A guide to spots with good food, a fun atmosphere, and bar seating where you can get a solo meal or meet friends.
November 29, 2018
Lower East Side
Lev is a mysterious pop-up that does site-specific cooking around the city.
September 21, 2023
Upper East Side
Head to this Upper East Side spot for over-the-top gelato and people-watching.
September 20, 2023
The latest, liveliest spot at the Chelsea Hotel, Cafe Chelsea is an art deco brasserie with prime people-watching.
September 8, 2023
The rare, exciting restaurant in Soho, Principe offers Italian-leaning seafood, plentiful chandeliers, and prime trendspotting opportunities.
September 6, 2023
Anaïs is a natural wine bar where you can read early edition feminist erotica in Boerum Hill.
August 2, 2023
A classic Soho restaurant experiencing a sceney renaissance, Fanelli is the perfect place to eat a sandwich while wearing tiny sunglasses.
June 27, 2023
With impressive views, cocktails and Mexican food, this rooftop bar in Williamsburg is a triple threat.
June 2, 2023
Backyard is a Mediterranean restaurant at Sole East Resort.
May 10, 2023
Elio’s is an old-school Italian restaurant on the UES that’s great for celebrity sightings.
March 30, 2023
This huge red sauce joint is among the best on Arthur Avenue. Go with a group, and get a bunch of pastas.
March 21, 2023
K'Far is an all-day Israeli restaurant at the Hoxton hotel in Williamsburg. Come by for sandwiches and pastries during the day or a full dinner at night.
Hanging out at this busy Turkish coffee shop on Arthur Ave. feels like you're in a cafe in Europe. Feel free to linger for a while.
Corner Bar is an upscale American bistro in a Lower East Side hotel where you can eat steak au poivre and oysters Rockefeller.
January 20, 2023
Cucina Alba is a sceney restaurant in Chelsea that wants to make you feel like you're on holiday in Italy. It's a pretty space, but the food is just OK.
November 21, 2022
KGB Bar is a divey Soviet-themed bar in the East Village that hosts readings for the local literary scene.
August 18, 2022
This West Village Italian spot from the people behind American Bar is very much a scene.
July 28, 2022
Parkside Lounge is the king of all LES dive bars.
If you care about wine and talk about it often, you’ll like hanging out at Parcelle on the Lower East Side.
July 26, 2022
Lobby Lounge is a fancy cocktail bar from the people behind Estela in the Nine Orchard hotel on the Lower East Side.
June 22, 2022
The Crow's Nest is one of the best restaurants in Montauk, with a menu full of crudo, scallops, and lobster pasta.
June 3, 2022
Il Buco al Mare is perfect for a dinner in Amagansett that's not too fussy but still a bit upscale.
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.
April 18, 2022
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.
April 1, 2022
Frenchette is a French brasserie in Tribeca with an energetic room and a constantly-changing menu of rich dishes.
January 26, 2022
Wildair is a casual wine bar on the Lower East Side, attached to the acclaimed tasting menu restaurant Contra.
January 14, 2022