monday night - sat at the bar and had some great cocktails, delicious parmesan fries, and salad. Perfect lighting, good vibe, low key. Highly recommend. More...

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Lorin K.

5 July 2017

We had dinner there a few nights ago, and it was fantastic, the absolutely best meal in a weekend of great meals. There was a tasty gratis radish to start, then chicken liver pate (a special) that was exquisite, then we had risotto (delicious), and mackerel (another special, spectacular), along with very lovely asparagus. We skipped dessert--we were running to the Metrograph--but my boyfriend liked his drink. (I stuck to water.)The place is beautiful, the service was excellent, the food was the kind of truly great food that you remember for a long time. Highly recommended! More...

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Marta L.

13 May 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Must have the grilled cheese and pickles to start. The environment is great--vibrant but not loud. Had the monkfish vindaloo which was delicious. Would go back. More...

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M J.

28 April 2017

farm to table deliciousness pork chop was so good, nice and fatty and broccoli rabe was a great pairing--got the burger too which was also delicious but not as delicious as pork chop banoffee pie was great, chocolate crust with banana and cream layers on top if you order tea, request honey on the side with it and they'll bring you out a cute honey pot!  whoogreat young hip ambiance, hipstery young professionals vibe and everyone's drinking wine/cocktails--love the real cherry blossoms inside More...

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William H.

10 April 2017

After going to an izakaya in midtown for drinks and a small dinner, we decided to schlep all the way to the Fat Radish. Brit ex-pats congregate here because I heard a lot of UK accents.Anyway the food was surprisingly good even after our appetites were gone from the prior meal.Celery Root Pot Pie, Gruyere Cheese, Black Fermented Garlic - delicious, hearty, creamy and well balanced flavors, fairly flaky crust as well.Roasted Parsnips, Braeburn Apple, Brussels Sprouts, Almonds, Hemp Seed - I assume it was almond and hemp seed puree, but it was so creamy and went well with the lightly roasted veggies.Service was prompt and our water glasses were filled consistently. More...

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Shelby N.

11 March 2017

I came here for a work dinner and loved it.  The ambiance is so cozy with all white walls, warm lighting and a shabby chic decor.  We had the heirloom carrots with avocado, kale and hijiki, the fat radish plate and a fish.  It was all delicious and the service was great.  This is an easy restaurant for vegetarians to find quality food.  The cocktails were also great.  I will definitely recommend this to friends visiting New York. More...

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H A.

2 March 2017

I have been here for a few times now but never left review. Had a date night last night, so here I am! The ambience is super cool here, low-key, dimmed, laid-back decor. There is a huge mirror in the back that they write all the specials and what they serve for "Fat Radish Plate" which is their signature vegetarian plate that changes ingredients quite often. We started with Beets Salad and then Tilefish dish & Chicken with veggies. All of them were delicious. We also tried Banana pie with dark chocolate which was amazing!! As for service, they are usually spot on, but because our server was handling a large group, he was not paying too much attention to our table, unfortunately. But because we usually get better service, I'll still give them 4 stars. More...

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Desmond B.

10 February 2017

My friend and we're so pleasently supprised at finding this amazing Restaurant. The Ambiance is fantastic. The Service is as good as you can ask for. Our server was very attentive and was on us but on in a intrusive way. The food is prediomently vegetable dishes. Yet the amazing flavor and presentation are fantastic. More...

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Jess S.

22 January 2017

Delicious, bright spot that's fun for brunch. Not outrageously priced but cash only. Was a little uncomfortable watching the host tell singles at the tables next to us that they overstayed their welcome when there were several open tables and no one waiting.

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Nina L.

4 January 2017

The Fat Radish is now featuring some of the best prepped espresso beverages on the Lower East Side...which says a lot because of the insane coffee-shop-to-block ratio. Pintail Coffee pop-up, previously at Georgia's Vintage, previously Lost Weekend...is now slinging Concave Coffee from the front-house from 8AM to 4PM. Unlike other coffee services in the area the experience is very personable with a comfortable communal vibe that encourages you to loiter for a bit as you sip your coffee. In addition to a perfectly balanced latte they are have samples from the chef that are quite good...while a squash hemp seed waffle sounds overly hip, it's too delicious to judge....As for The Fat Radish, their burgers are terrific. I've yet to kill the entire menu, but I love the atmosphere and know I will find myself back here to sample the more healthier options, soon. More...

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Warren A.

18 December 2016

A superb dining experience. Relaxed but classy. Went there for my brothers birthday. No frills, but oh so tasty and the staff was very attentive. We started with the bacon wrapped Brussel sprouts, carrot and kale, mushrooms and beets with sheep cheese. Not a single bad dish. A beauty to look at, and that fine combo of fine cuisine and home cooked food. We then had the pork chop, the scallops, the burger and the black bass. Each one so unique and the flavors popped!!!Will def be returning here! Curios to check out brunch! More...

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Rosie V.

16 November 2016

absolutely awesome place!! 19 of us dined here on a Saturday night at 7pm.  There was so much food and the food was delicious!!!  The service was very fast also!  NO complaints here!! I worked with Slavica with my reservation a month before and she was a pleasure to deal with.  I can't wait to go back again. More...

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Ameena M.

2 November 2016

Fresh. Delicious. Surprising. Whether you eat organic, vegan, paleo or omnivore, there is something decadent and comforting here for you. I had a plate of shaved brussel sprouts, apples, nuts and a roasted carrot and root vegetable salad. My friends had bacon-wrapped pork (the other side of the spectrum), roasted pumpkin (SO GOOD), a cheeseburger, duck fat chips sprinkled with parmesan and a flourless chocolate cake - and every single was eaten down to the last crumb. They also had the loveliest collection of herbal teas/tisanes - chrysanthemum, hibiscus - unlike the chamomile and peppermint generally offered elsewhere. Also, the staff was as warm, welcoming and inviting as the space. More...

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Kimberly W.

23 October 2016

If you love GOOD food, eat here! This is my favorite brunch spot. The food is AMAZING the service is fab! We had the grilled cheese which is so good, the avocado toast with spicy eggs and the chickapee stew were all so delicious! I recommend this place to everyone!! Yumtown! More...

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Vicky C.

18 September 2016

First of all, great restaurant name. I'd like to know the back story for the name. The food was wonderful, and our waitress was a superstar, especially when my friends asked her to take pics from their camera phones.  I had the smoked salmon entree, and it was light and delicious. I also ordered the banana bread and sausage. These sides are must orders. The banana bread was warm and moist; the sausage was delicious. Two of my friends ordered the English breakfast, and the other other 3 ordered burgers. All were satisfied with their entrees. My friend let me try the truffle fries, and those were sooo good! Thanks for the great meal. More...

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Marcia B.

13 September 2016

What a surprise to find such a marvelous restaurant tucked into a busy little street.  The food was a gift from heaven.  I had the chicken with what the waitress said was "soggy bread with stewed tomatoes and chicken gravy."  ( I am not sure what this side was actually called.) It reminded me of the sort of comfort food your mother served when you had a bad day.  The atmosphere was smart, urbane and congenial.  The waitstaff chatty when you needed information about menu choices. I zinged out of there at the end of the meal, sated and happy.  When I want to be extra kind to myself and need a treat, I will most definitely  return. More...

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Ivan W.

4 September 2016

I was here yesterday, 3rd Sep 2016. Brilliant service and lovely food (Full English Breakfast and Sausage Roll).The location is great, too. Not too far from the tube, or bus. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone... More...

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Kasia J.

3 September 2016

I came here for an early brunch with a friend on a Saturday and was surprised to find the place not packed (a great option for those last minute plans!) The decor is very inviting - has a fresh, farm to table feel, and the service was on point. I had a coffee (which comes in its own mini French press), and my friend a hibiscus ice tea (delish). We started off with a giant scone, accompanied by jam and creme, followed by our mains - frittata and quinoa salad. The portions were generous and we might have overdone it by ordering a side of toasted breads (served with jam and butter). More...

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Mary Tish P.

22 August 2016

First off, the restaurant is very cute!  The restaurant is well decorated and clean.  The restaurant is small so my waiter was always at my service.  I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with duck fat fries.  I was given the option of truffle or regular fries.  My food came fairly quickly.  The burger comes with lettuce,tomato, cheese, bacon, and what I believe was mayo.  My burger was great, however it was a just a wee-bit cold! It defiantly wasn't the best burger I've ever had, but it was very enjoyable.  The fries were awesome because they were the thick cut with the potato skin still on.  If you like baked potatoes, then you will like their fries.  The fries are very large so I could only eat two, so I took the other two to-go.  I think this is a great restaurant!  The atmosphere, nice waiters, and food give it a 4 star.  I'm not giving it a 5 star because the food could've been a bit better for the price (The burger and fries were $17).***ALSO, this restaurant is CASH ONLY FOR BRUNCH*** More...

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Julia C.

16 August 2016

Great avo toast. Waiters are great and accommodating. The cash only at brunch is kindof annoying. Overall atmosphere is amazing

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Yue W.

2 August 2016

Fsntastic! Alice -- New York incoming fashion editor star took me to this place. Can't find a word to describe how great it is. Beautiful memory here with my friend. Love. More...

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Angela L.

18 June 2016

One of the best asparagus with ricotta cheese dishes in the country. Scotched egg wrapped in sausage and the grill cheese sandwich is also excellent. Really great bacon cheeseburger on a sweet potato bun. It comes with fries and of course I always ask them for the truffle sauce to top off my burger.This is a great place for brunch and dinner. More...

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George M.

5 June 2016

Limited and simultaneously eclectic menu provides a hint into "the lifestyle driven hospitality agency" Silkstone's  inferred philosophy that was executed well by The Fat Radish. Namely, whatever is on the menu will be of high quality, properly prepared and served in a appealing and comfortable environment. The Fat Radish evokes feelings of coming home to grandma's country house on a late spring day and dining in her kitchen.  I put the menu aside and I selected my meal from the specials.  My order consisted of 'The Fat Radish' which was a bunch of cooked firmly, seasonal vegetables and three accompanying sauces. One of the three was a slightly spicy tahini-esque sauce that quickly became the hit of the table. I also ordered the charcuterie and a cheese place that I later learned was from the dessert menu. Order the charcuterie if you enjoy salt cured meats as I do. Equally limited was the almost non-existing wine list. On this occasion I opted for a bespoke cocktail. I don't typically opt for cocktails and I was glad that I ventured slightly beyond my dining ritual of starting and ending with wine but I digress. If memory serves me correctly the cocktail I ordered was named Preacher's Son. While I can't recall the ingredients I can share that the delicious cocktail had a bit of a spicy edge to it. Overall I enjoyed my Saturday evening at The Fat Radish with an assembly of good friends . Besides the limited wine list my final observation was of the aloofness of our wait staff. Perhaps it is was because we dined late and they weren't interested in extending our stay? Or perhaps people had a difficult day and they had already checked-out? Either way I hope to learn the answer soon on my next visit. More...

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Sara G.

5 June 2016

This is one my favorite spots when I'm deep in the lower east. Such nice aesthetics, the staff are trendy and the food feels fresh off the farm. Dinner gets fairly busy so I suggest to book in advance. More...

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Emily Y.

5 June 2016

This is legit farm to table in Manhattan. The staff is very sweet and really good at explaining the menu. I came here for dinner with my girlfriend and her parents and we had a blast. They are listed as "British" but it'd say it's more European farm fare bc the owners put such a focus on it being a place where all walks of life can come and enjoy a nice meal. Don't think fish n chips - amazing flavorful veggies, well cooked free range meats. The Pork chop, the hijiki carrots, the chicken, the tomatoes- it was all lovely. Don't expect giant portions bc this isn't The Smith- it's a FARM TO TABLE place. The focus is ok greatly prepared food that is good for you. We shared 3 apps and each had an entree and cocktail  - perfect meal! I'm a picky Manhattan gal- 4/5 stars More...

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Seamus O.

28 May 2016

Pea pot pie was outstanding.  Some great egg dishes.  I have eaten here 4 or 5 times, and been happy with it every time.

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Anthony P.

10 May 2016

Really quite good restaurant and a hip spot to dine. Signature dishes impeccably prepared, a kaleidoscope of flavors, pleasant decor, soft light, just the right volume for conversation. Heritage carrots dish is a must try, and the baked Dutch chicken delightful and simple. Good bar tending mixed drinks, Spanish wine, happy waitresses and staff make for a pleasant dining experience and the sweet desserts are the finishing contrast you need from the starter radishes in oil they provide. In Chinatown, a touch of country organic, continental cuisine, hip vibe, not over the top. Exactly what you're looking for. A good date spot, I think. More...

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J F.

9 May 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite before a movie.   A perfect grilled cheese ($9) and a Lagunitas later, I was full and happy and ready to sit in the dark.

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Diane W.

18 April 2016

Such a cute place for brunch!! Love the plants and spacious interior (well, a lot more spacious than many other NYC brunch places). A friend and I made a reservation for 12:30pm on Saturday, did have to wait about 10 min at the bar but nbd.We ordered the scotch egg, celery root pot pie, and lemon ricotta pancakes.Scotch egg was AMAZING. Highly highly recommend. The yolk was runny but not too funny, and the meat wrapped around it was so rich and flavor and perfectly crisped in the outside. Get this!Celery root pot pie was okay, didn't impress me that much. We ordered it because we thought it sounded like a rather unique dish. There wasn't much crust to soak into the pie, and the filling felt like it was missing something. Perhaps it was the lack of meat. Flavor wise, it was pretty good!Lemon ricotta pancakes were really soft and lemony, with a generous dollop of ricotta on top with I really enjoyed. They did put quite a lot of lemon syrup on top though, so it leaned a bit on the too-sweet side for me. Everything was really well presented, and the service was really good. The decor of the place is really great; it's high energy, but also felt like eating inside a rustic garden. I'd imagine it would be a great choice for a group brunch, especially given the fact that they take reservations! More...

