311 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in New York.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Contento is an exciting place to have dinner in East Harlem - they serve Peruvian dishes and the restaurant was built with accessibility in mind.
One19 Wine Bar is located behind a fake deli on the LES, and it has lots of Italian varietals and a good amount of bottle options for $40-50.
Gouie is a sushi counter on the LES in the Market Line that focuses on high-quality, relatively affordable raw fish.
Cherry On Top in Bushwick has a funky list of wines at reasonable prices (with plenty of glasses under $15 and bottles under $50) and a large rooftop.
Hana Makgeolli is a taproom in Greenpoint serving Korean rice wine and drinking snacks.
Sidney’s Five is a fun East Village bar where you should meet up with friends or take a date whom you might make out with in public.
When you want excellent dips and breads, head to Shukette in Chelsea for labne, pita, and other Mediterranean dishes from the Levant region.
Despite the wait times, we wholeheartedly recommend having a fun, seafood-dominated meal at Cervo’s on the Lower East Side.
When in the mood for exciting ceviche and other raw seafood dishes, consider Mexican spot Tacos Güey in Flatiron.
Accidental Bar in the East Village is where you should go to learn about sake with a side of snacks.
Ace’s in Williamsburg is where you should go for the best Detroit-style pizza in the city.
Izzy Rose is a casual bar in Clinton Hill with a secluded backyard and a menu of cocktails, natural wine, and vegan empanadas.
Rhodora in Fort Greene is a wine bar committed to producing zero waste, and they serve a lot of interesting natural wine.