West Village

10 Downing • Mediterranean/American
Jason Neroni's cooking is more complete and grounded here more  than what he accomplished in the past.
10 Downing Street • (212) 255-0300

5 Ninth • New American
Like the meatpacking district, in which it resides, 5 Ninth is for people who are willing to choose unsteady exuberance over steady expertise.
5 Ninth Avenue • (212) 929-9460 

Agave • Southwestern
In the hands of the chefs at Agave, New Southwestern becomes an impetuous, slightly mad adventure.
140 Seventh Avenue South • (212) 989-2100

Annisa •  American
After an extensive restoration following a kitchen fire in 2009, Annisa remains ambitious and pleasurable restaurant first opened by Anita Lo and Jennifer Scism.
13 Barrow Street • 212-741-6699 

A Salt & Battery • English
British Tea and Sympathy, This is not exactly a theme restaurant, but it definitely has a subtext: fat.
112 Greenwich Avenue • (212) 691-2713  

August • Mediterranean
With its brick oven, distressed plaster walls and black cast-iron cooking vessels, August does urban rusticity about well 
359 Bleecker Street • (212) 929-8727

Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar • Dessert, Wine Bar
This branch of the Midtown wine and chocolate bar has salads, sandwiches and desserts.
1 Seventh Avenue South • (212) 365-2992 

Bagatelle • French
This French bistro now has a sister restaurant in Los Angeles and a new location in the meatpacking district.
1 Little West 12th Street • (212) 255-9717

Cafe Español Spanish
Pitchers of sangria go well with the Spanish fare served in this crowded Village restaurant.
63 Carmine Street • (212) 675-3312

Cafe Loup Bistro, French
The menu of traditional bistro favorites doesn't challenge, but the restaurant does well by the standards.
105 West 13th Street • (212) 255-4746

Caffe Vivaldi
Open for late-night java lovers and diners as well, Caffe Vivaldi serves a light menu.
32 Jones Street • (212) 691-7538

Casa • Brazilian
Little Brazilian restaurant epitomizes the Village hangout.
72 Bedford Street • (212) 366-9410

Casa la Femme • African/Middle Eastern
At Casa la Femme  the food is always impressive.
140 Charles Street • (212) 505-0005

Catch • Seafood
With 260 seats, Catch offers a party-platter-friendly menu. Everything you order is "big"  crab by the pound, seafood , oysters and Krug as a tower, mix-&-match fish and sauces.
21 Ninth Avenue • (212) 392-5978

Charlemagne • French
French fare with a hint of Spanish influence, 
679 Greenwich Street • (646) 558-5623

Chez Sardine • Asian, Japanese
Chez Sardine offers a bite-size of hamachi crunchy sushi, and good sashimi .
183 West 10th Street• (646) 360-3705