KNIVES ARE OUT FOR NO-SHOW DINERS (Oy! I get that it's a problem for restaurants, but, as someone who ALWAYS cancels an unused reservation, I think making people cancel 48 hours in advance is a bit much.
TartineA BYOB in the wildly expensive West Village! If that doesn’t grab you, the classic French fare definitely will. There’s broiled escargot, steak au poivres, mussels and french fries, and so much more. The line can be nuts for dinner, so brunch and lunch are a deliciously good bet; if you must go in the evening — fret not. The staff is more than happy to uncork your wine while you wait. Tartine, 253 West 11th Street (at West 4th Street); 212-229-2611.