West Village
Lively dining area
Lively dining area

Get a Little Closer to France with Mino Brasserie in the West Village

Mino Brasserie hopes to transport you to Paris with its bright and airy interior, massive antique mirrors, and tan banquettes along with natural wood and zinc elements. The name Mino derives from the word Minot, which is French slang for ‘kid,’ invoking the peaceful memories of childhood. Executive chef Gerald Barthelemy’s menu features French classics like Oeufs Mimosa, hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise and truffle shavings; Accras de Morue, codfish fritters with aioli; and Pate en Croute, a hand-crafted duck and chicken pate with condiments. Oysters with mignonette sauce, seafood plateau, and a classic caesar are also available. Start with the leeks in vinaigrette, perfectly cooked, or the decadently seasoned french onion soup. Be sure to save some room for dessert–Mino Brasserie makes an excellent chestnut pavlova which some locals are already calling “life-changing.” Find out for yourself at 225 W 12th St between Greenwich Ave and 7th Ave.

Entrance
Entrance

El Condor Coffee in the West Village Looks to Set the Standard for Coffee Shops in New York

When it comes to presentation, convenience, and freshly roasted coffee on-site, few coffee shops can compare to El Condor Coffee in the West Village. Unlike many coffee shops nowadays that prioritize take-out and grab and go, this all-day sleek and modern-looking cafe takes pride in providing guests with a place to sit back and relax with a drink or a bite. Need to get some work done or kick back with a few buddies? Guests can enjoy table service, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary high-speed WiFi. Flexible seating options, a full food menu, plus beer and wine combine to make this a true “stay and play” experience. Aside from El Condor Coffee’s European-style brew, you can also expect a menu consisting of salads, bowls, sandwiches, smoothies, and a delectable selection of pastries like buckwheat scones and fluffy Moroccan cookies. Bring a book, a friend, or an appetite when you visit El Condor Coffee at 95 Greenwich Ave between Jane St and 12th St.

Entrance to Castamar
Entrance to Castamar

In the Mood for Tapas? Castamar in the West Village is Ready for You

With Spring just around the corner, why not bask in the skylight inside Castamar while you toast to a new season. Castamar is already a hotspot for locals, and we can see why, from its varied selection of tapas to larger plates, you should put it on your hitlist too.  “Castamar” means from land and sea to one, and chef Brian Pancir is backing it up by using his expertise and experience from his world travels. Try the duck tartare with gochujang and fried brussel sprouts and thank us later. Some of the most-talked-about dishes include lamb chops served with a rum apricot glaze and pappardelle served with lobster, mussels, clams, and shrimp. Bring a date and an appetite. Find Castamar at 28 7th Avenue S in the West Village.


Canto’s entrance
Canto’s entrance

Welcome to Canto, An Italian Getaway in the West Village

Open the red signature doors and feel transported. Canto offers a picturesque setting that makes you feel like you have just landed in a quaint and charming Italian village. Canto pays homage to its Italian roots, from its flower-covered Vespa to its dining room adorned with natural woods and exposed brick. Italian specialties include Sicilian-style rice balls stuffed with mozzarella, seared scallops with a cauliflower-carrot puree, veal meatballs in tomato sauce, and slow-cooked short ribs served with roasted potatoes. Enjoy an assortment of cocktails prepared with authentic Italian ingredients like the ‘Monte Carlo’ made with vodka, thyme, lemon, campari, and prosecco. Find the red doors at 117 Perry St. between Hudson and Greenwich St.

Exterior of The Commerce Inn
Exterior of The Commerce Inn

Take a Trip to Early America at The Commerce Inn

The Commerce Inn is a Shaker Inspired West Village tavern and cookery from highly-regarded West Village chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi. The Shaker influence permeates throughout this newly opened establishment. Jody Williams says, “we celebrate Shaker sensibilities of utility, craftsmanship, community and material honesty. Our kitchen focuses on fresh and straight-forward fare inspired by heirloom recipes and local traditions.” The tavern is open now and features an expansive selection of wine and spirits. Dining isn’t open yet but The Commerce Inn will eventually offer piquant pickled oysters in bread and butter brine, fortifying pot pies, and more 18th-century early American fare. You can find The Commerce Inn at 50 Commerce Street on the corner of Commerce and Barrow.

