Fort Greene to Gramercy Relo' - Neighborhood Recommendations?
I just landed in my new place near E 18th & 2nd....Picked the neighborhood based on proximity to the Greenmarket, but the fact that one of my favorite restaurants is nearby (Casa Mono) is certainly a plus. I'm familiar with the area, but not as a resident. Can you help with recommendations? I'm going to Murray's Falafel tonight and I'm looking forward to trying the burger at Molly's, getting to The Smith for brunch and having Ess-a-Bagel nearby. What else should be on my list?
I'm looking for:
1. inexpensive mid-week dinners (dine in or take away)
2. great delivery (all cuisines)
3. the weekend brunch spot
4. the best coffee in the neighborhood
don't forget about Kalustyan's (28th & Lex) for excellent herbs & spices, nuts, dried fruit and ethnic ingredients!
Inexpensive mid-week dinners try:
Lamarca on 22nd & 3rd, great pasta, good prices
Posto on 18th & 2nd, thin crust pizza
Telephone Bar & Grill on 11th & 2nd
The Lantern on 18th & 2nd, they have pretty good deals before 7 pm
Japonais on 18th & park has happy hour every night until 10 pm. $4 drinks and food specials
S'mac 12th between 1st & 2nd, mac n cheese
The Smith, 3rd and & 11th
Delivery - all of the above deliver as well, except for the happy hour special at Japonais
Barbounia, 22nd and park
Pipa, 19th & broadway
Rosa Mexicana, 18th & broadway
Coffee Shop, Union Square
Telephone Bar and Grill
Coffee: Irving coffee on Irving and 18th (right by Casa Mono)
There's also the Friend of a Farmer place on Irving for brunch. It's next to Irving Coffee. There's always a really long line to get in, though. I've eaten there a couple of times and personally don't think the line is worth it, but something attracts a large crowd there every weekend.