AOC is a little neighborhood French spot in the West Village. They do classics like benedicts for brunch and coq au vin for dinner, and while the food isn’t going to blow you away, it’s worth knowing about this place for its outdoor dining experience. The garden is a prime spot to eat outside in the summer and look out onto the kind of beautiful West Village apartment buildings that will either leave you feeling inspired (maybe one day you’ll live there) or depressed (you’re never going to live there).
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4 Charles Prime Rib
4 Charles Prime Rib is an underground West Village steakhouse that should be approached with reckless intent. This is not a place to eat a salad.
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A reliable classic French Upper East Side bistro with one of the best salads of all time.
Glou is a wine bar and small plates restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s one of your best options in the area for a first/early date.
Daniel is a New York City fine dining classic. Save it for a special occasion and eat in the salon, where things are a bit more laid back.
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I Sodi serves excellent, classic Italian food and is a place where you’ll want to become a regular.
Jack's Wife Freda West Village
The new West Village outpost of Jack's Wife Freda is the same as the original, with a bigger, more comfortable space.
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