Greenwich Village+ Restaurants $$$

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il Buco, 10012 Prince
47 Bond Street  - Manhattan - New York, NY   10012
 
http://www.ilbuco.com/

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David Rosengarten of Gourmet Magazine calls Il Buco "one of the best, most exciting restaurants in the whole of America ... Lately, after a string of spectacular evenings at Il Buco, I've been uttering the restaurant's name in response to the question 'What restaurant should I go to on my one night in New York?'. To my taste, Il Buco is that good, and that special ..." Mediterranean cuisine, using the best locally sourced and imported artisanal ingredients served in a warm and welcoming environment.
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Church Lounge, 10013 Canal Street
2 Sixth Ave.  - (White Street) - New York, NY   10013
 
http://www.tribecagrand.com

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Located in the center of the hotel’s soaring atrium, the Church Lounge is the contemporary incarnation of the classic New York hotel bar. An intimate gathering place by day, and a downtown destination by night, Church Lounge TriBeCa’s long, glossy bar, plush armchairs, and softly glowing lighting provide the ultimate in sophisticated downtown socializing. From a classic American menu designed exclusively by Tribeca Grand chefs to some of the best signature cocktails New York City has to offer, the stylish Church Lounge provides guests with a flash of downtown city life at its best. Weekends keep up the pace with a leisurely buffet-style Grand Sunday Brunch, a brunch both New York City locals and hotel guests call their favorite.
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Tribeca Grill, 10013 Canal Street
375 Greenwich Street - New York, NY   10013
 

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Tribeca Grill is co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and legendary actor Robert De Niro. It opened to much acclaim in 1990 and was instrumental in helping put the Tribeca neighborhood on the map. Its all-star roster of investors includes such luminaries as Bill Murray, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Lou Diamond Philips, Russell Simmons, Peter Max, Christopher Walken and Harvey & Bob Weinstein of Miramax Films. http://www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com
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Craft, 10003 Cooper
43 E. 19th Street  - (Park Ave. South-Broad-Way) - New York, NY   10003
   
http://www.craftrestaurant.com

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Tom Colicchio's Craft received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant nationwide in 2002, and has since spawned a host of imitators for its unique marriage of the finest ingredients, haute cuisine and family-style service. <br> Against the award-winning architectural design of Bentel and Bentel, and under the glow of filament bulbs, diners share from dishes that celebrate 'single' ingredients, expertly and simply prepared. "Simple doesn't mean simplistic," Tom says in his book, Think Like a Chef, and the food at Craft - under the execution of Chef Damon Wise - serves as proof. Favorites include Pan Roasted Day boat Scallops, Roasted Foie Gras, Braised Short Ribs of Beef, the famous Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms, and what many diners describe as the finest Porterhouse Steak in New York City.
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Lure Fishbar, 10012 Prince
142 Mercer Street - New York, NY   10012
 
http://www.lurefishbar.com/

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American style sliced, marinated and perfectly prepared seafood and other cooked classics. Well crafted 250 bottle wine list.
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Jane Restaurant, 10012 Prince
100 West Houston Street - New York, NY   10012
   
http://www.janerestaurant.com/

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Exceptional cuisine, in an energetic yet intimate dining experience at palatable prices -- this is the vision of managing partner Jeffrey Lefcourt and chef/partner Glenn Harris. In the spring of 2001, this seasoned duo opened their doors, and Jane became the much-needed addition to the downtown culinary map, delivering a tantalizing mix of intriguing food, gracious service and sexy scenery
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Acappella Restaurant, 10013 Canal Street
1 Hudson Street  - (Chambers Street) - New York, NY   10013
     
http://www.acappella-restaurant.com/

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Acappella Restaurant, home of the finest Northern Italian Cuisine on the planet. Not because we say so but because you say so. Acappella, home of the First Soprano's episode. <br> The food, the service and the ambiance make you feel like you are in a scene from the Godfather. "We will make you a dish you can't refuse!" Our unique Northern Italian Cuisine, atmosphere and impeccable service will make your dinning experience in NYC second to none. <br> Sixteen foot high beamed ceilings, oversize colums, brick walls, Italian tapestries, sixty foot windows overlooking Tribeca dressed with Italian sheer and tapestry draperies. The oversized painting of Duke Federico da Montefebre of Urbino, and just the right lighting create a feeling of being in Rome, Tuscany or Milan - but don't forget you are in New York City - Tribeca.
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Annisa Restaurant, 10014 Village
13 Barrow Street - New York, NY   10014
 
