The 13 Best Restaurants on Bleecker Street in New York

Are you looking for the best restaurants on Bleecker Street in NYC? I’m going to show you the hottest and most authentic places where New Yorkers hang out. Actually there are so many great restaurants on and along Bleecker Street; it is guaranteed that you will find a spot to meet any taste or budget.

You can choose from fish restaurants, typical American cuisine or pizza. The restaurants on Bleecker Street are some of the most authentic places to eat in NYC. And they have another advantage: compared to other parts of the city, the prices are really reasonable and much cheaper than in Midtown Manhattan, for example.

Our Favorite Restaurants on Bleecker Street NYC

These are the best restaurants for us on Bleecker Street and adjacent streets:

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jack's Wife Freda

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    The trendy café is a magnet for lovers of healthy, authentic cuisine. One could describe it as: “South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine”. At Jack’s Wife Freda, the cuisine is predominantly vegan, kosher and, of course, low-calorie.

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    Kesté Pizza & Vino

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    The best pizza in the West Village – the restaurant is almost always full. But mostly you don’t have to wait long to get a table.

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    One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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    One if by Land, Two if by Sea has the reputation to be the city’s most romantic restaurant and has also been voted the 5th most romantic restaurant in the world – for good reasons. The former carriage house, built in 1767, does not only stand out due to its charming architecture but also due to its rich history. The property was once owned by the United States’ first Attorney General Aaron Burr

    After the duel in which he shot Alexander Hamilton, he lost the property and it was later repurposed until it became the restaurant we love today. The decor is simply beautiful. On top of that, One if by Land, Two if by Sea features several fireplaces, a piano, and a garden. As you may imagine, the food is absolutely amazing, too. The restaurant is said to be the most popular restaurant in New York for engagements, too.

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    5 Guys Burger and Fries

    Burger Spot in West Village
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    Just like Shake Shack, the 5 Guys Burger and Fries have become a burger chain that is very popular. Again, the good ingredients are the basis of everything – if you’re looking for a 5 Guys in New York, there are several of them!

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 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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