Bar Virage

★★★★☆
Bistro in the East Village with a menu that slants French but also welcomes tastes from around the Mediterranean and Middle East.
  • 118 2nd Ave

    New York, NY 10003

    Map & Directions
  • 212-253-0425

About Bar Virage

Categories
Hours
Sunday: 10:00am-11:00pm Monday: 9:00am-11:00pm Tue-Thu: 9:00am-1:00am Friday: 9:00am-3:30am Saturday: 10:00am-3:30am

Food

Food
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

Pommes Frites

123 2nd Ave New York, NY

Resultset_next

Antique Cafe

55 West 26th Street New York, NY

3.8636 22
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Bar Virage was?
Write a Review
.

I've gone to this restaurant for years; it's a stand-by. Love their tuna noicoise salad, their lamb burger, good brunch & tapas choices, weekday lunch specials.
However their service has gone downhill; a lot of their staff are rude and unattentive.
Case in point: last Sunday I went for a late lunch and waited 10 minutes to get a menu and water. When it did finally arrive, I asked for some bread. Ten minutes later and still breadless, I asked for some bread. The waitress said "Are you planning on ordering?" "Yes", I said, as soon as I get my bread." Finally the bread arrived 5 minutes later and I ordered two tapas and two glasses of Prosecco.
During my meal, I required more bread and got attitude from the water/bread guy.
I continued my meal and decided to top it off w/ a cappuccino. At this point as my water glass was empty, I requested some water from the water/bread guy. I got a "What do you want now" from him. Not being being a person who is easily intimidated, I repeated my request.
And finally got some more water.
They need to get rid of this water/bread guy. Another case in point: a few months ago, I arrived at 4:15 and asked if they were serving tapas. I got a disguntled "No, we are serving brunch" from the same guy. Luckily the waiter came over and when I told him what happened, he say...no problem...have a drink...and look at the menu..it will be past the bunch time and the computer will take the order.
And I did...a glass of prosecco followed by a lamb dish and another glass of prosecco followed by a cappucino and a slice of their key lime pie and the best part was that only the waiter dealt w/ me. Thankfully I did not see the water/bread guy again, asthe waiter took care of all of my needs

1
★★★☆☆

I've gone to this restaurant for years; it's a stand-by. Love their tuna noicoise salad, their lamb burger, good brunch & tapas choices, weekday lunch specials.
However their service has gone downhill; a lot of their staff are rude and unattentive.
Case in point: last Sunday I went for a late lunch and waited 10 minutes to get a menu and water. When it did finally arrive, I asked for some bread. Ten minutes later and still breadless, I asked for some bread. The waitress said "Are you planning on ordering?" "Yes", I said, as soon as I get my bread." Finally the bread arrived 5 minutes later and I ordered two tapas and two glasses of Prosecco.
During my meal, I required more bread and got attitude from the water/bread guy.
I continued my meal and decided to top it off w/ a cappuccino. At this point as my water glass was empty, I requested some water from the water/bread guy. I got a "What do you want now" from him. Not being being a person who is easily intimidated, I repeated my request.
And finally got some more water.
They need to get rid of this water/bread guy. Another case in point: a few months ago, I arrived at 4:15 and asked if they were serving tapas. I got a disguntled "No, we are serving brunch" from the same guy. Luckily the waiter came over and when I told him what happened, he say...no problem...have a drink...and look at the menu..it will be past the bunch time and the computer will take the order.
And I did...a glass of prosecco followed by a lamb dish and another glass of prosecco followed by a cappucino and a slice of their key lime pie and the best part was that only the waiter dealt w/ me. Thankfully I did not see the water/bread guy again, asthe waiter took care of all of my needs

.

When exploring the East Village, look no further than Virage for a delicious Mediterranean meal. Whether dining al fresco or indoors, the friendly service, atmosphere, and casual-French bistro vibe adds to the appeal of this gem. I recommend the Moroccan Free
Range Chicken Tagine with apricot, couscous & spicy carrots and the Pan Roasted Salmon with saffron & asparagus risotto. Both are must-trys! Bon apetit!

2
★★★★★

When exploring the East Village, look no further than Virage for a delicious Mediterranean meal. Whether dining al fresco or indoors, the friendly service, atmosphere, and casual-French bistro vibe adds to the appeal of this gem. I recommend the Moroccan Free
Range Chicken Tagine with apricot, couscous & spicy carrots and the Pan Roasted Salmon with saffron & asparagus risotto. Both are must-trys! Bon apetit!

