Bluestone Lane is basically a coffee shop empire at this point, but if you’re looking for a more full-on daytime meal, head to the original location on Greenwich Avenue in West Village. Pretty much everything about the experience will be attractive, from your Australian server to the string lights to your yogurt bowl. There will be many people Instagramming their food instead of talking to their dining companion, but you’ll be too content with your well-made latte and actually pretty great food to be annoyed. It gets crowded on weekends, so get there early or be prepared to wait.
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The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.
Faicco’s Italian Specialities
Faicco’s is an incredible Italian deli that’s been open since 1900, and their chicken cutlet sandwich is unbeatable.
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Freemans has been a key player in the restaurant renaissance we’re currently living in and ranks among our favorite restaurants of all time.
Old Rose is a casual spot in the bottom of a hotel in the West Village where you can get some solid, affordable Italian/American food.
Extra Virgin in the West Village is an excellent date spot and is as consistent as they come.
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Dimes is a good little LES restaurant, as long as you’re on a first name basis with the staff. If not, expect to be treated like the stranger you are.
People are waiting an hour for egg sandwiches at Nolita’s Egg Shop. Is it worth it? Time to investigate.
Banter is a good-looking coffee shop/restaurant in Greenwich Village where you’re guaranteed to hear an Australian accent.
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