Cornelia Street Restaurant Row

Many visitors to New York come across a street that the city has officially dubbed “Restaurant Row.” Between 8th and 9th Avenues in the Theater District, 46th Street boasts more than a dozen eateries that cater mostly to the pre-showtime Broadway crowd. But for those who don’t have a musical to catch, downtown offers a crowded culinary strip of its own. Cornelia Street, hidden amongst the crooked one-ways of the West Village, is a pleasant, tree-lined block between Bleeker and West 4th. Unlike on 46th Street, the city street sign makes no mention of it, yet Cornelia Street is New York’s superior, however unofficial, “Restaurant Row.”