Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern is one of those places in New York that feels as old-school and charming as it gets. Leather booths, cozy wood panels and waiters in waistcoats that roll up their sleeves while serving some of the best steaks and burgers in NYC.

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Stepping into Buvette feels like stepping foot into an authentic Parisian cafe. Which is precisely why this is one of the best restaurants in Greenwich Village when feeling nostalgic for France.

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This unassuming restaurant packs a punch where it counts. Tartine not only serves some of the best food in Greenwich Village, but in all of New York City. Pop in for dinner and bring your favorite bottle of wine!

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Little Owl

The building may look familiar to some of you. The exterior of the building was used as the apartment on the iconic tv show Friends. It’s no Central Perk, but Little Owl does serve some of the best Mediterranean food in New York City.

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Petite Boucherie

Serving classic French fare in a Parisian environment, Petite Boucherie checks all the boxes for Francophiles. Tucked away on the corner of Gay Street and Christopher Street, this cozy French restaurant is well placed among the best restaurants in Greenwich Village.

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Via Carota

The restaurant is authentically Italian, and the menu reflects it. Via Carota offers traditional Italian dishes and doesn’t cut any corners in their preparation. The Polipo (grilled octopus) is a must try for any first time visitor.

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Rosemary’s has a rooftop vegetable garden that helps yield the produce they serve their guests. In an effort to create the most fresh and delicious meals they use produce grown by their own hands. A lot of the dishes are seasonally inspired to maximize freshness.

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Palma is no-doubt one of the best restaurants in Greenwich Village, it’s the perfect Italian escape for anyone craving a vacation. Stepping foot into Palma it’s easy to forget you’re in New York City. Pro Tip: ask to be seated outside! They have an incredible back patio covered in vines and oozing Italian charm.

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I Sodi

After a growing up on her childhood farm near Florence Italy, Rita Sodi travelled the world thanks to her work in the fashion industry. The exposure to countless other cultures made her crave and develop an appreciation for the simplicity of her mothers cooking.

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A list of the best restaurants in Greenwich Village isn’t complete without Carbone. This upscale Italian eatery is incredibly popular for good reason. In their own words, they “pay homage to the essence of the great Italian-American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York..."

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