East Village Eats
- Alex Wolfman
I recently moved to the East Village and would like to know of any restaurants to check out in the neighborhood.
In the last few months I have been to some really great places in the area, including Le Tableau, Col Legno, Holy Basil, Brunetta's, Miracle Grill, etc. But I am sure that there are more out there, and I am gearing up for a weekend of good eatin'
re: Frank Language
In terms of origin of the food, I really do not have any preferences. As long as the food is good, I am happy. But in terms of "fun" and "funky", I do not consider the waif-model hangouts such as Circa on 6th Street much fun. To give you an idea of what I do like, two of my favorite places in the area are Le Tableau and Great Jones. They are very different, yet each makes me very happy. I am sure that is not much of a help, but its the best I can do.
I reminisce at this site because I no longer live in
NY. I lived in the East Village for 7 yrs (live in
Austin, TX now - probably moving back!) and I miss the
neighborhood food so much! My hands down favorite was
Takahachi - best sushi around (real crabmeat in the
california rolls, fish HANGING over the rice on nigiri
sushi, great udon too) and it happens to be one of the
cheapest too. Usually a line to get in - try off hours.
I also miss Teresa's white borscht, Benny's giant beef
burritos, Dojo's tofuburgers, challah from Moishe's
bakery or B&H dairy, 5 Rose's pizza, Bona Fides, Mee
Noodle Shop, coffee from Open Pantry, shopping at
Forucci's Italian Market, walking to chinatown... I
think I'm gonna go cry now.