Year after year and decade after decade, Greenwich Village remains the place to be and be seen in New York City. Energetic, eclectic and offbeat, the neighborhood is one that drops all pretenses in the same vein as its nickname: simply, “The Village.” With Washington Square Park at its center, the area extends from 6th Avenue to Broadway and from West Houston Street to 14th Street.
Though exceedingly popular, the area stays true to its name, offering a village-like vibe at every turn of the corner. Read below for a curated list of the best that Greenwich Village has to offer, from standout eats to flagship shops and more!
The Beatrice Inn
285 West 12th Street
This establishment redefines the traditional New York chophouse, offering a 1920’s speakeasy vibe. Classic and innovative cocktails steal the show here with a meat-centric menu to match.
181 Thompson Street
On any given night, visit Carbone for classic Italian cuisine, celebrity spottings and warm hospitality. Don’t miss the Spicy Rigatoni Vodka!
259 West 4th Street
From gelato and espresso to full meals with wine pairings, this elegant Italian cafe never disappoints.
Mermaid Oyster Bar
79 Macdougal Street
This spot is perfect for mid-day or happy-hour cocktails and a dozen oysters on ice. White-washed walls and minimal design make for the perfect light and airy atmosphere.
268 Sixth Avenue
Serving up only the finest in Italian and glamour, Bar Pitti is known for its sidewalk seating and people-watching potential.
23 Commerce Street
Sushi Nakazawa serves the omakase of renowned chef Daisuke Nakazawa. Known for its exceptional service, the restaurant has become a destination spot for sushi lovers across the city and beyond.
113 Macdougal Street
This classic old-school tavern serves some of the best steaks, chops and burgers in the city. Minetta Tavern is best known for its bone marrow and Black Label Burger.
86 West 3rd Street
An extensive wine list and elegant setting complete any meal at Il Mulino. Come in for old-school Italian cuisine and stay for the sleek surrounds!
ZZ’s Clam Bar
169 Thompson Street
This tiny restaurant redefines the term “hip” and makes for the ultimate intimate seafood dining experience. Enjoy raw bar specialties and well-crafted cocktails. Be sure to make a reservation!
132 West Houston Street
Miss Lily’s reigns as one of the city’s most celebrated Caribbean destinations, serving tasty Jamaican fare and island cocktails. For as real a departure from the city as it gets, come for brunch and conversation, or dinner and a night of dancing with friends!
ARTS & CULTURE
Maccarone Art Gallery
630 Greenwich Street
This contemporary art gallery holds two exhibition spaces in the West Village, with an outpost in Los Angeles as well. Consistently well-curated, the most serious of art crowds come back time and again!
White Columns Exhibitions
320 West 13th Street
White Columns Exhibitions is the city’s oldest alternative non-profit space, and is dedicated to showcasing emerging artists who are not affiliated with galleries.
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 West 3rd Street
Reigning as one of the world’s most premier jazz clubs, this cultural institution was founded in Greenwich Village in 1981. Visit this intimate and iconic club for the all-around jazz experience!
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
Patrons come back to this multimedia art cabaret time for its dedication to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance and fine art. incredible acoustics yield a state-of-the-art performance space. Visit LPR an out-of-the-box experience, any night!
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
Presenting classic plays and exciting new works, Cherry Lane Theatre stands as longest continuously running off-Broadway theater. Since 1924, the establishment’s mission has remained to cultivate an urban artist colony, honor its groundbreaking history and engage audiences to illuminate contemporary issues.
117 Macdougal Street
This iconic comedy club is known for surprise drop-ins by high profile celebrity comedians. Go any night of the week for an experience that is sure to give you more than one opportunity to laugh!
Jefferson Market Library
426 Sixth Avenue
Originating as a courthouse, the Jefferson Market Library stands inside a New York City landmark decked with stained glass windows and an iconic spiral staircase. Come to find a book, or stay a while in its historic atmosphere!
Goods For The Study – McNally Jackson Store
50 West 8th Street
You won’t ever want to borrow another pen after visiting Goods For The Study and browsing their high-end selection! Also in stock are well-curated stationery, unique greeting cards, fun art supplies, quality paper products and an array of notebooks.
The End of History
548 1/2 Hudson Street
This small, two-window storefront houses vintage and international glassware, all categorized by color. Now in its twentieth year, The End of History is a Greenwich Village staple!
535 Hudson Street
Standing as the tiny retail off-shoot of the namesake magazine, Monocle Shop offers luxury home, fashion and male-targeted gift options.
Khirma New York
102 Charles Street
Former stylist and high-end accessory designer Khirma Eliazov curates her women’s boutique with premier exotic materials and goods. Visit this simple flagship for modern handbags, accessories and more!