I'm moving this fall and am composing a list of restaurants to dine at before I move. If you were to move in a week, where would you spend your last few nights out on the town to eat and drink in your neighborhood?
What restaurants have you enjoyed in Manhattan that are special and unique to the neighborhood? It doesn't have to be high end or 5-star, but an establishment that contributes to the soul of the neighborhood that has been around a long time (or long enough to be a reputable fixture). Kind of like Katz's on Houston street, and Stage Restaurant next to the Orpheum.
I'm asking about this because I want to see if there's any great places I should visit that I may have missed before it's too late! By no means an exhaustive list, just what springs to mind for the EV:
B&H Dairy (check!)
Stage Restaurant (check!)
Pomme Frites (check!)
Cha An Teahouse
Yakitori Taisho (unsure about trying, heard mixed reviews on the food)
Angelica Kitchen (check!)
Johns on 12th (check!)
Ukrainian EV Restaurant (check!)
I've really gotta eat at Shopsin's once before I leave....