This is based on my monthly column in the WestView News, a paper that serves as the voice of the West Village. In April, we are launching “WestView Picks,” a personally curated list of restaurant recommendations, along with recommendations from readers. In this article I mention well known chef’s restaurant picks from a recently published book. I include surprisingly high- and low-brow recommendations, and all of them are accessible to the general public (reservations and feedback is encouraged!).
As someone who is often asked, where should we eat…as a community service and to help highlight what I think is food to spend good money on, we are putting together a list of where to eat in the West Village. These are not meant to be the most expensive places but the best in terms of experience and value. New York is a town of great food so we are lucky to live in what is considered the best place to eat in the United States according to the DailyMeal.com. In a recent listing 9 of the top 16 restaurants in USA are in Manhattan and another is Blue Hill at Stone Barns and just north of the city.
Curiously, having recently been in Las Vegas, a good bit of Las Vegas mimics New York and some of its ways of life and style of which maybe the closest one to my heart is the food. My 5 star hotel had 3 restaurants that are New York City restaurant branches, and that does not include the casino resort that is called, New York, New York. NYC is everywhere there.
- April Bloomfield (The spotted Pig) recommends Kunjip (Korea Town)
- Bruce Bomberg (Blue Ribbon Brasserie) recommends Barbuto, Congee Village and Wo Hop (Chinatown)
- Daniel Boulud (Daniel) recommends Thelewala and Pastis
- Harold Dieterle (Now of The Marrow see below) recommends Daddy-0, The Little Owl, and Minetta Tavern
- Peter Hoffman (Back Forty) recommends EN and Morandi
- Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune) recommends Barbuto and Del Posto
- Anito Lo (Annisa) recommends L ‘Artusi, Tertulia, and Pearl Oyster Bar
- Zakary Pelaccio (Fatty Crab) recommends Great NY Noodletown along with East Corner Wonton (Chinatown)
- Marcus Samuelson (Red Roster) recommends Minetta Tavern and La Taza de Oro
Also fun to keep track of are all the new places which I plan to include in the WestView Picks, some new ones right now include.
Now it will be our turn to come up with places that are our picks or favorites in the West Village that we want to patronize as well as endear to keep our community eating well and on the top of the Eating Game.
If you have suggestions please email me at David@CMBFFM.com, I will be sharing the suggestions with the readers of the WestView News and this blog.