West Village

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Here Are the Vegetarian Standouts on the Meaty Menu at Chapter One

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Chapter One (33 Greenwich Avenue, 212-842-9146) Neighborhood: West Village Cuisine: American Pub

  • Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014
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    March 11, 2014

    The Clam's Mike Price: Why Restaurants Celebrating One Ingredient Are Evolving Away From Fast Casual

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Drink Cheaply and Eat $1 Clams: This Week's Cheap Drinks Round-Up

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    An Open Letter to a Boring Downtown Restaurant

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Cheap Drink Deals at Cubana Social, SingL Lounge, Johnny's Bar, and St. Dymphna's

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Where to Eat French Toast in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    With Charlemagne, an Attempt to Refurbish a bit of the West Village

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2013
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    January 30, 2013

    A Look at New 'Cue around NYC; Pigs Ears Amidst Chaos at Salvation Taco

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2013

    Not Cupcakes, Not Cake Pops: Cake-Cups at Bee's Knees Baking Co.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Swine: The 5 Best Things To Eat There

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    December's Openings and Closings

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Japanese Fast Food on Madison Avenue and Dreamy Gnocchi at L'Apicio

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Cowgirl Sea-Horse Is Serving Food, Four Weeks After Sandy

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Rosemary's Now Serving Breakfast in West Village

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Plight Of The West Village Blackout Victim: West Villagers Sound Off

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    Head into the urban wilderness with Woods

  • Dining

    October 17, 2012

    Sel et Gras: Frenching the West Village

    Is Napoleon dynamite in a new wine bar?

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    A Guy Exposed Himself To Me At A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Best Posts of the Week! Guy Fieri Fever, Wine Bars, and Strudel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Q&A, Part 1: Restaurateur Carlos Suarez on His New Venture Rosemary's, Rooftop Gardens, and the West Village Community

    [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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012
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    June 25, 2012

    Dieterle and Nosenzo Court the Nabe; Claim Not To Be Hip

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Where Am I Eating? Here's A Clue

    Good tries so far, but I was not at Egg Williamsburg, Parish Hall, Buvette, Cafe Cluny, Cafe Colette, or Buttermilk Channel.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo, West-Village Style

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Happy Hour at Bobo

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Our 10 Best West Village Restaurants, 2012 Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Thursday Night Whole-Lobster Special at Petite Abeille

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Lauren Shockey Goes 'Bowling' for Ramen

    This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey samples the Japanese noodle soups at newcomers Chuko, Tabata, and Ramen 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    Party like it's Seattle 1991

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    August 12, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say 'Bonjour' to Cedric; So Long to P & G

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Peeing Man Flees Police in Greenwich Village

    via​First 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Was It Hot Enough to Fry an Egg?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Wild Encounter With a Real NYC Zany

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Gay Bars' Patrons Targeted by Thug Robbers in West Village

    Suspects in muggings​Cops 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    French Wine Bar Vin Sur Vingt Coming to the West Village

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Ask the Critics: What's a Good Winter Cocktail?

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010
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    March 5, 2009

    This Week in Chef News

    -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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Oscar Wilde Bookshop Closing

    After 41 years in the West Village, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, believed to be the city's oldest (maybe the world's oldest) serious gay and lesbian bookstore, is slated to close on March 29. "Unfortunately," said owner Kim Brinster in a statement, "we do not have the resources to weather the current e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Cabrito's Rajas con Crema

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    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 >>

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    October 14, 2008

    Gossip's Girls on the Prowl

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    YouTube Treasure: Chita and the Gays!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Fork in the Road Reviews The New French

    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 >>

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    January 30, 2008

    The Other Agent Ordered Roast Prime Rib

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 5, 2006

    Scaring Pigeons

    Not your Friends' bistro anymore in the West Village

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    August 13, 2002
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    March 7, 2000
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