Greenwich Project

It's crazy to think how the little block of 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue has transformed over the past few years.  The former shoe district only has about one or two stores left and in their place a slew of restaurants and bars have popped like the wonderful Greenwich Project.  Housed in a 2 story townhouse the space has both a sleek downstairs cocktail bar and a more refined dining area upstairs with soft banquets and elegant chandeliers.

The menu is a mix of French, Mediterranean and American inspiration with lots of great apps to share like warm crispy Tallegio Croutons drizzled with white honey truffle...

...and a small raw menu including Chilled Maine Lobster, Crab Legs and Tuna Tartare served inside a crispy tapioca crackers with a citrus soy dressing.

Entrees include meat-centric dishes like Cote de Boeuf for two and Amish Chicken but the seafood dishes are what really shine here.  The Local Fluke with spinach, oyster mushroom and truffle bacon had such incredible depth while the Bone in Tuna Steak wowed the table with its rich meaty flavor and delicate texture.

Along with a short but well appointed wine list the cocktails are not to be missed.

I really enjoyed the Redwood with Bourbon, Blackberry Cinnamon Shrub and Lime Juice (although there could have been a touch more bourbon and a touch less juice)

...and the Pawnee with pisco, lemon, honey syrup, fig bitters and egg white.  This is a great place to hang with some friends and share a few plates right in the heart of Greenwich Village.

47 West 8th Street at 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011