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lavendula Jul 12, 2009 02:11 PM

We just moved to Greenwich Village and I need some help with local spots!

We love Lupa & Tomo Sushi, Mamouns, Joes Pizza & Johns...Poe...

What else??

Thanks so much!

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    notsochubbychubette Jul 13, 2009 09:01 AM

    bar pitti
    il cantinori

    1. MMRuth Jul 13, 2009 09:03 AM

      Pearl Oyster Bar & Mary's Fish Camp - though I prefer the former. As you may know, you are also in a great area to buy food for cooking.

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      1. re: MMRuth
        lavendula Jul 21, 2009 07:16 AM

        What are your favorite shops?

        1. re: lavendula
          rose water Jul 21, 2009 10:38 AM

          as far as shops for great snacks (rather than shops for ingredients per se) there's amy's bread (i love the sourdough breadsticks with dark chocolate chips), murray's cheese, cones (people love their gelato, but i find it too sweet), grom (i much prefer their gelato, but it's not cheap). there are a bunch of well-regarded meat vendors i know nothing about. and there's the (expensive) blue ribbon bakery shop, with really delicious bread and exquisite honey.

          1. re: rose water
            MMRuth Jul 21, 2009 10:49 AM

            I've only bought bread once from the Blue Ribbon Bakery Shop, and it was some of the best bread I've had in the city.

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              rose water Jul 21, 2009 12:04 PM

              i agree. insanely moist, chewy flavorful foccacia.

          2. re: lavendula
            Miss Needle Jul 21, 2009 10:46 AM

            MMRuth has got a great list on Chow Lists.


            1. re: Miss Needle
              MMRuth Jul 21, 2009 10:48 AM

              Thanks! Lavendula - those are many of my favorite places. I check the list every once and a while to see if I should add or remove places - but I'm limited to 25, I believe.

              1. re: MMRuth
                rose water Jul 21, 2009 12:03 PM

                it's a great list. the biggest omission (which i also omitted above) is the awesome old school italian shop rafetto's. though i prefer the arthur ave places, their fresh pastas, cut to order on an old school clangy pasta cutting machine, are fantastic.

        2. rose water Jul 13, 2009 10:06 AM

          Aamchi Pao: http://www.eatingintranslation.com/20...
          Rhong Tiam

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          1. re: rose water
            lavendula Jul 21, 2009 07:17 AM

            Just tried Aamchi Pao yesterday!! Also found Sagam for awesome byriani.

          2. shaogo Jul 21, 2009 07:24 AM

            I recommend Fedora restaurant on West 4th street to anyone who's new to the Village and wants to get a taste of the real flavor of the neighborhood. The food isn't anything sensational, just simple dishes nicely prepared. It's the atmosphere that's important.

            Have fun!

            1. Miss Needle Jul 21, 2009 10:48 AM

              Ushiwakamaru for sushi -- prefer it to Tomoe
              Bleecker Street Pizza -- prefer it to Joe's

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                sam1 Jul 21, 2009 10:51 AM

                welcome to the hood...

                youll need to acquaint yourself with westville on 10th for vegetables and burgers and comfort food. they are pretty much the neighborhood kitchen.

                moustache on bedford for middle eastern...their merguez sandwich is fantastic...so is the ouzi...chicken baked in phyllo dough with raisins and rice.

                ino for panino and cheese and meats...

                mary's is my seafood joint...crowded but the beer is cold and the people are nice.

                tomoe kinda sucks...try ushiwakamaru for the best sushi in the area.

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                1. re: sam1
                  lavendula Jul 26, 2009 07:56 AM

                  Yeah - what happened to Tomoe - it used to be sooo good! We went 2 weeks ago and it was kind of a "never again" experience. So pricey too.

                  Def. gonna try Ushiwakamaru - been looking for some good sush.

                  Tried Keste the other day - um - amazing. We went at 5:15 on a Friday and no line at all.

                  K - breakfast/brunch? This is like our dark hole that we fall into in the mornings. Any place to get good bagels besides Murray's? And just like a cute neighborhood breakfast joint would be much appreciated.

                  1. re: lavendula
                    sam1 Jul 26, 2009 08:23 PM

                    for a semi-nice brunch, perilla is solid and usually has no wait. blue ribbon bakery has a wait but their french toast is insane.

                    market table on carmine is decent for brunch...i want to like the place for dinner but the food just isnt great.

                    westville does a no-frills brunch...cheap too.

                    grey dog cafe on university has a decent brunch...great sandwiches too...the carmine street location is the original and just as solid.

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                  bododavid Jul 26, 2009 10:23 PM

                  Perry Street serves a good lunch, as does the Spotted Pig. A great brunch spot is 202 (in Chelsea Market), but it can get a little crowded. If you go, get the french toast.

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                  1. re: bododavid
                    lavendula Apr 17, 2010 01:54 PM

                    Any new favorites?

                    I'd say ours is Joseph Lenard. Great for breakfast & lunch - haven't tried dinner yet.

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