126 "Action at the Bar" restaurants in New York.
Action at the bar means you can sit down next to a stranger, start talking, then find yourselves doing karaoke in K-Town at 3am. But these are also places where you can people-watch (and eat) by yourself the whole night.
An absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.
Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.
Estela might not be the cushiest restaurant in NYC, but it’s still an excellent choice for a fun night out or next-level brunch in Nolita.
Llama Inn isn’t actually a hotel for llamas, but it is a Peruvian restaurant very much worth the trip to Williamsburg.
Roberta’s is the most important pizza joint in New York City, and this commune of Brooklyn culture only gets better with age.
Gato will remind you why Bobby Flay became famous in the first place - because he can cook.
Le Turtle is a Lower East Side restaurant that we almost thought was a joke. Turns out the joke’s on us.
Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village is home to some of the best steaks, chops, burgers, and overall feel good vibes that New York City has to offer.
Cosme is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Flatiron that’s much more approachable than it appears to be.
Part natural wine bar, part restaurant, The Four Horsemen is one of our favorite places to drink and eat in Brooklyn.
Mission Chinese on the Lower East Side is one of the most fun restaurants we have in this town.
An Infatuation favorite, Locanda Verde is a very good restaurant, and it is so because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Fedora is in the basement of a townhouse in the West Village, and it feels like a dinner party in a speakeasy that your friends happen to own.
New York’s most famous gastropub, The Spotted Pig is ideal for evenings where you’re looking to have some food and see where the night takes you.
The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.