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9.1

Frenchette

Kenny Yang
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8.6
Chris Stang
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8.5

Bernie’s

Katherine Lewin
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8.5
Hannah Albertine
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8.5

Szechuan Mountain House 川山甲

Hannah Albertine
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NYC Review

KGB Bar

KGB Bar is a divey Soviet-themed bar in the East Village that hosts readings for the local literary scene.

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NYC Review

Le Rock

This brasserie from the Frenchette team makes a visit to Rockefeller Center worth it even when there isn't a very tall tree on display.

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6.4

NYC Review

Saint Theo's

This West Village Italian spot from the people behind American Bar is very much a scene.

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NYC Review

Parkside Lounge

Parkside Lounge is the king of all LES dive bars.

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NYC Review

Parcelle

If you care about wine and talk about it often, you’ll like hanging out at Parcelle on the Lower East Side.

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NYC Review

Corner Bar

From the chef behind Estela and Altro Paradiso, Corner Bar is an upscale American bistro in a Lower East Side hotel where you can eat steak au poivre and oysters Rockefeller.

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NYC Review

Lobby Lounge

Lobby Lounge is a fancy cocktail bar from the people behind Estela in the Nine Orchard hotel on the Lower East Side.

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NYC Review

Lullaby Bar

The next time you're looking for a bar that has house-party energy and interesting cocktails, head to Lullaby on the Lower East Side.

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NYC Review

Ding-A-Ling

Ding-A-Ling is an East Village cocktail bar with a '70s theme, a late-night scene, and a small food menu with a few different hot dogs.

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9.1

NYC Review

Frenchette

Frenchette is a French brasserie in Tribeca with an energetic room and a constantly-changing menu of rich dishes.

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NYC Review

Pianos

If you have ever been to Pianos to see a band in the back room, you probably didn't expect that it's the kind of place that would turn out some damn good bar food.

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NYC Review

Paradou

The lesser of many evils, Paradou is nowhere near as in-your-face awful as many of its neighboring monkey cages. By Meatpacking standards, Paradou is a quaint little French bistro.

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NYC Review

Rosemary’s

Rosemary’s is a vegetable-focused Italian restaurant in the West Village.

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NYC Review

Bowery Meat Company

An East Village steakhouse that doesn’t really feel like a steakhouse. And that’s a good thing.

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NYC Review

Cafe Clover

A bright, California-inspired West Village restaurant.

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NYC Review

Santina

There were exactly zero restaurants we enjoy hanging out in Meatpacking until Santina arrived. Now there’s one.

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NYC Review

Pastis

The original Pastis closed in 2014, and now there’s a new location (also in the Meatpacking District). It isn’t as cool, but the food is still great.

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NYC Review

Lovely Day

Lovely Day is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants where you can still feel like you've had a fun night out.

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NYC Review

RH Rooftop Restaurant

RH is the restaurant on top of Restoration Hardware in Meatpacking where you can get design inspiration for your megayacht while eating American food.

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NYC Review

Bar Pitti

This sceney restaurant in Greenwich Village has a big outdoor patio where people go to be observed—but the classic Italian dishes are the real draw.