John's of 12th Street

Manhattan – East Village

John's of 12th Street

302 E 12th St between First and Second Aves
Manhattan, NY 10003


Time Out NY You can imagine some "50s beatnik taking his date to John"s for a rough-around-the-edges romantic dinner. The place has been here for 100 years, and it"s a fine example of its type--caramel-colored vinyl booths, Chianti bottles dripping with candle wax, and pasta with any of ten sauces (from simple garlic, oil and anchovies to rich carbonara). Comfort yourself with the usual: minestrone; mozzarella, basil and tomato; tiramisu topped with chocolate shavings. Or try one of the faultless nightly specials: a bruschetta of the celebrated garlic bread, layered with avocado and diced tomatoes, or veal scaloppine al limone with spaghetti. It"s not fancy, but everything feels just right.

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  • Average main course: $14. Cash only
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  • Bar/LoungeBar/Lounge
  • Delivery/TakeoutDelivery/Takeout
  • Good for GroupsGood for Groups
  • Off-Premises CateringOff-Premises Catering
  • Private Function Room(s)Private Function Room(s)

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