Located in the heart of Union Square, the Independent is actually two distinct rooms under one roof. We offer a menu of inspired comfort food featuring local, organic produce and fresh seafood. Our cocktail list highlights American classics, as well as our own seasonal fruit infusions. Our staff & regular customers have filled out our beer & wine lists with their personal favorites – we offer the standards, as well as some very special selections.
When you visit the Independent, you have your choice of two rooms – the pub or the restaurant. The restaurant is a charming neighborhood bistro offering casual dining in a friendly atmosphere. The cozy, candlelit room is perfect for sharing a bottle of wine and a relaxed meal with friends.
In the pub, neighbors gather to discuss local politics or watch sports on the big screen. A line up of DJs play old time rock & roll, indie rock, punk, garage & soul. DJs start at 10 pm. Open until 2:00 am on weekends, we’re Union Square’s latest last call!
We host events & special themed dinners regularly. We’re also available for private parties, holiday events, weddings, christenings, etc. We can customize a menu for an intimate holiday dinner, or help you plan a wedding reception for 100+ guests.