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offthebeatenpath1 Jan 1, 2014 06:22 PM

With a snowstorm coming, I am looking for someplace in the West Village area that is a good comfort food destination with a great atmosphere. I am thinking someplace in the vein of Northern Spy Food or Ducks in the East Village. It can be any cuisine (even comforting Asian would be good). Price not an issue. Thanks so much.

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    rrems Jan 2, 2014 09:39 AM

    Could you clarify "great atmosphere"? I'm thinking maybe The Marrow, Perilla or Louro.

    1. Spiritchaser Jan 2, 2014 10:09 AM

      Without further clarification I think you might be looking for some place like The Marrow (as suggested by rrems) or maybe Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, maybe even some place like August or Spotted Pig.

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        Riverman500 Jan 2, 2014 10:25 AM

        For comforting Asian: Kin Shop, Wong, RedFarm

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          offthebeatenpath1 Jan 2, 2014 10:44 AM

          Thanks to all of you. I always forget about both Wong and August. Both are great suggestions. Spotted Pig is exactly what I was thinking, but need someplace that takes reservations. Appreciate it.

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            Spiritchaser Jan 2, 2014 10:52 AM

            How about Mas La Grillade?

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              loratliff Jan 2, 2014 11:16 AM

              This might actually be the best night to do the Spotted Pig even despite the lack of reservations, so unless you're going with a group of 6+, you should give it a shot. Haven't been since the chef change but Cafe Cluny could also work.

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                Spiritchaser Jan 2, 2014 11:37 AM

                And depending upon what time you want to go; we've done the walk in several times around 5:30 - 6:00 and we were seated immediately.

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                  Ttrockwood Jan 2, 2014 12:45 PM

                  Tonight i would try spotted pig first and just have a plan B if the wait is unmanagable.

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                peter j Jan 2, 2014 11:05 AM

                Blue Ribbon Bakery

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                  Elisa515 Jan 2, 2014 11:34 AM

                  How about Bell Book and Candle?

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                    Dave Feldman Jan 2, 2014 12:41 PM

                    I agree with Loratliff. This will probably be a great night to go to a hot restaurant. I just came back from lunch at Sushi Yasuda and I've never seen it less busy, even though the storm isn't coming until tonight. Spotted Pig or Louro sound like great ideas (I usually avoid SP because of waits).

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                      offthebeatenpath1 Jan 2, 2014 12:46 PM

                      Thanks. My only concern about Spotted Pig is we are planning on going at 8p, which is normally the busiest time. I forgot how many great options there were in the area though. Think it's between Louro and The Marrow at this point.

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                        sam1 Jan 2, 2014 12:54 PM

                        the marrow's food is pretty damn mediocre. i like dieterle but would only recommend perilla at this point.

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                          rrems Jan 2, 2014 04:15 PM

                          <the marrow's food is pretty damn mediocre>

                          So you don't like the Marrow. That's fine, but it's an opinion, not a fact.

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                        foodwhisperer Jan 2, 2014 09:49 PM

                        I had the same idea. So I tried Nakazawa and 15 East. Both were closed.

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                        offthebeatenpath1 Jan 3, 2014 05:42 AM

                        Hi All- ended up at Perilla, which was perfect in atmosphere and food. We shared the duck meatballs, which were a great snowstorm night food and I had the dorade and my date had the pork chop, both great. All around good experience. I would go back. Thanks again.

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