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NYC Review

Il Buco

Il Buco in Noho serves outstanding pasta, risotto, and steak in a setting that looks like a farmhouse in the Italian countryside.

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NYC Review

The Ten Bells

The Ten Bells is a natural wine bar on the Lower East Side that serves some good small plates and $1 Happy Hour oysters every day.

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NYC Review

La Vara

La Vara is the best Spanish restaurant in Brooklyn, and possibly all of New York City.

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NYC Review

Brooklyn Cider House

Brooklyn Cider House is a bar, brewery, and prix-fixe restaurant in Bushwick that’s a great place to spend a night eating and drinking with a group.

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NYC Review

Galicia Tapas

Galicia Tapas is a Spanish restaurant in Inwood with a very solid wine list.

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NYC Review


Despite the wait times, we wholeheartedly recommend having a fun, seafood-dominated meal at Cervo’s on the Lower East Side.

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NYC Review


Huertas is a Spanish restaurant in the East Village that makes every group dinner easier.

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NYC Review


Gato, Bobby Flay’s Mediterranean spot in Noho, isn’t quite as good as it was when it opened, but it’s still a useful option in certain situations.

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NYC Review


Toro NYC is a bigger, louder, more party-time version of the Boston original. Hit it for the scene and a spoonful of uni, ham, and caviar.

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NYC Review

Socarrat Nolita

At Socarrat Nolita, the only way you are having a comfortable meal sitting at the massive communal table is if you have the body frame of Beaker from The Muppets. Bring a bigger group so you can sit at a real table and enjoy your delicious paella in peace.

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NYC Review

Bar Jamón

Bar Jamón is basically Casa Mono's waiting room. However, for that First/Early in the Game Date, where dinner feels too formal but you are also starving, Bar Jamón was designed for you.

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NYC Review

Tia Pol

Tia Pol is a Chelsea tapas spot that’s a great move for early-in-the-game dates. Have some sangria and some small plates.

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NYC Review


The Flatiron location of this Spanish tapas chain has a casual space that’s good for groups.

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NYC Review

Socarrat Paella Bar

No bigger than a subway car, Socarrat packs the majority of their patrons on bar stools and does paella like they do in Spain.

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NYC Review

Casa Mono

Casa Mono serves great tapas in a tiny space in Gramercy.

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NYC Review

El Pingüino

El Pingüino is a small Spanish seafood bar that’s great for a date or Happy Hour in Greenpoint.

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NYC Review


Maracuja is a bar in Williamsburg with daily Happy Hour and a hidden back patio.

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NYC Review

Spain Restaurant

Spain is a bar and restaurant in the West Village where 80-year-old Spanish bartenders in red jackets serve you free tapas as long as you buy drinks.

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NYC Review

Mercado Little Spain

Mercado Little Spain is a big Spanish food hall in Hudson Yards. It has a bunch of tapas kiosks, bars, and restaurants.

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NYC Review


Mar serves very good seafood-focused Spanish dishes inside Mercado Little Spain in Hudson Yards.