Permanently Closed - Delilah

4.0
27 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Delilah Mediterranean Tapas Restaurant & Crafted Cocktails / Wine Bar. Formerly housed the legendary bar St. Jerome's, also known as Lady Gaga's favorite haunt. This historic venue has been transformed by the nightlife veteran Mino Habib into a craft cocktail lounge and tapas eatery, which speaks to the neighborhood, alluring the past and its trendy, fashionable present. Located in the heart of New York City's Lower East Side, our restaurant & lounge parallels the edgy vibe of the LES, with Spanish/North African Inspired Mediterranean Fare & Craft Cocktail program reflective of the diverse neighborhood! An all-star team presides over the kitchen and the bar, led by Mixologist Rael Petit (Mulberry Project, Loft 45, Standard Hotel) and Executive Chef Kevin O'Connell, who has worked with Daniel Boulud and David Burke, among others.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, North African
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 777-2520
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Suffolk St
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F/M/J/Z to Delancy/Essex St
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff made my experience phenomenal at Delilah. From the attentiveness when we walked in, to the great and charismatic bartenders who took care of us all night, it was a great time!

The food portions are on the smaller side, but was great! Would recommend.

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend I had lunch earlier int the day before visiting a museum and I wanted to find an after hours place where we could have a bite and relax. Happens that we chose one of the coldest nights and it was the day after New Years so I didn't expect a crowd. The timing was great because we had the place to ourselves. We were warmly greeted, sat in a booth where we listened to 1980's music. We had soup and bread and I don't even like soup but it was very good along with the bread. Then we had some wine with a meat and cheese platter. I had baby lamb chops and my friend ordered prime seared hangar steak. They were tapas so we shared and had one of each. We then had a delicious dessert confection of cake, ice cream and whipped cream. All in all it was a great choice to relax on a cold January night. I don't know what it would be like on a regular night with their usual crowd but for us it was very nice.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was low grade which was disappointing, however ambiance was decent and staff was friendly.

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Delicious, though portion sizes are smaller than when it first opened.

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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place, one of our regular spots, great service food and drinks! $35 unlimited brunch option is great and the servers were super friendly and nice.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Tapas we shared a soup, Chefs cheese and meat board, lobster flat bre ad and chocolate mousse

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and amazing food!
Good drinks and nice people!

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for a date or happy hour with friends :)

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LS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Upbeat spot in LES; more so geared to the late night crowd for drinks than a dining destination.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The staff were so nice and kindly accommodated a few extra people that weren't accounted for in my reservation, and came in at the last minute. The wait staff are friendly and attentive, and the venue is really cool.

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For brunch the service, food and drinks were outstanding! Emma our server was terrific. She was friendly, professional and her along with the rest of the staff were quick with refills of our mimosas and bloody marys. Our party of 4 ordered the Eggs with Chorizo (x2), the Brioche French Toast, and Eggs Benedict respectively. We each found our plates delightful. The meal was as tasty as the presentation of the food was beautiful.
We sat in a comfy booth enjoying the 80s and 90s alternative music softly playing in the background.
This was our first visit. Next time we are doing brunch in the City Delilah makes our very short list of options.

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The brunch food was horrible. I had some egg whites toast and potato. The toast was stale, the eggs and potatoes look like something you would receive at an airport. It clearly wasn't fresh. Potatoes were processed and looked like what you would receive out of a frozen bag. The only thing I can say is that the price was decent but
I could have made a better breakfast at home

I had no issues with the ambiance however seating is somewhat limited for a party of two and restricted to the front of the restaurant

I wouldn't come here for brunch again unless the quality of the menu was improved

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience, great waiters, good good, a tiny bit noisy though

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x
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice place, drinks are a little overpriced, especially the pitchers, $200 for a big jug of booze is a little extreme but looks like people were getting them. We shared some small plates and had a few drinks. Our server was great and we loved the fire on the cocktails!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such great service and ambiance. We had a private room for brunch, which we did not even ask for! Will definitely be back

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n
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was slow but the food was on point! Bartender that was on was friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. We went there on a whim finding it in an app on my phone. My name being Delilah I thought it would be fun. The only issue is I could tell who restaurant management was. And I could See it made the staff nervous. But I would definatly go again!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best value and service. The food was tops too! Our server Kira was fantastic. Thank you!

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EV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The music was loud and electronic. The food was overpriced for what it was. And the decor was trying way too hard. There's really nothing redeeming about it.

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JC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was wonderful! The only thing is they barely have air conditioning so it was VERY hot.

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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great unlimited drinks brunch. Service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Only negative is that the entrees were very small!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food wasn't great. The octopus was very fishy, the baba ganoush was too salty, the meatballs tasted like bread, stuffed mushrooms were disgusting as they tasted like they were frozen and microwaved. Wine was overpriced and not great. Service was spotty. Would never go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Delilah was AMAZING! Such a cute spot, incredibly friendly staff, and delicious food :) I will definitely be back!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Please note this is a brunch review. I have been here for drinks on the weekend and it is a much different experience.

Came here with a friend for brunch with a voucher for bottomless brunch. While I normally shy away from deals like this, I live around the corner and had enjoyed drinks here in the past so figured why not.

The Good
- Brussel sprout appetizer
- Nice waitress + hostess
- Bottomless drinks till 5 and they did not ask us to leave until then even though we had finished eating long before
- Cute space

The Bad
I am not going to go too hard on this one because I feel like the place has potential but the food was some of the most mediocre I have ever had, and I don't consider myself a "foodie." We had the eggs with toast and potatoes, which were cold and just overall bad - shocking, considering its eggs and potatoes. We did admired someone else's french toast that looked pretty good so maybe go with that if you come here.

Price. Yes, $35 is standard for brunch + drinks but the food just not worth it and we were both so happy that we had a voucher/did not pay full price.

There was one waitress for the entire place and I felt so sorry for her because she was running around like a chicken with her head cut off, and then ended up messing up our check.

Overall I would say this is one of those places that needs to completely change their brunch menu and/or chef or just stick to dinner/late night or happy hour cocktails and call it a day.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The table collapsed on me while I was eating and it was a struggle to get management to acknowledge any reimbursement for all of our wet clothes or hassle.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

For $35 it's a bit pricy for the amount of food and strength of drinks at brnuch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Came here for brunch and our glasses were never empty! The waitress was very flat and sort of rude. The food was great and there was this gentleman who was either a busboy or a bar back who was so sweet and nice to us. Although the waitress was weird, I would definitely go back.

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