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looking for great lunch in west village/meatpacking- perry street? del posto enoteca? please advise

ekdd Apr 5, 2007 02:05 PM

need help for a great space with great food for birthday lunch. thanks

  1. l
    Lucia Apr 5, 2007 02:16 PM

    Perry Street is a good idea. I haven't been to Del Posto.

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    1. re: Lucia
      bread for breakfast Apr 5, 2007 04:25 PM

      How about Barbuto on Washington Street? It's a fun place. Great food.

    2. k
      kobetobiko Apr 5, 2007 06:47 PM

      Both are great so it really depends on what you want. If you want a grand decor with more "rustic" type of food, then Del Posto Enoteca. If you prefer more contemporary decor and lighter food, then Perry Street.

      By the way, the enoteca menu at Del Posto is available for lunch only on Wed - Fri. Other days they are available starting at 4pm.

      1. Brian S Apr 6, 2007 10:38 AM

        the Perry Street lunch is $24 and it's a steal!

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        1. re: Brian S
          Pierre Eats Apr 6, 2007 03:23 PM

          Does anyone know if they offer this on weekends?

          1. re: Pierre Eats
            Lucia Apr 6, 2007 04:30 PM

            Yes--I went on a Sunday.

            1. re: Lucia
              nokitsch Apr 6, 2007 04:49 PM

              Was it as good as Brian describes? I may give it a whirl this Tuesday

              1. re: nokitsch
                rose water Apr 7, 2007 04:15 AM

                I'll post about this in more detail when I can, but we went recently and loved Perry St. It is indeed as good as Brian described, and I'm thankful that he inspired me to go. The food is fantastic, with creative, delicious flavor combinations. The $24 for lunch is a great deal. I can't wait to go back.

                1. re: nokitsch
                  Lucia Apr 7, 2007 08:04 AM

                  I really enjoyed it.

            2. re: Brian S
              ekdd Apr 11, 2007 04:34 PM

              update- went this week--->excellent. Lovely room aothough reminded us of a LA resto vs nyc. Nonetheless a beautiful room . Amuse- pea soup served in a tiny cup to drink was oustanding. The chicken soup appy which was really primarily a vegetable (fresh veggies with a few chunks of chicken with a delicious dill soup poured on top) soup was terrific, My wife had the beet salad which she enjoyed, the mozarella appy nearby looked like a winner. The 2 main courses were a grilled chicken with a tarragon noodle salad and was great, the red snapper we shared was good but probably the least enjoyed of the bunch (all relative). The 2 desserts were chocolate pudding with cream and candy violets as well as a meringue white chocolate concoction-- both were very enjoyable. Also had berry yuzu soda which was different and quite good. All in all - highly recc - 24$ for the 3 courses- we loved it!. thanks for the help

              1. re: ekdd
                nokitsch Apr 13, 2007 07:48 AM

                Went there this Tuesday, and I co-sign on this - a really excellent choice. Also had the red snapper, which was great, and the steak which was amazing. I had the atlantic char sashimi, which was very fresh and yummy, and my wife had the toasted goat cheese salad with seeds - and it was really good and fresh. Lovely room, sparsely populated, good service. A winner all in all, as long as people remember that with a drink, a cappuchino, tax, and tip, the bill adds up. Not a problem for me, but some people might feel duped.

                1. re: nokitsch
                  Brian S Apr 13, 2007 08:26 AM

                  I've always thought that this place is a winner and I'm thrilled you all liked it. It's a pleasure to find I've had a good effect on the world. I've never ordered drinks or coffee or anything else, I just make sure I leave at least a 25% tip.

                  1. re: Brian S
                    timmy Apr 13, 2007 08:29 AM

                    Crispo's on 14th has very good food

                    1. re: Brian S
                      rose water Apr 13, 2007 11:09 AM

                      Brian S, no matter what your effect on the world at large is, you certainly manage to tantalize those of us in this chowhound microcosm with your chow tips.

                      If you don't get drinks, you're missing out. The sodas are fantastic. I got cherry-yuzu and my partner got orange-elderflower soda there. Complex, subtle flavors, lovely and tasty.

                      1. re: rose water
                        Brian S Apr 13, 2007 01:39 PM

                        Thank you so very much for this, it makes my day.

                        I'm not surprised the sodas are fantastic, I'd be surprised if they served something that wasn't.

                  2. re: ekdd
                    cervisiam Apr 13, 2007 12:17 PM

                    hey ekdd, did you go on wednesday? if so, maybe we saw you there. the one thing that i can't get over is their tuna burger, which was only added to the menu at 12:30. it was INCREDIBLE! normally i run from any mention of a tuna burger, because it brings back hideous memories of tuna _steak_ burgers, but perry street's tuna burger was like a tuna tartar burger. it was so good that we had to order another--our waiter was like "i told you it was really good!" afterwards, we asked how often they have the tuna burgers, and he said to call and ask. mercury content aside, i could eat the tuna burger everyday...

                    oh, and all the sodas were great! we ended up ordering one of each flavor. the total for 3 prix fixes + 2 additional dishes + 5 sodas + 1 bottle of water = 160 after tax and tip. totally worth it.

                    1. re: cervisiam
                      ekdd Apr 13, 2007 06:14 PM

                      we were there wednesday!. I must say the tuna burger did look great and it looked-from a distance- like a delicious bowl of chips came with it

                      1. re: ekdd
                        cervisiam Apr 14, 2007 12:54 PM

                        oh yes, the homemade chips--i swiped those from the second burger before anyone had a chance :)

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