Show up early at this cozy Waverly corner for prime people watching—and you’ll also avoid the lines. It’s a bustling first choice for both West Village denizens and weekend gal-pals out cavorting. The fare is no-nonsense bistro fare executed well. Think steak, scallops, pâté, duck confit, and you’ve got the general idea. The setting is rustic, with the requisite stacked valises to dampen sound and offer visual interest. Settle in and view Sheridan Square’s charms from this cozy vantage point.