http://www.annisarestaurant.com/

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Annisa is an intimate, upscale Contemporary American restaurant with a small, elegant bar and an extensive wine list. Since its opening, Annisa has won much praise from the media including glowing reviews from the New York Times and the New York Observer. Chef Anita Lo has been named one of ten "Best New Chefs in America" by Food and Wine magazine as well as "Best New Restaurant Chef" by the Village Voice. Located in the heart of the West Village at 13 Barrow street, Annisa has been in operation since June of 2000.
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Barolo Restaurant, 10012 Prince
398 West Broadway - New York, NY   10012
 
http://www.nybarolo.com/

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Walking down West Broadway, the main Avenue of New York's fashionable Soho district, among the fine boutiques and art galleries, you will notice the spacious front of Ristorante Barolo. Etablished in 1990, Barolo has crafted a reputation of excellence among a fashionable and discerning clientele, both locally and internationally. Ristorante Barolo is well known for some of the most exquisite and authentic Northern Italian cuisine, complemented by a prize winning wine list of over 1,200 selections.
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Wallsé, 10014 Village
344 W. 11th St. - New York, NY   10014
 
http://www.wallse.com/

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While decidedly elegant, Chef Gutenbrunner avoided the hype associated with many New York restaurants, intending instead to allow Wallsé to develop a personality which was heavily contributed to by his clients. The restaurant quickly found its balance as both a destination for discerning diners and a neighborhood haunt for West Villagers. <br> Although it has been granted numerous rave reviews and awards, Chef Gutenbrunner takes the most pride in the stable base of customers who return to Wallsé again and again.
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City Hall Restaurant, 10013 Canal Street
131 Duane Street  - Church Steet - West Broadway - New York, NY   10013
 
http://www.cityhallnyc.com

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Located just blocks from city government, courts and Wall Street, City Hall Restaurant has become the destination of choice for everyone who works, lives and visits the original hardt of New York City.
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BLT Fish Bistro, 10011 Old Chelsea
21 West 17th Street - New York, NY   10011
 
http://www.bltfish.com/

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BLT Fish commemorates renowned Chef Laurent Tourondel's return to the sea, and the second in the BLT series of signature modern bistros. At BLT Fish he re-immerses himself in the deep blue waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic and brings to the surface of a Flatiron townhouse a New England-style fish shack on the first floor and a sophisticated third floor dining room designed to showcase sublime seafood. <br> The first floor is a relaxing seafood shack with exposed brick walls, white wainscoting, a staged raw bar, black and white photographs of seafarers and a blackboard at the helm highlighting seasonal raw bar specials and homemade pies. BLT Fish's third floor dining room is a much airier palette, taken from the interior of a shell. This is reflected in Walnut wood tables, muted suede covered walls, delicate bone china, royal blue and white Belle Cuisine pots of all sizes and a retractable glass rooftop giving way to the stars.
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Nobu, 10013 Canal Street
105 Hudson Street  - (Franklin Street) - New York, NY   10013
 
http://www.noburestaurants.com/new-york/experience/introduction/

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Nobu New York, the flagship restaurant of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, has been a pioneer for Japanese cuisine since its opening in 1994. Nobu partnered with actor Robert De Niro, producer Meir Teper, restaurateur Drew Nieporent, and managing partner Richard Notar to bring his modern Japanese to Tribeca. Nobu draws upon his classical training at sushi bars in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world to create a whole new trend in Japanese cuisine. The resulting dishes, including Tiradito Nobu Style, Yellowtail with Jalapeno, Squid Pasta, and Black Cod with Miso, make Nobu the innovator of new style Japanese food.
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Gramercy Tavern, 10003 Cooper
422 West 20th Street - New York, NY   10003
   
http://www.gramercytavern.com/

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A revival and renewal of the classic American tavern, Gramercy Tavern offers refined, seasonal American cuisine, warm hospitality and unparalleled service.
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Only if by Land, Two if by Sea, 10014 Village
17 Barrow St. - New York, NY   10014
   
http://www.oneifbyland.com/

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One if by Land, Two if by Sea is recognized as one of the city’s most romantic restaurants. Chef Gary Volkov’s American seasonal cuisine takes stage amid the delightful blend of cozy fireplaces, candlelit tables, fresh flowers and live piano music. From Tart of Wild Mushroom to Rack of Australian Lamb to Foie Gras and Braised Duck Terrine, Executive Chef Volkov woos diners with the fresh flavors and palate pleasing textures. With its history never far from reach, today’s diner can select a romantic red from the wine cellar housed deep within the building’s historic tunnels.
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Blue Hill Restaurant, 10011 Old Chelsea
75 Washington Place - New York, NY   10011
 
