In a food-crazed city, the West Village still manages to be the epicenter of all things culinary. Seemingly every single charming, tree-lined block brings another hip restaurant, with tiny spaces typically filled to the brim with gorgeous people. Plus, there’s a little bit of everything: from authentic French fare to Italian eateries practically made for carb-lovers.
If you want to see what makes New York (and its culinary scene) so great, there’s no doubt this ‘hood should be your first stop. Just make sure your stomach is empty!
This charming Greek eatery is cozily tucked within the heart of the West Village. Serving up authentic and flavor-filled nosh with a side of blue and white seaside vibes, Nisi Estiatorio is a welcomed escape from the surrounding darker wooden haunts. Although it’s hard to go wrong with any of the decadent dishes, the Lobster Moussaka with zucchini and a creamy béchamel sauce is a must. Oh, and also the pan-fried Saganaki cheese — divine.
Nisi Estiatorio, 302 Bleecker Street (between Grove and Barrow Street); 212-727-7463.