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Yerba Buena

$$ - $$$Latin, Spanish,
23 Avenue a, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-8102
+1 212-529-2919
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“ceviche” (16 reviews)
“black cod” (4 reviews)
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Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 Avenue a, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-8102
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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing. The atmosphere is a little pretentious but it's expected. The service is not warm and fuzzy and doesn't feel natural but the food is surreal

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Seriously, go hungry because the food here is delicious. We did a double-date brunch on Saturday and it was busy, but we had reservations. I'm finding it hard to find the right words to say, "Just stop reading this and enter the restaurant!"

Thank FrenchSaladDressing
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This may be my 10th review of this restaurant, but this is my first brunch review. Still an amazing food/dining experience. It's loud, it's fun, and the food is to die for. You must try!

Thank morfoula
Reviewed 28 November 2014

This place has a great weekday happy hour that lasts from 5-7. All of their specialty cocktails are $7 each. All drinks must be consumed at the bar. If you take your drink to the table before closing at the bar, the drinks will be...More

Thank jeffmL2963AR
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We spent the weekend in NYC and no better place to have brunch on a Sunday morning than Yerba Buena. The $15.00 all you can drink for an hour was THE BEST!!! From the guacamole appetizer with fresh cheese to the main course Steak "a...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

Was wondering around the east side/village (not sure on the split) when we decided to pop in here for some drinks. My partner wasn't keen as it just seemed dark and dingy from the outside - not the case! The glass is tinted so it's...More

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We found out about this restaurant by searching under "French restaurants". Nevertheless, the name is the translation of mint in Spanish. The food is Spanish and the most delicious I have ever tasted. The service is incredibly attentive but not annoying. I am so glad...More

Thank IsabelQO
Reviewed 13 October 2014

YB is a very typical NY restaurant in layout. You enter to a bar and in the back there is limited seating, tight tables, and it is rather loud. The bathrooms are down a small and steep set of stairs that are just through a...More

Thank Mindyopp
Reviewed 26 September 2014

The best thing about this place was the cocktails. Drink recipes were well thought out and mixed well. We went here for a birthday dinner and it was a great atmosphere for the event but it was very hot. The food was decent but nothing...More

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My husband and I visited Yerba Buena during restaurant week, and we had an absolutely delightful visit. The service was incredible, and the drinks and appetizers absolutely amazing. Neither of us cared for our entrees, but in comparison to the rest of the experience, that...More

Thank photographerNichols
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 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 - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Avenue a, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-8102
    (Between 1st & 2nd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: F & V subway lines to 2nd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-529-2919
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