Below are 14 top restaurants in Greenwich Village organized by price range per person. There’s an array of cuisines such as American, Italian, French, ethnic fare and some of NYC's best pizza places.
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Inexpensive - $20 or less
278 Bleecker Street. Serving coal-fired oven pizza pies since 1929. Still run by the original family, this is one of the best pizzerias in NYC.
They only serve pies, but you will have no problem gobbling down an entire small pie between two people. Great for families or groups. Cash only.
119 MacDougal Street. This tiny shop opened in 1971 and was the first falafel restaurant in New York. Their falafel sandwiches are large, cheap and delicious.
You can order their other shawarma or kebab, equally as good as the falafel. Try the house hot sauce if you dare. Mamoun’s is a stop on our pay-what-you-wish Greenwich Village Foor Tour.
128 MacDougal Street. This small take-out shop is dedicated to one thing - fried potatoes. We’d say french fries but pommes frites are a Belgian dish. Their fries are wonderful on their own, but with one of their 30 sauces, they are sublime.
Try sauces like Roasted Garlic Aioli, Vietnamese Pineapple, TLC (Tequila, Lime, Chipotle), Black Truffle Mayo, Pomegranate Teriyaki, and so many more!
111 MacDougal Street. Their signature slice is thick-crusted, with creamy white sauce layered with pieces of artichoke and covered with a generous portion of mozzarella cheese.
One slice is enough to split among two people. The sauce recipe is a guarded secret, known only by a few members of the family who opened the first of several locations in 2008!
5. Saigon Shack
114 Macdougal Street. Above-average Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches with a choice of meats on a french baguette. Try the spicy beef brisket or the Peking duck.
Get a bowl of Pho (noodle soup) with a variety of meats and vegetables. Entrees like grilled pork, flank steak and lemongrass chicken served over rice noodles are light and flavourful.
69 7th Avenue. Their Nonna Maria slice represents the best of New York-style pizza thin, crispy crust, a juicy sauce of crushed tomatoes seasoned with basil, topped with splotches of fresh mozzarella cheese.
Their other slices are fantastic as well. Slices cost $3.00 and up depending on the topping.
7. Red Bamboo
140 West 4th Street. A vegan restaurant so good that you can’t tell the difference between their vegan meatball sub and the real thing.
Vegan versions of American classics like buffalo wings and Chinese dishes like Sweet and Sour Chicken. A peaceful atmosphere to sit down and rest from your sightseeing.
42 Grove Street. This casual cafe-style restaurant will transport you to Paris with French classics done right.
Delectable dishes like Coq Au Vin, Moules Frites and Croque Monsieur served at reasonable prices. No reservations so expect a short wait for a table.
100 W. Houston Street. A casual American bistro serving brunch, lunch, and dinner. Jane has been making New Yorkers happy since 2005. Even when busy, it doesn’t feel cramped.
Brunch is especially popular with french toast to die for. You can make reservations, but walk-ins are also accepted. There may be a 10-20 minute wait though.
113 7th Ave South. Solid Mexican fare in a lively atmosphere. It's a great place for happy hour.
Try one of their tasty margaritas, including their smokey jalapeño margarita and prickly pear margarita.
11. Carroll Place
157 Bleecker Street. Italian gastropub with individual pizzas as well as pasta. Vegans will be pleased about the option to substitute cheese on their pizza with vegan cheese.
Pasta can also be made with gluten-free pasta. Downstairs is a cozy bar serving craft beers. Reservations accepted.
Expensive ($$$) $40+
12. Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal Street. This Michelin-starred French restaurant was once the locale of a speakeasy and bar frequented by authors Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, and Dylan Thomas.
Now this upscale eatery serves one of the very best (and most expensive) hamburgers in town, their Black Label Burger. Finish off your meal with their divine chocolate Soufflé.
13. Loring Place NYC
21 W. 8th Street. New American menu that is “vegetable-forward”, using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. This upscale restaurant has excellent service and a chic and comfortable vibe.
Though not exclusively vegetarian, many of their non-meat dishes are their best. The baked Ricotta cheese is a stand-out. They also serve incredible burgers and pan pizzas with unusual but yummy toppings.
14. Blue Hill
75 Washington Place. The family-style fixed menu showcases farm-to-table food. Flavors are so complex that you likley have never tasted anything like them before.
The service is attentive and the ambiance is relaxed. There are just too many unique dishes to say which is their best! Reservations are a must.