Exterior of Marian's
Exterior of Marian's

Welcome to Marian’s, The Latest American-Style Restaurant to Hit the West Village

Marian’s is a new American-style restaurant in the West Village managed by chef Christian Rowan, who formerly worked at lauded restaurants such as Le Bernardin (Hells Kitchen) and Eleven Madison Park (Flatiron District). The restaurant gets its name from Rowan’s grandmother, “as a tribute to her impact on his life.” He didn’t name it after her for her cooking prowess per se, but instead because “she was his biggest fan and told him to just do whatever it was that made him happy.”. Guests can expect dishes like clam chowder pot pie, short rib pappardelle, and an exciting twist on Pop-Tarts with seasonal fillings. Sign us up, please. Find Marian’s at 24 Greenwich Ave, between Charles Street and 10th.

Interior of Bird Dog
Interior of Bird Dog

Italian with a Southern Drawl? Bird Dog Invites You for a Taste in the West Village

Chef Brian Cartenuto loves dogs. His own pup has a pretty active Instagram page, so it is to the surprise of no one that his newly opened restaurant in the West Village is called Bird Dog and features wall-to-wall portraits of dogs. This Italian spot is unique, deploying southern notes to various dishes. The menu includes mafaldine with pumpkin puree, catfish black-eyed pea gumbo, and meatloaf with broccoli and a cranberry mostarda. One of their hot items seems to be what they call “Iceberg Lettuce,” a bacon-infused salad with blue cheese dressing, tomatoes, and radish generously seasoned (as one would expect from a hearty southern meal). Find Bird Dog at 525 Hudson Street, near Charles Street.

Interior of Breakfast by Salt's Cure
Interior of Breakfast by Salt's Cure

Pancake lovers flock to the newly-opened LA Import, Breakfast by Salt’s Cure in the West Village

If you love pancakes, you’ll love Breakfast by Salt’s Cure which recently opened its first location in New York City. With locations in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, this pancake-centric spot is looking to bring their signature “Oatmeal Griddle Cakes” to the West Village. These pancakes are not your Dad’s Saturday Bisquick. For one thing, the syrup isn’t optional; it’s non-existent. Kitchen Manager Tristan Harrington told the Gothamist, “No syrup ever. It’s how the owner’s grandmother served them originally. The family never ate them with syrup—it's not necessary because they're sweetened a little more than a normal pancake. And there's sugar on top and in all of the garnishes. We're not anti-syrup. I grew up in Upstate New York, I love maple syrup, but it's not necessary with these." The pancake selection is quite extensive with variations such as OG (Toasted Cinnamon Sugar), Pink Lady Apple (Spiced Brown Sugar), Banana Nut (Toasted Walnuts), Blueberry (Flax Seed Crumble), Chocolate Chip (60.5 percent Tcho Dark Couverture), and regular Single Cake (Any Flavor). Stop by Breakfast by Salt’s Cure at 27 Morton Street between Bedford Street and 7th Ave.

Inside the Astor Room
Inside the Astor Room

Jack & Charlie’s no. 118 Takes us Back in Time when Speakeasies ruled New York

Newly opened West Village restaurant Jack & Charlie’s no. 118 hopes to transport you back to the speakeasies that made New York so iconic. Executive chef and partner Ed Cotton has curated a menu that takes neighborhood dining to the next level, with compelling takes on raw bar oysters and shellfish, handmade pasta, wood-fired meats, and a varied selection of seafood. The restaurant is quite large, sporting four distinct spaces: The Bar Room, The Turner Room, The Astor Room, and The Oyster Room. Dust off that old sack suit, and don’t forget your ascot as you join us at Jack & Charlie’s no. 118 at 118 Greenwich St between Jane Street and 12th.

JW Chicken with Salsa Verde. Credit: Barbuto
JW Chicken with Salsa Verde. Credit: Barbuto

Hotly Anticipated Italian Spot Barbuto Returns With a Bang

Something delicious is happening in the West Village, and we’ve got the scoop. After temporarily shuttering its doors last year, Barbuto is ready to strike again in an all-new location, and it’s bringing its signature roast chicken with salsa verde alongside it. Experience it when it all comes together this October at 113 Horatio Street in the West Village.

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