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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
11 am - 3 pm (brunch)
3 pm - midnight (dinner)
11 am - 3 pm (brunch)
3 pm - 10:00 pm (dinner)
What Is La Ventura?
On an unassuming block in New York's West Village (yes there is one), is La Ventura. For locals it may be easy to find, for others they may have to navigate a map and weave through the meandering streets of the Village—to make it easier, we’re on Hudson Street, mid-block between Jane and West 12th.
La Ventura blends the experiences of Ryan Burke, Kenneth McCoy (both of Public House Collective, Ward III and The Rum House), and Chef Peter Lipson who helmed Northern Spy Food Co., and earlier in his career was part of the Empellón team. Chef Peter also did a six-month stage at Martin Berasategui in San Sebastian, Spain.
La Ventura is a place where three minds in the food and beverage world came together to create a restaurant that could service the needs of the West Village, (a neighborhood Ryan calls home) and make a visit to La Ventura worthwhile for all.
What Will I Eat There?
Does it matter? The concise menu has something for everyone, while that may be cliché, it is true. Who needs endless choices? You work hard all day and we want to make dining easy on you. We’ve worked hard to make each dish great, but some highlights are:
Olives. Olives? Yes, that's right, but not any old olives, these are marinated in Chef Peter's own creation combining Maggi (a secret liquid seasoning that originated in Switzerland in the late 19th century) with other herbs and spices.
And peanuts, or shall we say Fried Peanuts, served in a, bag, like at a baseball game. The skins are lightly crispy, and of course salted for addiction purposes (no shells.)
Also, Crudo aka Mediterranean sashimi, or ceviche by any other name. Ours is with thick pieces of Yellowfin Tuna that bathe in a black tea and soy broth; like us, it is bright and acidic.
How about Spare Ribs? Specifically, spare ribs lathered in a mezcal & sweet chili glaze. Maybe you’ve heard, we have a Hot Chicken Sandwich. Oh, lest we forget, our burger is made with lamb, and our vongole has fettuccine and poblano peppers.
Vegetarian? Start with our vegetarian French Onion Soup and follow it with the hearty Jerk Sunchoke Kababs—at our place even the vegetables have spunk. Not a vegetarian? We have fish and meat too, but they're surprises.
For dessert, try our signature Popsicle, just for fun. Or, our Mascarpone Cheesecake, just because.
Cocktails? La Ventura is brought by the owners of Ward III and Rum House, did we not say that earlier? Yes, there's wine (with some great values by the bottle) and beer too
What's the Look and Feel?
Casual West Village vibe. Come in Gucci or Dr. Martens, you'll be fine. Come in a group or on a date. Mingle at the bar or sit at a table. We have these cute little round tables the size of an LP in our bar area that are perfect for "getting to know you" moments.
Once you've ventured to us, you won't look back (pun intended).
When you ask?
Just about any time. We are open everyday morning until night. Yup, we are here for you.
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