220 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in New York.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
In 2021, Llama Inn in Williamsburg has loosened up into a laid-back Peruvian spot we’d visit on a random Tuesday night.
Chez Nick is an American bistro that’s one of the best casual date spots on the Upper East Side.
Anassa Taverna is a big Greek restaurant that’s useful for a last-minute dinner in the East 60s.
Bolero is a Vietnamese spot in Williamsburg where you should sit in the back garden with a date, or order the whole menu with a group.
Ernesto’s is a Basque-inspired restaurant on the Lower East Side where you’re going to want to hang out for a while.
Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.
232 Bleecker is an American spot in the West Village where you should sit at the chef’s counter and order roast chicken and wine.
Wayan is an upscale Indonesian spot in Nolita where you should get drinks and small plates with a date.
Cafe D’Alsace is an Alsatian restaurant on the UES that’s good for a nice meal with your extended family or a drink at the bar.
Pomp & Circumstance is a small Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg that’s a good place to get drinks and a light bite with a date.
Chikarashi Isso serves a diverse menu of Japanese dishes in a compact FiDi space that’s great for last-minute business dinners.
Sally’s is a Caribbean spot in Bed-Stuy where you should get dinner or drinks someone who’s cooler than you.
Japan Village is a food court in Industry City where you’ll find things like sushi, ramen, and karaage.