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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl.
b/w 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.

$$$$$

3.2

28

In light of all the speculation surrounding Italian celebrity chef Mario Batali and his (non-renewed?) contract with the Food Network , I feel it apt to post about Babbo, Batali's .. >

Cru
24 5th Ave.
at 9th St.

$$$$$

3.4

11

We love to eat late, but we also realize that this isn’t Spain, where the dinner hour often elides seamlessly into midnight. Here in New York, things work a little differently, and.. >

Il Mulino
86 W 3rd St.
b/w Sullivan & Thompson St.

$$$$$

3.3

3

Il mulino is a perfect example of the beauty, wonder and romance that is the Italian language. Out of curiosity, I looked up what il mulino meant in English and I'm still chuckling.. >

Butter
415 Lafayette St.
b/w 4th St. & Astor Pl.

$$$$$

3

2

Went to eat at Butter on Wednesday, hosted by my friend Wirt who cooks in Alex Guarnaschelli's kitchen. Because we all went with Wirt, we got extra TLC and a few bonus nibbles from.. >

Mas (farmhouse)
39 Downing St.
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

3

8

Mas Farmhouse is definitely a special place. Once you open the door and walk in, you know you have entered somewhere special. Warm colors, low ceiling, lots of brick and wood. Simi.. >

One if by Land, Two if by Sea
17 Barrow St.
b/w 7th Ave. S & W 4th St.

$$$$$

2.8

2

If you just happened to stroll down Barrow Street, between W 4th & 7th Ave, you would come across a white archway over windows that look like they peer into another city and ti.. >

Strip House
13 E 12th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

3.1

7

Strip House has been on Lon's wish list for a while. We heard about their Crisp Goose Fat Potatoes, prepared by poaching potatoes in goose fat, then baking with goose fat, and fini.. >

Perry Street
176 Perry St.
at West St.

$$$$$

3.3

11

It was restaurant week and the e-mails started trickling in. A few friends wanted to brainstorm some reservations for the week-long event of cheaper fare. No matter what names cam.. >

Wallse
344 W 11th St.
at Washington St.

$$$$$

2.6

9

Wallse is one of my favorites. The food is always good and the vibe is wonderful. We went there last night and had a great meal. Also, it appeared to be a locals night. Julian Schn.. >

Village
62 W 9th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

Sorry, we've been behind on our posts, but we've been busy playing Rock Band on PS3...oh yes it is hella fun. Any who, on to the review. Village is a place that I've walked by 10.. >

Blue Hill
75 Washington Pl.
b/w 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.

$$$$$

2.9

13

1/2 I’m about to embark on a woeful tale, so anyone with an aversion to unpleasantness (you know that I have a fascination with barfing, but I fully realize that not everyone share.. >

Gotham Bar & Grill
12 E 12th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

2.9

15

Gotham Bar and Grill is the ultramarathon runner of the New York food scene, motoring ahead with its long-running executive chef, and a menu that makes it one of the best restauran.. >

Garage
99 7th Ave. S
at Grove St.

$$$$$

1

Well, I made it back to New York safe and sound and took a few days off from my trek. I did pop in to one of my local favorites, Pete's Waterfront, and had a couple of beers, inclu.. >

Valbella
421 W 13th St.
b/w Washington & Greenwich St.

$$$$$

Buddha Bar
25 Little West 12th St.
b/w Washington St. & 9th Ave.

$$$$$

1

Ono (at the Hotel Gansevoort)
18 9th Ave.
at Gansevoort St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

I made a journey to the Upper Westside last night.  I met two old friends at Neo.  A sushi joint at 83rd and Broadway.  Consistently I have found the food on Upper Westside like th.. >

Il Cantinori
32 E 10th St.
b/w Broadway & University Pl.

$$$$$

Annisa
13 Barrow St.
b/w 7th Ave. S & W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.3

