Two local East Village spots just a few blocks apart that speak to the quality vs., price debate going on these days. At both restaurants the food is lovely, the portions generous and the prices are really reasonable.
Two restaurants that are wine lovers paradise, both affiliated with wine shop. Racine's is linked to Chambers St Wines down the block, spot on French inspired menu and an amazing selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Wine Disciples is a store right next to a restaurant, here the cooking is American / Italian, ingredient driven and the wine list by glass and bottle is wonderful.