Pros: Great good, nice atmosphere

.

I love this place. So many times we end up wandering around the EV looking for some place new and ultimately end up back here. Everything on the menu is great and very reasonable. Their veggie burgers are the best in town!

2
★★★★★

I love this place. So many times we end up wandering around the EV looking for some place new and ultimately end up back here. Everything on the menu is great and very reasonable. Their veggie burgers are the best in town!

Pros: Yummy, Fast, Friendly

Cons: decor

.

My husband and I go to Virage quite often, and being that we live in Queens, it's a trek for us! We stumbled upon Virage accidentally and loved it so much we take everyone we know there. We've tried so many things on their menu and really, you can't go wrong. We've never had anything we didn't love. And don't leave without dessert - the molten chocolate cake is to die for!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I go to Virage quite often, and being that we live in Queens, it's a trek for us! We stumbled upon Virage accidentally and loved it so much we take everyone we know there. We've tried so many things on their menu and really, you can't go wrong. We've never had anything we didn't love. And don't leave without dessert - the molten chocolate cake is to die for!

Pros: great food, cozy atmosphere, great service

Cons: not so close to a train

.

Nice place to hang out during weekend afternoons. Food was decent but is over priced for that quality. The menu is incompleted, many of the things are not listed there. The witress was not very informative and friendly. I ordered the Linguine Aglio E Olio( pasta with garlis, mshroom, blk olive,) for my dad, it was quite good. And I got a fruit bowl for myself, it was waaaaay too expensive ($12,) just a medium size bowl with 70% full of fruits, some (tasteless) yoghurt on top.

1
★★★☆☆

Nice place to hang out during weekend afternoons. Food was decent but is over priced for that quality. The menu is incompleted, many of the things are not listed there. The witress was not very informative and friendly. I ordered the Linguine Aglio E Olio( pasta with garlis, mshroom, blk olive,) for my dad, it was quite good. And I got a fruit bowl for myself, it was waaaaay too expensive ($12,) just a medium size bowl with 70% full of fruits, some (tasteless) yoghurt on top.

Pros: Nice enironment

Cons: Over priced

.

On my way to the mens room I happened to peek into the kitchen. Shocked that it could pass the health inspection. Un-hygenic conditions witnessed. Owner / manager happened to be on location and I asked him if he thought these conditions were appropriate to prepare food for hundreds of daily customers. He asked me to leave!!! And told the waitress not to serve me the food (which I was probably going to cancel any way). It used to be much nicer place but since increase in its popularity, has lost it all. Avoid this restaurant like the plague.

0
★☆☆☆☆

On my way to the mens room I happened to peek into the kitchen. Shocked that it could pass the health inspection. Un-hygenic conditions witnessed. Owner / manager happened to be on location and I asked him if he thought these conditions were appropriate to prepare food for hundreds of daily customers. He asked me to leave!!! And told the waitress not to serve me the food (which I was probably going to cancel any way). It used to be much nicer place but since increase in its popularity, has lost it all. Avoid this restaurant like the plague.

Pros: No Pros

Cons: Terrible, Awful Restaurant; Pathetic Owner

.

We've only been there for brunch, but every time, we were seated without extensive wait times. The service was good and they don't rush you even when they have a lot of people waiting. They have nice outdoor seating for those warm days, and they're open late night.

2
★★★★☆

We've only been there for brunch, but every time, we were seated without extensive wait times. The service was good and they don't rush you even when they have a lot of people waiting. They have nice outdoor seating for those warm days, and they're open late night.

Pros: Fresh, tasty, cozy

.

Since this place is open 24hrs I only go late at night when I'm hungry. I always order something from their "special menu of the day", usually an appetizer from that category. Then I would order my usual penne with eggplants and sundried tomatoes. Food isn't bad, there is nothing to complain about. Service is decent.

1
★★★☆☆

Since this place is open 24hrs I only go late at night when I'm hungry. I always order something from their "special menu of the day", usually an appetizer from that category. Then I would order my usual penne with eggplants and sundried tomatoes. Food isn't bad, there is nothing to complain about. Service is decent.

Pros: food

Cons: uncomfortable chairs

.

