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Ditch Plains

29 Bedford St., New York (West Village)   map

30% off (West Village location)

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1 day, 9 hours
Ditch Plains

Photo credit: Cedric Angeles

By Lia Parisyan
Named after the surfer’s beach in Montauk, Ditch Plains transports you to the rustic oyster shacks dotting the sandy shores of Long Island, without subjecting you to the standstill traffic. Full of sophisticated takes on classic seaside fare, the menu equally evokes this sense of summertime nostalgia. The bar offers up pitchers of craft beer as well as unique twists on classic cocktails—or, for a tart and peppery choice, a delightfully complex sangria. An exotic variation on the classic, it works it’s magic with jalapeño tequila, guava, and peach, served with lime.

The warm crab dip is a perfectly balanced starter, with a creamy blend of fresh crab, herbs, and spices under a brulée-style crust, served with crispy tortilla chips. Lovers of simple and classic flavors shouldn’t miss the whole fish of the day: a lightly seasoned daily catch served on a bed of mixed greens tossed in a lemony vinaigrette. For dessert, Ditch Plains breaks out the roasted marshmallows, Hershey’s chocolate, and Graham crackers for traditional s’mores. Wrapped up in aluminum foil, it’s a sweet ending to a laidback lunch or relaxed evening, evoking the joys of childhood as you wipe down your sticky fingers with American flag wet wipes.

menu musts

Warm crab dip
Whole fish of the day
view full menu here

... on the side

if I were a film, I would be
Heitor Dhalia’s Adrift. A powerful coming of age story set in Brazil, Adrift’s beachscape, and the characters’ relaxed and introspective attitude is reminiscent of the Ditch Plains surf culture.

eye for design
You won’t find seashells or fish nets here. The décor is modern and minimal, with dark woods tables, pale gold hammered ceilings, mirrors, and a creative coat rack made of twisted metal. There’s a hint of refined modernity that is reminiscent Diego Rivera’s style, and New York’s legacy as a titan of industry.

Medium-high—you can hear music in the background and bits of lively conversation, but you never have to shout to be heard.


11 AM–2 AM daily
Brunch: Sat–Sun 11 AM–4 PM

price range

$12 (mixed greens salad) to $28 (lobster roll)

29 Bedford St. (at Downing Street; subway: 1 to Houston St., A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St.–Washington Sq.), New York, NY 10014; 212-633-0202   map $$

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