West Village

  • Blogs

    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 29, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Holiday Weekend: Cafe Cortadito, Aperitivo, Bakehouse, Chola

    Over did it over the past couple of days? Keep the party going (or recuperate) with these brunch options.

  • 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

    August 5, 2013

    The 10 Best (Real) Farm-to-Table Restaurants in NYC

    At this point, the farm-to-table-buzzword craze has largely subsided, and that restaurateurs and chefs find ways to thoroughly integrate the locavore ethic into their kitchens is not so much an exception as it is a rule. Still, there's a difference between adding a few token Greenmarket ingredients ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Q&A: Blue Hill's Katie Bell on How to Create a Stellar Beer List

    After securing a finalist spot for several years running, Blue Hill picked up a James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant earlier this week, putting it in the company of Eleven Madison Park (2011), Daniel (2010), Jean Georges (2009), and Gramercy Tavern (2008). For those who have followed the res ... More >>

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    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 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 9, 2012

    Naked Green People Fighting The Spectra Gas Pipeline Construction In The West Village

    Activists protesting the construction of a new natural gas pipeline into the heart of Manhattan stepped up their efforts to draw attention to the issue this weekend by getting naked, painting their bodies green, and dancing along the West Side Highway. The NJ-NY Expansion Project, known familiarly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Escarole and Kale Salad at Back Forty West

    It's been a very good year for kale salads. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Bread: New Breakfast and Brunch Spot in the West Village | ... More >>

  • 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 24, 2012

    Say Hello to Pounds & Ounces, Mahzen Grill

    Bricola, a tiny wine bar created by the people behind Aria Wine Bar in the West Village, has opened in Hell's Kitchen. [Zagat] Pounds & Ounces, a gastropub outfitted with an in-house DJ, is opening Wednesday in Chelsea. [Grub Street] Granduca di Sicilia, an Italian restaurant with a Sicilian focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Year of The Takeout Day 108: Gobo

    Five-Spice Tofu Rolls from Gobo (401 Avenue of the Americas, 212-255-3902)

  • 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 27, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Frankies 570

    ​ This round was too easy for you guys: You guessed right almost immediately. I was eating at Frankies 570 in the West Village. The meatballs there are a delight -- firm, with raisins and pine nuts added in for a touch of sweetness. These balls are baked not fried, which I know for sure because I ... More >>

  • 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

    November 9, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Is NYU Worth the Debt to Students?

    ​This week in the Voice, out today: Nick Pinto asks if NYU is really worth all the student debt. Michael Musto gives us 35 reasons to hate nightlife.

  • 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

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Diners

    Jayjay P / Flickr​It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Mark Strausman 'In' at Hotel Griffou; Micah Phillips 'Out' at Atera

    ​Hotel Griffou already has a replacement for David Santos, who left recently, citing creating differences with management. Mark Strausman, of Fred's at Barneys New York, is reportedly taking over. [Grub Street] Atera, the soon-to-open new incarnation of Compose, has lost its pastry chef. Mica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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.

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    March 1, 2011

    Ditch Plains Travels North to the Upper West Side

    Ditch Plains​If 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.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2011

    Keith Olbermann, Thank You!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    The Meatball Shop Sets Its Sights on the West Village

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

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    August 25, 2010
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