AOC is a little neighborhood French spot in the West Village. They do classics like benedicts for brunch and coq au vin for dinner, and while the food isn’t going to blow you away, it’s worth knowing about this place for its outdoor dining experience. The garden is a prime spot to eat outside in the summer and look out onto the kind of beautiful West Village apartment buildings that will either leave you feeling inspired (maybe one day you’ll live there) or depressed (you’re never going to live there).
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Little Branch is an underground speakeasy in the West Village with occasional live music and good date-night vibes.
Boucherie is a very big French restaurant in the middle of the West Village where you can sit outside and eat a steak or some escargots.
Snack Taverna is a small and relatively affordable Greek restaurant in the West Village.
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Pates Et Traditions
Pates Et Traditions feels more like a small spot you’d find in Southern France than a restaurant two blocks from the Bedford L stop in Williamsburg.
Le Pain Quotidien, you are officially on notice. Maison Kayser is better, and people can actually pronounce it. Sort of.
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