The roast chicken at 232 Bleecker - the first full-service restaurant from the people behind the fast-casual chain, Dig - is a strong contender for our guide, Where To Go When You Want A Really Good Roast Chicken. Pick something out from the excellent wine list, and share the juicy, salty half-bird with a date while sitting at the chef’s counter. Other entrees, like undersalted scallops and tagliatelle drenched in liquidy sauce, aren’t as enjoyable. So if you want anything besides the chicken, stick to the vegetable-focused small plates like caramelized carrots with hot honey and airy ricotta.
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The Brooklyneer is most definitely a bar with food, not a restaurant with a bar. But in terms of bar food in New York City, this is some of the best around. Oh, and for all you crazy intense soccer fans out there, The Brooklyneer is the place to watch.
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This underground West Village space is a serious, quiet place for a pricey sushi meal that lasts 90 minutes.
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While the burger and the brunch menu are great, the rest of the menu at Cafe Colette falls short.
P.J. Clarke’s has been rocking a good burger for decades. Let’s give the elders some credit. The only thing we don’t like about P.J. Clarke’s is that it’s almost always insufferably busy.
One of the few New York City restaurants you can count on for an excellent meal regardless of circumstance. Go for any meal or for a day on the patio.
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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.
Malaparte is the charming West Village Italian restaurant you thought was only a figment of your imagination.
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