Help me choose in East Village
Looking for a place to eat around 4th Street and A and B on Monday night. Between Le Tableau, Lavagna, Il Baggato and Per Bacco, what do you think? Also open to any other ideas. Thanks.
That's a fourth for LaVagna. Based on my experience LaVagna is better than Le Tableau. LaVagna has a prix fixe and excellent wine list. Also like Pylos which was mentioned by LifeisGood58. LaVagna is dark and intimate, Pylos is more lively and noisy (maybe not on a Monday night?). Pylos: fish, haleumi with roasted grapes/pignolia, avoid the three cheeses in a clay pot and grilled octopus (the balsamic doesn't work well). They have Anny's Animus, a lovely Greek wine.
Don't know if you're flexible about the location but Hoffman's new restaurant Back Forty just opened on B and 12th. I don't like to go to new places until they've worked out the kinks and the prices seem a little high. Also the owners of Zaitzeff (a small sandwich place in my area) just took over 18 Avenue B (near 2nd Street), I have not been yet. They are wonderful people and Zaitzeff has simple fresh delicious fare (lots of organic), but a bit pricey for sandwiches.