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West Village upscale casual comfort food

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

    1. 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.

      1. For comforting Asian: Kin Shop, Wong, RedFarm

        1. 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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            1. re: offthebeatenpath1

              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.

              1. re: loratliff

                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.

                1. re: loratliff

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

                1. How about Bell Book and Candle?

                  1. 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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                    1. re: Dave Feldman

                      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.

                      1. re: offthebeatenpath1

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

                        1. re: sam1

                          <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.

                      2. re: Dave Feldman

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

                      3. 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.