the east village rut.
so i've become spoiled. having lived and dined out almost every night in the east village, i'm beginning to get to the point where, when i'm trying to decide where to go for dinner, i'm at a loss.
i know this is ridiculous because it's the east village, a glut of gustatory options. but the same places are always mentioned on this website, i frequent many of them, and i'm beginning to wonder if i'm missing out on hidden gems.
i'm looking for something new to throw some spice into my routine, something that's downscale enough to have a casual dinner (<$15/entree). i live on 5th and Ave A, but i'm willing to wander to Nolita/LES/union square too. generally i tend toward the healthier and am a pescatarian, though i'm open to anything as long as it has options. I love Italian, Latin, Asian, Middle Eastern, and American Nouveau.
my highly frequented spots:
Caracas Arepa Bar
Cacio e Vino
St Alps Tea House
Clinton St. Baking Co
ideas, anyone? some inspiration would be lovely.
Barbone is Italian. There have been a few posts on this board with experience more recent than mine.
I'm not sure that the menu prices at Tides are much different from the ones at Mermaid Inn. Tides has a very limited menu, so anything you order should be a good bet. I like the fried oysters and clams as a starter.
rai rai ken,
el Maguey y la tuna,
Thai Tai and Kai kai,
grand sichuan st marks