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Restaurant Review: Extra Virgin

West Village has really been impressing me lately. Often times, its restaurants are uber trendy and overpriced. Not so with Extra Virgin. Extra Virgin has much more of a neighborhood feel than most swanky, sceney West Village establishments, including how squished you are (think waiter has to pull the table out for you to get in your seat, squished), but this doesn’t detract from the experience. The feeling is cozy with dim lighting and wooden accents, while the staff is knowledgeable and helpful if you show the interest first.

Cuisine: “Inventive Mediterranean”
Specialty: Fish

Food Report:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Carmelized apples and pancetta
Really nice roasted brussels sprouts, a side worth getting. I like Perilla’s better, but those are hard to compete with.
Falafel topped Scallops
Super interesting appetizer. Scallops are cooked to perfection and the flavor is well thought out. Nothing to rave about though.

The Falafel Scallops

The Falafel Scallops

Pecan coated Cod with Maine Lobster Ravioli
This was amazing. Both my friend Tera and I agreed we hadn’t tasted anything like it. However they cooked the cod (it was melting in my mouth) and coated the top tasted fantastic. I am not a fish person and I thought this was awesome.

The Cod, Brussels Sprouts to the left, and the spicy olive oil they give you with your bread. You have a choice between spicy or organic, we chose to mix the two.

The Cod, Brussels Sprouts to the left, and the spicy olive oil they give you with your bread. You have a choice between spicy or organic, we chose to mix the two.

We also had a glass of wine and finished the night off with a cappuccino. An incredibly satisfying meal! A truly good restaurant makes you want to come back, and I feel like I need to come back and sample everything. It’s also been said they have fantastic brunch.

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