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dinner on cornelia street....

i moved from the east village 5 yrs ago...i'm looking for an excellent meal in the village for four in west/greenwich village. we used to go to cornelia st cafe, po etc. i'm sure there's good food on cornelia st still, but where should we try?

thanks in advance,

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  1. Depending on when you are going (as you will need to make reservations well in advance at all of these) try: Perilla, Market Table, Little Owl...

    9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

    Little Owl
    90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

    Market Table
    54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

    1. Check out Home on Cornellia - it's fantastic.

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      1. re: wingman

        I haven't been to Home in ages. What should we order? Do they have a garden? It's really tiny like Po.

        1. re: financialdistrictresident

          they do have a garden; it's small but lovely. i've only been there for brunch, but it was delicious. fantastic fish as i recall...

      2. I will second Market Table. We went last night and both the food and service were amazing.

          1. We just went to Palma and dined in the lovely garden. Food was good. Olives with fennel and bread were good. We had a salad, fried calamari and sage (very nice, cooked perfectly, loved the fried sage leaves, no red sauce), fish stew (large enough for two to share) and a bottle of wine.

            I used to go to Cornelia Street Cafe (just celebrated 30 years) often years ago and have rediscovered it. We have had several delicious meals there lately (mussels, fish, duck, salads, etc.).

            Don't know if I would classify either place as "excellent."

            1. If you're looking to stick to Cornelia and haven't eaten at Le Gigot (bistro), I strongly recommend you give it a try.

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              1. re: Striver

                Agreed - and note to myself to get back there soon!

                1. re: Striver

                  Any suggestions on what to order (or to avoid)? We also go to Cornelia Street often and need a new place to wander into.

                  1. re: financialdistrictresident

                    Le Gigot is French bistro food, and they do it very well. It's a small but cozy space, so reservations are strongly recommended. Favorites of ours include their charcuterie selection (which makes a nice app for 2), montrachet salad (more like a French-style bruschetta with goat cheese), steak frites, and the signature leg of lamb.

                2. I will third both Market Table and second Little Owl. IMHO, these are two of the finest and most exciting restaurants in the Village, with an excellent and unpretentious spirit.

                  Sorry to gush, but when I have been to Little Owl, the food has been superb (Asparagus Home Fries, not to be missed) and it has the sort of cramped charm that I really value.

                  Market Table is, if anything, possibly better, given it has a little more space, it has its nominal market and best of all, both Joey Campanaro and Mikey Price, the chefs of the two restaurants respectively, hang out downstairs in the market area and are available to talk.

                  I guess I just really appreciate the sense of community inherent in that, as well as the quality of the food and the lack of price inflation. NB, though, I'm not the only one who feels this way. Both places are a monster to get reservations at nowadays (though Market Table does walk-ins for 2).

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                  1. re: Nick F.

                    well said. I feel exactly the same way about both places. It's amazing when you can fall in love with restaurants and see no faults.

                  2. Another hand for Market Table. Really enjoyed my dinner there last weekend!