RUFFIAN is a cozy East Village wine bar and restaurant that opened in 2016 and is located in the East Village’s Historic District.
Ruffian offers an eclectic food menu, which is all prepared in front of you at the bar. With a focus on Southern France, Eastern Europe and everywhere in between, the highly curated wine list offers a broad range of delicious wines from thoughtful winemakers around the world. It is a dynamic list that offers over 250+ selections by the bottle (including more than 30 orange wines) and over 30 wines by the glass that frequently change. Also, draught and bottled beers that are carefully selected to compliment the menu.
Ruffian's home dates back to 1861 and was formerly owned by William B. Astor, and features brick terra cotta tile and an ogee-arched window and door. Artist and designer, Elena Hull Cournot, turned 400 square feet into a light, open and approachable space that feels personable and intimate. She was inspired by artists Pina Bausch, Os Gemeos and Georgia O'Keeffe as well as her time spent in Taos, Ireland and Paris
125 E7th St
BTW 1st & A
New York, NY 10009
M-SA 5p–12a (Kitchen closes at 11:30)
No reservations. 20 seats. We seat completed parties of four or less only. Standing room limited to four people.