8

Earlier this year, Keith McNally--owner of Balthazar, Pastis and the newly opened Morandi--wrote an open letter to New York Times food critic Frank Bruni accusing him of sexism. Mc.. >

5 Ninth
5 9th Ave.
b/w Gansevoort & Little W 12th St.

$$$$$

3.1

12

5 Ninth is certainly one of the restaurant in the Meat Packing area that will last. Zak Pelaccio, who has a few restaurants including Fatty Crab (a must try) is the guy behind 5 Ni.. >

Sumile
154 W 13th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

2.8

3

I went to Sumile Tuesday night because I had heard that their Cherry Blossom menu had started, and I wanted to try it. Sadly, when I got there I found out that that it wasn’t actua.. >

STK
26 Little West 12th St.
b/w Washington St. & 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

After visiting Porter House New York and STK, two of New York's newest steakhouses, I've come to the conclusion that some things are meant to be feasted upon in all its gritty glor.. >

Bond St
6 Bond St.
b/w Broadway & Lafayette St.

$$$$$

3

4

Several years ago, you would have caught a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio dining at Bond St. Today, the bouncer in all-black suit is still standing outside and all the beautiful peop.. >

The Spotted Pig
314 W 11th St.
at Greenwich St.

$$$$$

3.9

18

The details at The Spotted Pig make the place -- grease markered menu on a giant mirror, brown butcher paper on the tables, jade brocade booths, potted flowers hedging weathered Fr.. >

Cafe de Bruxelles
118 Greenwich Ave.
at 13th St.

$$$$$

3

2

By the time I went to the Greenwich Village it's already nightime and I got lost. And it started snowing! O,o;;; I dashed into the first bookstore I saw and got a Michelin guideboo.. >

Maurizio Trattoria
35 W 13th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3.9

3

I've given Maurizio glowing reviews in the past, but I just went again recently and I was a bit disappointed. The food wasn't bad but I just wasn't as impressed this time. My entr.. >

50 Carmine
50 Carmine St.
b/w Bedford & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

2.8

2

New restaurants are sprouting up all over town. It is hard to keep up with them. 50 Carmine has been on my list for awhile. I have called a few times at the last minute but wasn't .. >

Knickerbocker
33 University Pl.
at 9th St.

$$$$$

3

2

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill Knickerbocker Bar & Grill was such a big let down. All three of us, Janny, Lon, and I, had heard good things about about the food here. When we walked in .. >

Monte's
97 Macdougal St.
b/w Bleecker & W 3rd St.

$$$$$

3.6

Inside
9 Jones St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

Deborah
43 Carmine St.
b/w Bedford & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3

2

You may smack me in the head and say "stop repeating yourself!" when I tell you my favorite place in New York to go a'wandering for dinner is the West Village. Specifically: Bleeck.. >

Employees Only
510 Hudson St.
at Christopher St.

$$$$$

3

6

A classy bar, with classy drinks. Okay, it's a bit on the expensive side, but not a bad experience at all...and the back room is really pretty. (PS: I still think that Mt. Fuji's.. >

Tio Pepe Restaurant
168 W 4th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3.5

1

Ah, springtime in New York, just perfect for spending time in dark bars. At least my dermatologist will be happy that I am staying out of the sun... >

Smorgas Chef
283 W 12th St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

My friend spent a year in Sweden during high school, and she’s gets nostalgic for Swedish food. The options in Manhattan are limited. We’ve been to the fancy and expensive Aquavit .. >

Japonica
100 University Pl.
at 12th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Japonica is a decent place to have sushi and Japanese food in the middle of Union Square. Their prices are reasonable for the amount of sushi you get and their bento box option is .. >

Ye Waverly Inn
16 Bank St.
at Waverly Pl.

$$$$$

3.1

5

Dear Graydon Carter, Hi, you don't know me, I'm just a silly food blogger who likes to eat out sometimes. For example, yesterday I went to a Mexican restaurant in my neighborhood (.. >

