restaurant recommendation near minetta lane theatre
Any recommendation for dinner in the village near Minetta Lane theatre?
lots and lots. you're in a hotbed of restaurant dining down there. feel free to throw out cuisine and price preferences, and let us know whether you have time to get a reservation.
w/o knowing your specs, here are some restaurants in the vicinity i like:
lupa -- italian, moderate to expensive
po -- italian, moderate
mercadito grove -- mexican, moderate
soto -- japanese / seafood, expensive
la palapa rockola -- mexican, moderate
blue ribbon bakery -- american comfort food, with an italian twist, moderate to expensive
snack -- greek, inexpensive
'ino -- italian, inexpensive
galanga -- americanized thai, inexpensive
if you're on minetta lane, i'd say you should strongly suggest checking out bellavitae. it's an italian tapas-y place, which i've never seen get much talk on here. it's one of my favorite places in the city, with some really awesome dishes (my favs are fried bread w/ prosciutto, breaded cauliflower w/ pingolis and currants, fried risotto balls, pasta w/ black pepper). i've never had a bad meal or a bad dish there, and the wine list is the size of a phone book. knowledgable waiters are quick to help and offer solid recommendations too.
definitely check it out
sorry to disagree. but i went to bellavitae once a few years ago and hated it. 4 of us went and none of us liked anything we ordered. service was awful too! have not been back since even though i have been to minetta lane theater several times and this would be the ideal restaurant since it is right next door.
Was at the Minetta Lane just last weekend, and 5 of us had a very good post-show dinner (great play, BTW, assuming you're seeing "Adding Machine") at Bar Pitti, just a block or two south of the theatre. We particularly liked the eggplant parm, the lasagna special, the veal cutlet milanese, the pappardelle in a bacon cream sauce, and the veal meatballs. Prices were moderate ($250 for 5, including tax, tip, and 5 glasses of wine).