West Village

Quality Eats

Quality Eats

Quality Eats is kind of what mid-level New York eating is all about. It qualifies as a steakhouse because of the steak on its menu,…

The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour

It’s not enough that I walk into work every day and feel goddamn ancient. Then I have to go to an early bird dinner for…

Ofrenda

Ofrenda

Ms. Hipster is obsessed with the Day of the Dead. She loves the calavera, which is that Mexican sugar skull thing that you see all…

Yerba Buena Perry

Yerba Buena Perry

I wish I could say I actually ate something at this joint. The menu looked fun and delicious. That’s pure speculation, of course, but judging…

White Horse Tavern

White Horse Tavern

Look, I’m old. I can collect 125 years worth of dust on my chandeliers. You know Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan all breathed…

Village Vanguard

Village Vanguard

Okay, we understand this is one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world, but is that any reason to completely take advantage of…

Village Idiot

Village Idiot

[CLOSED] Became: Gin Lane You know a bar must really have something going for it if it can make hour after hour of country music…

V Bar & Cafe

V Bar & Cafe

Sure I may be kind of old to hang out in a bar this close to NYU, but when has that ever stopped me? Shit,…

Tertulia

Tertulia

There is nothing I hate more on this green earth than egg salad. This hatred generally extends to any kind of hard-boiled egg, including the…

SushiSamba

SushiSamba

Apparently this place used to be “hot” at some point. Hell, I know so little about what’s hot that it could still be “hot” now,…

The Spotted Pig

The Spotted Pig

Stop and think about the name of this place for a second. Does this sound appetizing to anyone? I think of a giant, hump-backed beast…

The Rusty Knot

The Rusty Knot

My buddy suggested we go to the Rusty Knot, a bar in the West Village called “The Rusty Knot!” Wait, that’s not a euphemism for…

RedFarm

RedFarm

This joint was probably dreamt up by our commie, pinko president who wants to take away all my guns and is a nazi. I mean…

The Place

The Place

[CLOSED] Who knew the little rainbow sticker on the window meant free neck rubs for all male guests!? I would have come here ages ago….

Perilla

Perilla

[CLOSED] I suppose you could call the chef at the helm of Perilla a “celebrity.” After all, Chef Harold Dieterle won the first season of…

The Otheroom

The Otheroom

Never before have I ever considered being an extra in an old Fiona Apple video a bad thing, but when I’m trying to order a…

NV/289 Bar Lounge

NV/289 Bar Lounge

[CLOSED] Places like this would normally annoy the living crap out of us. Bug-eyed bouncers look at you as if they’ve never seen Banana Republic…

Mr. Dennehy's

Mr. Dennehy’s

So I was drunkenly wandering in the West Village with a group of friends who decided they wanted to watch the Belmont Stakes. And while…

Maracas

Maracas

[CLOSED] Way back in the day there was a small, small man who bore an uncanny resemblance to a once mighty, yet utterly despicable, leader…

Lowcountry

Lowcountry

[CLOSED] I stopped into this place for a beer or two just because I liked the looks of it. Call it a classy redneck joint….

Johnny's Bar

Johnny’s Bar

You never know in the West Village. I stood outside Johnny’s in the sweltering pre-noon heat deciding what and where I was walking into. It…