156 E 2nd St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.722970 -73.985191
Mon-Thu, 4pm-midnight; Fri, 4pm-1am; Sat, 10am-1am; Sun, 10am-midnight
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village
Sweetest staff and best food in the hood – Supper is a real treat in a neighborhood where service has gone to s@#$ . The staff are soo nice and the food is soo good. I can't say enough good things about this place. I've taken many new New Yorkers there and they fall in love and they take THEIR friends. The polenta is amazing, the brunches are incredible (the French toast is to die for) I have all my birthdays and get-togethers at Supper and each time they treat me and my friends better than the last. Enjoy a little Supper anytime.
Still great food, Still great service, Still love it! – I have been eating at Supper very regularly since I moved to New York 5 years ago as I live in the area. So.. they don't take reservations - if you're having a big group of people out for a birthday - be decent and book somewhere else for your friend instead of being a cheap a@s and then complaining about waiting on a Saturday night in the East Village as one of the reviewers below states. Who goes out in Manhattan with a large group on a Saturday night for a special occasion without a reservation?? Duh!!! The bar next door is small, but if you are being served by the great gorgeous bartender Wade, you'll get a drink quickly and topped up regularly and you will be totally taken care of. The back-room is a little quieter but as for your chair being kicked as people go past to the toilets (as per another whiney reviewer..) the table for 2 (which I have sat at many times is in front of no more than 4 other chairs - so that's hardly the stomping crowd they mention. Michael and the other hosts are organised and just doing their job and have always been wonderful to me and my crew. The food is always fantastic and plenty of it - I always leave with a doggy bag. Service? What do you want guys? The place is busy, extremely reasonable - the waitstaff are there to take your orders quickly, get your food to you and if it's very busy, they often ask if it's OK to bring the check, so as for waiting for a check... purrrlease!!! The weeknights are definitely less crowded but the food and service is consistent 7 days a week. The downside of the weekends is that the WHINEY, COLLEGE BRIDGE AND TUNNEL KIDS are around. If you don't want a piece of Manhattan, stay in Bayridge so the rest of us can enjoy this great East Village restaurant.
Don't get stuck in the back room unless you're in a group! – The food was great - nothing too fancy or flashy, just really tasty food with a "home cooked" feel. I had the mozzarella and tomato salad which was really fresh and delicious and then the gnocchi afterwards - real comfort food! I was a bit disappointed with my hazelnut pannacotta but I think it was really because I was just too full to enjoy it properly. The "by consumption" wine list is a brilliant concept as it means you drink as much as you want without the dilemma of whether to order a second bottle when you're just getting to your dessert...
The place itself ought to have had a great atmosphere as the decor is cool and you feel the buzz as you walk in, however, we were stuck on a table in the back room (even though we were there before 7) which was a bit disappointing. It would have been fine if we'd been in a group but with just two of us, we felt a bit out-of-it. Also, the table was next to the toilets and had a steady stream of customers and waiters squeezing past; even though I moved my chair to try and keep out of the way, everyone who passed seemed to manage to kick it which became quite annoying.
Our waitress was really nice - friendly and helpful and kept an eye on us without being intrusive however the same can't be said for the guys who topped up the water and cleared the plates. We'd be in the middle of a conversation and suddenly someone would boot my chair and shove a jug in between us....
I would go again and would recommend to others but would definitely hang on for a seat in the front of the restaurant - I get the impression that we had an unusually poor experience here.
Italian Done Right – First impression, Godfather meets vampire dungeon. And then you hear Coldplay, which is great yet having the occurring thought this is out of place. Front section of the restaurant has a lighter feel with 4 outdoor tables, and a bar table to observe cooks making your meal, very cool. Must mention, the waiter had a similar resemblance to Anthony Bourdin! Have the salsa cruda and calamari appetizer, you'll love it. And then share a 'Special of the Week' and a pasta dish, it`ll wash over you with content! I think that`ll follow nicely.
