The Grey Dog - Union Square

The Grey Dog - Union Square

Café, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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    Lorelei S.
    "The Grey Dog Breakfast is amazing and there is beer on tap as well:)"(9 Tips)
    Jennifer T.
    "Great hats and scarves and the breakfast quesadilla is tasty too!"(7 Tips)
    Bryn L.
    "Get the Cuban, #2, and wash it down with a raspberry lemonade"(7 Tips)
    Jess A.
    "The sliced apple, turkey, and Brie sandwich was amazing!"(5 Tips)
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  • seth l.heart icon on user image
    seth lachsFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    the music. the super staff. awesome eats + large hot beverages. and the fookin vibe mate! its a magical Alice in wonderland psychedelic warm chill buzz. extrapolate this cafe to all of life please :)
  • Simon K.heart icon on user image
    Simon KratzerJanuary 14, 2017
    Simple, healthy and fresh food in a cozy atmosphere. Get the seasonal fruit cup as a side.
  • Olga K.heart icon on user image
    Olga K.October 20, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delicious, portions are big! Try baked oatmeal! Or breakfast cesadilla! Coffee is amazing and the cup is huge. Staff is supernice.I loove the place and recommend it often.
  • S. O.
    S. O.August 14, 2018
    Killer banana bread, omlettes and americanos. Pancakes are not the best choice. The interior is so hip kust as it should be as we are only metres away from NYU. Will definitely come here often.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 3, 2013
    The sweet potato fries here are incredible. They're light, crisp and not at all greasy, but be careful stopping by during brunch or you'll have to wait a while for your sweet potato fix.
  • Nicoleheart icon on user image
    NicoleDecember 28, 2015
    Small space with 1 line for both coffee and food, but worth a trip. Great eggs with avocado as well as sweet potato tots. Breakfast quesadilla kind of falls apart but feels healthy with little cheese.
  • Gaia B.heart icon on user image
    Gaia BennettJune 8, 2015
    Great menu and great vibe. Unlimited refills on coffee! They have a great selection of sandwiches and salad, too. The ideal place to meet a friend for breakfast during the week. You are lovely, GD!
  • Matthewheart icon on user image
    MatthewMarch 3, 2017
    Try Grey Dog's Breakfast (pictured) on a hungry morning. Coffee, with free refills, is an extra.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 3, 2013
    This cute and quirky cafe has an extensive selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads. Also good for brunch and, unlike most cafes, serves beer and wine.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhDecember 15, 2019
    Great, strong coffee. Order the Grey Dog Breakfast (eggs any style, French toast or pancakes & bacon, sausage or avocado)
    Upvoted Feb 9
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyJune 18, 2015
    Super reliable spot for lunch. The Grey Dog has a cool, slightly crunchy atmosphere that I really dig, and good food.
  • Natasha M.heart icon on user image
    Natasha MoriniMay 26, 2015
    Love this spot. Great for any meal and I love the idea of ordering then seating and just having your food right there. Everyone is very nice and friendly on staff.
  • Lindsay C.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay CApril 18, 2016
    Avocado toast is simple and delicious. The salads are awesome! My fave is the country style salad with grilled chicken. That house vinaigrette is insanely good!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 23, 2011
    We love this tiny place for a delicious brunch – Get your fill with the Grey Dog’s Breakfast or be a bit healthier with the Homemade Granola. Expect to wait during the weekends.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellAugust 31, 2015
    Slightly pricey and the place is crowded, but great tangerine (clementine?) orange juice and my turkey & brie sandwich was great. Used harvarti cheese, which I don't see often.
  • Megan L.heart icon on user image
    Megan LuffFebruary 28, 2021
    Very aesthetically pleasing meals; including the French toast and egg whites with avocado. Loads of vegetarian options available.
    Upvoted Feb 9
  • Jennifer H.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer HaackJune 6, 2017
    Love the hazelnut coffee and muffins/baked goods they have. Great breakfast spot with pretty big menu.
  • Ms H.heart icon on user image
    Ms HeleneMay 11, 2014
    Country salad with grilled tasty marinated & grilled tofu and swapped for the Asian ginger dressing but they gave me both $11.50
  • Michael H.
    Michael HurwitzSeptember 29, 2014
    Baked oatmeal at brunch, mac 'n' cheese anytime. Reuben and Cuban are only OK - bread wasn't buttered, Reuben had roast beef instead of corned. I've been coming here for years and keep coming back
  • Aliciaheart icon on user image
    AliciaAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you can, eat in. I've ways found the food to be better when you stay rather than take out or delivery. My go to is the palm of hearts and grilled chicken salad and pitcher of sangria!
  • Crystal F.heart icon on user image
    Crystal FerreiroMarch 6, 2016
    Challah French toast was good! Not great but good! I would definitely try some of their sandwiches next time (like the Guacamole grilled cheese with bacon)
  • Ieva V.
    Ieva VarneckaiteAugust 21, 2013
    what an amazing place for breakfast! good prices, good food and atmosphere. loved it and strongly recommend it! ps. Zachary Quinto made our breakfast even better, heh.
