The tiny 24-seat West Village neighbourhood gem became an instant hit as soon as it opened its doors. Simple hardwood tabletops and an open kitchen give a distinctly quaint European feel, while R&B beats keep things lively. The menu (courtesy of Joey Campanaro from The Harrison) has delicious and heart-warming Mediterranean-style dishes such as pork chops with parmesan butter beans, salty roasted sardines and sumptuous rich gravy meatball sliders (and American version of meatballs). Reservations are only taken for parties of four or more, but waiting guests are encouraged to relax outside on the custom-built cedar box steps near the door with a glass of wine and some freshly sliced Serrano ham. Perfect for a relaxed, low key meal with a hip-yet-not-too-trendy local crowd.