Love this place – I have been to Supper countless times since it opened and while I've waited and it's been crowded, the food has always been so good that I didn't really care. When a place is as consistently excellent and well priced as Supper is it's going to get crowded. That's the way it is. The food is well worth the hassle. The calamari is fantastic, the meat special no matter what it is is always delicious and the lasagna is irresistable. I love the vibe of the restaurant. It's so homey and rich with texture. It's just a great place to have dinner. I would recommend going during the week and not at prime time if you want to avoid the sardine hipster thing.
I adore this place. – I lived in Italy and this food is better. No other restaurant has so many simple wonderful fresh vegetables. Great pasta, great meat. The Rabbit on Saturday! Or the Roasted Pork....Nothing is better anywhere. I love the staff, I love the ambience The staff is often griped about but I find them lovely. Hard to get a table sometimes but we go early or late to avoid the crush. Hey, its just that good.
A great place for a great night – We had a wonderful dining experience at Supper. The charming host delighted us with his Irish brogue as we waited for the rest of our party. We were a group of ten and were seated in the back of this very cozy dining room right next to a pretty walk in wine cellar. The service was excellent and very well timed. The food was a real treat...for appetizers our favorites were the fresh mozzarella which is not to be missed, the bruschetta was melt in your mouth delicious and the polenta was so good that everyne was fighting over it!. The entre of choice was the veal, it was pounded so thin, it looked like a stingray covering the whole plate. Supper is a great place for a great night.
Cozy atmosphere and great food – Went there last Sunday night with 2 friends and had a really great dinner. It was a cold, crappy night and Supper was warm, cozy and filled with delicious smells. Their fresh mozzarella is some of the best I've ever had. Just beware of the specials menu which doesn't have prices....we ended up paying a bit more for our pasta dishes than we had anticipated. The service was nothing special but definitely passable. I'll be going back.
The most HORRIBLE experience I've EVER had. – It's not really in my nature to complain and I've never reviewed anything, but Supper was THE worst dining experience I've EVER had ANYWHERE. It was my friend's birthday, so we went this past Saturday to celebrate, because she'd always wanted to go. We knew they didn't take reservations, but didn't expect to wait for 2 1/2 hours in their extremely crowded bar they shoved us in next door. If it were up to me, I would've left after 30 min., but I didn't want to spoil my friend's birthday. The male host was completely obnoxious and his idea of announcing who's next on the list is to scream out people's names. His eye rolling, after I asked how much longer the wait was (after being there an hour and a half), only heightened his lack of simple good manners. After we finally squeezed out of the bar and walked over to the restaurant section, we were seated shoulder to shoulder with the people next to us. The waitress didn't even bother picking up the fork she pushed over from our table (she knew she did it, but just walked away). She did, however, hand back the napkin that fell to the floor back to my friend. Disgusting! The food FINALLY came after another hour of waiting and it was bland and full of thick oil. Having lived in Rome, I know what they served us was NOT Italian food, not even a poor substitute. All we could do was laugh, because Supper was so ridiculous... it was comical. It seemed like we were in some skit from Saturday Night Live. You will completely regret going, so don't come crying to me. I told you so. ;)
Downhill fast – Supper used to be one of my favorite resaurants. I hadn't been there in a while and wanted to take my boyfriend there for our anniversary. What a mistake! The hostess was so rude I wanted to leave right away. Things only got worse. We waited forever to be seated, were crammed in a tiny space and then forgotten. The panzanella, which used to be one of my favorite dishes, was so salty we couldn't eat it. Our meals came out about 15 minutes apart and one of them was wrong - trying to make the best of it, I just kept the wrong order - it was something I used to like anyway - but it was bland and spiceless. Then came the (seriously) interminable wait for the check. I thought getting seated took a long time, but it was nothing compared to this. The only good thing that came of the evening was that I discovered again how sweet my boyfriend can be in crappy circumstances. Maybe a good place to test a potential mate, but no longer a good place to eat.
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