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Elle W.

10 April 2016

The Fat Radish is great for lunch.  I got the tomato soup + grilled cheese combo, which was perfect for an oddly cold Spring day.  My friend had the vegetarian Fat Radish bowl (which she said was delicious), and we split one of the salads.   I didn't feel heavy and full afterwards.  Highly recommend! More...

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Jen D.

6 April 2016

I don't get the low-average reviews here! Came here with my fiancé and cousins for dinner on a Thursday night and literally everything we ordered (which was a lot) was wonderful! The guys started with a few cocktails that were tasty and the ladies with the Syrah and Bordeaux, both good picks. We shared the celery root pot pie and the crab gratin to start. Both very good sized apps and very good! Crab was served with toast points and lemon and the pot pie was a homemade pie crust with a delicious medley of leeks and celery.  For entrees we got the burger (delicious with with fries), cod (so super unique we struggled to put words to it but amazing) which was the lightest of the dishes, scotch egg (one of the best I've had) paired with grain mustard and pickled with the brussel sprouts salad (large portion), and the brisket special. Every dish was super flavorful and unique, but the cod was my favorite.For dessert we got the flourless chocolate cake and banana pie.  The chocolate cake was by far the best choice.  As we left around 9:30pm the place was packed.  Very cute decor and hipstery vibe. More...

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Greg J.

19 March 2016

Secluded and shady, this place was a nice relief from the August heat and the hustle of the city. The ricotta pancakes reminded me of why I love Sunday brunch and the summer.

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Amy D.

16 March 2016

I've been here a few times for dinner and have had wonderful experiences. The food has been consistently great, especially the cheeseburger (though I'd prefer regular fries to the huge potato wedges), the celery root pot pie (so good!!), and the veggie starters more generally. I also really like the overall vibe - it's buzzy and crowded, but not too loud for a conversation and still feels relaxed and fits the feel of the neighborhood (I'm talking LES below Delancey, not 'party' LES). Now I'm really looking forward to trying brunch! More...

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Joanna T.

15 March 2016

Came here spontaneously the past Sunday for brunch and loved the overall experience We ordered the scone as an app, really yummy condiments. We also got the brunch special, lamb crostini, which was cooked and seasoned well, with minimal lamb meat taste. Also got the eggs in a tomato sauce with chickpeas and bread. Every dish was light and flavorful so pretty good meal. Total came out to less than $50 for the three dishes which isn't bad for NYC brunch. Would recommend! More...

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Morgan D.

6 March 2016

Pretty good brunch spot. Right near tenement museum so good place. British food- definitely a little different. Love the decor/ambiance... Avocado toast was FABULOUS... Probably the best of what we ordered. Good service too! More...

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Doreen L.

24 February 2016

The Fat Radish serves locally-sourced British vegetarian-friendly comfort food for millennials in a surprising location (the LES!)This exposed-brick, dimly lit, and communal-style worn-wooden tables is perfect for a intimate dinner of friends or with your significant other. I met K and a close friend here. A close friend said this was one of her new favorite restaurants, so I was super excited to dine here.We ordered Scotch egg, sweet pea pot pie, fluke crudo, peeky toe crab gratin, heirloom tomatoes, The fat radish plate, and the Tile Fish.The best dishes were the following:Sweet pea pot pie -flaky, crispy crust with fluffy, minty creme fraiche and sweet garden-fresh peas. So perfect in the cool weather.Fluke crudo- delicate slices of fresh fluke topped with flower petals, crisp edible succulents, slivers of sweet grapefruit and pickled onions. The blend of sweet and sour brought out the subtle flavors in the fish. This was beautiful and delicious. I always thought of fluke as bottom feeding fish. Who knew fluke could taste so good? K took one bite and his eyes widened. Soo good!Peeky toe crab gratin- sweet aerated crab-filled gratin topped with crunchy-whispy leeks and gooey-cheddar. The dish is small but rich. I asked my friend what she thought and she nodded enthusiastically. I divided up this into three portions but I really wanted to sit in the corner and have devour it myself. Heirloom tomatoes- so simple and so good. Sweet colorful heirloom slices with fresh buttery ricotta and succulents. This dish freshens your palate and the golden tomatoes tasted of sugar and sunshine. It took me away to a farm with fresh grass and the sun smiling down upon me. The meal was amazing except for the standard Scotch egg and the boring name-sake plate. (The Fat Radish plate was filled with blanched vegetables. The only item that was worth ordering was the Japanese rice. Briny, cooked al dente, this rice was awesome!)Later my friend told me that she was amazed that such a nice restaurant existed in the LES.Me too.Definitely adding this to the list. More...

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Robert H.

16 February 2016

Nice place with some really good food. I was part of a group of ten guys and we were given a limited price fixed menu which offered all that we needed.  The meal was even topped off with a not-too-sweet banana pie. Good all around.  It's not in the most convenient neighborhood, but that may play into your favor. We were able to land that table for ten on a Saturday night during Fashion Week. Not the easiest reservation to make. Stop in. More...

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Charles G.

6 February 2016

Yesterday we spend a very nice night at Fat Radish, food is very good, and the asian waiter was  the best ever very attentive and always ready to make our experience great!!! the room is very nice.

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Danielle T.

27 January 2016

Hmm. First, the radish they give complimentary in the beginning ,.. Stay away from this ! Not sure why it tastes like cardboard. I got the diver scallops and they actually were pretty tasty, along with the sweet potato mash. The appetizers like the bacon was really good. Even though the food was good there's nothing else that has a wow factor. It's a small crowded spot and it's probably a one time place for me because it was quite expensive for what it was ($30+ dish plus appetizers).  Wine is $15/glass! Not sure what ambiance they're going for in that neighborhood. More...

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Lucy C.

24 January 2016

Beautiful ambience and beautiful food. Went for a delicious brunch after yoga (Yes, I was one of those girls brunching in her brightly colored workout gear...sorry) and it hit the spot. Fresh, simple food that isn't pretentious. Can't wait to get back here again for dinner and try the burger, which looked ah-mazing More...

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Yushing F.

26 December 2015

I love this place! It's cute. It's in an area of Manhattan where there are little to no tourist and the ambiance is comfortable.Being Australian... I am inclined to crave and love eggs and baked beans for breakfast... And this is the place for it. The scones are ridiculously delicious, don't share of you could keep people from stealing them. The meatloaf special for dinner was delicious, eggs Benedict was perfect! Where else can you get a dill scone eggs Benedict? Highly recommended.A stellar place... Just make sure you have cash on weekends... They do not take credit cards on weekends... Apparently they need the cash to pay the farmers. More...

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Risha L.

13 December 2015

Vegan/raw food meets British pub.  The first I've seen of this variety to be sure.I wasn't expecting to like Fat Radish based on the yelp reviews, but was happily surprised.  First of all, it is a bit of a scene on a Friday night, and we had to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated. We had a very nice waitress, who patiently brought over 3 different wines for my date, who rejected the first glass and then sampled the next two, finally settling on an excellent pinot noir. I thought that the roasted carrot salad was superb and unique, with the carrots perfectly prepared and dusted in hijiki, and generous chunks of avocado and kale. It was so good that I'm giving 4 stars despite not liking my main . . . which was the Fat Radish Plate, aka mounds and mounds of bland vegetables that are difficult to finish on one's own, despite a tasty tahini served on the side.  I looked longingly over at the roasted chicken on another diner's plate. Maybe there will be a next time. More...

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Emily V.

1 December 2015

One of the best meals I've had in a while. The food has always been pretty good here, but I went last Saturday and it was outstanding. The dutch morgan chicken was perfect. More...

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Jennifer W.

24 November 2015

I came here for brunch and I absolutely loved it! I love the decor.  The place was very open and it had a nice ambiance. I had a green juice and avocado toast with a side of bacon and my friend had an omelette and green juice as well. The menu is small so at first nothing caught my eye, so I just settled for the avocado toast.  But it turned out to be the BEST avocado toast I've EVER had in my life.  I crave it all the time now. It was just so delicious! The egg on it was cooked perfectly.  The cilantro added a nice touch. It was just perfect.  Though I don't know if I really love the Siracha. My friend wasn't too excited about his omelette. I would love to come back for the toast and try something else on the menu.  Our server wasn't very nice.  He wasn't attentive and he was kind of over it.  Many times we had to ask another server to help us because he didn't check up on us. More...

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Catherine B.

22 November 2015

Took my son for his birthday on Friday.We had a great time! Like the space, staff was nice. Had the fat radish plate and it was very tasty and plenty of good fresh veggies. My son (vegetarian) had also a carrot dish (sounds boring but it was not).Would definitely go back.Drinks are a little pricey... More...

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Jim P.

14 November 2015

DELICIOUS! Celery Root Pot Pie was SPECTACULAR for my taste buds.  Really a Terrific menu.  We loved the food so much we picked up the book the next day.  This is a must experience destination.  Nice casual atmosphere, smaller space but, the food is EXCELLENT!  Great place for a date with the special something!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. More...

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Will H.

16 October 2015

Went to the Fat Radish again - food is still delicious.  Lover the grilled cheese, peaky toe crab and the burger...    Drinks, especially the tequila rose, are my favorite.

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Jason N.

14 October 2015

Very cozy and quaint little place that we stopped by for breakfast. Nice service, interesting food, like the beautiful scotch egg we tried. I had a spring pea pot pie that I didn't expect to be so flavorful...it was a bunch of peas! Who knew it could be so wonderful. Good, clean British food times that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to someone looking for a meal that is out of the ordinary. More...

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Francisca G.

11 October 2015

Excellent food and great prices! A bit annoyed it was cash only--luckily I checked ahead of time. Wish they allowed you to pay with venmo!Other than that, great service, delicious food, nice atmosphere. It's a cute place More...

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Chadwick F.

9 October 2015

Best Brunch spot in New York. Food is exceptional, cocktails are flowing & the service is top notch. The place is relevant & has a story. Come here with a big group, and you'll end up mingling with another big group. Family place that's not pretentious. More...

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Eddie G.

6 October 2015

LOVING The Fat Radish!I have passed it once before and a friend recently suggested it for a brunch-double-date.The cocktails are pricey but well worth it! Each of us got different brunch plates but they were all equally tasty and they all looked so good.My one gripe: there were a TON of "omgahhhh" type girls and guys just sitting at the tables around us and they were on their phones, instagramming, snapchatting, clicking like, scrolling and trolling...is this the world we live in?Anyway...Eddie Going :) More...

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Elk H.

1 September 2015

Closer to 4.5 stars (yelp jump on the half star train please!). Came here for dinner a week ago with two fellow foodies originally from Melbourne, two of whom now live in NY (including moi) and one who now lives in London (incidentally I was also recommended the establishment from another fellow Melbournian). We had one of the best meal experiences I have had since moving to this great city; possibly because the focus on the food here is all about the ingredients. Each element is of highest quality and doesn't require smotherings of oil/butter/sauces to make it delicious. Same goes for the service - they are unique to New York in that they are not over the top, they hang back so as to ensure they are not interrupting your party's interactions whilst keeping your food and drink flowing seamlessly, but are happy to oblige if you wish to engage with them (which of course we did!). Kudos also for the wines, the Malbec paired perfectly with our Scotch Eggs!It definitely isn't the 'typical' experience many New Yorkers expect (ie big flashy plates of food with a side of home fries served by an overzealous waiter) - but if you are after amazing, fresh-tasting, high quality food, non-overbearing service and a gorgeous atmosphere, then head to The Fat Radish, where you will be well looked after. The only thing that is typical of the NY restaurant scene? The price - yes you will pay for the privilege of eating fabulous food in fabulous environs, but I would much rather put my $$ into The Fat Radish's pocket over the many other restaurants that pass themselves off as top-quality or high-end. More...

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Spencer W.

28 August 2015

Good stuff! Standout burger.. The crab gratin was awesome.. Pretty cool atmosphere for a group dinner.

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Lauren G.

11 August 2015

LOVE this restaurant. Rustic yet chic, The Fat Radish is a cozy treat. Staff is refreshingly pleasant and knowledgeable. All the food I've had here has been delicately handled in a thoughtful way. Flavor balance is very nice. Sweet Pea Pot Pie w/ Mint & Creme Fraiche is amaze (and I don't even really like peas). More...

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Ella N.

27 July 2015

Came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday yesterday. Everything was perfect, as usual. Food was amazing (we had oysters, Sunday chicken, the burger and their dessert pie), service was amazing (the staff surprised us and put a birthday candle on our dessert cake because I had written on my Open Table reservation that it was a birthday celebration) and the ambient is always great for intimate, romantic occasions. Thank you Fat Radish for the five star treatment! Looking forward to coming back soon. More...

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Vanessa M.

15 July 2015

Came here for brunch this weekend with my sister. It is really cute inside and the service is great - always full water glass is a must for me! The food was delicious. We had the avacado toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, and omg the burger! They all were spot on but the burger was by far the best! It came with duk fat fries a.k.a. huge potato wedges, and some tasty pickles. The burger was super juicy and flavorful with the perfect amount of everything on top! This was probably one of the best burgers I have had in awhile and definitely worth the trek downtown! They even take open table reservations, so it is a must go! More...

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Harika C.

26 June 2015

Came here for a work team dinner and had a great time!  The food was different and interesting but incredibly tasty.  Had the green curry dish without the monkish--they were nice enough to replace the fish with more vegetables since I'm vegetarian.  Really enjoyed both the drinks and the food and the environment is trendy and welcoming.A great place for a date or a dinner with a group of friends. More...

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Jennifer C.

14 June 2015

I love this place. Last time I was in NYC we had dinner - today we had brunch. Potato cake Benedict. Hella tasty! The interior of this place is SO great looking.

