New Restaurants in the West Village

Though a zealous community board often restricts developments on the idyllic tree-lined streets of this historic neighborhood, a slew of restaurants have passed muster recently and opened in the West Village. Read on for a comprehensive list of new spots in one of New York's most charming 'hoods. (Photo: Betel)

Updated: May 10, 2010

The West Village News


Takashi

456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Notable chiefly for its menu of uncommon cuts--grilled Achilles tendon, anyone?--this Japanese all-beef restaurant is also charming and intimate.


The Lion

62 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

Looking like the new Waverly Inn, The Lion's media-magnate investors and chef (John Delucie, also of the Waverly) should ensure an A-list clientele of celebs and scenesters.


Choptank

308 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Specializing in authentic, Maryland-style seafood, this fishy new spot has a raw bar, Chesapeake crab cakes and a nice back patio.


Recette

328 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014

At Jean-Georges' well received newcomer, expect delicate, many layered small plates in a tiny, country-cute space, plus desserts from a former Per Se pastry chef.


Annisa

13 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014

Newly reopened, this beloved restaurant was completely renovated as an even more comfortable stage for chef Anita Lo's idiosyncratic, intelligent haute cuisine.


Bistro de la Gare

626 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

The French-Italian Mediterranean menu at this casual, white tablecloth restaurant sources from local purveyors, while the wine list is heavily organic and biodynamic.


Betel

51 Grove St, New York, NY 10014

At this upscale Thai restaurant you'll get a modern, street food-inspired take on the Southeast Asian cuisine, and a solid cocktail list to boot.


Ofrenda

113 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

With egg roll dough tortillas, pigs? feet chimichangas, and milanesas topped with pomegranate sauce, this candle-lit spot isn't your standard Mexican joint.