Greenwich Village Restaurants
372 Lafayette, Greenwich Village
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).
Mermaid Oyster Bar
79 Macdougal St., Greenwich Village
The third outpost from the Mermaid Inn crew, this Greenwich Village oyster bar is arguably the most beloved. They have a solid happy hour, and in addition to the raw bar, you can also get New England seafood staples (there's a lobster roll served on grilled brioche), salads, and grilled fish and steak. We like it for date night.
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