New York
Mon8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tues8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sun10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

79-81 Macdougal St

New York, NY 10012

When the 100-year-old Caffe Dante closed down in 2015, West Villagers feared that one of the neighborhood's oldest restaurants was lost forever. That turned out to be only partly true. A few months after closing, it was reborn as Dante, a more modern restaurant and bar that pays homage to the original's Italian heritage. The emphasis on negronis is loud and clear: 12 varieties are served, including a traditional version on tap. The classic Italian menu means you'll find burrata (served with a slow-roasted tomato drizzled in oil), figs (wrapped in prosciutto), and house-made pastas. Much of the interior remains intact, just with a fresh white sheen on the walls and polished subway tiles lining the bar.