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Our Story

Anton's is a nostalgic New York café and wine bar in the heart of the West Village. The vision of Chef Nick Anderer and General Manager/Beverage Director Natalie Johnson, Anton's thoughtfully reimagines NYC's rich culinary history through comforting, eclectic American cuisine with deep European influences. The restaurant's design evokes the warmth and casual elegance of the quintessential New York restaurants and bars that serve as our inspiration, updated for today. 

Our menu spotlights a seasonal selection of salads, vegetables, and NY-harvested shellfish. Seafood, chops, and side dishes celebrate iconic recipes from a bygone era, along with a variety of house-made pastas. Wine is paramount to the Anton's experience, with a 550+ bottle-deep list, and upwards of 20 by-the-glass selections gracing the menu at all times. A parade of spirit-forward, expertly-crafted cocktails improve upon the watering holes of days gone by, as do an edited collection of tap and bottled beer.

Anton’s sits on a charming block in a landmarked 1850s Greek-revival style building, and the restaurant’s name pays tribute to Anderer’s great, great grandfather, whose emigration to New York City in the late 1800s paved the way for a line of butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs. The lovingly-appointed space features rich mahogany woodwork, beautiful wrought-iron windows, vintage tableware hand-selected by the team, dramatic florals by Fox Fodder Farm, and a series of still life paintings the duo commissioned from Georgian artist Vitali Dvali. A shaded sidewalk patio adds to the experience when the warm weather returns. 

We hope to welcome you soon.