Home
20 Cornelia St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.2

3

A plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies sits in the bay window of Home restaurant. Thirteen years ago, when David Page and his wife Barbara Shinn opened their snug restaurant, t.. >

Five Points
31 Great Jones St.
b/w Lafayette St. & Bowery

$$$$$

3

8

I love having a February birthday. If I see the light, some day, and I'm born again I hope it's in February. Having a February birthday means that in the dead of winter, when it's .. >

North Square
103 Waverly Pl.
at MacDougal St.

$$$$$

Jane
100 W Houston St.
b/w Thompson St. & LaGuardia Pl.

$$$$$

3

4

Angie arranged a surprise birthday lunch for Sara at Jane. We didn't have the full party and the birthday girl was delayed but the hosts and wait staff were kind enough to accommod.. >

Cafe Loup
105 W 13th St.
at 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

On a rainy day in the village we were desperate for food and found this French place...just don't write home about it. How can a French cafe survive without French onion soup-what .. >

Cafe Cluny
284 W 12th St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3

6

Cafe Cluny is swank and gorgeously lighted, but the food isn't as good as it ought to be... >

Voyage
117 Perry St.
at Greenwich St.

$$$$$

2.9

One Little West 12
1 Little West 12th St.
at 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

One, a restaurant that gets its name from its address at One Little West 12th Street, is the come-back vehicle for chef Gavin Citron, formerly of Aja and the ill-conceived Aleutia... >

Blue Ribbon Bakery
33 Downing St.
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

3

10

[This dinner took place on November 24th. Yes, I wish I updated more often. No, I have no idea why I don't. I think I'm stuck in an alternate universe where a day has 20 hours inst.. >

Casa
72 Bedford St.
at Commerce St.

$$$$$

3.2

2

After a long ass morning of training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I felt like I wanted some Brazilian cuisine for dinner. My first time having Brazilian food and man I was totally missin.. >

Takanawa Sushi
810 Broadway
b/w 11th & 12th St.

$$$$$

AOC Bedford
14 Bedford St.
b/w Downing & Houston St.

$$$$$

3.2

1

Located on a quiet, tree-lined street in the West Village, AOC Bedford is a stylish yet rustic retreat that welcomes you in with its exposed brick walls and wood-beamed ceilings. T.. >

The Place on West 10th
142 W 10th St.
b/w Waverly Pl. & Greenwich Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

After spending weeks in Italy and eating fantastic food the kids were asking how come we don't get to eat this well in NYC?  Hmm.  Good question.  They started throwing out a list .. >

Vittorio
308 Bleecker St.
b/w 7th Ave. S & Grove St.

$$$$$

Chanto
133 7th Ave. S
at W 10th St.

$$$$$

3.1

2

Already well-loved for its 49 restaurants in Japan, the Chanto dynasty is determined to make this Greenwich Village outpost the 50th star on their proverbial dining flag (think Nob.. >

Arte Restaurant
21 E 9th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

Hedeh
57 Great Jones St.
b/w Lafayette St. & Bowery

$$$$$

3

3

Hideyuki Nakajima, or Hedeh as he is also known, had been a veteran of the Matsuhisa empire for several years before heading to New York to do his own thing. Minus all the hoopla J.. >

wildFlower
192 Bleecker St.
b/w MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

al Gallo Nero
192 Bleecker St.
at Macdougal St.

$$$$$

1

Day-late-and-a-dollar-short Zagat doesn't include al Gallo Nero in their directory, and while that's a shame for the restaurant, it works in your favor since it's not overcrowded w.. >

Negril Village
70 W 3rd St.
b/w Laguardia Pl. & Thompson St.

$$$$$

3.2

1

As a kid, I loved the movie Cool Runnings. The Jamaicans seemed like such colorful characters, and the idea of leaving a sunny island to become a bobsledder was hilarious. So when .. >

