New York has seen a slew of single-item restaurants open in the past few years, but perhaps none as refined as The Clam (420 Hudson Street, 212-242-8420), a West Village spot that celebrates its namesake shellfish in a sleek dining room rather than the fast casual digs normally devoted to this type ... More >>
Beer. Wine. Shots. Whatever your pleasure, toast the end of February -- and the eventual end of the polar vortex -- at these cost-conscious watering holes.
Dear Pagani (289 Bleecker Street, 212-488-5800), I was really excited to visit you the other day. And I was still excited after my night started off on the wrong foot: I didn't realize that your Bleecker Street location was actually on the corner of Seventh Avenue -- I thought you were the restaur ... More >>
If a weekend full of shopping for others has cleaned you out, why not treat yourself to a cheap drink? We have a fresh round-up of spots where you can find one.
There is perhaps no better reason to wake up at a semi-respectable hour on the weekends than brunch, and perhaps no better excuse to get a head start on a sugar rush than a well-deserved serving of French toast. Between egg-soaked brioche, butter, and sugar, we'd bet even your friends who adhere to ... More >>
When Vanessa Repice first moved to the West Village 12 years ago, she recalls, the neighborhood felt different, and not just because there were far fewer restaurants. "People had been there for generations," she says. "Some of my neighbors' kids were born there and grew up there." They reined over m ... More >>
Our own Robert Sietsema surveys the latest barbecue offerings from "the East Village to Gowanus," and finds worthwhile rib-stickers throughout the boroughs. His saucy list of favorites includes Daniel Delany's BrisketTown, "which obsesses on beef brisket smoked in a trailer located just off Flushing ... More >>
In an attempt to improve on the cupcake, Bee's Knees Baking Co. in the West Village came up with the idea of assembling frosting and already-baked cake into thin layers in a small plastic container--the same ones that are usually filled with salsa, tzatziki, or sweet and sour sauce and belong at the ... More >>
Looking like it was wrested from the English countryside, this West Village Tudor house is now home to Swine. A few months ago, the old Rubyfruit space was transformed into Swine. A pork-centric place? Well, not really. The menu is mainly based on small dishes, charcuterie, and bar snacks, but the ... More >>
In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.
This week, Tejal Rao tries the pasta and polenta boards at L'Apicio, the new "glassy cathedral" on the Bowery from partners Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale, where Rao says if you added a parking lot "it could be that one restaurant in every American town where the people with money come." While she ... More >>
"This is my first day off since the hurricane," said Sherry Delamarter, the owner of Cowgirl Sea-Horse, on Wednesday morning. Sea-Horse is the even further downtown sister of Cowgirl Hall of Fame in the West Village, and was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Sea-Horse endured up to six feet of flooding i ... More >>
When Rosemary's opened during the summer, one of the biggest draws was its rooftop garden. But now that the weather has taken a turn for the sludgy, the West Village trattoria is enticing diners with a new daily breakfast menu.
Yesterday, we published an article about a support group that's been setup by a West Village resident who claims he suffered "acute stress disorder" after he was left helpless and without power for five whole days following Hurricane Sandy.This West Village victim -- who apparently called into NY1 a ... More >>
Head into the urban wilderness with Woods
Is Napoleon dynamite in a new wine bar?
A friend and I were at a gay watering hole in the West Village the other night when we heard two guys at the bar buzzing my name. So we went over and said hello. One of the guys greeted us, then flitted away, obviously not that impressed. The other one lingered, seeming to feel there was some sex ... More >>
Our week in food: I headed to a posh Kosher spot in Soho for my weekly review while Robert checked in on Liza Queen in Williamsburg and visited the oddly named Urbanspace Meatpacking, where he found some hits and misses. Did you miss the awesome guest appearance from Nick Greene? Our web editor fi ... More >>
[See More Interviews: Dan Ross-Leutwyler of Bellwether | Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung] Maybe it's the food or the cleverly designed space--or perhaps it's just the bees on the roof--that have created all the buzz surrounding Rosemary's, the latest West Village venture from restaurateu ... More >>
In a letter dated June 20th, signed by Harold Dieterle (chef of Perilla and Kin Shop) and his business partner Alicia Nosenzo, and posted in the West Village, the pair solicit the support of the neighborhood in opening their new restaurant at 99 Bank Street. The space was most recently a last evocat ... More >>
Good tries so far, but I was not at Egg Williamsburg, Parish Hall, Buvette, Cafe Cluny, Cafe Colette, or Buttermilk Channel.
By 10pm, there were long lines in front of the West Village's most notorious margarita mills. [click on any image to enlarge] Though not much celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates an 1862 victory of Mexico over France at the Battle of Puebla. In New York City, the rece ... More >>
In the West Village, new happy hours are popping up everywhere. Bobo, a restaurant and bar situated in a historic townhouse on 10th Street, has begun offering a happy-hour special with steep discounts on both food and drinks.
