Hotel Griffou, owned by Larry Poston of Waverly Inn and Jony Swet of Balthazar, is not only a charming, neighborhood space for those who live in the Village or near Union Square, but it is an incredible meal. I highly recommend the Steak Diana, which is a thinly sliced fillet mignon with sides of mashed potatoes and green beans. Giant asparagus make a perfect, healthy appetizer for this entree. It was honestly the best steak I have had in New York, no exaggeration. I will be back soon for a redo. The space consists of a handful of cavernous rooms, lit with a rose tint and vintage wallpaper. It is cozy and comfortable.
21 West 9th Street near 5th Avenue