The 15 Best Restaurants in Greenwich Village Right Now

Which restaurant in the West Village is the best?

Are you looking for the best restaurants in Greenwich Village? Then you’ve come to the right place – because I’ll show you the hippest and most authentic places where New Yorkers hang out in the Village. The choice of restaurants in New York’s Greenwich Village is huge – so there’s bound to be something for you!

You can expect a lot of relaxed, good and romantic spots here because Greenwich Village is a residential area (the western part of Greenwich Village in the West Village, so you can also find them here in my best list). To quickly and easily see which spot is near you, you can find all the restaurants of the Village in New York on an interactive map.

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

My Favorite Restaurants in Greenwich Village

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    Carroll Place

    Italian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Carroll Place on Bleecker Street has an exciting concept, as it’s both a gastropub and wine bar where you can enjoy Italian-inspired food. It’s one of our favorite spots when we go for brunch in New York. The atmosphere is relaxed, the vibe is always good and the food is delicious!

    Our favorites have been the pizza with truffles and the Pasta Vongole. The fact that the pizza oven is wood fired gives the pizzas a taste like a pizza should have! By the way, next time try the Carroll Place Burger with Gorgonzola. This one looked mega delicious too!

    My tip: if you want to go for brunch, be sure to reserve a table in advance!

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    Dante NYC

    Bar in Greenwich Village
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    When it comes to the best Negroni in town, there is hardly a way around Dante NYC. They are an institution in New York and have been serving their Negroni since 1915 (it’s an Italian restaurant with a small bar). You find it at the corner of Greenwich Village, SoHo and Hudson Square – here we are super-often when we are on the road in New York.

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    Villa Mosconi

    Italian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant with real vintage charm, you have to go to Villa Mosconi! This restaurant has been around for over 40 years and is still run by the same family.

    Villa Mosconi restaurant offers authentic Italian food in a lovely ambiance and it’s family friendly and welcoming. No matter what (homemade) pasta you order, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. Another highlight for us was the Veal Milanese. And the best part? The prices are really reasonable!

    For me, Villa Mosconi is one of the best Italian restaurants in New York, because we were not disappointed during any of our visits!

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    Beatnic West Village

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Ok, the name can be a bit misleading, because the Beatnic West Village is actually located in Greenwich Village (the discussion about the neighborhoods and their exact boundaries is typical for New York 🙂 ). Anyway, Beatnic is a really popular vegan restaurant right on Bleecker Street.

    It’s super-stylish, beautifully decorated and so delicious! And I say that, who likes everything around steaks, burgers and BBQ so much. Everything is freshly prepared, there are a wide variety of salads, sandwiches and burgers – all vegan, of course.  

    Really colorful is the beet ketchup and the avocado pesto. My tip: try the guac burger and the magic mushroom salad. That alone is worth a visit!

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    Cuba

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    New Yorkers love the restaurant, especially because of its authenticity. The Cuban music, Latin American interior, excellent mojitos and friendly Cuban staff make this restaurant a must-go. The cuisine is absolutely recommendable. Everything is to the point and it tastes great. My tip: the Churrasco. With it a good wine or a glass of sangria.

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    DOMODOMO NYC

    Japanese Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    The DOMODOMO in Jersey City is a restaurant inspired by Japanese cuisine – super yummy!

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    Gotham Restaurant

    American Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Gotham Restaurant has been situated in the Greenwich Village for over three decades and is still going strong. Their Thanksgiving menu is highly emancipated and features dishes such as Lancaster turkey with brussels sprouts and cranberry stuffing, Berkshire pork belly cooked with pink lady apples, red cabbage, and more, as well as yellowfin tuna tartare. Pastry Chef Jessica Lee will have plenty of her famed pies in flavors such as chocolate pecan, pumpkin, and apple. 

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    J.G. Melon

    Burger Spot in Greenwich Village
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    Time seems to have passed without a trace here, as the pub still exudes the glamour of the old days – and there is one of the best burgers in town.

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    Loring Place

    American Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    American cuisine in the heart of the Greenwich Village. For those who love authentic American food, definitely worth a visit!