Villa Pazzo
296 Bleecker St.
at 7th Ave. S

$$$$$

Chez Jacqueline
72 Macdougal St.
b/w Houston & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3

Indochine
430 Lafayette St.
b/w 4th St. & Astor Pl.

$$$$$

3.3

Yumcha
29 Bedford St.
at Downing St.

$$$$$

2.8

1

There is just one thing I didn’t like about Yumcha. But aside from this singular issue, the rest of the dining experience—from the magnificent “Modern Chinese” cuisine, to the fine.. >

Il Buco
47 Bond St.
b/w Lafayette St. & Bowery

$$$$$

3.2

2

Danna and I took her parents out to Il Buco for their anniversary knowing that they would love the atmosphere. My good friend Alex and his then-girlfriend Jen (not to be mistaken w.. >

Chinatown Brasserie
380 Lafayette St.
at Great Jones St.

$$$$$

3.3

8

I ate lunch recently at the Chinatown Brasserie with Brian Yarvin, a terrific writer and photography who's just written a fun but substantial The World of Dumplings (Countryman Pre.. >

Sant Ambroeus
259 W 4th St.
at Perry St.

$$$$$

Andavi
91 Christopher St.
at Bleecker St.

$$$$$

Le Gigot
18 Cornelia St.
b/w W 4th & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3

3

There were so many interseting non-scene/pretensious restaurants and cafes at the Greenwich area that we had hard time to choose one for dinner ^^;; We settle for this little Frenc.. >

Mi Cocina
57 Jane St.
at 8th Ave.

$$$$$

Chow Bar
230 W 4th St.
at W 10th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Fiancee's friend was visiting and we wanted to take her out to an Asian place that has a decent fish and vegetarian menu. Looked up good ol' NY Magazine for some potential places .. >

Maremma
228 W 10th St.
b/w Bleecker & Hudson St.

$$$$$

3

3

I haven't been in much of a mood to write lately. Maybe it's because it's been so cold in my room that retaining any mental stability requires wrapping oneself with a scarf and a j.. >

Po
31 Cornelia St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

3

3

I knew moving to New York was the right choice when my simple neighborhood Italian restaurant was better than the best Italian restaurant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Really... >

Alfama
551 Hudson St.
at Perry St.

$$$$$

1.5

1

I've sorely missed O Padeiro, the Portuguese bakery formerly in Chelsea. Therefore, it was a comfort to discover Alfama, where I drowned my nostalgia in vinho verde. My favorite it.. >

Gonzo
140 W 13th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

2.9

3

I should be writing about my holiday in Arizona - about my amazing mountain vista suite at Sanctuary on Camelback, complete with a roaring fireplace, breathtaking views of Paradise.. >

Valdino West
581 Hudson St.
at Bank St.

$$$$$

Gavroche
212 W 14th St.
b/w 7th & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Well, the day wasn’t a failure, I just failed at what I set out to do. I was going to go to the Chelsea Brewing Company, one of the few places in New York that actually brews their.. >

CAMAJE
85 MacDougal St.
b/w Bleecker & Houston St.

$$$$$

3

Setacci
420 Hudson St.
at Leroy St.

$$$$$

Spice Market
403 W 13th St.
at 9th Ave.

$$$$$

2.9

9

Last of our NY dinner is at another celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant Spice Market, it's fusion East/Southeast Asian street food repackaged, re-present with $$ .. >

Nero
46 Gansevoort St.
at Greenwich St.

$$$$$

Ennio & Michael Ristorante
539 Laguardia Pl.
b/w Bleecker & W 3rd St.

$$$$$

1

I was invited to dinner at Ennio & Michael last week and am embarrassed to say I'd never heard of it before. When I found out its location, I was surprised at the dozens of times I.. >

Palma
28 Cornelia St.
b/w Bleecker & W 4th St.

$$$$$

Ido Sushi
29 7th Ave. S
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

2

SushiSamba 7
87 7th Ave. S
b/w Grove & Barrow St.

