The Thing That Sets This Greenwich Village Italian Restaurant Apart? It’s Secret Garden
Start tonight with dinner at Gottino. Ask for a table out back in their almost secret garden and start off with a glass of wine, maybe even a Gottino (a small glass of wine, perfectly apt for this pocket-size enoteca serving up small plates in a chill setting). If you don't end up sitting outside, not to worry—the inside is just as charming, with a long marble bar and stools to perch on while making conversation with the friendly bar staff. Gottino isn't just a wine bar, though—the food is as much of a highlight here, most of which is created upstairs at a small counter behind the bar. You'll find selections of charcuterie and cheese, available individually or as a mixed platter, plus a few other tasty Italian-style bites that pair perfectly with your drink of choice.
Just a short stroll away is your dessert for the night. Marie Blachère, in Greenwich Village, comes to us fresh from France with a cafe-style location on Carmine Street, where you can find baked goodness and food in a casual space literally lined with bread. (They also have an outdoor space coming soon!) It's the perfect way to end your date (think a warm, crispy croissant) and stock up on your bread for the week. Whose morning isn't improved by freshly-baked French baguettes?
52 Greenwich Avenue, Manhattan
301/303 6th Avenue, Manhattan