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Jennifer H.

6 June 2015

The vibe was good. I love the idea of farm to table, so we wanted to try this place out. Food was good but not amazing. The service had the personality of a door. Although the bus guys brought a little more flavor. We had a reservation but not sure you need one. The beer selection was good. More...

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Lev B.

5 June 2015

Really nice hostess and staff. We enjoyed our meal! Started w grilled cheese & pickles - highly recommend. Tried the seasonal cucumber/gin cocktail- very fresh and well made!Great ambiance and crowd. Not overly loud- you can actually have a conversation :)Will be going back soon! More...

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Madison W.

28 April 2015

Love this place - the food is good and the decor, the location was pitch perfect. I love LES, and The Fat Radish is tucked just East of Chinatown (close to the Williamsburg bridge). It's British food, so we're not talking high cuisine, but it's comfort food  (e.g., heavy, filling, a lot of vegetarian but not paleo :)Fried Chicken - it's the signature dish and it's good, not the best that I have had, but very good.pot pie - very good - but VERY heavy though vegetarian (not gf)brussel sprouts - good, but most restaurants do this well now.scallops were my personal favorite - huge, pan seared to perfection.sweet potato mash - it accompanied most of the entrees and it's deliciousI got a Thursday nigh reservation through TableSweep (my latest fav service). tablesweep.com/restauran… !!  My bf and I didn't have to wait very long! More...

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Nora S.

18 April 2015

I have to give it a four-star because, at the end of day, it's British food we're assessing here. It's not supposed to make your tastebuds explode. It is what it is, and The Fat Radish is infinitely more flavorful than what I ate during my study abroad at Oxford, where all the Americans got so skinny because we couldn't find anything with a spice in it -- until we discovered kabob vans at 3am. But I digress. The decor here is industrial-meets-rustic, with its fair share of farmhouse-style wood. It's beautiful. Order the chicken, set your expectations at a British-appropriate bar, and you will thoroughly enjoy the meal and especially the atmosphere. More...

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Annie W.

3 April 2015

Came here 5 times?  Great ambience.  I liked the oysters.  Can't remember anything else.  It's a cute little place!  You can hang your coat in the front, not coat check though.  Bar in the front is super cute!

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Jeffrey H.

1 April 2015

I would give this 20 stars if I could.  Michelle is the best event planner out there. So gracious and leaves no detail to chance. Sarah, the best waitress in NYC makes every visit special and amazing. Slavica, is the manager, but is so gracious and charming she makes you you feel like she is greeting you into her own home with each return visit.   Such a lovely hostess.  The beautiful and wonderful ladies aside, the food is perfection, and consistently so time and time again. This is by far one of my top two favorite restaurants in the city. If you would like to enjoy fresh and delicious market to table cuisine please get over to Fat Radish as quickly as possible. More...

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allie g.

1 March 2015

Literally the best chicken I've ever had in my entire life. Also those fries are something spectacular. Service is great- I didn't like my cocktail and they swapped it out for something else. Pork chop was really dry and the dessert was mediocre but I would totally go back next time I'm in town. More...

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Christin M.

14 February 2015

Well priced, delicious meal!Everything about this place is welcoming and warm. As soon as you enter, there is a wall lined with coat hooks and communal cubbies. A casual juxtaposition to a "stuffy" coat check, this method sends more of a "put your stuff aside for now and get comfortable" message. The overall decor feels like rustic meets industrial chic. The bar even has swing out stool seating! I found this to be very cool! Perhaps in reference to the restaurant's namesake, every table is given complimentary radishes to start. I like the crunch of radishes and the olive tapenade that they were served in but were I not so hungry when they arrived on the table, I may have skipped them - radishes are not usually something I enjoy. The only item we chose to sample from the snacks section of the menu was the Deviled Brussels Sprouts. I liked the plating of this snack: each set of 3 sprouts was skewered (very cute!). Oh! And each sprout was wrapped in BACON! The leaves of the sprouts were crispy, which I love. I could have eaten the entire order myself they were so good. We sampled four items from the appetizers section but the standouts were the Market Lettuces salad with Avocado and Sesame Vinaigrette and the Heirloom Carrots with Avocado, Crispy Kale, and Hijiki. The salad was my absolute favorite: so simple yet divine! I have a craving to have this dish again already and will be sure to order it when I return. If you are a carrot fan, definitely order heirloom dish! The combo of everything works (yes, even the seaweed!) and who doesn't love crispy kale? So yummy. It's slightly more difficult for me to chose a favorite from the plates section as everything was so wonderful. Do you ever enjoy the meal you're consuming so much that despite your best efforts to focus on every bite, you are so overjoyed with the happiness of your taste buds that you actually forget what you're eating? Well, that's kinda what happened to me. This in no way implies that the meal was forgettable. On the contrary, it was absolutely delicious and food-coma inducing. The special of the night was Sunday Fried Chicken with sweet potato mash. This was tied for first place with the Monkfish (that green curry sauce!) and the Montauk Scallops (and I usually won't order scallops because I'm almost always disappointed. Not the case here!)And, for dessert, both the Banana Tart and the Donuts (ours were filled with Lemon jam) were worth the splurge. The donuts were freshly made and warm. The tart was unexpected: more of a pie with a thin layer of banana deliciousness topped with cream pie pudding. Everyone at our table promised each other, "Just a bite!" and inevitably licked both plates clean. I expect my return visit will yield similar results. More...

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Alex H.

13 February 2015

Good brunch if a little overpriced. Service is attentive but borderline snooty.

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Nina K.

11 February 2015

A haven for vegetarians, with imaginative dishes made from seasonal and local fare. The appetizers are where the action is at, the pot pie and Scotch egg we tried were delicious. Cocktails are out of this world. Very lovely space and great vibe for couples or large groups. Save up, though, we paid $160 w/o tip for a meal for two (appetizers, two mains, cocktails, wine, and a shared dessert).The head server (maitre d'?) seemed to have the place running like butta. Kudos! More...

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Mimi S.

28 January 2015

This bar is a couple blocks from where I live. So I give it an extra star for the convenience.The ambiance is cosy, the menu is small but the food is very decent for a wine bar.I recommend it for a drink and a small bite. More...

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Amy H.

25 January 2015

Probably some of the best service I've ever seen in New York. Came here with a few friends last night. A few people in our party were 30 minutes late, but they still gave us a table even though they were thoroughly booked for the night. They just had to have the table back within 1.5 hours, which we thought was more than fair. But the manager came and apologized to us, made sure we were happy the whole time, and even comped our desserts! Also, the food was actually really delicious and the ambience was great. Definitely coming back with more friends! More...

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Michelle W.

24 January 2015

My team went here for our annual holiday dinner two years ago and it was quite lovely. I still think about it because it was quite delicious. But mainly because the grilled cheese was amazing. My boss actually pre-ordered everything and had our meal served family style, plus there was never ending wine (seriously - we kept ordering bottles), so we all left in quite lovely spirits.For the starter, we got radishes, grilled cheese sandwiches and the hummus. We ended up getting quite a few extra grilled cheese sandwiches... and those were probably the highlight of the night. I don't quite remember anything else we got... but the banoffee pie was really really good. Only for some reason I pronounced it with the emphasis on ban... I know better than that. So I totally embarrassed myself in front of everybody on my team - hopefully they've forgotten by now.I really want to come back again - just for the grilled cheese. And maybe to try the pot pies/savory pies. And that crab gratin. Maybe one of my friends will want to come with me one day.... More...

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Sam T.

18 January 2015

Arriving too early to be seated on a very rainy night, I was still warmly greet & offered a delightful class of wine by the GM, the charming, Slavica Dragojevic & given a seat upon which to stay out of the way while the able staff prepared for the dinner crowd. When seated in the artfully decorated dining room, we were served a plate of what else, seasoned radishes, a nice touch. We had come for their famous burger, presented on toasted brioche but the day's menu looked so appetizing we decided to share the burger & add a salad of warm parsnips w/ balsamic cippollinis on bed of greens, an appetizer of roasted Brussels sprouts wrapped in bacon, scallops grilled to perfection & oh so scrumptious Sunday fried chicken over greens w/ mashed potatoes. All I can say is FABULOUS!! This 4 Yr. old neighborhood gem will certainly see me again & again. More...

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Donna C.

14 January 2015

I seriously can't stop talking about this place. Jimmy and I really wanted to find a Lower East side/ China town restaurant for our first night in NYC. We actually stumbled upon the Fat Radish on our way to another place I had picked out. We thought the name was catchy so we walked inside. They told us it would be a 20 min wait. If be wanted to go across the road to Leadbelly (see other review) they'd call us when the table was ready. They called us with perfect timing. After dropping off our coats and sat down, I just soaked up the decor of the place. Loved the simplicity of the decorating that made me fe right at home. The menu had so many great options but we wanted a personal opinion. Sarah was amazing! She suggested the Leak Pot Pie for an app and the Cheese Burger for Jimmy and the Skate special for me. All of them were outstanding. I didn't even realize the Pot Pie was vegetarian because it was so hearty of a dish. The Skate was amazing in the sauce and the potatoes. Oh and Jimmy's burger was massive. Of the little bite I got, it was just... Yum! We passed on dessert but got coffee instead. It was a long day and we still had to walk back to the hotel. The staff were awesome. I loved the different red plaid for the server shirts that made their outfits personal but cohesive. I would fly back to NYC just so I could go to this place for dinner. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! More...

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Julie T.

4 January 2015

Lucky me, got a walk in brunch table for two. Service is fine, nothing spectacular. I had the full English breakfast which is really filling. Not a fan of the sausage I gotta say. Banana bread was yummy. More...

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Ali F.

3 January 2015

Just walking along the streets of NYC looking for a nice bite to eat and happened to pop into the amazing restaurant. It looks like a hole in the wall and that it could be closed from the outside but you open the door and unveiled is this picturesque beautiful looking restaurant inside.We were starving and they were fully booked up for the night but the host told us to hang for 5 min and the group at the bar would be seated and we could dine at the bar. Score!We sat down and the GM, this amazingly friendly Serbian women named Slavica greeted us and we picked her brain on the menu til we just asked her to order for us. Best. Decision. Ever.EVERYTHING was amazing! There was this Pot Pie that makes my mouth water just thinking about it, a Kale Caesar Salad that was outstanding, Scallops with these sweet potatoes garnish, these eggs wrapped in sausage (what?!?! Soooo good!), and some unreal bacon covered Brussels sprouts!The food was soooo on point I will be back multiple times on my weekend trip to the city! We had to be rolled out of there but we were smiling from ear to ear leaving the restaurant! The staff was extremely friendly and the drinks were stiff and delicious!Couldn't have been a more perfect cool NYC dinner experience. I will be back 100%! More...

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Kyle L.

2 January 2015

My favorite drink in the city is here.Pros: The food is very good! I've been there for brunch, as well as multiple dinners, and it is a nice relaxed place to eat. Have the fat radish plate if you want clean eats. My favorite drink is the elderflower lemonade!! It is legit my favorite drink in the city. Cons: Reserve in advance! Very popular place and does take long to get a spot. More...

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E C.

18 December 2014

Love love love this place! Best kale Caesar salad ever had. Main dishes are also amazing!!! Note, bathroom is downstairs, if u wear high thin heels and not too sober, might be difficult to go down the crappy stair.

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Paco G.

16 November 2014

I went to the Fat Radish for Saturday brunch with 2 friends and we loved it. THe host was extremely friendly and helpful, we had to wait for a bit and had a drink. The place has a very nice atmosphere, rustic but refined. The brunch menu had lots of choices that sounded all quite delicious. I got the Full English breakfast. The bacon was nice and crispy, the sausages tasty and the eggs perfectly done.The only downside is maybe that the brunch cocktails were a tad too expensive. Would definitely go back. More...

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The Picky P.

9 November 2014

Loved it. Great comfortable place that was accommodating and kind - even when our table grew to nearly twice the reservation. Spicy avocado toast and the donuts were the highlights. Others at the table didn't like theirs as much- too oily (omelet). Mine was great. Nice for weekend brunch in a big group on a Sunday. More...

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Elisa M.

12 October 2014

They took great care of us here and the food was delicious! Had the cauliflower, duck, cheese plate an cocktails all around. Everything was great, but the standout was my brother's monkfish. The waitstaff knows what they're talking about so definitely ask if you have any doubts. Very accommodating! More...

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Kelsey S.

12 October 2014

With a farm-to-table menu and white painted brick walls, The Fat Radish is an Instagrammer's dream.Prices skew slightly higher than the typical NYC brunch, but the portions are fair, and the food is good.We ordered the Warm Banana Bread to start. It's simple and true to its name - bananas only, no nuts. Crisp on the outside and soft (but firm) and warm on the inside, this was the perfect pre-meal snack. The jam and butter that accompanied paired well, too.For our mains, we went savory: Avocado & 7-Grain Toast and Spicy Eggs and the Potato Cake, Poached Egg, Hollandaise and Mixed Greens. It's pretty difficult to go wrong with avocado and toast, and when you add eggs and sriracha, the dish gets that much better. The sriracha adds just enough flavor and heat to keep things interesting. The potato cake was more indulgent; the combination of a crisp, fried cake, poached egg and hollandaise sauce made for a dish that was a bit too rich for me. That said, the two bites that I had were satisfying.The Fat Radish has seating for groups and takes reservations, so if you are looking for a nice spot for a special occasion brunch, this is a great option. More...

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Beatriz S.

12 September 2014

The best place!!!! Everything was perfect. Super friendly staff, great ambiance and the food is amazing!!! I recommend making reservations first.

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Henrik L.

