DC hound needs Greek or Italian Recs
Coming up to NY in a few weeks and need some good recs for Greek or Italian in the West Village, Chelsea, Midtown area. Price is not a huge issue, but I'd rather not get too crazy. Just good wine, great food, and a comfortable atmosphere.
Since we just had another wonderful meal at L'Impero, I highly recommend it. The contemporary Italian cuisine is superb, there's an excellent wine list, service is friendly and capable, and the atmospherics are very comfortable. There are 3 menu options: a la carte, a 4-course prix-fixe, and a 7-course tasting dinner.
Snack Taverna for Greek
Lots of good Italians in the W Vill area--Crispo, Babbo, Lupa, Po, Otto, 'ino. In Chelsea, I like the enoteca room at Del Posto (haven't tried the main dining room).
In the West Village, the best Greek is Snack Taverna on Bedford...excellent upscale foodie Greek with a nice vibe and good greek wine. Pylos on the east side is a favorite...a bit more traditional. Snack's lunch place on Thompson is a perfect soho lunch. Greek in Midtown (Molyvos, Milos, etc) is great, but more formal and pricey. Periyali is an old standby but sadly perhaps past its prime.