Hard to find place in the east village
I'm having visitors from the West Coast that are older and have trouble walking. They eat out often and are used to exceptionally good Northern California restraunts. I need a good place in the East Village to take them that is not too noisy or cramped and on the ground floor (few or no stairs). Any suggestions?(they like most types of food)
i would avoid le tableau. i used to go there all the time (i live a block away). my last two visits have been very disappointing. the menu never changes, the quality of the ingredients has gone way downhill (who has ever had grisly duck breast?). service wasn't great either. and prices aren't nearly as affordable as they used to be.
there are so many better choices for the price. considering a place like Falai is only $1 or $2 more per dish, it's a non-contest.
and, of course, there's Prune. i actually prefer Prune to Hearth. not fussy, very neighborhoody but great and fresh food.
i had a fantastic meal at le miu last weekend. the service is absymal, but the food was really good.