American Bar is a West Village restaurant from the people behind Cafe Clover with wicker furniture, forest-green banquettes, and an almost overwhelmingly expansive American menu. It has everything from an egg salad sandwich to a bowl of chips with a side of caviar, and it’s a perfectly fine spot to eat a nicely cooked steak with a couple of picky diners. Sure, the menu’s a little boring, and most of the entrées cost more than $30 - but this place is open late, and it’s an attractive space with dim lighting, loud music, and little lamps on every table.
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A simple, enjoyable, cash-only Italian restaurant in the West Village. If you don’t know about Malatesta, you should.
The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.
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Yves has good atmosphere, we'll give it that. But if you're looking to spend money on dinner in Tribeca, there are much better options.
Faun is an excellent neighborhood spot in Prospect Heights serving seasonal, Italian-inspired food. Eat pasta on their patio whenever possible.
Fred's at Barneys NY
Why on earth are we reviewing a famous department store restaurant? Because it’s hilarious, that’s why. Nowhere else will you find such an entertaining mix of blown-out 55-going-on-22 moms, burnt-out post-college city natives, and people who think they look like celebrities but most definitely aren’t.
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4 Charles Prime Rib
4 Charles Prime Rib is an underground West Village steakhouse that should be approached with reckless intent. This is not a place to eat a salad.
Via Carota is a walk-in only Italian spot in the West Village, and there’s a good chance you’ll have to wait a few hours for a table. It’s worth it.
Don Angie is a modern Italian restaurant in the West Village that’s best enjoyed with a small group.
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