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The Odeon Restaurant, one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Tribeca, is no more than a two-minute walk from the Duane Street Hotel. From a slew of celebrity regulars to its iconic neon signage out front, many aspects of this classic eatery speak to Manhattan’s historic soul.
With the restaurant’s food as important as its identity, we’ve decided to dive into their expansive and eclectic menu. With amazing eats for any time of the day, we’ve created three great meals you can enjoy at The Odeon.
That late-morning hybrid of breakfast and lunch is darn popular here in New York City, and for good reason. This delicious meal is interpreted and enjoyed in countless ways across the city, and The Odeon is at the forefront of NYC’s best brunch restaurants. Our ideal Odeon brunch begins with an appetizer of warm Doughnuts. Their soft, gooey dough provides the perfect amount of sweetness to start your meal (tip: give the maple and raspberry dipping sauces a try). Follow up the sugar-sweet appetizer with either the Eggs Benedict, the Classic Assortment — with house-cured salmon — or the light and fresh Lemon Ricotta and Poppy Seed Pancakes with Citrus Syrup.
Lunch at The Odeon brings quite a few more options, while maintaining an air of excellence with each menu item. The Vegetarian Nicoise Salad is a great place to start and a perfectly suitable entree. This delicious dish includes roasted peppers, haricots verts, nicoise olives, yukon gold potato, mixed greens and a roasted shallot-sherry vinaigrette. Our favorite lunchtime entree — a difficult decision to make — is The Odeon’s house-made Butternut Squash Ravioli. The unbelievable squash and pasta combo is highlighted by Swiss chard, sage and prosciutto butter.
The final meal of the day brings The Odeon’s most eclectic and distinctive menu to the forefront. The Spicy Chicken Dumplings are an unbelievable appetizer, coming in just ahead of the Octopus a la plancha and Steak Tartare as our favorite starter. The Odeon’s braised Colorado Lamb Shank is our favorite from the restaurant’s list of entrees. The cut of meat is tender and flavorful and dynamic, accompanied by roasted tomato fregola, artichokes, picholine olives, pistachios and more.
While that marks the end of our ideal Odeon meal, we have to also mention the Slow-Cooked Duck Breast and Confit Leg, along with the Tuna Burger on Challah with Wasabi Mayo as two of our other favorites at this Tribeca restaurant.
p.s. — Dessert
The Odeon in Tribeca offers house-made Ice Cream, a delectable Chocolate Pecan Tart with Buttered Rum Sauce, and an array of other sweet ways to finish your meal. Stay just steps from this Tribeca institution at Duane Street Hotel, an upscale boutique hotel in Greenwich Village NYC.
To learn a bit more about the urban lore behind The Odeon, check out this great Vanity Fair piece from 2005.