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Help with dinner in the West Village

delikado Aug 20, 2007 04:52 PM

I'm a Boston-hound looking to take my SO to dinner and wanted to try someplace new in the W. Village. We're open to all cuisines, but would prefer either Italian or New American (whatever your definition of that may be!). Price range would be in the high-20's to low-30's for entrees, with a fun but fairly intimate vibe. Any help is much appreciated!

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  1. LeahBaila RE: delikado Aug 20, 2007 05:45 PM


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      Nick F. RE: LeahBaila Aug 20, 2007 09:35 PM

      seconded. same for little owl which is simply excellent but difficult to get into. Centro Vinoteca also opened up over here and seems to fit your description well, but haven't gotten a chance to try yet, so check the boards first.

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      billyeats RE: delikado Aug 20, 2007 05:50 PM

      Little Owl or share a bunch of stuff at Alta!

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        jjl371 RE: delikado Aug 20, 2007 08:06 PM

        Malatesta on Christopher St. is divine. Very reasonably-priced. I am dreaming about it now. The only downside is that it is cash only.

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          BW212 RE: delikado Aug 20, 2007 09:26 PM

          Harold Dieterle of Top Chef's Perilla on Jones street. I love it.

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            idia RE: delikado Aug 21, 2007 06:48 AM

            Look no farther.
            Crispo for good Italian.

            Here ya go.


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              Lucia RE: delikado Aug 21, 2007 07:25 AM

              Crispo, Po, August, Little Owl, Snack Taverna (Greek)

              1. vvvindaloo RE: delikado Aug 21, 2007 07:45 AM

                Crispo is very good, and fun, but definitely not intimate. Po and August are somewhat better choices for what you are seeking, in my opinion. I recommend you go over to Cornelia St. and compare Po with Palma- a true W. Village Italian restaurant with good food and an intimate vibe. Both restaurants have excellent food and fit the "cosy" bill, but Palma has a cute garden in back, and more of a rustic feel, if that is what you are looking for. The chef is from Italy- try the artichokes and whatever meat ragu is on the menu that night. (You will need a reservation at Po if it's a weekend). Have fun!

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                  delikado RE: delikado Aug 21, 2007 07:22 PM

                  FANTASTIC recs! Will have lots of research to do...keep 'em coming!

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