http://www.bluehillnyc.com/

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Blue Hill restaurant opened at the end of April 2000. Blue Hill is dedicated to creating a new category of neighborhood restaurant that maintains the classic attributes of warmth and affordability, while delivering superior food and service.
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Strip House New York City Steakhous, 10003 Cooper
13 East 12th Street - New York, NY   10003
   
http://www.striphouse.com

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The famed New York City steakhouse evokes a retro environment in a modern way. Strip House is known for prime signature cuts of New York Strip Steak and Rib Eye charred to perfection. Table- carved Double Porterhouse and Cote du Beouf add drama to the experience. Decadent side dishes include Black Truffle Cream Spinach and Goose Fat Potatoes. The wine list offers depth and breadth to enhance the dining experience. Part of the experience is the sumptuous, all red décor designed by David Rockwell featuring vintage photographs from Vienna’s Studio Manasse.
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Blue Water Grill, 10003 Cooper
31 Union Square West - New York, NY   10003
   
http://www.bluewatergrillnyc.com/

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Voted 11th Most Popular Restaurant in New York in the 2008 Zagat Survey and applauded as a restaurant that is "perfect for dates" and "never disappoints," Blue Water Grill is a dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and curious visitors are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space that features sexy, dimly-lit red chandeliers illuminating the intimate dining room, a spacious people-watching outdoor café and a cozy subterranean lounge featuring live jazz music.
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L'Ecole Restaurant, 10013 Canal Street
462 Broadway  - (Grand Street) - New York, NY   10013
     
http://www.frenchculinary.com

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L'Ecole guests are always impressed by the scope and creativity of our menu selections. Their surprise turns to amazement, however, when they discover that every one of our spectacular dishes is prepared not by top New York chefs, but by our students. In a city where excellence is a price of entry, even the savviest diners have trouble believing that students could perform at such a high level. Dishes are contemporary French, and spiced with an array of ethnic influences that make each one especially memorable. Bon-appetit!
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Onieals Soho, 10013 Canal Street
174 Grand Street - New York, NY   10013
 
http://onieals.com/soho/

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Onieal's is well known for "Sex and the City." When Miranda's once and future boy-toy Steve partners up with Carrie’s ex Aidan to open the bar ‘SCOUT’, it is Onieal’s Grand Street in downtown NYC that serves as the backdrop for the casually hip New York bar.<br> The bar itself is directly opposite the old Police Headquarters and its former occupants, as a brothel, speakeasy and gambling parlor would seem diametrically opposed to the purpose of the Police Department. But see, that’s the corruption part. So endemic was this corruption (we’re talking the heyday of Tammany) that when the Police Headquarters was built in 1909, a tunnel was dug connecting the buildings.
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North Square, 10011 Old Chelsea
103 Waverly Place - New York, NY   10011
   
http://www.northsquareny.com/

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Trends come and go, but apple martinis and Marlene Dietrich are here to stay. Inspired by the subtle glamour that is the everyday, the hide-away lounge is a place for cocktails with friends or dinner for two. Here, the allure of the past is a reminder that good food and great company are always a staple of the present. <br> The gloves come off for afternoon tea in the Deco Room. Whether it's a light salad at five, or an elegant private dinner at eight, the timelessness of this classic space is a perfect balance of old and new.
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Noodle Bar late night, 10003 Cooper
171 1st Avenue - New York, NY   10003
 
http://www.momofuku.com/restaurants/noodle-bar/

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Chef Tien Ho joined chef david chang’s team at momofuku ssäm bar as chef de cuisine in 2006. After graduating from the university of texas at austin with a degree in philosophy and history, tien decided against graduate school and opted for a career in food. in 1996, tien began his career as an apprentice under chef christian echterbille at the belgian restaurant in austin. under chef echterbille’s tutelage, a longtime instructor at CERIA, tien began his foundation for fine classical cuisine. he went on to work at the driskill hotel in austin and then to the four seasons hotel in Houston. tien eventually returned to austin to become the executive sous chef at the driskill hotel. in 2002, tien bought a one-way ticket to the city and joined café boulud as the saucier under chef andrew carmellini (where he first met momofuku chef david chang). after a year and half, he went to work under highly respected chef gray kunz to open café gray as the saucier and then sous chef. in 2004, tien returned to café boulud as sous chef and then joined momofuku a year later.