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Nai Tapas Bar

174 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-4506
+1 212-677-1030
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (41 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
174 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-4506
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! My girlfriend and I reserved a table on flamenco night. We practically ordered the whole menu. Everything was delicious! Restaurant is small but who cares when the food is good! From the food, to the drinks, to the entertainment, I loved...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is one of the best tapas bars in NYC. We have been coming here for years. I love the small plates, the port wine and the atmosphere. Its a great place to spend some time with friends.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Coming back from a trip to Spain left us with craving for tapas, hopped on line looked at few reviews and we were off to Nai for diner 9 of us, 2 sangria pitchers and countless plates later all i can say that the food...More

Thank Gogi K
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The food was generally good especially potato and beef based. Seafood was not so good but quite acceptable. As the place got busier service understandably slowed, ordering extra dishes after the first few was a mistake as it spoiled the otherwise good experience. Suggest order...More

Thank Clive S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Nail is a small and intimate bar and restaurant specializing in tapas. Our party of eight sampled a variety of dishes that were enjoyed by all. Blueberry champagne sangria served by the pitcher paired well with tapas. Dancers and musicians were over the top great!...More

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Not only delicious but the owners (I believe a young couple) are incredibly helpful and offer suggestions which turn out to be delightful. Live music nights are loud- but it is to be expected since the space is small and it is "live". Wonderful and...More

Thank Tvassilidze
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This place is too good to share. The food and service is truly the best Spanish I have eaten in NYC. Nice music in the background. We went on a Sunday afternoon for a post lunch early dinner and every dish was great. The person...More

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

As visitors to NYC we chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and weren't disappointed! After a 7 hour flight we went for an early evening slot so didn't see any flamenco but the food and sangria were delicious! We tried patatas bravas, the...More

2  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small narrow restaurant with high top tables, a few spots at the bar, and regular tables that could accommodate groups. The decor is attractive. We were treated to live flamenco guitar music and dancers. We could not see the dancers, but we...More

2  Thank leemdeyo
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have been coming to this place for over 2 years and it NEVER disappoints! The food is excellent, The Red Sangria pitcher is a must and the service is superb. I may have tried everything in the menu and couldn't be able to tell...More

1  Thank Jacqueline Q
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There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-4506
  • Public Transportation: Take L train to 1st Ave-14th St or 6 train to Astor Place.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-1030
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