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Buvette West Village

Recommended by: Geoffrey Zakarian (Judge, Chopped), Dominique Crenn (Chef/Owner, Atelier Crenn), Jen Causey (Simply Breakfast), Denise Porcaro (Owner, Flower Girl), Athena Calderone (Interior Designer), Adam Rapoport (Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appetit), Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew), Pilar Guzman (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler), Eden Grinshpan (Host, Eden Eats), Trish Goff (Model)

Cuisine: French. Price: $. Location: Manhattan, West Village.

This adorable hidden gem on Grove Street can only be described as French tapas (if there is such a thing). With a range of French small plates, fromages, charcuterie, and tartinettes – here you feel more like you’re eating in a small French country home on the outskirts of Paris rather than at a restaurant. No reservations are taken, instead the brisk French servers write your name in chalk next to the door when you arrive. Expect to wait, but we can promise the food, drink and atmosphere are well worth it.

“I’d say [my ideal would be] breakfast at Buvette in the West Village, which can be bustling and crowded at nighttime, but is calm and relaxing in the morning. They’ve got those great scrambled eggs they make with the steamer wand on the espresso machine, and they come with grilled toast with prosciutto on top.” – Adam Rapoport

“Buvette is beyond yummy.” – Athena Calderone (Interior Designer)

“I love Buvette; they do eggs with fava beans and it’s delicious.” – Pilar Guzman (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler)

A stroll through the village to Buvette to have their Belgian Waffles with berries and cream.” – Trish Goff (Model) as part of her ideal food day.

www.ilovebuvette.com

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