20 August 2014

I had a dinner here last week. My company and I arrived earlier than our reservation but we were seated immediately. The decor and ambience of this restaurant really appeals to me and and the staff was friendly and relaxed.We ordered the Roasted Chicken with creamy spinach and cornish pasty and a side of heirloom carrots. Together with our drinks we were treated with tapenade radishes.We were very satisfied with the food and service. More...

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Sabrina G.

14 August 2014

I really like this restaurant. It's cozy with thoughtful lighting and attentive, smart waitstaff. Every dish I've had there has been excellent (drinks too).

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Tiger P.

29 July 2014

Highly recommended.  Great food, loved the menu. Drinks were amazing. Cant wait to go back once in NYC.

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Christina S.

29 May 2014

I came for Brunch on a Saturday. The place has a nice rustic feeling, with a lot of natural lights. It gives the perfect environment for a relaxing Sat noon. Excellent brunch experience: We shared the avocado toast & the full English breakfast. The avocado toast is a must try. It tastes delicious with the sriracha.The service are friendly. Even though we were so annoying and asking so many questions about the menu, the waiter still answers patiently and friendly.The place was too nice that we spent almost 3 hrs there. I've heard the dinner menu is equally good. Must visit again for dinner. More...

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Mike D.

25 May 2014

We had the Fat Radish Platter, Truffled Parmesan Duck Fat Fries, trout special, and Green Curried Monkfish. Would order all of those again in a heartbeat. Cute spot, rustic interior, friendly staff, solid wine list. More...

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Danielle C.

6 May 2014

I live around the corner so I lure my friends over to The Fat Radish as frequently as possible. It's an effortlessly hip spot with fabulous food. Favorites: Heirloom cauliflower w/ curry, almonds, and capersCurried monkfishDuck fat chipsAvocado toast with spicy eggs (brunch)Farm egg soft scramble w/ broccoli and pawlet cheese (brunch) More...

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Thea O.

27 April 2014

This restaurant did not disappoint! I tried to get a large table online, but to no avail. I called and left a message just to see if something could be done and they called back with an early reservation. When the time was approaching, our group realized it was too early for us and we had to cancel. To my surprise I received a call from the hostess saying they would be able to accommodate us later if we were still interested! We were so pleased with their level of service already. The restaurant is small, simple, and beautifully decorated. The food was so refreshing. Each of us couldn't believe how good it was! I want to eat there every night! It was light, healthy, delicious, and the menu had many gluten free options as well. I have not a single bad thing to say of this place. Highly recommend and will return! More...

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Heather E.

22 April 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch at Fat Radish today! The space is lovely,  the staff was pleasant, and the food was fresh delicious, and veggie friendly! We split the cheese plate, I had the Pea Pot Pie special, and he had the Asparagus Risotto. We enjoyed everything we ordered and are looking forward to going back! More...

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Tiffany H.

4 April 2014

Move over Café Gitane! I think the avocado toast at Fat Radish beats yours! Plus how can you go wrong with adding egg and siracha?Brunch was delicious here and its a great option for vegetarians as they have many meatless options. We shared (and def recommend) the potato cake with poached egg, spicy avocado toast with egg and soft egg scramble. Only inconvenience is that it is cash only during brunch. I will def come back and try dinner here More...

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Kerry T.

31 March 2014

With a cool countrified vintage atmosphere, it reminds me of Northern Spy Food Company but with way more space to move around.Very enjoyable brunch experience; my dining companions and I shared the potato cake, avocado 7 grain toast and farm egg soft scramble. Loved the attention to detail - the hollandaise on the potato cakes was rich and flavorful and the sriracha on top of the avocado toast was the perfect complement. Soft scrambled eggs were fluffy yet somehow still creamy and comforting. Menu was wonderfully vegetarian friendly and everything was fresh.Minor inconvenience is that it is cash only.Still worth it and I'll be back to repeat! More...

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Keith B.

18 March 2014

One of the most underrated burgers in the city.  The Fat Raddish dish was unique as well.  Hipster central.

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Nikki S.

14 March 2014

Delicious wholesome food! Loved beet root and Swiss chard! Celery root pot pie was yummy too. The cocktails were also great. Overall we had a great meal. This place gets kinda loud and crowded at night which is the only downside. More...

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Christina G.

5 March 2014

This is a solid spot. I had read amazing things about the burger and knew I had to try it.  It did not disappoint, although I didn't think the fries were that outstanding. We also tried a scotch egg, which was good and cocktails were very nice too.  I'd definitely stop in again. More...

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Old Fart M.

2 March 2014

Located in an obscure area where Chinatown meets Lower East Side, this restaurant is one of those 'hip' eateries that you can only find downtown. Crowd seemed like a mix of hipsters, Whites, Asians, Europeans, and artsy types...overall a lot of very good-looking people come here. Hipster/Vintage/Cozy Decor? CheckUNPRETENTIOUS and Friendly Staff? CheckKnowledgeable and Patient Staff-CheckCool Hipster Bar Area with creative drinks-CheckDelicious Hearty and Eclectic Comfort Food-CheckBeautiful Food Presentation-CheckAffordable Prices-CheckCelery Root Pot Pie- A pot pie filled with celery root innards flavored with Black Garlic and topped with Gruyere Cheese. TOTALLY YUM! JUST GET IT. However, if you happen to be a guy with an appetite, you might want to order an appetizer to go with it as the portions are 'those of Goldilocks: not too big and not too small' like some Yelper mentioned. Roasted Kennebec Potatoes & Poached Egg Salad, Smoked Bacon, and Local Greens-This was presented in a beautiful bed of mixed greens topped with a Poached Egg with potatoe wedges and smoked bacon. My date devoured the entire salad and she normally cannot finish everything on her plateEverything from the decor to food was so good and I was gonna give this place 4 stars but seriously, the service was top-notch despite the fact that there were only like 2 servers working the entire floor, our server managed to constantly check up on us and we were never rushed throughout our entire meal. Totally winning**Make sure you bring some cash with you since this place is CASH-ONLY. **Restrooms located downstairs near the bar** More...

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Katherine S.

21 February 2014

Fresh, delicious British food? Yes, you can find it at The Fat Radish on the Lower East Side. The restaurant itself has a clean design, rustic and set in cool, neutral tones. And although not everything on the menu screams "British", you can find continental dishes along with some classic items like their Berkshire Pork Sausage from the dinner menu, or the Full English Breakfast on the brunch menu.Off of the brunch menu, I ordered The Fat Radish Plate, Seasonal Market Vegetables (heirloom carrots, squash, Japanese turnips, kale, cipollini onions, sweet potato, hijiki, brown rice, adzuki beans, tahini dressing, carrot ginger puree, pickled cabbage). Everything on this plate is steamed, so it's a totally healthy and delicious meal. The veggies are thick-cut, giving it a rustic feel. The dressings go really great too, I especially loved the tahini dressing, a bit creamier and sweeter than others that I've had. More...

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John M.

18 February 2014

We rented the Fat Radish out for a great wedding reception dinner. Wonderful 4 course meal with wine pairings, solid bar.

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Jeny N.

13 February 2014

We sat at the little table right in the window with a party of 6. The deviled Brussels sprouts are fantastic. My colleague and I  ordered curry monk fish and hake, and shared. I wanted everything on the menu so this seemed to be the best way to taste as much as possible. Both dishes were unique and delish. Dessert was banofee pie. No one has banofee pie!!! I die. Seriously wonderful and lovely wait staff. More...

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Danan R.

13 February 2014

I adore this cute cafe in Chinatown.  It's the perfect fusion of Asian and British cuisines, and the expansive tapas/small plates menu is fantastic.  Definitely try the roasted curried cauliflower with almonds and raisins, the celery root pie, and the peeky toe crab gratin.  There's something for everyone, from vegan options to the truffled duck fat chips with cheese (so crispy and fresh!).  I loved the Atlantic skate with roasted Brussels sprouts (savory yet light).  Pair it with a side of the roasted autumn squash (glazed with delish brown butter) for a healthy (kinda) winter comfort meal.    The beans with smoked bacon is another great, comfort-food-based side.  The bucolic setting and ambiance are great, and offers a very delish way to escape from the hustle of the city...at least for a little while. More...

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Marc G.

28 January 2014

Quality food. The service was solid and polite. Cocktail and burger were both top notch. Scotch eggs = best ever. Will be back.

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Christine S.

7 January 2014

Stopped in for lunch. Beet salad with arugula and shaved ricotta. Sautéed kale in chili sauce. Soba noodles with tofu in clear broth. All super delicious. Don't think, just go! More...

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Meghan R.

7 January 2014

Had a wonderful experience at the Fat Radish!  My boyfriend and I had a 7:15 Friday dinner reservation and due to traffic, we arrived around 7:30.  The hostess called us at 7:25 to ensure we were still planning to fulfill the reservation, and was polite and understanding when informed that we were slightly delayed.  We were seated right away upon arrival and received the signature radish snack, a delightful amuse-bouche.  The olive tapenade added just enough flavor and saltiness to this simple vegetable starter.  Our next move was to order a round of oysters and a bottle of wine - we went for the 2011 Chacras Malbec - a bold, warm, and slightly spicy red, perfect for a cold winter's night.  The oysters were big, briny, and deliciously fresh.  For our main course, I chose the Atlantic skate served with parsnips, Honey crisp apples, Brussels spouts, and a yummy Riesling sauce.  My fellow diner went for one of the specials - a roast chicken dish with kohlrabi and potatoes, which he loved as well.  Finally, we ordered an apple crumble dessert which was hot and cinnamon-y, with fresh oats on top; unfortunately it was a tad bit dry.  Overall, the rustic, laid back feel and the cozy, intimate atmosphere made us feel at home here.  I highly recommend as a date spot - volume level is perfect for good conversation, lighting is just dim enough, and menu options are unfussy and fresh.  I appreciated a healthy meal that I felt good about eating - a treat among the pasta- and meat-heavy menus common around town.  My only drawbacks with this spot are service on the slow side and an out-of-the-way location. More...

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Marta J.

29 December 2013

Delicious risotto and a nice crab spread. The atmosphere is intimate, low lighting, big space, tall ceilings, and a rustic vibe overall. We only had appetizers and they were great but the mains seemed limited primarily to fish (which we heard wasn't the best). Nevertheless, the albariño was flowing and the vibe was good. One thing they could work on is a sign for the restroom which is curiously located in a nondescript corner. The staff room, on the other hand, is where you might think the restrooms are which is ultimately confusing for the customer. Not a huge deal but could be improved. More...

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Rachel S.

29 December 2013

Came here last week for lunch with a good friend (actually, my ex-boyfriend who I hadn't seen in months, and it was ideal for this). It was Friday and the place was quite slow. Our waitress was lovely and attentive. My friend (or whatever he is) ordered the burger, and wolfed it down happily; the only thing I disliked about his burger was that it came with these enormous potato chunks that didn't taste especially good even though they were supposedly cooked in duck fat. I had the celery root pie and it was lovely but I kind of wished there was some lamb or chicken in there. We each had a really nice glass of wine. We also had banoffee pie for dessert--definitely tasty. All around, an excellent experience, though I do think their menu could use some innovation. More...

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Chris W.

19 December 2013

I love the rustic feel of this place. The decor is worn eclectic but yet polished. The food it outstanding as well. I love how many vegetables they have on their menu. I took my sister here for her birthday because I needed a place that would be suitable for the type of the person that has a new healthy eating habit everyday. She loved it! We had the hake, and the braised lamb shoulder polenta, along with the kale carrot salad and scotch eggs. I can't complain about any of the dishes. The only thing I didn't care for wore the free radishes that they give you at the start of the meal. However that is just because I don't like radishes. I have to say one of the stand out things about their menu is the vegetables. They had all different types of vegetable plates wether you wanted them hot or cold. More...

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Danielle G.

17 December 2013

Off the hook from start to finish. Tucked away on a tiny street in Chinatown (near the Tenement Museum) is this super cute, quiet spot. Once you step in, you are transported from the New York streets to a little farm house in England (or something equally as cute). The decor and menu would be right at home in the trendiest LA neighborhoods. I was here for a meeting, but it looks like a great date spot as well. Ordered the Fat Radish plate and went straight to veggie heaven. This place will be in my dreams until I can get back to NYC, or until they open an LA outpost. (Are you listening?) More...

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Dev L.

13 December 2013

This is a quick five minute walk from my hotel in Chinatown. Gorgeous menu, specialty drinks & super friendly staff that snuck in my lunch order right before they closed for dinner prep. The atmosphere is country chic & very sexy. This saved me from a Clif bar & Mountain Dew lunch. More...

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M P.

23 November 2013

I have been trying this place a few times now, and tonight we had once again a delightful time. The farm Style dining table are a little close to one another but it goes with the atmosphere and the vibe. Staff was a little busy, but our waitress Tracy was funny and sweet. The burger was amazing, (the fries cooked in duch fat are worth forgetting about your diet). They also have tones of fresh veggies to snack on, and they make their own pickled radishes. My friend loved his monkfish with green curry. Great wine list and by the glass. Good evening - make sure to make a reservation More...

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Leadbelly L.

6 November 2013

Dear Fat Radish. You are the best older sister i could have ever asked for!Love alwaysThe LeadbellyXoxo(You'll always be 5 stars in my eyes)

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Amaury A.

26 October 2013

We love this place, especially the celery root pot pie!

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Carly B.

21 October 2013

So amazing. The food was incredibly tasteful both presentation wise and taste of course. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the servers were attentive and pleasant. My chicken was cooked perfectly probably the best I have ever had along with my friends pork which was also cooked to perfection.  We shared a mushroom risotto which was to die for and split a squash mash with butter and brown sugar... Incredible. Overall, an amazing experience without completely breaking your bank... Dinner for two was about 100$ with an appetizer, 2 entrees, a side, and 2 desserts. More...

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Ryan B.

