Cole’s Greenwich Village embraces the roots of its storied Manhattan neighborhood. Guests can enjoy any one of three rooms for dinner or drinks: the Dining Room, the Café and The Bottle Room. The cocktail list includes revamped favorites like the sage sazerac with rye, absinthe, simple syrup, Peychud’s Bitters and sage, and the extra dirty martini with vodka, dry vermouth, olive brine, Cerignola olives, along with Cole’s originals such as the “27 Club” Manhattan with Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, sweet vermouth and tobacco bitters. Dinner at Cole’s Greenwich Village begins with starters such as Hudson Valley apple crostini, chopped root vegetable salad or hot flashed squid with chorizo, shishito and pimenton. Main courses are satisfying and flavorful; a double cut pork chop is accompanied with white polenta and fig jus agridolce and cod is served with celery root puree, lentils and salsa verde. An approachable and affordable wine list offers a variety of curated selections to accompany the meal.
Inspired by the artistic scene of 1950’s Greenwich Village, Steven Gambrel designed the 94-seat space to evoke the decade that earned the neighborhood the romantic reputation it has to this day. Each one of the intimate rooms has its own distinct feel, incorporating retro and contemporary design elements. Burlap panels in the Dining Room are the backdrop for the art provided by charity partner ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) as well as pieces from Swet’s own collection, ranging from ’50s-era sketches to ’90s street art. The Café, situated between The Bottle Room and the Dining Room, is lined with wooden plank booths ideal for groups while The Bottle Room offers seating at the bar and high tables, and is lined with amber-toned panels reminiscent of the warm hues emanated from light hitting a whiskey bottle.
Cole’s Greenwich Village offers a cozy respite in the heart of one of New York City’s most vibrant and beloved neighborhoods, serving dinner and drinks to start with lunch and brunch to follow.