GREENWICH & WEST VILLAGE
(West of Third Ave. from Flouston to 14th sts.)
Cafe Condesa French Spanish 183 W. 10th St. btw Seventh Ave. So. 8, W. 4th St. 352 0050. Fresh cheeses, salads and fish including pan seared sea scallops with roasted cauliflower and Veracruz style red snapper are served in a warm, convivial space. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat Sun; AE, MC, V; $$ H18
Casa La Femme North Egyptian 140 Charles St. btw Greenwich & Washington sts.
505 0005. Grilled grass fedlamb, crabmeat kofka stuffed daily fish and gambari mashway (whole grilled prawns) are served in exotic environs; belly dancers perform nightly. Dinner nightly; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ 119
Garage Restaurant and Cafe American 99 Seventh Ave. So. at the corner of Christopher St. & Seventh Ave. So. 645 0600, garagerest.com. A welcoming spot serving fresh seafood, steaks and crisp salads; live jazz nightly. Lunch Mon Fri, dinner nightly, jazz brunch Sat Sun; AE, D, DC,MC, V; $$.
Minetta Tavern French 113 MacDougalSt. btw Bleecker & W. 3rd sts. 475 3850. Chef partners Lee Hanson, Keith McNally and Riad Nasr’s landmark eatery boasts old fashioned classics, including frogs’ legs and the famous “Black Label” burger (prime dry aged beef cuts with caramelized onion). Dinner nightly, brunch Sat Sun; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ G19
Nino’s Osso Buco ltalian 88
University PI. at E. 12th St. 645 4525; 1662 Third Ave. at E. 93rd St. 426 5422, ninony.com. Seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood and zesty meats top pastas sauteed in garlic and olive oil, while family size portions of veal, beef, chicken and fish are simply prepared. Lunch, dinner daily; AE, D, DC, MC, V; $$ 2iP F18, E8
Zucca Trattoria ltalian 95
Seventh Ave. So. btw Christopher & Bleecker sts. 255 1980, zuccanyc.com. A familial atmosphere, regional37th St. locati )
“Perfectly aged cuts that melt in your mouth…” Zagat Survey of America’s Top Restaurants “Serious cuts of prime dry aged beef.” Michelin Guide to New York City “A knife was almost unnecessary to cut into the satiny, flavorful meat” The New York Times 32 W. 37th St. Btw. 5th &6th Aves. (212)947 894077 Purchase St.