$$$$$

2.7

4

I love trekking down to the West Village for eats. My 15 minute subway ride feels like a world apart from the sleepier Upper West Side... >

Turks & Frogs
323 W 11th St.
b/w Washington & Greenwich St.

$$$$$

1

4

When I walked into Turks and Frogs on Greenwich St., I thought I had walked into the wrong place. Similar to my experience with The Spotted Pig, the name of this Turkish restaurant.. >

Extra Virgin
259 W 4th St.
b/w Charles & Perry St.

$$$$$

1

Extra Virgin opened up on West 4th Street a few years back.  There are a few restaurants on West 4th Street between Charles and Perry.  It is nice in the summer because everyone ha.. >

Fish
280 Bleecker St.
b/w Jones St. & 7th Ave. S

$$$$$

2

1

Another nice day so the wife and I decided to take another stroll in Greenwich Village... >

Macelleria
48 Gansevoort St.
b/w Greenwich & Washington St.

$$$$$

3

The Little Owl
90 Bedford St.
at Grove St.

$$$$$

12

Finally made it to The Little Owl last night. The place is super quaint, holds about six people and keeps it real with a framed shot of Rick James in the john. I went mainly for th.. >

Volare
147 W 4th St.
b/w MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

Caffe del Mare
89 MacDougal St.
at Bleecker St.

$$$$$

Colors
417 Lafayette St.
b/w Astor Pl. & 4th St.

$$$$$

2.9

2

COLORS is a restaurant you want to root for. It’s a cooperative run by former employees of Windows on the World at the World Trade Center. According to the manifesto on the website.. >

Borgo Antico
22 E 13th St.
b/w 5th Ave. & University Pl.

$$$$$

3

The Place
310 W 4th St.
b/w Bank & W 12th St.

$$$$$

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano
60 Greenwich Ave.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

5

Chef Amanda Freitag has officially served her last meal at West Village Italian, Gusto. After representing Gusto at Tuesday evening's traditional "Feast of the Seven Fishes" dinner.. >

Paris Commune
99 Bank St.
at Greenwich St.

$$$$$

Sevilla
62 Charles St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.3

2

Back to the west side...it was pouring but we still insist finding a unique restaurant for Joan's last dinner at NY. By this point we were sick of seeing too much French and Italia.. >

August
359 Bleecker St.
b/w Charles & W 10th St.

$$$$$

2.3

9

although it turned out that W. had read about this place but not previously been, august turned out to be a gem of the nice, moderately expensive new york restaurant genre. tucked .. >

Pastis
9 9th Ave.
at Little W 12th St.

$$$$$

1.8

3

A colleague and I visited Pastis a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t my choice. I have nothing against the place, but I’ve seen the long lines plenty of times, and I doubted that it w.. >

El Faro
823 Greenwich St.
b/w Horatio & Jane St.

$$$$$

3.3

Peasant
194 Elizabeth St
corner of Prince & Spring St.

$$$$$

3

4

I had the opportunity to eat at Peasant Saturday night -- the wine bar downstairs. Not only did I have good company, interesting conversation, and my favorite dish there (the octop.. >

Da Silvano
260 6th Ave.
b/w Houston & Bleecker St.

$$$$$

3.2

5

I started to write this review and then my computer crashed, leaving me frustrated and unhappy.  Much like my experience at this restaurant.  The night started off well; though it .. >

Sascha
55 Gansevoort St.
b/w 9th Ave. & Washington St.

$$$$$

3

2

Days and days ago, maybe even months ago, Carebear and I decided to grab dinner. I had read about Sascha on Eater and the idea of eating anywhere that is even remotely connected wi.. >

Agave
140 7th Ave. S
b/w Charles & W 10th St.

$$$$$

3.2

1

Ah, a nice sunny day and daylight savings time. Perfect for a late afternoon, early evening stroll in Greenwich Village... >