There’s a great new brunch spot in Greenwich Village that is the happy medium between wild party brunches and quaint coffee shops. The Greenwich Project comes from Nicholas A. Boccio who started his restaurant career with the Mulberry Project just east of his new spot.
Sometimes you aren’t really up for the crazy and loud party brunches but still want something lively with inspired and amazing cocktails. Not to overshadow the food, but the cocktails ease you into the weekend— and this bloody Mary was both spicy and sweet and definitely homemade.
Boccio transitioned away from the financial world and into the business of hospitality, having worked with industry leaders such as B.R. Guest, Bergdorf Goodman, The Dual Group, and 13th Street Entertainment. Three years ago, he struck out on his own with Mulberry Project, creating a speakeasy style cocktail haven in New York City’s Little Italy, and in April opened Greenwich Project on W. 8th Street with a new American menu created by Carmine Di Giovanni.
The food menu offers what I would consider American fare with a French twist – my favorite being the steak tartare, done perfectly. No surprise since Chef Di Giovanni has worked with world’s most esteemed culinary masterminds including Laurent Gras, David Pasternack, Eric Ripert, Mario Batali and Daniel Boulud.
The interior is classy and rustic-chic with modern art and a bright white space perfectly positioned in the Village. It’s worth checking out if you want to feel fancy and relaxed and posh at the same time.
47 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011