John's of 12th Street

Row 1

302 E 12th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-9531
$ $
Mon–Thu: 4:00 PM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 4:00 PM–11:30 PM Sun: 4:00 PM–10:30 PM

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  • this 'candle' was started to celebrate the end of prohibition!
  • Check out their totally vegan menu
  • Beware it's a cash only establishment but they do have a ATM available.
  • The avocado tomato bruschetta special is astounding. When it's not a special they hide it on the separate vegan menu. Order it, you won't be sorry!
  • I feel that no matter how good the food and service is somewhere, it's unforgivable and tasteless to be cash only and put an ATM in your restaurant.
  • Wow. I think overrated is an understatement. Garlic bread was something my baby cousin could make. Service sucked. PASS
  • The best waitstaff in the East Village.
  • Try the new vegan Italian menu! Seitan alla rosa is my fav!
  • Old school NYC italian joint, delicious chicken parm, super friendly staff, highly recommended.
  • Leaving a second tip on this. If you like olive garden you will be impressed.
  • They have a second, vegan menu!
  • The vegan menu is amazing. The Seitan Alla Rosa is a must-eat. And finish off with a vegan canoli. One of the best restaurants in NYC.
  • Great vegan menu!!!
  • The perfect old school Italian, still at reasonable prices. Waiters are always so nice, and it has a full vegan menu in addition to traditional
  • Great gluten-free pasta choice and salads. Very old school and authentic. Should be fun for Boardwalk Empire fans (they've shot the series in the resto).
  • Vegan bruschetta is a must! I'm not vegan but I will definitely be back for it! Serious Italian food, don't forget to try their famous veal meatballs!
  • They don't take credit and their ATM conveniently will only dispense $40 per transaction/fee. ATM is also frequently out of service. Walking to bank to get cash for takeout means your food gets cold.
  • Bruschetta and avocado! NooOoommmn!!! Order it!
  • The sort of shithouse Italian people who don't know better think is authentic and good. It is far from it. the veal was lukewarm and swimming in lemon butter sauce. Rubbish
  • Don't know what others were smoking when they wrote tips but this place is NOT good. Cosy atmosphere but food is totally average. Saltimbocca was bland, service scattered. Feels like a tourist trap.