2 great meals in the Village
I'm coming to NYC this week from the West Coast. I love your city as does my husband. We have most of our dinner and lunch meals planned and reserved. I'm looking for Monday and Wednesday night recs and a couple breakfast options.
Staying within walking distance both nights would be ideal.
We're already going to enjoy Crispo, LIttle Owl, Le Bernardin, Spotted Pig and two mystery meals the hubbie has planned for Fri and Sat night.
Thanks in advance for your great advice! Kat
Do you mean West VIllage, East VIllage, or in the center (more like NYU/Washington Square Park area)? What's your budget, including tax, tip, drinks? Are you willing to wait or do you require a reservation? How far are you willing to walk -- 10 minutes? 20 minutes? What kind of cuisines are you looking for (are you coming from LA, SF, Seattle, Portland)?
For breakfast, have you seen this thread?
In the West Village area, my favorites are Blue Ribbon Bakery, Jane, Perilla, and 'ino. Morandi is good but I haven't been there in a while. Little Owl has brunch, too, as does Spotted Pig.
We're staying right around Horatio and 8th. We are avid walkers, so WV, EV and Chelsea are just fine. Coming from Central Coast/Santa Barbara.
Last visit included Perilla (loved it!) and had brunch the last visit at Jane. Food was okay, but the service was odd. The waiter spilled an entire glass of water on our table and seemed perplexed as to what to do. I wouldn't go back.
'ino looks great. Thanks for the breakfast and WV threads.
Reservations are not necessary, we're pretty easy going food loving folk. Both in the restaurant business half our lives, so we live to eat, not eat to live!
Welcome to my 'hood!
'ino for a late breakfast - get the truffled egg
Morandi - nice in the morning, especially when the weather is good
Village Den - solid (non-foodie) coffee shop
Murray's Bagels - 6th Ave btw 12th and 13th St
202 in Chelsea Market (full english breakfast)
La Bergamote - Ninth Ave and 20th St - almond croissant
Good - brunch - Greenwich Ave
Blue Ribbon Bakery
Bar Pitti - expect a wait, cash only
Corner Bistro - burgers at the bar
Marumi - Laguardia Place
Rhong Tiam - Laguardia Place
consider Chelsea - stroll or short cab:
Grand Szechuan - 24th and 9th
Co. - 24th and 9th
Gottino - wine bar - Greenwich Ave
L'Arte de Gelato - on Barrow at Seventh Ave South (there's one in Chelsea Market)