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WE ARE Ferns

We're a neighborhood bar. We're a casual restaurant. We've got the good music and the staff that knows your name. We're that East Village spot with all the plants outside. And inside. We might tell you something about a secret garden, an oasis in the concrete jungle, a space where you can really actually breathe out here, but the truth is, most plants only emit that extra oxygen during daylight hours, which means you better come through for happy hour, or we're just another watering hole with a decent pinterest board. 

So join us for dinner or join us for drinks. Join us for three glasses of wine, a bowl of french fries, and then one more glass of wine. We don't care. We're going to show you a menu of fine cocktails, delicious food, some of the best beers around, and then let you figure it out. Just know that Chef Matt Oliver is not here to disappoint. Think comfort classics with some savvy New York street style. It's New American bar food, folks, and we do it damn well.

Daily happy hours, weekly kitchen specials, and monthly comedy shows. Come for the live music, or just come to drop the spare keys for your roommate. It's all good. We've got a basement bar room for private events, too. Birthdays, baby showers, album drops, staff parties -- you tell us. Seriously, tell us anything. We're bartenders, so we're always at least pretending to listen. 





166 First Avenue
btw 10th and 11th St
New York, NY 10009


Su 12p-12a
Tu-Th 5p–1a
Fr 5p–2a
Sa 12p-2a




We accept dinner reservations for parties of up to 8 people. For larger groups, please reach out to noah@fernsnyc.com.

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Private Events

Ferns is available for private parties and special events of any occasion for groups of up to 50 people. We’re here to help you celebrate.

THe Basement

The Ferns Basement is a private space with its own bar, dedicated bartender, unique food options, and personal music controls. Perfect for brunch, dinner, and cocktail gatherings, The Basement is a fully customizable space tailored to your specifications.

From the raw bar to sliders to American classics, our food packages aim to please everyone in your crowd. Drink packages range from soft drinks, coffee, and tea to beer, hand-picked cocktails, and an open bar. We’ll even make up a personalized cocktail, if that’s your style.

Between maximum table space and an open floor for optimal tomfoolery, we’ll set up a perfect balance—even if that means being ready to rearrange tables and stools at a moment’s notice.

Whether a premier New York DJ, live band, or your own playlist will best set the mood, music selection is your choice to make. Microphones and other audio/visual equipment are also available.

You can decorate the space, or we can do it for you. From sparklers to piñatas to ice luges, we’ve got you covered.

Private bookings are available all week, lasting 2-3 hours at a $500 per hour minimum. The space is available Monday through Friday between 5pm and 12am, and on Saturday and Sunday between noon and midnight.

New Year’s Eve at ferns

Join us as we say farewell to 2018 and kick off the new year with plenty of drinking, dancing, and smooching all night long.