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    Manousheh Bleecker

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    Manousheh Bleecker is a Lebanese restaurant in Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street (unsurprisingly).   They are known for their delicious flatbreads, which you can eat either savory or sweet. I especially like the Flatbread with zaatar and sesame seeds and the Kafka with lamb and hummus. Definitely try the bowls too, they are super delicious, fresh and look good.

    And if you’re more in the mood for something sweet, you should try the homemade flatbread with Nutella or Halawa (which is a sweet sesame paste)! 

    The restaurant itself is rather small and there are only a few seats. If you have to wait for a free seat, I can promise you: it’s worth the wait!

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    Max Brenner

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    If you love chocolate and are a big fan of desserts Max Brenner in NYC is the place to go. The two level restaurant near Union Square offers everything from fancy milkshakes, chocolate fondue, waffles to creative hot chocolate drinks.

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    Minetta Tavern

    Burger Spot in Greenwich Village
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    The Minetta Tavern is a French-influenced restaurant with a focus on fine dining. These burgers are the absolute top class and more like a steak in hamburger form. Only the best dry-aged prime rib is used to make them, a meat that normally only appears on the plate in the form of a steak.

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    Peacefood Downtown

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Im Peacefood findet ihr viele tolle Gerichte für Veganer und Rohköstler. Es gibt Sushi mit Süßkartoffeln, würzigen Tomaten und Walnüssen. Smoothies mit Superfoods und Nussmilch und rohe Cashew-Creme-Torte. Ihr könnt also ohne Reue in dem gemütlichen Café schlemmen. 

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    Rosemary's

    Italian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Rosemary’s is a small fine Italian restaurant in the heart of Greenwich Village with a sensational selection of dishes. Whether you come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The kitchen crew knows their craft – the homemade pasta is a dream (gluten-free on request). By the way, the fresh herbs come from our own herb garden, which is laid out on the roof.

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    The Slaughtered Lamb Pub

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    When you’re running away from ghosts and ghouls, you can work up quite an appetite. Fortunately if you’re looking for a Halloween theme restaurant NYC, the Slaughtered Lamb Pub delivers a great meal.

    Inspired by the original Slaughtered Lamb Pub outside of London that was supposed to be cursed with the bloodline of the Werewolf, this version in New York is no less scary. Fortunately, the ample beer menu and great pub food help!

    Featuring a mix of English pub fare like Traditional London Fish & Chips alongside a number of great specialty burgers, the Slaughtered Lamb Pub offers a spooky spot to fuel up during your Halloween weekend in NYC.

    Check out their menu and read up on the haunted history at the Slaughtered Lamb Pub’s official website.

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    Tortaria

    Mexican Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    If you are looking for the best tortas in the city, definitely head over to Tortaria in Greenwich Village. Tortaria is an innovative and hipster Mexican sandwich shop featuring tortas made from scratch and hand-pressed corn masa tortillas. The best item on the menu is the braised short rib torta. The braised short rib is exceptionally tender and pairs perfectly with the soft and authentic telera bread. 

    Their best tacos include the new menu item: queso taco made with a crispy queso shell. If you like breakfast tacos, go to Tortaria for the brunch and order the tacos huevos with scrambled eggs, salsa ranchera, and piloncillo. 

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    Urban Vegan Kitchen

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Here you can get delicious vegan dishes – sandwiches, waffles and even soups. Perfect for the small hunger in between.

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    YUCO

    Mexican Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    YUCO is a white tablecloth restaurant located in the Village that brings diners a contemporary twist on Yucatan-inspired foods. They are famous for their cutting-edge cocktails that challenge the pallet and combine new flavors. Make sure to try their ‘Columbidae Cocktail’ with Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, ginger, grapefruit, and smoked chili. ‘The Five Ages of Corn’ is also incredibly unique with Abasolo Ancestral Corn Mexican Whisky, Nixta Licor de Elote, corn husk, corn ash, and baby corn. 

    These fabulous drinks definitely deserve to be paired with delicious food, and YUCO delivers! Their seafood is considered some of the best in the city, and dishes such as scallops with tomatillo sauce and the crispy octopus appetizers are must-get dishes.

The Best Restaurants in Greenwich Village on the map

A map with all restaurants in Greenwich Village can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know.

About the author
Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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