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gtmajors Feb 4, 2007 04:43 PM

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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    jsmitty Feb 17, 2007 12:17 PM

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

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    1. re: jsmitty
      paddlestick101 Feb 17, 2007 12:32 PM

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

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      paddlestick101 Feb 17, 2007 12:12 PM

      August, Cafe Cluny-for brunch

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        jsmitty Feb 17, 2007 11:41 AM

        aoc bedford
        en japanse brasserie
        joes pizza

        1. Husky Feb 11, 2007 08:10 AM

          90 Bedford St., between Barrow and Grove Sts.


          1. cshell Feb 11, 2007 07:52 AM

            Corner Bistro burgers!!!

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              slcorlis Feb 9, 2007 06:26 AM

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

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                Dianora Feb 8, 2007 10:36 AM

                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.

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                  nuxvomica Feb 8, 2007 09:14 AM

                  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
                    Pan Feb 9, 2007 12:00 AM

                    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).

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                      piccola Feb 9, 2007 06:11 PM

                      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.

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                    Burnzes Feb 8, 2007 08:45 AM

                    maurizio's trattoria is good

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                      NinaNYC Feb 8, 2007 08:16 AM

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

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                        tsiblis Feb 7, 2007 06:16 PM

                        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.

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                          piccola Feb 7, 2007 05:14 PM

                          Westville for sure.
                          Roll & Dough and Gobo maybe.

                          1. jinet12 Feb 6, 2007 06:07 AM

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

                            1. Striver Feb 6, 2007 04:26 AM

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

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                                huruta Feb 5, 2007 03:36 PM

                                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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                                  chocokitty Feb 5, 2007 04:15 PM

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


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                                  billyeats Feb 5, 2007 02:49 PM

                                  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!

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                                    Pan Feb 5, 2007 01:30 PM

                                    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.

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                                      Lucia Feb 5, 2007 07:11 AM

                                      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. NAtiveNewYorker Feb 5, 2007 06:16 AM

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

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                                          bobby06877 Feb 5, 2007 06:15 AM

                                          Da Andrea for great Italian.

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                                            gwichandwashington Feb 5, 2007 01:55 PM

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

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                                              Rabbit Feb 11, 2007 06:33 AM

                                              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. ellenost Feb 5, 2007 04:51 AM

                                            Wallse (wonderful Austrian food!)

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