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west village picks

will be in west village for 3 days next week, what are the dont miss spots.
(we know mary's fish camp)
thanx gt

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  1. Wallse (wonderful Austrian food!)

      1. re: bobby06877

        Pappardelle with sweet sausage ragu. Da Andrea is the best $10-12 you can spend west of 7th ave.

        1. re: gwichandwashington

          Visiting from Toronto - tried Da Andrea last night based on recommendations from this thread.

          Had a great meal (beef carpaccio, papardelle, artichoke ravioli, tiramisu) - not fancy, but hearty and delicious. Very satisfying for cold, winter night. Restaurant filled with locals - a younger crowd (mostly 20-30s) - obviously lots of repeat customers. Service very friendly and accommodating. Felt like we'd happened on one of those great neighbourhood spots. Thanks for directing us to such a delightful place.

      2. Rocco's, for cannoli
        Faicco's Pork Store, for Italian Subs
        Hudson Bagels
        The Little Owl

        1. Crispo, Lupa, or Po for Italian
          Little Owl
          Snack Taverna for Greek
          For brunch: Cornelia St. Cafe, Deborah, Extra Virgin, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Agave, good, Tavern on Jane, Jane
          For snacks: Faicco's, Murray's Cheese Shop, Rocco's, Cones, Chocolate Bar

          Most people would recommend Pearl Oyster Bar over Mary's--I think they're about the same level and don't really love either of them

          1. I'm not sure it rises to the level of "can't miss," but you might want to get a couple of bing (sesame buns) at Roll and Dough, 3rd St. just west of 6th Av. They're very good and very cheap and make a good breakfast or lunch.

            1. Coffee: Jack's Stir Brew, Joe, The Grey Dog's Coffee
              Treats: Milk & Cookies, Amy's Bread, Bruno Patisserie
              Casual eats: Taim (Israeli), Westville (burger, dogs, salads,etc), Bleecker St Pizza or Joe's (slices)
              Italian: Malatesta Trattoria, DaAndrea, Crispo
              Asian: Cafe Asean (southeast Asian), Galanga (thai)
              Tapas: Alta
              Indian: Ghandi (casual), Surya (creative)

              I could go on and on, but that should do for now!

              1. Claude's has the BEST croissants (W 4th & 7th Ave). I'm new to NYC so not sure if this counts as West Village or not.

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                1. re: huruta

                  Yes, Claude's counts as West Village. I also concur that Claude's has one of the best croissants in NYC.


                2. Little Havana (Cuban) and Le Gigot (French) - both on Cornelia Street.

                  1. I have to add "Home"...especially a good deal for lunch..I have always had a wonderful dinner or lunch at this place

                    1. Westville for sure.
                      Roll & Dough and Gobo maybe.

                      1. There's a new tapas place on 7th Ave. at W. 10th St. called Tasca that's great - though noisy. Tora sushi on 7th Ave. South below Bleecker is wonderful and user-friendly. Their special rolls are sensational. Pizza at Grano Trattoria on Greenwich Ave. & W. 10th is sensational.

                        1. Flor's Kitchen (Christopher & Waverly) has a wonderful Venezuelan brunch -- tender shredded beef w/egg, arepas & the works, all for about 10 bucks.

                          1. maurizio's trattoria is good

                            1. 3 days? not a lot of time in what's one of the best eating areas in the city. definitely in Pearl Oyster Bar camp for lobster roll, MAremma, GUsto or Lupa for Italian, No28 for Neapolitan pizza, Little Branch or Employees Only for drinks
                              i second Wallse
                              the Spotted Pig does have its charm and some seriously good food (not that they need any more people to go there) - go really early or very late - the kitchen is open until 2am

                              Roll & Dough is good for a snack - get the bing and steamed buns - anything spicy is good there (beef, pork) - otherwise the fillings may be a little bland

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                              1. re: nuxvomica

                                I like the spicy ones, but I suspect I'm not the only person who doesn't automatically equate non-peppery with "bland." I like non-spicy bing like the cabbage and dried shrimp one and the one with eggs and chives (if I remember correctly).

                                1. re: Pan

                                  I've only tried the vegetarian ones, but I like both the spicy and "bland" ones. Of the sweet ones, the taro is my favourite.

                              2. I too say Pearl Oyster Bar for the lobster roll. Blue Ribbon Bakery for lunch. Both Pearl and Blue Ribbon are pricey, don't know what your budget is. I like Caffe Torino for cheap Italian. Crispo is great for a little pricier, though that's practically Chelsea. The Olive Tree on Macdougal for dessert, or you can't beat just grabbing a cannoli at Rocco's. Suzie's on Bleecker Street is one of my all-time favorite Chinese places. Sushi Samba is a scene with good food to boot.

                                1. I third Wallse.
                                  Also try 'ino on Bedford for lunch, or perhaps Casa (Brazilian), also on Bedford, for dinner.

                                  1. Corner Bistro burgers!!!

                                    1. Moustache
                                      90 Bedford St., between Barrow and Grove Sts.


                                      1. littleowl
                                        aoc bedford
                                        en japanse brasserie
                                        joes pizza

                                        1. August, Cafe Cluny-for brunch

                                          1. have you eaten at cafe cluny for dinner? curious. i have read mixed things

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                                            1. re: jsmitty

                                              no only for brunch, and the lighting, atmosphere, and food were great for that. havent had dinner though.