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12 years ago we opened Ditch Plains in the West Village, and since then we’ve had the distinct pleasure of serving so many neighbors and friends. From our now infamous Ditch Dog (created from a simple miscommunication in the kitchen) to our lobster rolls and our epic bloody mary’s, we’ve celebrated with you, we’ve cheered our favorite teams on with you, we’ve nursed hangovers together and we’ve created a few, too. We rode a great, long wave with you and we’re so proud to have been such an integral part of an incredible and vibrant neighborhood for so long.

So it is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the closing of Ditch Plains. Many of you already know that running a business in New York City is becoming increasingly challenging, and Ditch is no exception. After lengthy negotiations we are not able to stay in the space. While we are still actively looking for a new home, our last day of service on Bedford Street is Sunday, February 25th. Stay in touch for our next wave!

West Village

29 Bedford Street
at Downing Street
New York, NY 10014
P (212) 633-0202

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About Ditch Plains

Ditch Plains is a simple yet stylish New York-style oyster bar & fish shack that pays homage to Marc Murphy’s first longboard triumph in Montauk. The restaurant’s mood is aquatic, evoking a sense of casual cool while surpassing all design and culinary standards.

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The Team

Ditch Plains is that rare mixture of awesome surfer bar, fantastic NY-style fish shack, casual Sunday brunch spot and perfect party place. General Manager Johnny Ciccarelli is at the helm, ensuring that everyone who walks through our door is guaranteed a great time.

Meet Marc Murphy

Part worldly epicure, part laid-back surfer, Marc Murphy fell in love with French and Italian cuisine during a childhood spent living throughout Europe. He went on to work in some of the most highly esteemed kitchens in the world from Paris to Monte Carlo and today is one of New York’s most celebrated chefs.

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With its festive atmosphere and delicious menu, Ditch Plains is the perfect place for your next business meeting, birthday party or wedding reception. Let’s start planning it.

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Press Inquiries
TALENT MANAGER
Scott Feldman
Two Twelve Management
15 Watts Street
New York, NY 10013
P (212) 925-5300
PUBLIC RELATIONS
Emily Karpin
Director of Communications
Benchmarc Restaurants
by Marc Murphy
111 West 17th Street, #3
New York, NY 10011
P (212) 625-8279
MARKETING INQUIRIES
Pamela Schein Murphy
Branding, Marketing + PR
Benchmarc Restaurants
by Marc Murphy
111 West 17th Street, #3
New York, NY 10011
P (212) 625-8261
COMMUNICATIONS INQUIRIES
Emily Karpin
Director of Communications
Benchmarc Restaurants
by Marc Murphy
111 West 17th Street, #3
New York, NY 10011
P (212) 625-8279

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