The East Village has new restaurants popping up daily, which is about 2 miles away from East Village Apartments – I can’t keep up! We tried the hot and trendy Peels on Bowery. It delivered a great vibe with excellent Southern style cuisine. We had the steak, shrimp and grits, sides of creamy collard greens and french fries. It was yummy but it is expensive and noisy. Reservations are recommended unless you are going really early or really late.
Hecco en Dumbo is a nouvelle Mexican restuarant with a swinging bar scene that recently opened near us. The food is authentic Mexico City. The little tapas were really good as were the margaritas. The oxaacan chocolate flan was dreamy. Definitely worth a try. We had a late, after theatre bite at the famous DB Bistro last night- excellent food but very expensive and a vibe so different from my East Village, I was ready to jump in a cab and come back to my familiar home ground. Why? I guess I’m over the overdressed semi corporate scene in NY and totally prefer the vitality of our unique neighborhood.