Recette

Price guide: Mid-range

328 West 12th Street, New York City, New York, 10014

Price guide: Mid-range

Recette's dining room

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#3 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Singles, Celebrity spotting, Romance, Trendiness

Expert review of Recette

One of the best and most affordable brunch places in the West Village.

Like many a West Village resident, I've not been happy with the influx of mini-mall type eateries and shops. That's why I welcomed the addition of Recette in early 2010. It's a small restaurant, run by people who care about good food and good times rather than the bottom line. It's one of my favorite dinner and brunch spots in the area. 

Food and drink: 

The food is fresh and the menu is split into two sections: snacks and plates. As the names suggest, the portions are significantly larger for the plates. But all dishes emphasize flavor and craftsmanship. 

Recommended dishes: 

The best dishes marry seasonality and innovative seasoning. I liked the white anchovy and salt cod fritters; my friends, the spring pea soup with sea scallops and foie gras and the Berkshire pork belly with fingerling potatoes. I also loved the hamachi snack. Wish it was a bigger portion. 

Ambience: 

Antiques and votive candles create an inviting and homey atmosphere, which is reflected in the food and the crowd. The eatery is usually filled but never noisy or boisterous. It's a great place to take a date. 

Service: 

Excellent. I can't say enough about the warm staff and their efficiency and you have three people who serve you. 

Location: 

On a quiet street in the heart of the West Village. It's a bit off the usual track. 

Price advice: 

Depending on whether you order several snacks as your main course or a plate or two, dinner for two costs about $90. If you want to save a bundle, head to the restaurant for Saturday brunch which is only $20 per person. 

Tables to book: 

I like the window seats as they afford views of the street.

More information on Recette:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
328 West 12th Street, New York City, New York, 10014
Telephone:
212-414-3000
Website:
http://www.recettenyc.com
Serves:
Brunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu 5.30pm-midnight; Fri 5.30pm-1am; Sat 11am-1pm and 5.30-1am; Sun 11am-3pm and 5.30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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