20 October 2013

I was trekked all across Manhattan from TriBeCa to this joint. Walking through a loud, crowded, smelly, Chinatown was a difficult endeavor given how hungover I was from the night before. But it was all worth it. I secretly think the purity of the farm-to-table ingredients can take credit for my miraculous healing. The staff was super attentive to us and their plaid "uniforms" gave them a classic look that I was very fond of. Good recommendations, tasty meals, and fresh ingredients came together to make a very enjoyable eating experience. I had the soft scrambled eggs with broccoli, but I thought the buttermilk biscuit appetizers were the yummiest part. As always, the physical layout played an important role in my affinity for the place. White painted brick, mirrored faux windows, excellent lighting, well-planned seating arrangements, and sweet art add up to a very cozy spot. The bathrooms had these fantastic black and white photographs of the Endurance crash in Antarctica. Something about ice pictures conveys a sense of cleanliness.Finally, he music was perfect. Beatles. Stones. Good volume. I want to go back and sit in the front by the window next time. Looked like a great spot. More...

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Lisa F.

13 October 2013

Everything was delicious. I've been wanting to go here for years and finally got to go for lunch. Service was laid back and lovely. Fresh oysters, amazing sashimi tuna with watermelon and cucumbers with sweet, spicy sauce, excellent wine choices, an awesome broccoli and kale concoction. Awesomeness. More...

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Jeff B.

9 October 2013

I really dig that small restaurant, the food is pretty delicious and the hipster vibe makes me feel like I'm in Williamsburg without having to cross the bridge!  It's a cash only place, so be warned. More...

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Allison M.

26 September 2013

Really cozy, cool environment - loved the space and the tables. The food was pretty delicious - the dukkah is not to be missed, to be fair, I've never had it before, but I loved it as an appetizer. The man had the burger - mmmmm, the fries leave a lot to be desired, but that's mainly because I dislike (hate) thick cut fries, give me the shoestring cut. I had the macro plate (with a side of his burger) - it was quite good, very filling, I actually would order it again. The cocktails are delish - the people look cool, the service was definitely slow, but even still I liked my company, liked the place and the people watching so it wasn't too much of a complaint. More...

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Arthur S.

25 September 2013

I planned a dinner for 10 of my coworkers. They were very understanding, communicative, and flexible, especially on such short notice. When the day came to eat, the food and wine was excellent and the service was very good. I'm looking forward to going there again on my own dime! More...

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Elyse W.

24 September 2013

Had a crab for appetizer, green curry monkfish and scallop for main dishes, plus a bottle of red wine. The food and wine are good, and the dessert, banana caramel tart was special and we loved it a lot. Table is a bit too close tho.

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Michelle W.

10 September 2013

The Fat Radish is a great little farm-to-table restaurant on the trendy gallery scene of the Lower East Side.The food is fresh, flavorful, and exciting. Whether for a snack or full meal, you must try it!Typically, I don't mention snacks when noting a remarkable restaurant, but The Fat Radish has it's own "Snacks" section on their menu--when I think of snacks, I think of a bar vibe; this is not that at all. It is a gorgeous low lit restaurant with an industrial chic atmosphere. It's truly lovely.Let me be extra clear. That "Grilled Cheese & Pickles" sandwich is a snack. I KNOW! Oh, yes, I tasted it. It has a bit of sweetness to it, it's incredible. When I go back, I'll have to get one of my own. It's one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I've had to date. IT'S A MUST! WOW. Just wow.Please note, the size of the "Truffle Fries". Yes, they are more of potato wedges. I was surprised when they arrived on the table. Delicious , though surprised.Another amazing side--which I preferred--is the "Roasted Heirloom Carrots". A woman was raving about them as we crossed paths--she was exiting and we were entering--so we took her recommendation. AMAZING! Those, too, are a must! They are sweet, soft yet firm, and extremely flavorful. I would go back just for the carrots. Funny, but true.Make a reservation (you'll thank me later), try it out and let me know what you think! I have a sneaky suspicion you'll love it, too! ENJOY! BON APPETIT! More...

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Lee H.

8 September 2013

Delicious experience at this restaurant.  Cocktails were great and the food tasted very fresh.  Will be coming back soon.

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Jennifer C.

27 August 2013

I love love love this place. The interior is very simple, clean, and almost southern cellar style. The staff was friendly, food was d-lish, and wait time to be seated/fed wasn't long at all. It is a cash only place, like most places in NY. I highly recommend the 7 grain toast with avocado spread and eggs! I am in love with this simple recipe, they add a little sriracha for some kick as well. More...

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Sharlina H.

22 July 2013

Loved the interior decor and the green monkfish curry. Hubby is a huge burger fan and was a little underwhelmed. Restaurant is small so was a tight fit and we went during the massive heat wave so AC wasn't great. But still overall loved the place and would go back. More...

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Melissa G.

15 July 2013

Great menu, awespme oysters.  Champagne was wonderful.  Incredible brunch, with the an upscale setting.  Poached egg was prepared perfectly.

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Amanda R.

2 July 2013

I went back to Fat Radish recently to give it another shot.  Last time I loved the appetizers and so this time my friend and I got four appetizers to share.  Each one was absolutely delicious.  Their menu changes frequently, but if you can get there before Fall then be sure to try the grilled cheese and the spring pea pot pie with mint and creme fraiche. More...

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Brian D.

23 June 2013

Great spot for brunch on the Lower East Side! The omelet was perfectly prepared and the cocktails were very refreshing. Can't wait to work my way through the menu. Sae, the bartender is way cool!

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Helen B.

18 June 2013

Who knew lunch here good be so good. I have been a few times now since I have been in the LES for work a few afternoons. The Kale Caesar is awesome as is the hummus. Haven't tried much else, but that alone keeps me coming back! More...

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J T.

17 June 2013

I was super sketched out based on location. We went for dinner. The place is super cool. Looks great, airy and does not fit in the hood. The drinks were great. I had whisky and campari cocktail- highly recommend. We ate the spring snap pea pie (amazing) and I had HEIRLOOM CARROTS, KALE, AVOCADO, HIJIKI which was a nice flavor but i didnt particularly care of the carrots.  We also shared the peeky toe crab au gratin which was insane. delicious. the service was pushy. they def were over attentive a la came over 6 times before we were ready to order. not sure if they needed the table or what! but that being said they were great. would 1000% come back. two drinks, entree, ap = $80 a head. More...

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Ali E.

14 June 2013

Went here for lunch. Loved it!!!! So healthy and delicious!! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. LOVED the music and decor so cute 40's 50's vibe. Love that!! The banana dessert was amazing and loved the french press coffee. Will definitely be back More...

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Sarah K.

13 June 2013

Well made, non-traditional cocktails, friendly service, and food that isn't afraid to shy away from protien as the main attraction.  Always happy to find a non-vegetarian restaraunt that does creative veggie dishes well! More...

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Danielle C.

12 June 2013

Quirky hipster name, that matches excellently with the brooklyness decor.A hidden gem amongst massage parlors, and fish markets of chinatown.This place was great, SCOTCH EGG, all that need to be said.I also had the tile fish, devine. More...

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Kristin L.

3 June 2013

Beautiful space, amazing food. Very vegan friendly!

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Jeanette L.

3 June 2013

Came here for brunch this past weekend. LOVED the ambiance, the food and our waitress was a doll. We had the grapefruit special (with honey!) and the soft egg scramble (with broccoli) which was GREAT, the avocado toast which was THE BEST avo-toast I've EVER had and also shared the seasonal veggie plate which was okay.Def recco the avo-toast and the scramble. I am definitely coming back to The Fat Radish!!!PS Did I mention, get the avo-toast!!! More...

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Mikkel M.

19 May 2013

I'd been wanting to try this place for a while. Called 2 hours before I wanted to go and was lucky enough to call right after they got a cancellation. So at 8:30pm on a Saturday night my friend and I met for a girl's night at The Fat Radish. We were served a complimentary plate of radishes with kalamata olives and olive oil and sipped on great belvedere dirty martinis we ordered.  The radishes were a good snack while we decided what to order. As other Yelpers helped decide, we have the sweet pea pot pie (delicious and not heavy at all as you would expect from pot pie), the tile fish with fingerling potatoes (if you don't like spice at all it has a tiny kick but nothing you can't handle - gives it great flavor) and the Pennsylvania trout with red quinoia and spinach. It was incredible. The fish had the skin on, which I ate and was delicious, and was topped with toasted pine nuts. It had a wonderful, not overbearing butter flavor. I kept thinking, "This reminds me of popcorn." I'd never tasted anything like it. We finished with the banoffee pie, which I could have passed on. It was so-so. We ordered another round of martinis. We never felt rushed to leave, which was really nice. The staff was attentive and we were well cared for. Noise level at the restaurant was perfect. Lighting was perfect, great decor. The tables are a little packed in and somewhat difficult to get in and out of but no big deal.Because we had 4 drinks total, that equaled $56, our bill with drinks, an appetizer, 2 entrees and dessert came to $145.  I also saw a table of about 10 women on a bachelorette outing that did a price fixed dinner. Nice to know that they catered to that.I'd definitely recommend The Fat Radish! Great for a date with a boyfriend, friend, first date, etc. More...

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John K.

18 May 2013

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a new place to try.  I thought the food was excellent, but the prices were just a touch to high to make it five stars in my opinion.  Great decor, but I can't comment on the noise since we went right when it opened for dinner at 5.30 on a SaturdayI had the following, which I would highly recommend :Sweet Pea Pot Pie - after a few bites I didn't know what the big deal was, but by the time I was half way done, I just wanted more. It is very delicious. Pennsylvania Trout - if you want fish GET THIS.  My girlfriend ordered this, and I was so happy she wasn't that hungry because this is one of the best dishes I've had anywhere.Other items were specials so may not be too useful to review them, but they were excellent as well:Lamb shoulder - very tender and delicious sauce accompanying the dish.  Would recommend it if they have it while you're thereA winter root vegetable salad - very tasty and fresh, but didn't blow us away More...

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Douglas B.

9 May 2013

The food is  good, I did not understand the radish opening plate as something appealing to munch on while awaiting the delish food to come. The margaritas were PERFECT. just enough flavor and the perfect amount of tequila to knock one out YUM More...

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Folker W.

6 May 2013

Wir sind eher durch Zufall auf das Fat Radish gestoßen - wir waren in der Lower East Side unterweges, um für ein Uni-Projekt die Gegend näher zu erkunden, und es war rasend kalt, wir hatten einiges zu besprechen, und das war einfach der verlockendste Laden auf der Orchard Street. Besser hätten wir es da unten auch nicht treffen können, sozusagen ein Volltreffer.Der untere Teil der Orchard ist eine etwas seltsame Ecke - teilweise recht runtergekommene Häuser, in denen obskure chinesische Firmen Hoteleinrichtungen verkaufen, uralte Textilgroßhandelsgeschäfte, und dazwischen glücklicherweise immer mehr neue Cafes, Restaurants, Galerien, Modeläden.Das Fat Radish ist ein klassisches altes Haus, typisch für diesen Teil Manhattans, und ist wirklich sehr geschmackvoll zurechtgemacht und ausgestattet. Ein wenig laut ist es, wie halt so oft in Manhattan, aber es ist ein wirklich schönes Restaurant, und der Hype, der noch immer um den Laden gemacht wird, zieht eben auch viele Leute an.Aber auch zu Recht. Die Speisekarte ist wirklich fein, und alles, was wir dort angeboten bekamen, war wirklich erstklassig, sehr lecker, und toll zubereitet und dargereicht. Wir sind zum Brunch da gewesen, und wir sind gleich im vorderen Bereich geblieben, ein kleiner Vorraum direkt am großen Schaufenster, prima um ein wenig abseits des Trubels im eigentlichen Restaurant in Ruhe zu reden - und das Treiben auf der Straße zu beobachten.Ich war bei der Wahl meines Menüs recht einfallslos - dachte ich zumindest. Bacon & Fried Egg Sandwich las sich jetzt nicht eben revolutionär, aber eben halt auch sehr verlockend. Und das gute Stück war wirklich super köstlich, inklusive des dazugehörigen Salats. Sah ungeheuer lecker aus und schmeckte ebenso gut. Klar, das kostet mehr als in nem Durchschnitts-Laden, aber hier schmeckt es auch ein zwei Klassen besser.Unser britischer Kollege hat sich natürlich das Full English Breakfast geordert, komplett mit englischem Tee, und von da an schwelgte er nur noch abwechselnd von der Heimat und den unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten in New York. Die brasilianische Kollegin wählte Avocado & 7 Grains Toast mit den Spicy Eggs - und auch sie war rundum glücklich. Dass man inzwischen in einem Restaurant wie dem Fat Radish nicht mehr den grässlichen Diner-Kaffee bekommt, sondern einen richtig leckeren Caffe Latte, versteht sich von selbst.Im Übrigen war auch der Service top, super freundlich, geduldig, und nett - und das obwohl wir wirklich recht lange dort saßen, bevor wir uns wieder auf die kalte Straße wagten. Und als wir ein paar Stunden später fertig waren und uns noch mal kurz treffen wollten, wählten wir wieder das Fat Radish, dieses Mal nur für einen Kaffee oder Tee - aber auch in diesem Fall waren wir durchaus willkommen.Wenn das die Zukunft der Lower East Side ist, kann man froh sein. More...

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Michael N.

3 May 2013

Great find.  The Kale Caesar Salad, Peekey Toe Crab Gratin, Heritage Pork Chop and Lamb (night's special) was as good as it gets.  The service was excellent.  The only caveat is that the bench seating doesn't work if you have a bad back - ask for a wall seating.    I used a TravelZoo voucher which made this a steal; slightly pricey otherwise but worth it!I'll go back with or without a voucher.MNINNYCPS:  The leftover Heritage Pork I took home was great for lunch today! More...

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Rebecca K.