Uniting egg and eggplant, possibly for the first time -- the sabich sandwich at Taim Despite a plethora of overpriced and pretentious restaurants, the West Village is still one of the damned best places to eat in the city in nearly every price range. And here's the list to prove it. Note that ther ... More >>
Flame-grilling the lobster produces a slight smoky flavor. One of the best red-crustacean deals in town is found Thursday evenings at Petite Abeille, where $25 gets you a whole lobster of an estimated pound-and-a-half with a bowl of fries and a Stella. Oh, and there's a little salad, too, s ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey samples the Japanese noodle soups at newcomers Chuko, Tabata, and Ramen Misoya.photo by Liz BarclayMiso happy. Eric Asimov finds hits and misses at Saxon & Parole: "All told, one sits down to dinner at Saxon & Parole anticipating warmth, good times and ... More >>
Party like it's Seattle 1991
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The Blue Donkey Bar on the Upper West Side has closed after complaints to police, specifically from a neighbor. [West Side Rag via Eater] The Upper East Side location of healthy pizza joint Sl ... More >>
viaFirst there was the East Village doorshitter, now the West Village has its very own excreting felon. The Daily News reports via video surveillance that the man -- described as a either black or Hispanic, 5 foot 8 inches and 20 to 25 years old -- was spotted undoing his belt and peeing or a ... More >>
A cast-iron skillet, a spatula, a pat of butter -- and an egg -- were the only experimental materials needed. With temps reaching up to 95 degrees today, the Food Science team at Fork in the Road set out to test the age-old assertion on the part of heat sufferers, "It's so hot out there you ... More >>
I was waiting for my order at a West Village felafel place the other night when a 30-ish woman in a brightly patterned minidress skipped in and screeched, "Hi!" I immediately thought "actress on an audition." "Can I have some felafel to go?" she boomed to the counter guy, who dutifully got ... More >>
Suspects in muggingsCops are looking for a team of thugs preying on men leaving gay bars in the West Village. The bad people have mugged and robbed at least five men in the past 2 and a half weeks, in the area of Seventh Avenue South and Christopher Street. The crew of scumbags may be as large a ... More >>
A new wine bar is coming to the West Village that promises to be the most authentic French bar à vin the city has yet seen, according to owner Sebastien Auvet's Facebook page.
Ditch PlainsIf the continuing success of Luke's Lobster is any indication, inhabitants of the city's upper climes love consuming crustaceans in hot dog buns. And beginning today, they'll have even greater opportunity to do so.
For more than six years, I was a regular on your show, and from the start I felt we had a way more comfortable rapport than, let's say, Spitzer and whatshername. As we chewed over topics from Tom Cruise's love life to Sarah Palin's family values and beyond, I'd say impishly outrageous things ... More >>
A couple of nights ago, in between making port toddies (hot toddies with port) and expounding upon their "secret to a great meatball" on Jimmy Fallon, the Meatball Shop's Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman revealed that in addition to their upcoming location in Williamsburg, they're also planning ... More >>
hiphostess.blogspot.comBetter than a gin and tonic any day.Brighid L. asks: Now that it's cold, my go-to gin and tonic just doesn't hit the spot. Any suggestions for a winter drink? Dear Brighid: Drinking a gin and tonic shares many similarities with wearing white after Labor Day. Unless y ... More >>
-According to a press release, Gavin Portsmouth will join Chai Trivedi in the kitchen as a Co-Chef at Pranna; the two previously worked together at the late Sapa. Read between the press lines: "The pair will continue to cook Pranna's travel-inspired Southeast Asian fare however, Gavin will lend his ... More >>
The West Village's Cabrito (50 Carmine Street) earned one star from Frank Bruni in the Times today and mixed praise from our own Robert Sietsema last July. For the big game this Sunday, they're offering 6-foot heroes made from their special recipe chili-marinated pork. If your Super Bowl celebration ... More >>
Chapter 3: The Test Drive [Read the continuing saga from the beginning here.] Arriving home one day to find the gas shut off in my West Village apartment building, I ran out and bought a one-burner hot plate for $29.95. The one with two burners cost only $10 more, but what did I need ... More >>
Spotted walking around the West Village the other night: Gossip Girl's Chase Crawford and Ed Westwick and two other friends. For about a quarter of a block, housemates Chase and Ed locked arms in a very touching way--but don't swish to any conclusions. I'm sure it was just to purposely play into the ... More >>
You know the old spiel about how there was no gay visibility on TV until Will and Grace, blah blah blah? Well, that's just so much gay horseshit. Check out this 1968 clip from the variety show The Hollywood Palace with Broadway legend Chita Rivera singing "He's so pretty for me" while backed by a sw ... More >>
This week, FitR's column in the paper is a review of The New French, the new (not French) restaurant in the West Village. It's a sweet little place, with a menu that jumbles together things like burgers, pho, vegetable curry and mussels with fries. But it grew on me, because it's the sort of menu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives March 20, 1957, Vol. II, No. 21 Agent's Report By Ernest Trencherman Kissing my loved ones a fond farewell, I entered my double-flapped weather-roof with the 7-inch epaulettes and crawled stealthily toward the border. My ears were still r ... More >>
Not your Friends' bistro anymore in the West Village