  • Eliza M.
    Eliza McCoySeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place for a casual bite to eat in the village. Best atmosphere ever due to EXCELLENT music, local artists' work and the most perfect lighting for relaxing.
  • ᴡ E.heart icon on user image
    ᴡ ElliotAugust 20, 2015
    if nothing else, get an Arnold Palmer. The arugula salad with salmon and poached egg is good, tofu wrap has an interesting sauce, cookies are worth it
  • Julia M.heart icon on user image
    Julia MontiNovember 2, 2015
    Seriously the friendliest staff you'll ever interact with in Manhattan. Come here with friends on a Saturday for an affordable brunch and good vibes.
  • KBH
    KBHJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food with many options for eaters with dietary restrictions. Funky crowd, great coffee, lively atmosphere. Definitely an NYU student hang out.
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Entering Grey Dog's rough-hewn cafe is like stepping back in time, but recently added, spicy, robust Bongo Java coffee brings one into the now. The seldom seen bottlomless cup lives on, here.
  • Jess A.heart icon on user image
    Jess ArnoldDecember 29, 2015
    The sliced apple, turkey, and Brie sandwich was amazing! Definitely get a side of fries too.
  • Frank R.heart icon on user image
    Frank RimalovskiMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee spot (with good muffins etc) near union square where all the cool tech kids hang out. Hear it's good for lunch too but haven't been. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Fast Company
    Fast CompanyFebruary 14, 2011
    Students at NYU (a 2011 Most Innovative Company) are drawn to this close-to-campus cafe, known for free Wi-Fi and good eats. Order a cup of the house blend and a chicken pesto sandwich.
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SpectorFebruary 23, 2015
    A great all-around neighborhood haunt - lots of college kids cramming for finals - a nice bar snack and drink selection.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaFebruary 3, 2014
    People who go to The Grey Dog are die-hards. Try anything out on their diverse brunch menu and you'll quickly become a loyal as well.
  • Henry W.heart icon on user image
    Henry WoottonOctober 31, 2016
    I turned up in my 'hangry' mode. After inhaling a grey dog breakfast we left carrying an 'On the house' scone. Home run! Loved it. Recommend to all!
  • Liz K.
    Liz KaufmanFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a meet up! Vegetarians: get the Country Style Salad with marinated tofu (sans onions). Huge portion and the tofu is cooked PERFECTLY- still hot with a cold salad. Delicious.
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    CFebruary 14, 2015
    Great brunch place. Highly recommend Grey Dog Brunch. French toast is awesome.
  • Mimi W.
    Mimi WAugust 3, 2014
    Very friendly staff. Cute place. Love that the chai tea latte is not too sweet. Fish in the fish tacos are too battered.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanMarch 16, 2015
    The kitchen doesn't open until 7:30am. Check out the cool maps on each table!
  • Alex F.heart icon on user image
    Alex FishFebruary 25, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great breakfast spot and amazing coffee. Iced cappuccino and. Breakfast quesadilla is a must.
  • Olga E.heart icon on user image
    Olga EpsAugust 27, 2014
    I love the coffee (strong!), the dessert, as well as the lunch menu. It gets a bit crowded - a bummer
  • Aubrey S.heart icon on user image
    Aubrey SabalaAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wide selection of gluten free items, including sandwiches, scones and muffins. (And their sangria rocks, too.)
  • Perry A.heart icon on user image
    Perry AzevedoAugust 26, 2015
    Breakfast is great. Love the croissant sandwich. Coffee is better than most in NYC but not near the best.
  • Saranya M.heart icon on user image
    Saranya ManoharanAugust 28, 2014
    The chicken melt sandwich the environment is super cool and the place is casual and different
  • Kaitlin V.
    Kaitlin VillanovaMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Baked oatmeal, just do it. Also this is a great spot for meetings b/c it can be over coffee, tea, snacks beer or wine, it's a winwin
  • David A.heart icon on user image
    David AmbroseAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing breakfast spot for casual meetings. Ideal for fundraising or serious BD talks.
  • Remco v.heart icon on user image
    Remco van BurenMay 22, 2015
    Great place to have breakfast. Good food, nice people, cosy ambiance.
  • Percolate
    PercolateApril 14, 2012
    Inevitably you need to meet someone at Union Square for breakfast. This is a pretty good move. Make sure you snag a seat before you order so as not to get stuck eating standing up.
  • Travis B.heart icon on user image
    Travis BloomAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the coolest, coziest vibes of any NYC breakfast spots. Love the "order then sit" style
  • Wesam S.heart icon on user image
    Wesam SaidFebruary 4, 2017
    I love this place. I usually order the rice and bean bowl with avocado, and it satisfies!
  • Heath T.heart icon on user image
    Heath TerryAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Grey Dog is the best place in the neighborhood to eat or grab coffee. Great food, cool staff, and they manage the tables well so half of them aren't filled with people working on their resumes.
  • Lindsay C.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay CApril 18, 2016
    Healthy, tasty and convenient for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. You can order delivery / pickup or eat there.
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