Restaurant Recommendations

Restaurants in the New School/NYU neighborhood



Jack’s Coffee, West 10th Street between Greenwich and 7th Avenues:  coffee, muffins and bagels

Murray’s Bagels, 6th Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets

Elephant and Castle, Greenwich Avenue at West 11th Street: full breakfast

Bluestone Collective Café, Greenwich Avenue at Perry Street:  full breakfast and swift to-go

Joe’s, 13th Street near University Place:  coffee, muffins and bagels

Grey Dog Café, University Place between 11th and 12th Streets

Rosemary’s, West 11th Street at Greenwich Avenue:  full breakfast

Third Rail Coffee, corner Sullivan and West 3rd Streets

Le Pain Quotidien, upscale chain on the corner of West 8th Street and 5th Avenue



All the places listed for breakfast, above, also serve lunch. 

OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, with its generous bar-space area and excellent food, is located on West 8th Street, just east of 5th Avenue, and will be our home restaurant/meeting place; there’s an area near the entrance with lean-against tables and counters for groups, and with quick service, that doesn’t require sit-down reservations.


In addition, there are many varied options heading south from Washington Square along Macdougal Street.  Among the best are Monte’s Trattoria (Italian), Mamoun’s and The Olive Tree (Middle Eastern), Thelewala (Indian), and Meserkem (Ethiopian).  Caffe Dante, now revised to be a full bar, and Café Reggio are the street’s classic coffee options.



The lunch restaurant options are all open for suppertime too.  Advance reservations strongly recommended if you plan a sit-down meal during dinner hours.


OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, with its generous bar-space area and excellent food, located on West 8th Street, just east of 5th Avenue, and will again be our home restaurant/meeting place (see above).


Miss Lily’s, West Houston Street at Sullivan Street, offers superb Jamaican food with Melvin’s Juice box next door. 

Bar Pitti, on 6th Avenue just below Bleecker, has both good food and a nice bar. 


Heading west into Greenwich Village, walk along Christopher, Hudson, West 4th or Bedford Streets for many good restaurants, from Mary’s Fish Shack at the corner of West 4th and Charles to Extra Virgin and Sant Ambroeus (both with outdoor tables) on West 4th at Perry, and Tartine (French) on West 4th at West 11th.  Café Cluny at West 4th and West 12th, and the Waverly Inn on Bank Street at Waverly, are famous as celebrity hangouts, and priced accordingly; just around the corner from the Waverly is Taïm, on Waverly at Perry, with bargain-price and super Middle Eastern food.  Boucherie (French), on 7th Avenue at Grove, has a lovely and popular bar.  Along Bedford are Casa (Brazilian) and the Little Owl (American/French).  At 39 Grove Street is the only full German beer hall in the neighborhood, with plentiful and excellent inexpensive food, and a massive beer menu.   For late night, there is music at The Blue Note (West 3rd St), Small’s (West 10th St) and the Village Vanguard (7th Avenue). 


Everything in SoHo is just south of Washington Square and across Houston Street; while if you walk south along Broadway and the Bowery you will come to Little Italy, Chinatown and their bounties.  For specific neighborhoods or cuisines, Anne Margaret Daniel will be happy to make other recommendations during the conference.