I live around the corner so it's quick to pick up. Food is alright but unreasonably priced. When I call in an order after a quick look at menupages they always tell me the menu I have is old and they don't serve said food anymore or they charge 5 or more then the price listed. If anyone assosiated with Virage reads this, UPDATE YOUR MENU!!!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I live around the corner so it's quick to pick up. Food is alright but unreasonably priced. When I call in an order after a quick look at menupages they always tell me the menu I have is old and they don't serve said food anymore or they charge 5 or more then the price listed. If anyone assosiated with Virage reads this, UPDATE YOUR MENU!!!!!

Pros: foods ediable

Cons: pricey for the quality, ever changing prices and menu

.

This is my husband and my go-to place when we don't feel like trying some place new....I especially love the chicken cous-cous and rabbit dishes. Virage is mellow, quiet enough for good conversation, and never too crowded. Yet, they still serve some excellent dishes.

2
★★★★★

This is my husband and my go-to place when we don't feel like trying some place new....I especially love the chicken cous-cous and rabbit dishes. Virage is mellow, quiet enough for good conversation, and never too crowded. Yet, they still serve some excellent dishes.

Pros: Quiet, candlelit, no wait for seating

Cons: service can be sporadic, usually good though

.

The waiter asked me if I wanted to order even though he knew I was still waiting for someone. Besides that strange incident, the service was very friendly and prompt. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I ordered a Croque Monsieur and it came with fries. I was able to eat half and take half home for dinner, and it tasted good leftover too! The sidewalk seating was optimal but it helped that we happened to be under the only umbrella. I would definitely return.

2
★★★★★

The waiter asked me if I wanted to order even though he knew I was still waiting for someone. Besides that strange incident, the service was very friendly and prompt. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I ordered a Croque Monsieur and it came with fries. I was able to eat half and take half home for dinner, and it tasted good leftover too! The sidewalk seating was optimal but it helped that we happened to be under the only umbrella. I would definitely return.

Pros: Nice ambiance, Good service and food, Reasonably Priced

Cons: Nothing

.

This place is a valuable asset to the east village. It's been my regular brunch place for the past three years (I go 1-2 times /month) and I have never had a bad experience. Very consistent, mid-range in price, Virage has an overall quality feel to it. You get your dose of east village 'scene-lite' and some tasty grub, all without the attitude. I like...

2
★★★★★

This place is a valuable asset to the east village. It's been my regular brunch place for the past three years (I go 1-2 times /month) and I have never had a bad experience. Very consistent, mid-range in price, Virage has an overall quality feel to it. You get your dose of east village 'scene-lite' and some tasty grub, all without the attitude. I like...

.

I used to go here for wkend brung a couple years ago. It was pretty good back then. Just went back recently, and had a terrible experience! My 9 yr old niece could have made a better huevos rancheros then the slop that I was given. My wife's omelette was pretty abysmal as well. The bread tasted stale, and hard. The quality has gone way way down at this place, while the prices have not. Don't waster your money here.

1
★★☆☆☆

I used to go here for wkend brung a couple years ago. It was pretty good back then. Just went back recently, and had a terrible experience! My 9 yr old niece could have made a better huevos rancheros then the slop that I was given. My wife's omelette was pretty abysmal as well. The bread tasted stale, and hard. The quality has gone way way down at this place, while the prices have not. Don't waster your money here.

.

It took us 20 minutes to get coffee at 9:30am on a sunday when there was only 1 other customer; music was entirely too loud. The huevos rancheros looked pathetic- the eggs were overly cooked, lying on a bowl of black beans which tasted like they came out of a can- it came with a salsa, or so they said it was. Price was way too high for the quality of the food. We only went there since there are so few breakfast places open before 10am on sundays, but it may be worth it to stay in bed till a real brunch place opens up.

1
★★☆☆☆

It took us 20 minutes to get coffee at 9:30am on a sunday when there was only 1 other customer; music was entirely too loud. The huevos rancheros looked pathetic- the eggs were overly cooked, lying on a bowl of black beans which tasted like they came out of a can- it came with a salsa, or so they said it was. Price was way too high for the quality of the food. We only went there since there are so few breakfast places open before 10am on sundays, but it may be worth it to stay in bed till a real brunch place opens up.

Pros: Open 24 hours

.

