At the corner of Greenwich and Rector Streets, three blocks south of the World Trade Center, the rebirth of George’s Restaurant clearly captures the atmosphere of the area. Thanks to great food, the place’s personality and design, George’s Restaurant is considered a legend. A New York legend that opened its gates on 1950, has been famous of the big portion plates and its people’s smile. In a neighborhood which is trademarked by stress and extreme fast pace, George’s is an oasis for people to sit down, relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch or dinner.

A year after the tragic events of 9/11, with a structural damage caused by the terrorist attack, George’s Restaurant had to be demolished. The owners George and his son Billy Koulmentas standing in front of the rumbles made the decision to rebuild. They owed it to the generations of people who considered this small restaurant a haven of rest and relaxation. And they succeeded. They built a beautiful restaurant, adding one more story, doubling the size of the previous one. Its simple, but elegant design makes it a small gem in this injured lower Manhattan neighborhood.

Stopped here while we were up in New York for the week, and the food was great! Tuna melt was tasty and personally , I just got a turkey and cheese wrap and it was great. Especially, from me being from the Northeast. I hope I can visit again!” – Craig Aspdin

They had quick polite service that didn’t make us wait to get a table. They even brought the food in less than 20 min, they also have amazing waffles! – Rusty Robot04

Great food, fast and courteous service. And although they closed at 9pm, no one asked my friend and I to leave; they just let us keep talking. We had to ask if they were closing! – Regina Ward