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Lunch in The West Village

jmax Apr 9, 2009 12:24 PM

I will be in the west village Saturday around lunch time. I had wanted to eat at Perry St., but they are closed for a wedding. Any suggestions - price, cuisine, and walking distance aren't that much of an issue. I had thought about Mary's fish camp, but assume it will be crowded. Thank you.

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    xigua Apr 10, 2009 09:28 AM

    Little Owl tends to be less crowded during lunchtime and you can call to make a reservation.

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      fdb Apr 9, 2009 11:25 PM

      Mary's Fish Camp is so good. Once I got there 15 minutes before they open and was the first in line to get in. It's worth it.

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        Desidero Apr 9, 2009 05:54 PM

        Considering you were considering Perry St., you may be looking for lunch, not brunch. If so, I recommend Sant'Ambroeus on W. 4th or the Spotted Pig, which is much mellower for lunch.

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        1. re: Desidero
          prdct Apr 10, 2009 11:46 AM

          I second Spotted Pig for a weekend lunch--much easier to get in to during the day than the evening and they have a solid lunch menu.

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          susan robin Apr 9, 2009 01:47 PM

          Blue Ribbon Bakery on Downing Street --- the weather isn't supposed to be great so it may not be too crowded (no reservation for less than 5, I think).

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            GeraldineNY Apr 9, 2009 01:44 PM

            Extra Virgin, Tartine, Morandi are all good.

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              lanadai Apr 9, 2009 01:49 PM

              I like extra virgin and tartine but they're both mobbed for brunch. I like wallse a lot, it's not crowded.

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                ABT Apr 10, 2009 12:32 PM

                Wallse is a great alternative to Perry St. They do a great lunch, and like lanadai says, it's never crowded.

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              colette99 Apr 9, 2009 01:30 PM

              How about Snack Taverna on Bedford and Morton? They are located on a lovely corner for people-watching and as good as their menu is during the week, the weekend trumps it by offering delicious omelettes and french toast that will knock your socks off. In addition they offer great salads and sandwiches/souvlakis if you're in the mood for that sort of thing. Try the Eggs Avgolemono, not to be missed!

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