I've been to this restaurant several times and I've always left feeling great... The variety of food is impressive... The steaks are always tasty and done to perfection... The large variety of appetizers is inspiring and all the ones I've tried were very good.

2
★★★★★

I've been to this restaurant several times and I've always left feeling great... The variety of food is impressive... The steaks are always tasty and done to perfection... The large variety of appetizers is inspiring and all the ones I've tried were very good.

.

Located on the corner of 2nd & 7th, Virage offers a great lunch special for $7.95. I had tuna salad sandwich with fries and soup of the day. Service was quick and efficient. The brightly lit dining area is adorn with polished brick-work, tasteful decor and rustic floor. Big plus is it's walking distance to Astor Pl., Orpheum Theatre, and McSorley's Bar.

2
★★★★☆

Located on the corner of 2nd & 7th, Virage offers a great lunch special for $7.95. I had tuna salad sandwich with fries and soup of the day. Service was quick and efficient. The brightly lit dining area is adorn with polished brick-work, tasteful decor and rustic floor. Big plus is it's walking distance to Astor Pl., Orpheum Theatre, and McSorley's Bar.

Pros: Good value, Friendly staff, good location

.

This east village little corner spot is great for brunch, weeknight dinner or casualdate. The menu includes delightful salmon, tasty burgers. For brunch the goat cheese fratatta is delicious and the mini muffins are a welcome treat. Service and staff are polite and energetic. Consistently a pleasant experience and great value.

2
★★★★★

This east village little corner spot is great for brunch, weeknight dinner or casualdate. The menu includes delightful salmon, tasty burgers. For brunch the goat cheese fratatta is delicious and the mini muffins are a welcome treat. Service and staff are polite and energetic. Consistently a pleasant experience and great value.

Pros: menu, staff, value

.

There was 5 of us in the group and EVERYONE loved their meal. I highly recommend the shrimp/crab sandwich. The burgers were great, the steak sandwich was great...everything was just terrific. The value was AWESOME!!!! We do not eat in the city often, but we will definitely come back here!!!

2
★★★★★

There was 5 of us in the group and EVERYONE loved their meal. I highly recommend the shrimp/crab sandwich. The burgers were great, the steak sandwich was great...everything was just terrific. The value was AWESOME!!!! We do not eat in the city often, but we will definitely come back here!!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious

.

A quaint little spot to get lunch or better yet, brunch on weekends. The food is great, the service good and a charming ambience.

2
★★★★★

A quaint little spot to get lunch or better yet, brunch on weekends. The food is great, the service good and a charming ambience.

.

no. it's not a mirage. it's VIRAGE! it is a hidden delight complete with a quaint bar and good food. it is a cozy place to go with a couple of friends. it has an intimate setting with dimmed lights and candles at each table. i especially like their soft shell crab sandwich with fries. for an appetizer, their calamari is a winner.

2
★★★★★

no. it's not a mirage. it's VIRAGE! it is a hidden delight complete with a quaint bar and good food. it is a cozy place to go with a couple of friends. it has an intimate setting with dimmed lights and candles at each table. i especially like their soft shell crab sandwich with fries. for an appetizer, their calamari is a winner.

.

The food is good, not great (although the fries are tasty). The service is pleasant but also inattentive and slow. If you can flag a waitress down, shell be happy to get you what you need... in due time. The decor is nothing special, but you feel comfortable. Price-wise, it really doesnt seem too bad ($16 for a steak and fries, $9 for a burger, and good wine for <$30). In a nutshell, if youre hungry and you happen to be in the area, eating at Virage wouldnt the worst move you could make.

2
★★★★☆

The food is good, not great (although the fries are tasty). The service is pleasant but also inattentive and slow. If you can flag a waitress down, shell be happy to get you what you need... in due time. The decor is nothing special, but you feel comfortable. Price-wise, it really doesnt seem too bad ($16 for a steak and fries, $9 for a burger, and good wine for <$30). In a nutshell, if youre hungry and you happen to be in the area, eating at Virage wouldnt the worst move you could make.

.

Prices have gone up, while food is about the same: solid, if uninspired Mediterranean food. Brunch isn't so hot.

1
★★★☆☆

Prices have gone up, while food is about the same: solid, if uninspired Mediterranean food. Brunch isn't so hot.

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Bar Virage, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review