Eclectic Village/Soho spot
I think Danal is wonderful for brunch if you can sit in the garden - the menu is interesting and they have beautiful china. Dinner is a big disappointment - the menu is not particularly exciting, and because of the low ceilings and open kitchen the air quickly becomes hot and heavy and oily.
it sounds like you know the east village rather well so
you should venture to the new hot area above 10th st.
there's lucca lounge between 13th &14th with really
affordable GREAT pizzas(and the owner Vito is a really
nice guy) on avenue b. then between 11th & 12th you'll
find radio perfecto ,cafe margeaux and my personal
favorite-aunt b's.and if you're into hearing real
good-real music go to lakeside lounge between 10th
&11th. all on avenue b. have fun!