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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

              1. Blue Ribbon Bakery
                Blue Hill
                Babbo

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                Babbo
                110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

                Blue Hill
                75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011

                Blue Ribbon Bakery
                33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

                1. The atmosphere at Spotted Pig was cool. A younger vibe resonated throughout the place, which I enjoyed.

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

                  1. My friend and I enjoyed a great lunch/brunch today at Spotted Pig. It was about an hour wait, but well worth it. The chicken liver toast was delicious. The burger and shoestring fries were somewhat simple but awesome, along with the grilled cheese w/ onion marmalade. The french toast at the table next to us looked fantastic, as well. The only item that I felt was a downfall was the bruschetta, which was completely untraditional and overpriced for the two pieces that we were served. Overall, I enjoyed Spotted Pig and would like to go back. Thanks for the rec! We are planning on hitting Otto before I leave tomorrow, unless there is something else we shouldn't miss?

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

                    6 Replies
                    1. re: ccurry

                      Sorry for my negativity, ccurry, and thanks for reporting back. If you are planning on pizza at Otto, I think a far better choice would be Rubirosa. It is also a very popular spot that attracts the young and trendy, and the food is really good.

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                      Rubirosa
                      235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

                      1. re: ccurry

                        So glad you loved the Pig. It's my standing Sunday dinner spot. ;) When you mentioned young and lively, it was the first thing that came to mind. I've never had the bruschetta, but the burger is great. If you ever make it back, give the gnudi a try, or you head uptown a bit and try April's other outposts, the Breslin and the John Dory, both in the Ace Hotel.

                        I like Otto, and think you'll enjoy it. It's not super cozy like the Pig, but it's a nice price point and I've not ever had anything bad there. I particularly like the lardo pizza, but it's not for everyone. If you're specifically going for pizza though, you may like Keste more. The pizza is better, but a much smaller space so likely a wait.

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                        The Breslin
                        20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

                        The John Dory Oyster Bar
                        1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

                        1. re: ccurry

                          Otto is not a bad. The food is solid, the environment pleasant, and the food reasonably priced. For something more memorable, though, I'd look into Recipe or Blue Ribbon Bakery. Or just browse your way down Bleeker St. and try Amy's Bread with Murray's Cheese, with gelato from Grom or a traditional Italian sweet from Bruno's for dessert.

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                          Murray's Cheese
                          254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                          Blue Ribbon Bakery
                          33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

                          Amy's Bread
                          250 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                          Grom
                          233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                          Recette
                          328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

                          1. re: michelleats

                            Recipe is on the UWS, is it not? If that's the one you're referring to, then it's not a particularly applicable recommendation. Blue Ribbon Bakery is good, though.

                            If you do find yourself in search of Italian sweets (cannoli?), there is also Rocco's, on Bleecker.

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                            Rocco's Pastry Shop
                            243 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

                            Blue Ribbon Bakery
                            33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

                            1. re: loratliff

                              Oops. I mean Recette (which means "recipe" in French), which is on W. 12th in Greenwich Village / West Village. Sorry to confuse.

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                              Recette
                              328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014