restaurant in East Village
Can you recommend the best places to eat in East Village? Price and cuisine do not matter.
Hearth and the Momofukus are the obvious choices. I like Puebla on 1st Ave at 3rd for some hole-in-the-wall-but-oh-my-gosh Mexican (I don't think there's anything on the menu over $10), and, La Isla on 14th at B for down home Dominican ($6.50 1/2 chicken w/rice and beans that's at least a dinner and enough left over for lunch the next day).
Ippudo! I can't get enough of that ramen, and mmm the pork belly.
Momofuku for the shrimp n grits
Persimmon for their super reasonable tasting menu (about $40?)
Milon just because it's fun when they sing Happy Birthday with the strobe disco pepper lights.
I recommend Yuca Bar on 7th and A wholeheartedly. Really excellent Latin/Islands food and fantastic cocktails. Plus a great atmosphere. The yuca fries are the whole reason to go back again and again and again!