Jody Williams

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Bond Vivant: Donna Lennard Reflects on Il Buco's Two Decades

    Twenty years ago, when Donna Lennard opened Il Buco (47 Bond Street, 212-533-1932) on Bond Street, she wasn't planning to become a restaurateur. Il Buco wasn't even a restaurant then. Lennard was an independent filmmaker caught up in a romance with an Italian named Alberto Avalle, who wanted to expo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Breakfasts in NYC

    Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it too often becomes an afterthought, skipped altogether in lieu of a hurried borough-to-borough commute. New York may not be much of a breakfast town -- unless you count the hordes who queue for corner store coffee and a mediocre egg on a rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Jody Williams' Buvette Cookbook Hits Shelves Today

    After I spoke with Buvette's Jody Williams for last week's chef interview, her first cookbook landed on my desk. It's a whimsical anthology of the recipes she uses at Buvette (which were somewhat difficult to distill, since she often doesn't use recipes at all) broken into times of day and written s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Buvette's Jody Williams: "I Don't Like Any Label"

    Walk into Buvette (42 Grove Street, 212-255-3590) during the throes of its dinner service, and your best bet is to surrender yourself to its rhythm. You will not find the icy hostess who guards the threshold of most New York restaurants, keeping a hold of the table turns and reservation book. You'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Where to Look for Wine List Deals at Our 99 Essential Restaurants

    As we prepared to write about our 99 Essential Restaurants™ in Lower Manhattan, we spoke to the chefs and owners behind these places, asking them to discuss their history and unique place among the other eateries in this town. But we were also thinking of your wallet, dear readers, and so we asked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    10 Savory Pies for Surviving Polar Vortex II: Vortlectric Boogaloo

    Baked in a dish or swaddled by a crust, savory pies are essentially just self-contained stews -- and you already know our feelings about those. Now that the polar vortex's creepy uncle has descended upon us, city dwellers are bound to be a bit uncomfortable. But rather than cashing in on that regres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Buvette's Cassoulet, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    No. 10: Cassoulet from Buvette (42 Grove Street, 212-255-3590) As temperatures dip, cozy up with this cold weather staple--and a glass of red wine--from Buvette.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    10 Best Romantic Wine Bars, for Valentine's Day Drinking That Won't Suck

    If you haven't made a reservation for Valentine's Day by now, you're a failure. At least that's how it'll feel as you frantically scroll through OpenTable, only to find you can dine at 5 p.m., 11 p.m., or anytime you like at TGI Fridays. Instead of competing with every jerk in the city for a tabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    100 Reasons to Eat and Drink Downtown Today (and Tomorrow, and the Day After That)

    Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Buvette's Eggs Extraordinaire

    Frits a l'Americaine at Buvette, available at 8am every weekday If you've tried to get into Buvette at any normal dining hour, you will have been faced with a narrow place so crammed with people, that it would take you minutes to penetrate the small room. Not so at breakfast, a meal served every w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sietsema Judges Plethora of Pizzas at 900 Degrees; Shockey Spends Big at Bouley's Brushstroke

    No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2011


    The Dalai Lama makes his way to Jersey

  • Dining

    April 20, 2011

    Buvette in the West Village--Wave Hello to Franco Boho

    Jody Williams tries a 'gastroteque'—whatever that is

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Eric Korsh 'in' at Waverly Inn; Jody Williams 'out' at Gottino

    ​Eric Korsh has been enlisted to take over the kitchen at Waverly Inn while John DeLucie is on leave opening The Lion. Korsh has had stints at Prune and Patroon, and was the chef-owner of the now-defunct Eloise in Sebastopol, California. [NY Times] Jody Williams has reportedly left West Villa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Under the Toque--Women Chefs Know What Not to Wear; Marcus Samuelsson Talks About His New Book

    In a Q&A with Restaurant Girl, Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about, among other things, his upcoming book, The New American Table, which takes "a look at the diversity of American food and how immigrants keep their heritage close while embracing American culture." Expect amazing photography and great ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 26, 2008

    Got Vino? Try the Village's Gottino!

    An appreciation of a new wine bar and a plea

  • Columns

    January 21, 2003