In the West Village, there’s a big Italian restaurant called Rosemary’s that’s always full of people taking pictures of some unimpressive pasta. Rosemary’s Pizza is from the same owners, and it’s only about a block away. The space is a lot smaller, though, and there’s not much on the menu besides pizza. The pies here are pretty good - they come with toppings like broccoli rabe, stracciatella, and large cubes of guanciale, and the pizza crust is thin, dense, and chewy. While we can’t say we’re huge fans of the Disney-farmhouse aesthetic of this place, it’s a decent option when you just want to have a negroni and eat some pizza with a friend. Know that there will probably be a wait, and they don’t take reservations.
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An understated newcomer from the Buvette people. Does the West Village need another pretty good Italian place?
Frankies (570) Spuntino
While this isn’t a must visit, Frankies 570 is a reliable option that will be consistently packed with carb seeking humanity who might just appreciate the fact that Grateful Dead’s American Beauty is playing in full.
An absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.
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Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
Maysville is an American restaurant with Southern influences on Broadway in Flatiron. Grab a seat in the quieter back dining room, and you'll be fine.
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Dante is the rebirth of a beloved 100-year-old Greenwich Village restaurant. It’s ideal for a first date over drinks and small plates.
Pig Bleecker is a meat-focused restaurant in Greenwich Village. Come here when you want to do something very bad (but also good) for you.
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