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Mar 24, 2011 09:33 AM
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Where to eat this weekend in Greenwich Village?

I'm visiting NYC for the weekend and am staying with a friend in GV. My buddy doesn't have the best taste in food so I am looking to make some suggestions myself. Can anyone provide me with some ideas for an unforgettable lunch and dinner in/around GV? Price and is not an issue, as long as I can enjoy killer food and good drinks in a lively atmosphere. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. Just a couple of suggestions, there are so many great places to eat in GV.
    Noodle Bar
    Mara's Homemade

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    Mara's Homemade
    342 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Noodle Bar
    26 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

    1. otto

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      Otto
      1 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

      1. Spotted Pig. A West Village classic.

        Otto is also a good rec. Great pizza in the Village too—particularly John's and Keste.

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        Spotted Pig
        314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

        John's Pizzeria
        278 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        Keste Pizza & Vino
        271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

        4 Replies
        1. re: loratliff

          I highly recommend Spotted Pig for lunch, haven't tried it for dinner.

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          Spotted Pig
          314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

          1. re: globocity

            Dinner's just as good, although there's typically a long wait.

          2. re: loratliff

            Johns? a tourist trap... Keste is better ..but if you want the one of the best pizza in nyc, visit Bleecker St pizza on the corner of Bleecker St and 7th avenue south. Granted, it's a small store and not quite a restaurant..BUT..their NONA MARIA pies ( or slices) are AWESOME.. make sure you get it hot...Joe's on Carmine Pizza is ok too. For really cheap food, i like Mamoun's Falafel on Macdougal St below 3rd street. For $3-$6 , you can eat like a Sultan, albeit, where to sit or park yourself , might be a problem.

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            Mamoun's Falafel
            119 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

            Bleecker Street Pizza
            69 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

            Joe's Pizza
            7 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

            1. re: bigappleguide1

              Bleecker St. Pizza? A tourist trap? Where's my roll-eyes smiley? I didn't suggest Bleecker St. because it doesn't count as "killer food and good drinks in a lively atmosphere." Neither does Mamoun's.

              Anyway, I guess I'm a tourist in my own nabe since I get take-out from John's fairly regularly.

          3. Since you say price is not an issue, it seems to me the recommendations so far have been pretty forgettable. Your problem is that the really good places will already be booked up, at least for dinner. You need to get on Opentable right away and see what is available. If you don't mind eating at 10 pm or later, or at 5:30, you will have more choices. Here are some ideas to check out:

            Annisa
            Perilla
            Yerba Buena
            Kin Shop
            Nuela
            Aldea
            Junoon

            A bit out of the village but worth the trip:
            Millesime
            Riverpark
            SD26
            Keens

            Good luck!

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            Perilla
            9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

            Keens
            72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

            Annisa
            13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

            Yerba Buena
            23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

            Aldea
            31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

            SD26
            19 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

            Nuela
            43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

            Kin Shop
            469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            Millesime
            92 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

            Riverpark
            450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

            Junoon
            27 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

            4 Replies
            1. re: rrems

              I would hardly consider Spotted Pig "forgettable." Note that the OP wanted "killer food" and "good drinks" in a "lively atmosphere."

              Some of those on your list are hardly lively. Also, just because price isn't an issue, it doesn't mean that someone wants something super fancy, high-class, or expensive.

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              Spotted Pig
              314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

              1. re: loratliff

                <Some of those on your list are hardly lively>

                Really, which ones?

                1. re: rrems

                  Annisa and Riverpark for starters.

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                  Annisa
                  13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

                  Riverpark
                  450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                    Agreed. Perilla really isn't either, other than being obscenely loud sometimes.

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                    Perilla
                    9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

            2. Wallse is beautiful and unique, very New York, very Village (the elegant artistic side of the Village). Although seeing the "lively" specification ?? - perhaps others can comment or search will help you decide if it's lively enough or in the way that you're looking for.

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              Wallse
              344 W. 11th St., New York, NY 10014