I recently moved to NYC, something I'm extraordinarily excited about; to a huge degree, this is because of food. Although it's been over a decade since I spent most of my year in NY (because of schooling), my family has always lived in the metropolitan area, and I am thus quite well-versed in the food scene. This is due in no small part to Chowhound -- I have you all to thank for turning me onto such varied hits as Soto, Apizz, and the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing.
Anyway, I'll be starting work soon in the West Village (specifically St. Vincent's at 7th Ave and 12th St), and I was wondering what CHers had to say about the neighborhood. I have a generally good sense of destination restaurants, but I'm more interested in the neighborhood haunts and personal faves people might have. As the list of CH-endorsed eateries above hopefully shows, I'm up for anything food-wise. I just want it to be pretty good, heh.
I had a seriously great lunch at dell'anima the other day, and that place strikes me as the upper end of the price point I'm interesting in getting all y'all's opinion about. Any other good lunch options in the area? Casual dinner recs appreciated too. Thanks!