Greenwich Village Restaurants
I will be in NYC June 16-20. I am not too familiar with Greenwich restaurants. I would love some suggestions for dinner. Nothing too trendy but nice with really good food. I am thinking of a nice eveining drinking a bottle of wine and enjoying the atmosphere and food. Thanks in advance.
Hmmmm, east of Broadway, between 14th and Houston? That's a pretty big zone.
It's going to be a bit too late to get a reservation for the really popular spots, but would you be open to dining at the bar or at a counter, perhaps early or late?
What is your upper limit in terms of budget, including tax or tip? What kinds of cuisines do you want? Atmosphere, bustling or quiet? Where are you from (so we don't recommend cuisines you can get more easily at home)? Anything that you crave or want to try in Manhattan?
I am from Texas. I am open to all cuisines. I would like a semi-lively atmosphere. I would say about $60 per person is a resonable limit. I love shusi, Italian, American, Greek/Mediteranian, Spanish, French just about anything that's good.
I have decided on La Paella one night for dinner. Do you recomend reservatoins?
If you search any ratings guide or the Manhattan board here you will come up with many suggestions.
Casa Mono is much, much better. It is Spanish also tapas just to give one specific, infinitely better idea.
Also, La Paella, the one on E 9thth st? If so, Casa Mono is pretty close by.
I am not sure if there is a similarly named place to La Paella further West but regardless, skip any place with a similar name.
La Paella is not special enough for an out of town visitor like yourself, I don't think.
For sushi, $60 will get you a pretty decent dinner at Ushiwakamaru. Call soon, although they maybe be able to squeeze in a single diner at the bar.
The Little Owl would be a fun and cute neighborhood spot (I suppose it's New American). They also serve at the bar, but it's a tiny little bar, used mainly for dining. Go early or later.
I also like Blue Ribbon Bakery (American/Eclectic). Not sure if they serve food at the bar. No reservations for small parties. At their sister restaurant, Blue Ribbon Brasserie, you can definitely eat at the bar. They are very popular but it's a nice bustling atmosphere. A little bit on the louder side.
'ino (Italian wine bar) would be fun, I think. It's a bit cozy in there but homey-feeling. They also have a counter. The waits can be long but it's worth it for the truffled egg toast. No reservations.
Otto, Babbo, and Lupa (all Italian) might also work. They are all Mario Batali restaurants. Babbo is insanely popular, and Lupa is pretty popular too. Actually, so is Otto, but they happen to have a very large bar area, and you can order food at the bar: pizza, pastas, olive oil gelato (it's different and very famous).