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Greenwich Village

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Ancolie
58 W. 8th St., Greenwich Village
Ancolie is a self-described "epicurean canteen"—serving healthy, ready-to-eat meals packed to-go in sustainable glass jars. Founder Chloe Vichot—like most us—grew frustrated not only with the overly salty, often processed ingredients in the ready-made meals she would pick up for lunch, but with the waste they generated. In building Ancolie, Vichot focused on the container first, creating custom-designed mason jars that are truly a joy to eat from—wider than the typical jar with curved edges (to make scooping that last bite of farro a little easier), stackable, and leakproof. For lunch think rainbow salads (cabbage, greens, cauli-rice) or the Ancolie jar (a little heartier with lentils, carrots, goat cheese, chicken, and walnuts), breakfast could be a creamy chia pud, and for those who like something warm, there are hot options daily.
Atla
372 Lafayette, Greenwich Village
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup and delivery. In addition to his famous Mexico City restaurant, Pujol, Enrique Olvera is known for (finally) bringing good Mexican food to New York City, in the form of his much-acclaimed Cosme in Flatiron. Atla is his take on light, casual Mexican, with a menu of healthy-ish dishes like flax seed chilaquiles, café con leche with coconut milk, and an arctic-char-stuffed avocado. It's an airy place for breakfast or lunch with a friend, but it's also nice for drinks and snacks in the evening (try the Michelada or the Overproof Margarita). COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Air’s Champagne Parlor
127 Macdougal St., Greenwich Village
It's hard to imagine a better place to do drinks with girlfriends than this feminine champagne parlor, which features a marble bar, deep green velvet banquettes, and gold stools. In addition to an extensive list of champagnes and sparkling wines by the glass, they have a great little snack menu featuring oysters, caviar, charcuterie, and a seriously good grilled cheese. Come during their "bubbly hour," when you can get three glasses of champagne by the glass plus a snack for $30 a person.
Casa Apicii
62 W. 9th St., Greenwich Village
Tucked inside a 19th-century Greenwich Village townhouse, this new Italian spot from Chef Casey Lane—also of LA's modern Italian joint, Tasting Kitchen—serves up seasonal plates and pastas in an opulent-yet-cozy environment. Don't skip the mozzarella menu, which features 3-4 types served with seasonal garnishes or the Bucatini all'Amatriciana, which Chef makes with 'nduja (a spicy, spreadable Italian sausage) instead of traditional guanciale. Upstairs, you'll find their intimate cocktail annex, Bar Fortuna, along with a great private dining option that has a 30-seat room with a working fireplace, oak floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Dante
79-81 Macdougal St., Greenwich Village
Dante is an homage to the original Caffe Dante, which had been in Greenwich Village since 1915 and was once a preferred haunt for Italian immigrants—along with legends like Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, Al Pacino, and Patti Smith. Since changing hands to new owner Linden Pride, it’s fortunately maintained a lot of its charm. The cocktails—all modern riffs on classic drinks—are made with fresh-pressed citrus or “fluffy” orange juice straight from the juicer. Every day from 4 to 7 in the evening, it hosts Negroni Sessions, where you can sample the twelve types of Negroni available on tap. Small plates to full-fledged Italian entrées are on offer at dinner time; there is a killer brunch, too.
by CHLOE.
185 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village
Chloe Coscarelli was fresh out of culinary school when she won an episode of Cupcake Wars with a vegan cupcake recipe: She was the first person to do so on that show or any other televised cooking competition. She’s since opened a casual restaurant in the West Village (followed by others), with an adorable interior (striped wooden floors, colorful tiles, hanging swing) and a little fridge with pre-packaged food. While the menu is focused on smoothies, juices, and great vegan burgers, you can still pick up her famous cupcakes.
C.O. Bigelow
414 6th Ave., Greenwich Village
We love their big old-fashioned sign and window displays which make it look like it’s still a mom and pop shop from the 1960’s. Inside, it’s the opposite, full of their own ever-growing and excellent line of body care products, and the best of what’s new from other brands like Diptyque, La Roche, and Boiron. They take great care to stock the best offerings in beauty and body care, so it’s always fun to go and pick up a special treat. They also fill prescriptions.
JG Melon
89 Macdougal St., Greenwich Village
There's a pretty large group of people who contest that J.G. Melon has the best burgers in the city. They first set up shop on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 74th Street back in 1972, and it retains its original charm thanks to the persevering green-checked tablecloths and well-worn wooden bar. The newer Greenwich Village location is, of course, a popular haunt for NYU kids—just keep in mind that it's under different ownership than the original.
Indochine
430 Lafayette St., Greenwich Village
COVID-19 update: Temporarily closed. Indochine's opening back in 1984 was actually a dinner in honor of Juilan Schnabel—and the entire art crowd showed up to celebrate. Blessedly, the place hasn't changed much since then; the wallpaper is iconic, and the Chilean sea bass has garnered a cult-like following. They know what they're doing, so you can trust them to handle private events of any size. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
30 W. 8th St., Greenwich Village
There are Stumptown locations in most major coffee-obsessed cities and each one has its own character. This one is housed in a historic Greenwich Village space that formerly belonged to the storied 8th Street Bookshop. The space has been reworked to accommodate an impressive coffee bar and plenty of tables without stripping it of charm. Keep in mind that while the drink menu has all the favorites and more, there isn’t much on offer in terms of food. Visit the second location in the Ace Hotel in the Flatiron District.