On the ground

511 East 12th Street (between Ave. A and Ave B)
New York, NY 10009

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By phone

212-228-5100 phone
212-228-0116 fax

By subway

L Train to 1st Ave.
F Train to 2nd Ave.


Northern Spy offers a limited number of dinner reservations each night for parties up to six people. The best way to make a reservation is right here or by using the button on every page of our website. We always leave a portion of the dining room for walk-in customers on a first-come first-served basis.

Due to the restaurant’s limited seating, we can only seat complete parties and will be unable to hold a table for more then 15 minutes past the reservation time. If you are running late, please call 212-228-5100 x4 to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Should your plans change, please let us know as well.

NOTE: Because of limited seating, we require a credit card to hold reservations of 5 or more people. Large parties must cancel or inform the restaurant of changes by 5pm on the day of the reservation either online or by calling the restaurant. Late cancellations, made after 5pm, may incur a $25/person cancellation fee and we reserve the right to charge $50 per guest in the event of a no show.

If you have a party of eight or more, call us or contact to discuss details. Additionally, we can offer any of the items we’re serving for small to medium events, or we can work with you to customize a menu.

Brunch and weekday lunch services are walk-in only. We can, however, arrange for large parties at lunch Monday through Friday.

Special events policy

All reservations for our special event dinners require a credit card to hold the reservation. Please cancel online or call the restaurant if your plans change. We require at least 24-hours cancellation notice from the start of the event. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice may incur a charge of 50% of the price of the meal. No Shows will be charged the full price of the meal.

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Founder/Partner Christophe Hille ( for all financial matters, vendor accounts, general operational questions, donation inquiries, and questions about cargo bicycles.

Founder/Partner Chris Ronis ( for beer and wine purveyors, catering or event inquiries, press inquiries, customer feedback, and promotional event invitations.

Photographer Hulya Kolabas ( for inquiries about, or permission to use, the photographs featured on this website.

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