Perla Cafe

Gabriel Stulman is taking over the West Village. He recently moved Perla up from Minetta Lane to this cozy corner locale to give him 5 eateries in the area. This more casual (and affordable) rendition serves Italian-inspired cuisine and stands up to the lofty reputation Mr. Stulman has built. There’s a pretty lofty art collection too.

Note: Perla is permanently closed and has reopened as a wine bar, Fairfax

Fairfax is an all-day neighborhood cafe and wine bar. Come on in early for coffee and pastries to stay or go, settle in for a light lunch and the newspaper, or swing through at night with friends for a bottle of wine and a full-on dinner.

Fairfax is part of the Happy Cooking family of restaurants, started by West Village restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, which also includes Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey’s Grocery, Fedora, and bar Sardine.

234 West 4th Street, West Village