Birtrhday Dinner in the East Village
Hey, I need some ideas on where to take my father for dinner on either this Monday or Tuesday. I'd like to keep it local (East Village) & if possible somewhere that will not be very crowded (there will be 4 of us in all). We've eaten at a lot of places in the 'hood so new openings would be a bonus. Cuisine & cost are really not an issue. Thanks in advance!
I've taken my dad to Hearth and Apiary, and he enjoyed them both. They're both not cramped (which in my opinion make it suburban parent-friendly) with good lighting (for easy menu reading), with a lot of familiar but delicious options for him, and interesting and fun options for me (sweetbreads!) Hope that helps!
Apiary is my standard go-to for "neutral" restaurants (ie. not too exp, not too loud, not too crowded, and a menu that isn't too "weird"). Overall solidly executed food, esp their seafood dishes, and a fantastic wine list to boot.
If you're looking for a seafood specialist restaurant, Mermaid Inn is a good option. For Italian - Hearth, Paprika and Perbacco are my go-tos in the EV.
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