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West village - inexpensive & interesting w/atmosphere

Hi! I want to discover a new place in the west village for an inexpensive meal before movie at Angelika. Nice atmosphere is a bonus... Ethnic foods are always on the top of the list.. Something like Moustache...


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    1. Indian Bread Co on Bleecker would be fun. It's pretty cheap... not a fancy place, although there are seats and the atmosphere is cute and lunchy. The food is great... very interesting Indian favorites in sandwich form. Their mango lassis area great... my favorites are the paneer tikka kathi roll, aloo chickpea chat and the paratha bread stuffed with paneer.

      1. Extra Virgin, Chow Bar, and I heard Leela Lounge is supposed to be fabulous (Indian food, nice atmosphere, and inexpensive) but I've never been. If you do go, let me know how it is!

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          1. re: LeahBaila

            Where/what is Leela Lounge? Been living in the WV for a while now and never heard of it...

            1. re: jdream


              If anyone's been, I'd love to hear about it. I've only heard about it and it its Zagat reviews are fabulous (which is never a sure-fire way to tell)

              1. re: lfjacob

                I went to leela lounge for lunch last month and found it very disappointing. Perhaps it's better for dinner.

          2. re: lfjacob

            Leela lounge is good, but pricey, not inexpensive.

          3. Flor's Kitchen in its cute new location.
            Galanga for great Thai

            1. Cafe Condessa on 10th St. at 7th Ave.

              1. Karavas on 4th Street, just west of 6th Avenue has great gyros.

                Arturo's is a pizza place right near the Angelika that has great atmosphere.

                1. Gaetana's! It's very reasonable, delicous, and Frankie the owner is the best! When the bread comes fresh out of the over - it's addicting!

                  1. Le Gamin on Houston, Grey Dogs Coffee on Cornelia, or Bar Pitti (if you go at 6, you shouldn't have to wait). I hear Arturo's Pizzeria does a hell of a pizza pie, too.

                    1. I was pleasantly surprised with Focacceria on Macdougal. I was especially impressed with the calamari, it was super tender and in a very light batter.

                      87 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

                      1. it may not be close enough to the theater, but i love Cafe Asean (10th st. b/t Greenwich Ave and 6th)...so cheap, cute garden and sweet staff.
                        also, Florencia 13 on Sullivan.. SoCal Mexican. GOOD margaritas.