West Village recommendations?
I'll be spending a week in Manhattan in late March, staying in the Meatpacking District -- Hotel Gansevoort. I'm looking for chowhound recommendations for great places to eat in the immediate neighborhood and West Village (walking distance).
On previous trips, I enjoyed The Spotted Pig and Cafe Cluny -- smaller, more intimate places with a neighborhood feel and good to excellent food. I want to avoid the "big show" places, eg. Buddakan, Spice Market, etc.
Any chowhound suggestions?
Thanks very much.
Florent - still cool
Barbuto - quieter at lunch
Gottino - wine bar
Mama Buddha - cheap, cheerful and healthy
Corner Bistro - burgers
Good - brunch
Cafe 202 - breakfast/lunch
Omai - Vietnamese 9th Ave/19th St
Bergamote - pastries 9th Ave 20th St
Murray's Bagels - 6th Ave/13th St
a bit further:
'Ino - wine bar
Blue Ribbon Bakery
My vote is for Florent... especially with all of the talk surrounding their lease expiring sometime this Spring, I'd suggest you get there before the rumor of them closing down becomes a truth!
It all depends on your expectations...
El Faro -- Old school Spanish (love it)
Crispo -- 14th St., but worth a little extra walk
Malatesta -- neighborhood, affordable Italian
Paris Commune -- Great French, also affordable
Wallse -- A little nicer, but well worth the price, this is a must...
Hope that provides some variety, good eating...
Perilla, Snack Taverna, Crispo, Bar Blanc, Wallse, O Mai. For French bistro food, I'd choose Jarnac over Paris Commune, which IMO is overpriced and ordinary. Le Gigot also gets a lot of positive mentions on this board, but I have not been there.