Openings

Hamilton's Brings Old-School Sodas and Diner Fare to the West Village

By Kelly Dobkin  |  July 21, 2014

The retro soda shop/lunch counter trend (Parm, Brooklyn Farmacy) goes next level with Hamilton's, a new soda shop and luncheonette/diner in the West Village. The corner restaurant opened quietly on Sunday in the former Tremont space in the landmarked building (dating back to 1898) on the corner of W. 4th and Bank Streets. The vintage soda fountain was salvaged from an early 20th century building elsewhere and is used to make an impressive list of retro drinks including phosphates, rickeys, egg creams, fizzes, puffs and lactarts. In addition to the sodas, the menu offers up breakfast lunch and dinner options that run the gamut of classic diner fare from omelets and patty melts to fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage.

The casual, low-priced dishes found here are a welcome addition to a stretch of the West Village that's mostly dominated by pricey restaurants and Marc Jacobs outposts. Check out the menu here and peek inside the space below. 

51 Bank Street; 212-661-1515