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Jan 12, 2012 03:27 PM

Adventorous Under the Radar Spot (West Village or Union Square)

I am looking for a somewhat under the radar or hidden gem for a dinner with an adventurous foodie. It doesn't have to be some sort of extreme cuisine, but something that a foodie would appreciate who has tried all the normal foodie spots. Not really worried about price. West Village or Union Square vicinity would be great.


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  1. Wong -- previously under the radar until their recent NYT review, but still somewhat under the radar
    Takashi -- same except it was on Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, but for a while you could walk in and sit with no wait

    456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011

    7 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

    1. Hakata Tonton on Grove for Japanese pig's feet!

      Hakata TonTon
      61 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014

      7 Replies
      1. re: chompchomp

        Off-topic, I love your screenname! :)

        1. re: Cheeryvisage

          Ha, thanks. I had a creative moment on that one.

          1. re: offthebeatenpath1

            I think Cheeryvisage was talking about chompchomp's name. ;)

            Second Kathryn's Takashi rec.

              1. re: offthebeatenpath1

                Thanks comrades! Lord knows I love to chomp.

        2. re: chompchomp

          Thanks. Just looked at the menu and the Seared Veal Liver Sashimi sounds interesting as well. Might give that a try.

          1. re: offthebeatenpath1

            Under the radar on Greenwich Avenue:

            Monument Lane

            118 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

            Monument Lane
            103 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

            19 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

        3. Check out Rockmeisha.

          11 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014