The Fat Radish

What they say

“We created a place for like-minded people to come together and share their experiences over good food.”

Signature Dishes

Celery root pot pie with gruyère and black garlic; fluke crudo prepared with seasonal citrus and herbs; whole roasted hen of the woods mushrooms with juniper butter.

What we say

Entering the dining room at this eight-year-old Lower East Side restaurant, it feels like you have left the city. There are long wooden farm tables with benches on either side, a skylight that allows light to stream in, and plants tucked in here and there. Perenially stylish fellow diners are a clear reminder, however, that you’re eating in one of Manhattan’s hippest neighborhoods. They’re here not just for the people-watching, but the farm-totable cooking.

The team sources its ingredients, whenever possible, from local and sustainable suppliers like Zone 7, a New Jersey-based farm distributor that connects 120-plus sustainable farms with buyers like The Fat Radish. Their bounty, along with meat from ethically minded butcher Heritage Meats and NY-based hydroponic herb-growers like Square Roots, is featured on a menu with dishes like smashed cucumbers in its own natural juice with chives and burnt black garlic, Arctic char with golden tomatoes and pine nut relish, and local-harvest beef with arugula chimichurri.

What others say

“Vegetarians, if not vegans, could love it hard.” –Sam Sifton, The New York Times

What

A veg-friendly spot on the Lower East Side that emphasizes local, seasonal ingredients

Who

Nicholas Wilber, executive chef

When

Dinner, daily, weekend brunch

Address

17 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Telephone

+1 212 300 4053

Website

Bookings

Resy.com

Price guide


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