John's of 12th Street

302 E. 12th St.
New York, NY 10003
Best Of


  • Sun 4pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-11:30pm
  • $$; $$$
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • No Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
This is some seriously old-school Italian-American food. How old? The restaurant opened in 1908. Luckily for New Yorkers the place still maintains its subtle, Old World charm with a multitude of flickering candles, oil paintings and spotless white tablecloths. Burgundy banquettes and wooden tables provide seating for the East Village crowds that have been coming here for more than a century. The menu features classic Italian-American dishes such as baked lasagna, shrimp scampi, fettucine alfredo, saltimbocca, veal Parmigiana and Italian sausage, with a variety of three-course prix fixe menus also available. The small, affordably priced wine list is made up almost entirely of Italian wines, with a house wine ringing in at under $20 per bottle; you can also order from the full bar or choose from a variety of imported and domestic beers by the bottle. Vegetarian and vegans don't have to feel left out; John's recently unveiled a meat-free menu prepared on a separate set of cooking utensils.—Keith Wagstaff


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