2 May 2013

Update: I bought two Travel Zoo deals here.The first experience was less than spectacular... our waiter forgot to put our order in, and the food came out cold. We watched tables who arrived after us get served before us. I was seated on a stool and had to ask for a chair instead to support my back during the 2.5 hour meal early on a Sunday night.So, as you can imagine, I was less than excited to return on Tuesday night. Fortunately for Fat Radish, the experience was a complete 180 from my last visit. Our server was attentive and nice, and did not forget to put our order in. They have a new (summer?) menu, that is AMAZING (a lot more veggies and fish than the winter menu), with lighter but nonetheless delicious flavors. We had the asparagus and broccoli appetizers, and the chicken and trout mains. I loved every dish and would highly recommend. More...

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Jennifer P.

29 April 2013

In that ambiguous zone where Chinatown meets LES, there lies a gem, The Fat Radish.  The menu options, portion sizes and pricing are those of Goldilocks, not to small and not too big, but juuuust right.  In addition to the 'ingestibles,' the atmosphere is well designed down to the details, including the unique use of florescent lighting, swivel stools at the bar and the tiling choices in the WC.  The staff was polite, personable and more than accommodating, even offering a 'splash more' wine since they had run out of desserts (apparently common on Sundays, so if you dig desserts get there early).   Definitely make a rezzie, this place is bustling. It's worth the trek in my book. More...

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Critic L.

22 April 2013

Like all places in LES, its small and cramped.  I've been here for brunch and dinner.  For brunch, I had the English breakfast and it was delicious! The beans taste like straight from london! The coffee was disappointing; its a bit watered down. For dinner, ordered the truffle fries which are wedges soaked in duck fat, fried, and finished w aromatic truffle oil! I had the pork chops served w caramelized onions and my friend ordered the scallops. The chops were good and moist. The scallops only came with 3 pieces and were slightly overcooked. More...

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Rachel O.

19 April 2013

Just went here for lunch - when we walked in around 12, we were the only people in the place. I loved the earthy decor and really felt like i was in someone's backyard. The lunch menu had a great variety and we ended up ordering the Vegetable Curry and the Quinoa bowls, both which were really tasty alone and also great together. The lemonade was pretty "eh" and cost $5 - and no free refills. All in all, I'd definitely come back and would love to try dinner. More...

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Victoria L.

9 April 2013

Went here on Sunday night for dinner with my boyfriend and really enjoyed it. We were greeted with a little plate of radishes in olive oil and tapenade when we sat down, which was delightful. Not everyone loves the taste of radishes, but these were crispy and light and really pleasant. Overall, the food was really good and the portions were super generous - the celery root pot pie appetizer could have been a main course. The market greens were fresh and tasty, as well. For main courses, we got the burger and duck fat fries, and the scallops. Both were very good. We also got the caramel-filled doughnuts and banana pie dessert, the latter of which was really light and the perfect end to a heavy meal. The wine was fantastic and I would definitely come here again. The ambiance is perfect for a date or just a low-key dinner - low-lit, white-washed brick walls, candles. I made a reservation which I would definitely recommend; the restaurant is pretty small (and tough to move around in). Cons: *They were sold out of the leg of lamb special, which I really wanted to try. *Service was slow. It took forever to get a waiter to come to our table to take our order, bring us the check, and we never got checked on (although service came out pretty smoothly and well-paced once we ordered).*Dinner was expensive. I had a TravelZoo discount, without which we would have paid around $220 for 2 people.All in all, I would definitely have dinner here again. More...

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Courtney M.

6 April 2013

Went for a birthday brunch with my Mom and sister, a great meal.  Food was quality, everything we ordered was tasty and beautifully presented. The servings were a good size for us but might not be enough for someone with a bigger appetite. Not the place for a greasy hangover brunch. More...

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Brandon D.

30 March 2013

Went with a few friends for my birthday this year and we ordered everything on the menu and a few bottles of wine. First off, the Scotch Egg and bacon burger were fantastic! The burger was one of the best I've had in either NYC or Los Angeles. Definitely recommend the kale salad as well, it has these really awesome candied pecans the go really well with the feta.The only downside is getting a table. I went in and got very lucky, we were able to sit at the bar thing near the door. I wouldn't go there without a reservation again though, make sure you get one at least a few days early. More...

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Christina L.

19 March 2013

I don't often write five star reviews, especially after only one visit. Fat Radish was delicious. So delicious I was sad when I was full and couldn't eat another bite, even with valiant effort.We arrived about thirty minutes early for our reservation but the hostess was able to seat us at the end of the communal table. It wasn't the best place to sit as one of my dining companions was bumped a few times by staff going by because it's a tight squeeze on one side.They brought out the free appetizer of radish. Don't bother with silverware - just use your fingers like a barbarian lest your targeted radish shoots across the table like a delicious pink bullet. We ordered:kale with avocado and heirloom carrotscheese platepotato and leek soupcorned beefscallopscrab gratin.. and we wanted to desperately try more. The potato and leek soup was amazing. Perfectly creamy and rich. I reminded myself I was an adult and not an animal and did not lick my bowl. Instead I used the perfectly toasted bread to mop up the leftover soup like a lady.The scallops were buttery and tender. The corned beef actually made me wish I still ate meat. The crab gratin was delicious but I would try something else instead of getting it a second time. Same with the cheese place and kale appetizer. Worth trying but there's so many more things on the menu to eat.The only wrinkle in the evening was our server. She came by to take our order and I guess we weren't ready enough for her because she left to go take other orders, saying we probably needed more time. The abruptness was made up for by the hostess.. who also was a server? She was incredible, gracious and professional.. and also had a fabulous voice. Admittedly, a weird thing to comment on but she did!Fat Radish is one of my neighborhood restaurants that make me very happy to live here. Next time, I'll remember to fast for a week beforehand and try dessert. More...

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Amy H.

21 February 2013

everything was perfect from the moment my boyfriend and i walked in. the food was perfect. i highly recommend the montauk diver scallops w/ golden beet, sweet potato mash & mustard greens. our waitress, camille, was awesome & funny. overall, great experience. More...

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Mari Y.

10 February 2013

On an unusually warm and rainy winter evening, I found my way to the Fat Radish.  Located on a dark and almost sketchy part of the block, up pops the restaurant.  It kind of looked like a barn inside.  What drove me crazy were the coat hangers.  Not a good idea if your coat is on the bottom.  I recommend taking everything out of your coat because your ass is gonna be robbed if you hang up your coat.The beet salad was the best dang thing on the menu.  I could have had three bowls of that and called it a night.  The pork chop was ok.  We also split the fat radish dish which was a bowl of interesting vegetables that weren't grilled.  It all felt very fresh and healthy.  I liked the leftover Chinese characters on the wall.  The place fills up fast!  It's a little $$ but I'd come back for the beets. More...

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Benjamin C.

9 February 2013

At the far end of a tomb-like Chinatown street, a  warm spark will cheer your step.Fat Radish looks as though Brighton pier had been rescued and re-assembled in a flickering wood-drenched pub.Our visit began with a raw radish that looked as though it were dripping the fresh earth of its Spring slumber. The "earth" was in fact a black-olive tapenade that tempered the sharp heat of the radish with a warm, mellow tang.Just as we thought we were alone, Oysters arrived! Where did these ones come from? I may never know. Smooth. Satisfying. Salty. I recommend the twelve-set when dining with two.The Peeky-Toe Crab Gratin is gorgeous a seafood hot-plate for sharing on tiny toasts.I rounded-out the evening with a truly intimidating bacon cheeseburger; flanked with an equally aggresive stack of duck-fat fries. (The pickle alone could feed the West Vilage.)By the end of our meal, we left Fat Radish aglow with intense flavors that lit our way and lightened our step through the chilly night. More...

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Annie F.

3 February 2013

I love this place. Gorgeous, delicious, 'nuff said. Can't wait to go back.We had the red juice, which was great and we didn't think we were juice people. I had the potato cake with a poached egg and Brussels sprouts. Perfect. I'd like another one now, actually. Celery root pot pie was wonderful. More...

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Jo K.

31 January 2013

Cute place. I enjoyed my dinner here which consisted of kale ceasar salad & hamburger.I was very impressed with their pickles. (My guess is they are picked with shallots.) Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the complimentaly radishes that are so plain but oh so good. Would come back to eat here again anytime! More...

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Jiwon C.

27 January 2013

Maybe the people who didn't like the dinner experience here should try going for brunch. It was easy to make a reservation (Sat @ noon) and the restaurant wasn't too crowded. The interior decor is airy and modern. Yes, the tables are close together but it didn't feel intrusive. Service was friendly. The portions were perfect enough to get a couple extra things to share between four friends (pumpkin pancakes and duck fat fries- need the sweet to balance the salty). Everyone was happy with their meals, particularly the English breakfast and the Avocado 7 grain toast. Usually I can find a couple things to complain about but my brunch experience here was perfect. Will definitely be going back soon. More...

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Patty T.

23 January 2013

Wow I am surprised by all the bad reviews.  I think Fat Radish does a great brunch.  All the juices are fresh and the bloody marys are amazing... hmm eggs then duck fat fries.. yes please..Make sure to bring cash for brunch! More...

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Jamie B.

14 January 2013

Best scallops I ever ate! I'm not even a huge scallop fan but ordered them regardless and was beyond pleasantly surprised. Cooked perfectly and flavorful. And on the side was beet and sweet potato mash. That is taking 2 of my fav sides and combining them in the most lushious pairing on a plate. My boyfriend had the burger with duck fat fries and said it ranked amongst the top 3 burgers. (ahem HIMYM episode: The Best Burger In New York) I know this must be true because he HATES mayo and this had mayo on it and he still loved it. To start we had fried butternut squash which was delish. The place is so so adorable and even without ressies (it gets packed) you can hover over the bar and wait for someone to get up. Just make sure you pounce on those seats! The only reason why it doesn't get five stars is the service was just eh and so was the dessert. The dessert was dry and for being a dessert person, it says something if I didn't take more than 2 bites of it. Overall, really good experience. More...

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Joelle S.

13 January 2013

Delicious....from start to finish.Great service, tasty food and normal portions (not oversized!). The setting is absolutely stunning, exposed wood and very very calming vibe.Hope to be back soon. Enjoy :)

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Alexi R.

1 January 2013

What a fancy place.  The wooden table and benches set for a cozy dinning place, the menu packed with interesting choices of appetizers and plates, staffs who readily explain you of anything you have questions of makes this place a great spot in my book. A huge portion of Kale Ceasar Salad was impressively fresh looking and tasting.  The Cod in olive oil, accompanied with lip-smacking good potato salad will make you come back more. More...

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Colin S.

30 December 2012

What a terrific restaurant! My boyfriend and I came for dinner on the earlier side (7:15) and there was hardly anyone else dining, which meant we didn't experience the cramped seating, or loudness. I would definitely recommend this place, and most certainly will be going back.We started with the kale caesar salad and the crab gratin. I thought the salad was fantastic--savory, salty but not too much so, huge portion, I'm going to attempt to make this myself at home (wish me luck!). The crab gratin was also very good, but I don't think it was as good as others have written. It's served in a very small ramekin with a few pieces of toasted rye bread. I thought that the rye bread was far too overpowering for the delicate gratin. At first I didn't think I liked it very much, but after trying it on a fork, rather than mounded/spread on the rye bread, I realized it was quite delicious. I would recommend eating it without the bread, in which case it's probably not worth ordering as it's a small portion, or asking for some type of white bread...think french or italian, something a little less flavorful than rye.For dinner I had the sea scallops with golden beat and sweet potato puree, and I loved it! The scallops were cooked to perfection, crisp on the outside, sweet and creamy inside. The mash was awesome, seasoned very well. My boyfriend got the roasted chicken with egg and onions and lentils. His dish was hearty, savory, earthy, super enjoyable. He LOVED it. For desert we got the special pear tart...it was meh. The pears were extremely grainy, and it had a sort of faux sweetness, almost like it was made with artificial sweetener, which I'm sure was not the case. It wasn't bad, but I would definitely not get this again.Overall good service, really good cocktails, great food ...all in a homey, warm setting. More...

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Huong V.

29 December 2012

Was a girls' night out to celebrate my roommate's bday and Fat Radish was the PERFECT choice. The staff was nice - not overly sweet and attentive, but made us happy.  The best part of the restaurant is really a toss up between the food and the decor. Woody and rustic with some Chinese graffiti (to pay tribute to its location?) on one of the walls...and high ceiling. You walk in feeling like you're about to eat in someone's backyard in the country. Kind of cool.For apps, we ordered the duckfat truffle fries, croquette and the CRAB GRATIN' - crunchy from the toast and yet buttery and savory from the crab. SO GOOD. Entrees were the cod and scallop dish - both great as well. The chef adds a little twist to his creations which makes 'em a bit unique and fun to eat. The good-looking crowd is a plus. ;) I'd def go back. More...

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David H.

27 December 2012

Fantastic spot.  Went for my birthday with 10 folks.  Kale salad, burger and banana toffee pie.  Love it.  Accommodating staff.  Will come back for sure.

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Heather L.

20 December 2012

If you like radishes, this is your spot. Zesty vegetarian and fish dishes. Very chill, like a classy yet rustic Brooklyn resto. You can sit on swivel chairs at the bar. Yummy huge slices of garlic fries. More...

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Fooley C.

20 December 2012

No your typical run of the mill.  Unique changing menu. Ate here a few times, I recommend the asparagus.

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Ryan J.

11 December 2012

Love this place, always take friends in from out of town and they're never displeased. Just gotta make sure I plan ahead with some rezzies, otherwise the wait can be somewhat arduous.  Great cocktails, too!

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Bechi C.

