coming back to NYC after 4 years -- need restaurant recs
My boyfriend and I are visiting NYC for Memorial Day Weekend. We used to live in the West Village, but moved to Cali in 2006. Restaurants we used to love: August, Bellavitae, Casa Mono, Inoteca, Morandi, Cookshop, Market Table.
We are looking for some new places to try that would be fun, moderately priced, and delicious. Any recs would be helpful, preferably below midtown. Thanks!
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It always confuses me when people write "momofuko" -- I've seen it written that way a bunch of times. I always wonder if they simply misspelled Momofuku or if they're suggesting Momofuku Ko, etc.
Second Aldea and Pulino's.
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Recette is probably the best new restaurant in the west village. 10 Downing is another possiblility. Annisa has reopened after a kitchen fire and subsequent rebuilding. Bar Blanc has excellent food. Tabla has a more moderate priced menu than when you lived here and is now an excellent value. Allegretti is serving excellent Provencale cuisine at reasonable prices, and Cru has also lowered prices but is still excellent. Another nice casual French place is Bar Breton. SD26 offers every dish as a small or large plate, so you can put together a meal of fabuous food without spending a fortune.
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You may wish to review the NYT best new restaurants lists from past years:
Note that Allen & Delancey, Pamplona, and Mai House have all closed.
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my 3 favorite newish places that are moderately priced are pulinos, motorino, and pies n thighs. the last one is in williamsburg though.
Maialino and Scarpetta.
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