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DC Chowhounder seeks eateries in W.Village

BarbHelm Jun 27, 2007 08:28 PM

There are four of us coming in July with a place on Christopher St and seeking good places to eat lunch and dinner. Good food is our first priority with proximity next. Thanks.

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    batterypark RE: BarbHelm Jun 27, 2007 08:53 PM

    I'm particularly fond of Cafe De Brussels on Greenwich Avenue. Belgian. Mussels are excellent and the fries are as good as they get. The list of Belgian Ale is extensive.

    Is there any particular cuisine you are looking for?

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      BarbHelm RE: batterypark Jul 4, 2007 03:06 PM

      We like most foods, although seafood, all asian, french, and italian are among our favorites. As I said, quality is our priority, ambiance not so much, although nice,

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        Pan RE: BarbHelm Jul 5, 2007 06:43 AM

        Is Roll & Dough in operation again? Anyone know? That's the first place I thought of in terms of "Asian" food in that area. Although Barb, you'd probably be best off going to Chinatown for Chinese food, or to Chelsea (24th St. and 9th Av.) or St. Marks Place (between 2nd and 3rd Avs.) for Grand Sichuan.

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          Nick F. RE: Pan Jul 22, 2007 03:52 PM

          Roll and Dough is currently outta business.

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      jsmitty RE: BarbHelm Jun 28, 2007 02:45 AM

      do a west village search you will find lots. i like
      little owl
      wallse
      aoc bedford
      snack taverna
      august
      da andrea
      crispo
      joe's pizza (just for a slice)
      morandi
      po

      these are all winners!

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        LeahBaila RE: jsmitty Jul 22, 2007 03:57 PM

        Crispo, August, Piccolo Angolo (for some "red sauce" Italian), Good (great brunch), Agave (for a margarita or two...I think they make the best 'ritas in town), and if there's not much of a line, grab a cupcake or banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery

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          Pan RE: LeahBaila Jul 31, 2007 04:56 PM

          Disagreements about whether it's worth getting cupcakes at Magnolia aside (I think it isn't), is there ever not much of a line there?

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            LeahBaila RE: Pan Aug 1, 2007 05:41 AM

            Not sure when the line is smaller than other times, but I absolutely think it's worth getting a cupcake at Magnolia (if you're a "sweets" person). IMO, they're unique and I've not had one similar in another city.

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        KNC RE: BarbHelm Jun 28, 2007 04:15 AM

        Legigot. love to go there for a perfectly executed dinner. The waiters know how to take care of you perfectly without being pretentious or overbearing... the food is delicious. i usually take the escargot and oysters, and then lobster or steak. thou I have tried others these are my favs. Defiantly save room for dessert (bread pudding) +/- $70 per head with wine.

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          wshnyc RE: BarbHelm Jun 28, 2007 12:42 PM

          Here are some favorites:

          Favorite coffee = Jack's on W. 10th. Get there early if you want a bagel (from Murray's I think).
          Favorite falafel, etc. = Taim on Waverly.
          Favorite dinner = Annisa on Barrow.

          There's great food on Cornelia...Pearl Oyster Bar, Le Gigot, Po.
          Other favorites: Wallse on W.11th? and Greenwich for modern Austrian. Grey Dog on Carmine or Alexandra on Morton for a casual lunch. Mary's Fish Camp on W. 4th (be prepared to wait, although you can grab a drink elsewhere and they call your cell when you're up). Spotted Pig and Little Owl, but you will have to wait a long time for a table at the former and book a table now for the latter. For a cheap no frills but good French cafe lunch, try Le Gamin on Hudson (near Christopher). For an elegant dinner, Mas on Downing.

          Bedford has a streak of good restaurants. Blue Ribbon for brunch or dinner. AOC Bedford for elegant French fare. Ino for casual Italian bruschetta etc. Snack Taverna for Greek.

          1. livetotravel RE: BarbHelm Jul 4, 2007 03:17 PM

            Here's a really good list of Greenwich Village restaurants - http://www.savorynewyork.com/wiki/Nei...

            my favorites in the West Village are Gusto, Mary's Fish Camp, Pearl Oyster Bar, the Spotted Pig, Po and Blue Hill...

            1. jinet12 RE: BarbHelm Jul 5, 2007 06:36 AM

              This, to me, is the best area in which to eat....We like Home, Pearl Oyster, Rocco's Bakery, Mamouns, Faicco's for rice balls, Otto's, Magnolia Bakery...There are a lot of great places to chow in the area...Don't miss the great chocolate shops in that area as well...

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                MMRuth RE: jinet12 Jul 5, 2007 06:55 AM

                The Faicco's rice balls are wonderful. Definitely go next door to Murray's as well and check out the cheese!

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                Murray's Cheese
                254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                Faicco's
                260 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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                  MMRuth RE: MMRuth Jul 5, 2007 08:13 AM

                  I'd also try Patisserie Claude for their wonderful croissants, and Cones for Argentine style gelato.

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                  Patisserie Claude
                  187 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

                  Cones
                  272 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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                    jdream RE: MMRuth Jul 5, 2007 08:38 AM

                    Claude is out of town/closed until Aug. 2-- otherwise, I'd definitely agree.

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                jdream RE: BarbHelm Jul 5, 2007 07:53 AM

                Tons of great options in the area... Malatesta for Italian, Las Ramblas for very good (albetit not amazing) tapas, Snack for Greek-ish food, Kirara for great sushi that's not outrageously expensive, Deborah has great brunch (duck hash is a necessity!), Blue Ribbon Bakery for good American food, Moustache for middle eastern, San Panino has great panini-- genuinely like what you get in Italy...

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                  mae RE: BarbHelm Jul 6, 2007 04:32 PM

                  I'll add a few more...Cafe Cluny for seriously tasty upscale american, Valdino West for cute setting, great pasta and a chicken parm to die for. And I second Wallse for a treat.

                  1. BarbHelm RE: BarbHelm Jul 22, 2007 03:30 PM

                    Thank you, everyone, for your suggestions and guidance. We are on the road tomorrow and I will let you know how our eating experiences go.

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