3 December 2012

Dinner here was a nice change from the usual Italian, French, Japanese, etc.  Enjoyed some fantastic oysters (well, when are oysters NOT fantastic?), along with the all it's cracked up to be crab gratin and lovely seared scallops served on a magnificent beet and sweet potato mash that I must replicate or die trying.  The young man enjoyed his scotch egg and burger, but felt let down by the duck fat fries feeling they were missing something.  We finished with the cheese plate which was spot on - kudos to their cheesemonger.Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is charming and clean, if a bit befuddling.  The dining room is outfitted in a country farm-to-plate kitchen table vibe which demands brighter lighting, however as the night progresses, the lighting gets dimmer and dimmer, making one yearn for the snug corner of the local pub.  The unforgiving seating also made my aging bum yearn for a cozier perch.  Due to the openness, not the sort of place I'd choose for romance, but more a place to meet up with friends. More...

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Samantha G.

22 November 2012

The ambiance here is really lovely. It's perfect for a romantic date or a casual night with a group of friends. It's hard to get a reservation though... so book early or succumb to ordering dinner at 10:30 pm.My favorite dish is the Olive Oil Poached Cod. Fantastic! I've ordered it every time I've visited either for myself or for a friend. For an appetizer, try the Sweet Pea Summer Pie. It's so fresh and I think the creme fraiche on the side gives it a great kick.It's a little pricey, but nothing too pricey. I actually think the entrees and appetizers are an average price for a trendy restaurant in the LES. More...

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Livvy T.

29 October 2012

I like to support restaurants that purchase food from local farmers.  They do have radishes!  The appetizer roasted brussel sprouts had bacon wrapped around it - delicious!  The kale caesar salad was really good too.  The celery root pot pie was good too.  My friend had the hamburger with duck fat fries, but she said she couldn't really tasted the duck fat - oh well.  Definitely recommend reservations.  Still had people waiting at 9pm on a weekday night. More...

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Saffron R.

23 October 2012

I threw a relatively last-minute surprise dinner party here for my husband's birthday.  I was very stressed out, as another restaurant had decided to up their per person price for my reservation late in the game (...) forcing me to cancel, and scramble about for a restaurant that could accommodate us relatively early on a weeknight.  I was also really busy that week and the prospect of worrying about the menu, et cetera was kind of overwhelming.  Fortunately, the restaurant handled EVERYTHING, and did it BEAUTIFULLY.  The menu was perfect for our group- in fact I would say there was almost TOO MUCH food- but the price was so reasonable I didn't think twice about it.  We were served glowing piles of grilled cheese and pickles, brussels sprouts on horseback, kale caesar salad, vegetable pot pies, arctic char, vegetables and rice- all simple things but done really, really well.  We were an eclectic group with a few dietary issues in the mix, and every person in the party was stuffed and happy, and all vowed to come back to the Fat Radish.  The servers and especially the support staff were very attentive- we always had water and wine, and we were never rushed along.  The pile of donuts that arrived gratis with our prepurchased birthday cake was the coup de grace (and definitely the coup de stuffed).  The ambience is a nice mix of elegant and hip, as is the staff.  We had a lovely time. Highly recommended! More...

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Uyen N.

22 October 2012

The Ambiance.Romantic, dimly lit & lovely. The Wine.Great little list with variety.  The Fat Raddish have a few of their own wines; which I would love to try next time. The Dinner Menu. We had the oysters, scallops & monkfish...  The oysters were great with the Italian white wine, the scallops were seared perfectly and the monkfish was fantastic (with a bit of heat/spiciness).  Great spot; I will def-ly return. More...

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Tara T.

7 October 2012

I found The Fat Radish after browsing around on YELP! I wanted to find a few new restaurants for my upcoming trip to NYC. My sis lives in the LES and I asked her about it...she said that she had always wanted to try it.We popped in on a Friday night without reservations. The Hostess was very nice and told us that they had a long wait but, we could sit at the bar. We got drinks from Rex, the bartender. We sat in a little window seat and scoped out the bar for 2 seats. Rex let us know that he would flag us over when he could seat us. Very attentive.My only negative is I  wish they had a broader selection of wine. I picked one of the featured reds of the night - nice choice. So, I really can't complain!!We scored 2 seats right at the bar. This was perfect for people watching. We also got to watch Rex make their House Special Cocktails - will have to try one next time. The restaurant has a charming ambience. (White rustic exposed brick, twinkle lights, and mirrors.) For dinner I picked the Roasted Chicken with Squash, tomato, and crispy okra. Heavenly! I am happy that the Chicken sat in a pool of the sauce (which was a bit salty but, good) instead of the sauce being poured over dish. This helped me control how much sauce I added to my Chicken. My Sister had the Cod and Warm German Potato Salad which was also very good. We split both dinners and both were winners. Tip: Make Reservations!All in all I really loved my dining experience and I will definitely be back! Soon I hope. More...

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Marco S.

3 October 2012

This is a lovely little spot straddling chinatown and LES; crowds can be crushing, and a reservation is recommended even for brunch; which is annoying. Still, the dining room is airy, rustic and all together charming. The place does a great job transforming simple, earthy ingredients into delectable treats; hence my simple avocado and spicy egg atop wheat toast was one of my more delicious breakfasts of the year. I also tried the mushroom benedict entree and that was also very great. Bloody Mary's are fancy and unique with shaved radish bits on top.Cash only, so load up appropriately before venturing over. More...

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Danielle T.

1 October 2012

I really only know Fat Radish for their fresh, herbal, British country side brunches of healthy soulful grainy food. The herbs on the omelet were so fresh. The coffee was good. The mushrooms were sauteed to perfection. The environment is refreshingly brunchy. cash only for brunch but there is a sketchy ATM outside... experience much. More...

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Ryan T.

26 September 2012

Not bad but not great. It's a little pricey for what you get. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service is good. They do have great cocktails.

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Patty I.

4 September 2012

Second time here, loved it both times. I highly recommend the burger - ridiculously delicious. It made me sad I couldn't finish it but it says a lot - tasty and generous portions! It came with giant duck fat fries. While I adore fries, I must say they weren't the best but they were decent.The first time I went I had tried much more but due to the lag in time, the most memorable item I had was the pea pie - O.M.G. More...

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Victor G.

22 August 2012

I came here on a Tuesday night for dinner with 2 friends. We were seated in the front table by the window. I like to think that they put us there, because we were three ridiculously good looking guys that will attract some traffic into the restaurant. More likely, it was due to the fact that all the other tables were packed.I ordered the Heritage Pork Chop and the Truffle Fries. The pork chop was juicy and went well with the tomato jam. I wasn't such a fan of the braised fennel.The truffle fries were giant delicious potato wedges. They were yummy. But at $12 a plate, it would be a occasional treat until I join the 1% crowd.The food is made with local and sustainable ingredients. The food would probably be 3.5 stars, but the atmosphere is gorgeous.The place has a rustic look about it with exposed bricks and light peeking through the high ceilings. Great for a brunch or dinner date.//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My friend ordered the roasted chicken and was amazed at how juicy it was. He mentioned that it was a little salty. I would probably try this dish the next time I'm there. More...

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Muhammad M.

16 August 2012

Great little place in/near china town. takes reservations and can handle a decent size party. i've been here repeatedly and never been disappointed. Note: it's cash only so bring some bills. More...

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Bethany P.

25 July 2012

I had a great girls' night out dinner at Fat Radish. The staff was excellent -- fun and attentive. And, at the end of the meal when we were still throwing back watermelon beers (don't judge they are amazing) the manager needed our table. He kindly asked us if he could offer us champagne at the bar since they had another reservation coming in for the table. Why of course you can tempt me to the bar with champagne, obviously! Excellent service all around.The food was very good. I don't like seafood but the crab gratin was rich and delicious. The vegetarian Fat Radish platter was good not great. It had some unappetizing veggies mixed in with the tasty ones so it was a little off-putting. The burger was fantastic. Yes I see how that food combination is dichotomous but hey, that's why you split food with friends! Overall I'd love to go back, had a wonderful meal! More...

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Alec S.

22 July 2012

OMG, I love this place.  The staff, the food, the decor, and hell - even the other guests.  I came in with no rezzy on a pretty busy night and they found room.  The space is amazing, and when you walk in it's a world away from the noisy hectic streets of Chinatown.  It's a little out of the way, but that perfectly tamps down loud annoying tourists.The bartender is awesome.  Time and energy was put into every drink, and he pulled out an obscure 1920s era recipe out of thin air for a patron.  The waitstaff was both friendly and knowledgeable.  A couple of older women were tucked in a corner dressed up and wearing pith helmet (the real mcoy) and a straw fedora, as if they were part of the decor.  Dress for this place; not jackets or anything over the top, but def upscale pants and shirt and shoes.But of all this, the food really shined.  The scallops with the bacon jam? WOW.  Monkfish - WOW.  Oysters tasted like someone waded out back and grabbed them from the sea, and the salad special had house-made lemon ricotta with crisp greens & prosciutto.All in all, if you're dating a foodie and want to blow their mind this is your spot.  You'll probably see me there too because it'll be my new home away from home. More...

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Jerome Y.

17 July 2012

Packed on a Tuesday night. The only non-Chinese place on the block, and the only one open at night. Super trendy inside though, great Scotch egg.

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Huong V.

10 July 2012

Was girls' night out to celebrate my roommate's birthday  and Fat Radish was perfect for the occasion. The staff was pleasant: not overly sweet or extremely attentive, but enough to make us happy.Love the decor and food equally. It's woody and rustic with some Chinese graffiti sprawled across one of the walls (paying tribute to the restaurant's location?)...and high ceiling. Kind of feel like you're dining in someone's backyard in the country. Very cool. We ordered:Croquette, Duck fat truffle fries, and Crab gratin' over toast for apps. Cod and Scallops for the entrees.*All were great, but the crab gratin' deserves an extra shout. Once you bite into it, there's the initial crunch from the toast then the buttery and savory spread coats your tongue. I'm drooling now writing about it. So yes, get it. Drinks were simple, tasty and refreshing. The good-looking crowd is also a plus. ;) I'd def come back. More...

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Karen H.

10 July 2012

Beautiful restaurant. Beautiful food. Beautiful wine. Beautiful people.I had one of the best meals that I've had in a while last Saturday with my boyfriend, his sister and her girlfriend.  His sister got us a reservation for 9:30 pm and we were all running a bit late, so she called to see if we could push back to 9:45 pm, which wasn't a problem. Our waitress started us off with complimentary radishes, which were served in a zingy sauce that resembled the dirt found on raw radishes at the farmer's market.  It emodied the restaurant's rustic feel.We shared a variety of small plated appetizers and a bottle of Zinfandel, which was beyond.  I loved the spicy seared tuna, sweet pea summer pie (crust was a winner), grilled avocado squash with watermelon and fingerling potato salad.  The grilled cheese and pickles were great too.  Our only complaint was that the english pea "edamame" was too salty.  My bf and I shared the chocolate cherry bread pudding special, which was my least favorite part of the meal, but it was certainly not bad, just didn't blow me away.The atmosphere is wonderful, ingredients are top notch and seasonal and the service is quietly attentive.  I highly recommend trying it out but make a reservation!  You'll be surprised at how good British food can be. More...

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Coral G.

21 June 2012

Everything was really delicious, although I highly recommend ordering a bunch of small plates to share so you get a taste of everything. The atmosphere is really quaint, with a cozy garden feel, with a lot of nice natural light coming in form the skylights. My only complaint is the seating. If you're unlucky, or too polite to get the inside seat, your back will be a bit annoyed with you from the little bar stool they seat you at. More...

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Faris H.

14 June 2012

An unexpected long wait nullified the reservation that we had made. It is this sort of establishment that could deter you from enjoying what The Fat Radish has to offer. It reeks of the hip and fashionable. Having said that, once seated, the experience was crowned with sensory delight.With China Town not too far away, it made urbane sense that some gritty Chinese graffiti remained on one of the big pillars, diagramming the interior of the restaurant's dining area. Expansive art best described as bauhaus California, contribute warmth to what would have seemed like a cold British eatery. Specials of the day are hand written on a large mirror more akin to a French brasserie.Cocktails at The Fat Radish are zingy and fresh. Consider jalapenos and beet juice as a volatile, pink combo, with gin and tequila being some of the drink menu's main players.If the British were meant to know a thing or two about crab I was definitely in for a surprise. The crab gratin is a must try. Piping hot from the oven, a ramekin of salted crab, white cheddar, and sherry is ready, willing, and able, to be slathered on some hearty, toasted bread. Leeks that come close to being burnt, are perfectly golden and crunchy, adding an understated onion disposition to the mix.Vegetarian or not, The Fat Radish Plate, is a cornucopia of seasonal, local vegetables with brown rice. The kale and chard retained an intense green hue and were succulently cut with lemon. Unfortunately, the truffle fries were a $12 disappointment. Undecided on what to end the meal with, the three cheese plate of honey comb, blueberry jam, and almonds was a common ground of salty and sweet. Frankly, a great English full stop to a meal. More...

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Lydia C.

13 June 2012

3.5 stars but with good company and service this past Saturday, I bumped it up to 4 stars. I loved the rustic look of the restaurant. Dishes that impressed me were the seared tuna salad, peekytoe gratin, and rabbit w/ corn & polenta special of the day. The scallops were ok - definitely had better. The lamb and cod were not bad. For the scallops, I liked how they mixed the beets with the rest of the greens. Definitely masked the earthy taste of beets. Overall, it was a good dining experience.No caking fee is always a plus in my book. More...

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Bailey A.

13 June 2012

Food, awesome. The avocado squash salad was light as well as filling, and the bacon cheeseburger was melt in your mouth juicy with crispy fall-apart bacon. Cocktails, delicious, too expensive. That's why only 4 stars. All around good experience! More...

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Leslie S.

