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dinner on cornelia street....

eastvillager Oct 24, 2007 06:17 PM

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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    gramercyfoodie RE: eastvillager Oct 24, 2007 08:06 PM

    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

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      wingman RE: eastvillager Oct 25, 2007 10:09 AM

      Check out Home on Cornellia - it's fantastic.

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        financialdistrictresident RE: wingman Oct 29, 2007 04:47 PM

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

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          bladerobbins RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 30, 2007 11:48 AM

          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...

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        lilly1114 RE: eastvillager Oct 25, 2007 10:13 AM

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

        1. jamielynn RE: eastvillager Oct 25, 2007 11:01 AM

          Pearl Oyster Bar

          1. financialdistrictresident RE: eastvillager Oct 29, 2007 04:46 PM

            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. Striver RE: eastvillager Oct 30, 2007 11:59 AM

              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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                MMRuth RE: Striver Oct 30, 2007 12:00 PM

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

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                  financialdistrictresident RE: Striver Oct 30, 2007 12:58 PM

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

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                    Striver RE: financialdistrictresident Oct 31, 2007 05:03 AM

                    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.

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                      dapperdanger RE: Striver Oct 31, 2007 07:45 AM

                      duck confit was fantastic.

                2. Nick F. RE: eastvillager Oct 31, 2007 06:34 AM

                  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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                    gramercyfoodie RE: Nick F. Oct 31, 2007 07:16 AM

                    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.

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                    andymadrid RE: eastvillager Oct 31, 2007 12:35 PM

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

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