4 June 2012

woohoo!!!! Great way to describe my evening at the Fat radish last Friday night. I had made a mistake on the day when I made the reservation on Opentable and when they called to confirm they very nicely squeezed us in on Friday night instead of Thursday. We arrived a bit early for our reservation but they had a table for us within a few minutes. We sat in the back by the stairs but it was fine as the atmosphere is lively and you feel like you're in your grandmothers farm house, if she lived somewhere in say a chic part of Kansas. We had already been out for cocktails so we didn't think we could do an entire bottle of wine so my date ordered a beer and my sis and I each ordered a glass of red. I had the Benziger Cabernet which wasn't great, it did taste like it had been opened for a while but I wasn't in a complaining mood, and my sis had the fat radish pinot which was perfectly fine. We decided to order a bunch of different plates because everything sounded incredible. Below is our list:1. Kale Caesar salad  - ex-cell-ent. I actually liked kale better than the usual romaine, it gives the salad much more character.2. truffle fries - if you have read any of my other reviews you'll see a common theme here, if there are fries on the menu they will be on my table. Now these were huge logs of perfectly browned potato strips served with a creamy dressing, think the best potato skins you've ever had...delish!3. The market plate - now my sis is a vegan and my date and I both like just about everything but all I can say is if all vegetarian food could taste like this I might convert. There was some sort of grain on the bottom, it was way too tasty to just be brown rice and on top was the best assortment of vegetable. I couldn't get enough of it.4.Peeky Toe Crab Gratin leeks, aged white cheddar, sherry - can you say heaven in your mouth They serve this with toasted slices of bread and you can just smear this creamy concoction on top and lapse into a state of bliss.5. Pea and mint potpie - think about the best potpie you've ever had, then make it all fresh healthy goodness. There were peas and mint and some other bright greens inside with a very light creme sauce. Again, I couldn't get enough.There were 3 of us, we stuffed our faces and there was still a bit left over. The price point at this place is right on. The ingredients are incredibly fresh and tasty and I can't wait to go back again. More...

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Tina Y.

21 May 2012

We saw the Fat Radish serving food at the Freize Art Show a couple of weeks ago, and decided to try it some time. I was so happy that I found this place, which was oddly located at the border of Chinatown. My husband and I went there for Sunday brunch with a reservation at 1:30 pm. When we arrived, the whole place was packed and there was a line. We still had to wait for 15 minutes before getting seated.Despite the slow service, we still had a great time here, and agreed to give it 4 stars.The menu was relatively small but some items were rather unique. My husband ordered the FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST, and I ordered CLOTHBOUND CHEDDAR & POTATO CAKE. Both dishes were tasty. The portion of my dish was small, but very delicious. The potato cake was lightly fried and creamy, and it was placed on a bed of Brussels sprouts and bacon pieces. It also came with a poached egg. We also tried their blended juices and loved it! They only charged $6 for a large French press of coffee, and I saw some people sharing a big pot for a table of 4!The two tables next to ours sounded like British people. They all seemed to enjoy the food and ambiance. We probably won't bring our British visitors here, but we will definitely come back by ourselves! More...

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Rebecca A.

17 May 2012

I'll start with the bad. Are you a thin waif? Because yes, I am. Maybe not 5'10, but I'm 5'7. Tall enough. And yet, am I a bitch? No. Well, sometimes. However, our waitress (and it seemed like, most of the waitresses at FR), are tall, thin, rapscallion bitches. I'm not sure what was up with the service, but they did not make me happy. So, minus one for being rude. Quite unnecessarily so.Other than that - an excellent experience. I went with a group of six ladies (there were in fact many groups of women - not sure why that is). Everything we got was fantastic. A few in the party got fish, and I loveddd the fish. I got two apps - the mushroom souflee, which was hearty, almost meat-like, with buttery delicious crust. I also got the crab toast, which was one of the best crab items I've ever had.The space is beautiful, white, farmy. Kind of reminiscent of ABC Kitchen and all the other shabby-chic places around. Good for dates and nights out with the ladies. More...

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Lauren S.

13 May 2012

Great atmosphere for brunch. While my mom and I waited at the bar for a table, the bartender offered us a free taste of a creepy looking green drink he was pouring that ended up being a delicious blend of veggies and a hint of ginger. Both of our entrees were well balanced and tasty (mushrooms and avocado/toast dishes). I wouldn't say it was the most advanced menu, but the food was very well executed and light in a good way. I'm strongly considering trying it out for dinner! More...

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Nelli S.

10 May 2012

I had dinner here with some friends and everything was excellent.We started with oysters & scottish eggs, followed by an artichoke salad, then onto a Burger and Salmon.Everything was fresh and delicious.Definitely recommend More...

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Lisa T.

8 May 2012

Been here both for dinner and brunch, and was pretty pleased both times. Relaxed, nice atmosphere, great food. The British thing doesn't really shine through, seems new American to me, but still delicious. My friends were not impressed with the mushroom pot pie, which was sad, since they were from out of town. Monkfish also wasn't a fav when I was there for dinner. Ask the waiters, they tend to give great advice.Service isn't speedy, this is a place to go to enjoy yourself. They are super friendly though - great neighborhood spot. More...

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Lauren Z.

24 April 2012

The Fat Radish is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC!The food here is amazing, the crab gratin is one of my favorites on the menu. I highly recommend it! From the mains I gush over the fat radish plate, for all the vegetarians out there it's a must have! For drinks I highly recommend trying my favorite and  famous tequila rose; that is prepared to perfection by the really charming Aussie bar tender! Aside of the delicious food and great atmosphere the service is always so attentive and nice. One of my favorite waitress there is Slovitza she is the sweetest girl and makes every dinner memorable.At this point I have become a regular of this restaurant! and not once I've been disappointed. More...

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Jennifer W.

23 April 2012

I only came here for the duck fat fries and house made donuts and both were delicious! Will be back!

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Jessica V.

21 April 2012

Between the decor, the staff and the food, this place has me coming back multiple times over the last few months!For food: I especially enjoy the grilled cheese sandwich (delish!), the bacon cheeseburger and any and all of their daily specials (they have a great warm freekah salad!). Also, the staff is really knowledgeable about beer and wine parings which I always appreciate. Most importantly- they source from as many local spots as possible and frequent the farmer's markets for their produce giving a very earthy, fresh flavor to all of the food. For the space: No way jose do you feel like you are in Chinatown! The high ceilings make the Fat Radish feel open and inviting.  The white and the mirrors give the space an added flair! The staff is friendly and casual. I predict I will keep coming back to the Fat Radish! More...

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Valerie L.

17 April 2012

Oh snap--I think I have a new favorite restaurant.The Fat Radish is just enough out of the way, sandwiched in an unlikely locale between Chinatown and LES. It's a British restaurant that is equal parts hip and elegant with a delicious, seasonal menu and servers you'd want to hang out with.Though good brunch joints are almost always packed to the brim, Fat Radish was unusually empty when we went there around 11 a.m. on Saturday. The shabby exterior is deceiving; the main dining room was actually huge, airy and immaculately decorated. The food? Top notch. We got the avocado toast on 7-grain, mushroom pot pie, and oatmeal pancakes with blueberry compote and pea pollen. My toast was awesome, slathered in fresh avocado and drizzled with a bit of hot sauce with an egg on the side. The pancakes had a strange texture from the pea pollen (whatever that is), but they were tasty. I'm eager to try their signature plate with fresh vegetables. I'd recommend this place to anyone, but I kind of want to keep it to myself. More...

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Andy S.

11 April 2012

I have been a few times now, and plan to keep going as often as possible.  I love everything about it.  The food is all around fabulous, as are the specialty cocktails.  But the best part is the atmosphere; by the end of the night it always feels like a very cool clubhouse, with lots of table hopping, air kissing, and general congeniality.  Currently the best dining scene in town. More...

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Julie C.

11 April 2012

As a devout carnivore, I can't believe I'm starting this review by praising the vegetables.  But praise I am.  The cauliflower is amazing and so are the brussel sprouts.  The last time I was there, I had the chicken which was this perfect little thing of tender meat and crispy skin.  And naturally, my first visit involved the delicious bacon cheeseburger and fries. I love the atmosphere as much as the food.  It's cozy and hip in equal measure. More...

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Lee R.

10 April 2012

I have heard so much about The Fat Radish - I can't believe it took me so long to finally eat there.  Am I lame or what?The food was AMAZING.  We started with the Celery Root Pot Pie (I could hardly share it, and we almost ordered another), Deviled Brussel Sprouts (Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout), they were TO DIE FOR.  We also shared the Kale Caesar - I am not a huge fan of Kale (I know, shoot me), but this was perfection.  My sister had a burger which she loved and I opted for something lighter - The Fat Radish Plate (an amazing assortment of roasted and steamed veggies - and possibly the best rice I've ever had).   For dessert we had something called Banoffee Pie (which I guess is British) and it was really, really good.I am not much of a drinker, but my sister had the Gin & Tonic which uses cucumber juice and looked rather tasty (she had 3 so it must have been good).The place is super cute and the staff was friendly.  It was really busy for a Monday night.  I've read you have to wait for a table, but ours was waiting for us and we had a long, unrushed meal.I can't wait to go back to The Fat Radish. More...

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Ileana H.

9 April 2012

A friend of mine lives nearby and knows some of the staff. It's a nice and well-decorated bar and restaurant. It's not something I would expect around this neighborhood but I welcomed Fat Radish with open arms. I only used the bar so nothing special. Pouring a beer from tap. Easy. The one thing that did sell me was the down-to-earth staff member I did get into a conversation with. Real sweet guy. I would love to come back for a meal. :)Until next time... More...

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Leah M.

4 April 2012

Came here last Summer/Fall with my girl who live(d) in the LES.  We didn't have a rez but after sitting at the bar having a cocktail, we figured why not just eat ere since we were starving and the place was only getting busier.We ordered the scotch egg, kale caeser salad, and shared a snapper entree (I think, it was def a broiled fish)Everything tasted great, to me what stood out was the kale caeser. I am an Eat More Kale adherent and eat kale on a weekly basis.  But almost never raw.  This salad was just awesome! It didn't taste anything like a caeser, but I jsut wish I knew how to make it at home because it beats the heck out of any other raw kale anything I could imagine.Also, the cocktails we had were really good, but the names escape me (the ginger? maybe?).  Service was good, bartender was great, all in all we had a good experience. On the spendier side of reasonable. Not cray, but not budget-friendly. More...

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Gina X.

29 February 2012

SCOTCH EGG. Drool. Sausage wrapped egg - sounds simple enough. But there's something incredible about Fat Radish's soft boiled egg enveloped in pillowy sausage that just does it for me. Next time I'm definitely ordering their CELERY ROOT POT PIE. And this is coming from someone who doesn't even like celery root. Not your typical pot pie swimming in gravy (although I do love ma gravy). The star of this dish is definitely their hearty chunks of savory root vegetables. Only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is the scallops dish. Soggy broccoli and sweet potato, not to mention scallops that gave me the runs... It's ok though Fat Radish. I forgive you. More...

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Mrs. A.

28 February 2012

One of my new favorite restaurants!  Amazing and inventive menu.  Everything we had was great!  We started with the cauliflower appetizer which was delicious!  Had the sea scallops for an entree and shared the brussels sprouts and truffle fries.  Topped off with the amazing warm cream filled cinnamon donuts.  Fantastic meal and I cannot wait to go back!  Service was pretty good as well and the hostess is great!!!  Check it out people!!! More...

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Joscelyn Z.

24 February 2012

I really enjoyed my dinner at fat radish.  Decor was nice, service was professional, drinks were good.  We started w/ scotch eggs and mushroom crostini.  The crostini was especially delicious.  For entrees, we had the black bass and the scallops.  The scallops were cooked perfectly, the black bass' skin was crispy.  I would definitely go back! More...

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Sharon L.

2 February 2012

Definitely will be back again - Had brunch twice there and both times were delish!   Even my 4 year old enjoys it there.Good service, good food...hamburger was big and juicy.  Banana bread and pumpkin breads were my son's fave.  All other dishes friends had were good.Will make another reservation for brunch there again soon. More...

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Stephanie Y.

19 January 2012

So, I'm not gonna lie, I have never really been to a "British" pub/restaurant before and I was a bit apprehensive about coming here.  But, so glad I did.  I came for Sunday brunch with a friend and was completely surprised when they asked if we had a reservation as this place was pretty crowded.  Who knew 230 PM brunch - I guess I'm used to Jersey :)The place was great, almost like a big loft space with a great white wood decor and small tables.  I ordered the spicy eggs and a coffee and both were amazing.  View pic of said eggs here: yelp.com/biz_photos/8fn5….  Did I already exclaim how they were amazing?  The runny yolk with the avocado spread over perfectly toasted country bread with a little mesculin salad on the side.  Yowza!!!  The more I reminisce, the more I want it again.  My dining companion ordered the apple pancake.  She is an itty bitty one so, she didn't mind it being quite small for the $12 price tag.  I didn't taste it but, I do have to say it looked good.The meal came to about $15 p/p which included tax and tip and couldn't of been happier.  They of course don't take credit card which I couldn't of been more unhappier about but, thank gd for friends who carry cash with them.They also have a separate coffee joint in the front for to go orders or a more quick service of coffee and pastry while sitting at the counter.  I'd imagine that would be a great option for a little newspaper, solo action.I'll definitely come back to this place.  I'm a 'bloody' fan. More...

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Jessica R.

18 January 2012

We just held a large dinner party here for 15. It was the first time we all had been and let me tell you 24 hours later we can't stop talking about it! The kale caesar salad, mini grilled cheese sandwiches with pickles, celery root pot pie were all wonderful!! The service was great, a little aggressive on plate clearing to the point plates were taken before we were finished. But overall it is a place that needs to be put on everyone's list! More...

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Christina B.