Bar Bête is NYC’s latest restaurant serving roast chicken on marble tables beneath large hanging globe lights. But this trendy Cobble Hill spot has more to offer than the possibility of a Bon Appetit staff member sighting. It’s where you should absolutely have dinner with a date in the area. The simple reason being, they serve thoughtful and delicious French food (like a peekytoe crab omelette) that makes ordering the roast chicken seem about as inspiring as proposing to someone at a Yankees game. So don’t write it off as just another trendy roast chicken restaurant.
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Buttermilk Channel is a true Brooklyn Neighborhood Hang serving some of the best fried chicken in town.
Frankies (457) Spuntino
Frankies is a tiny, cozy joint with simple Italian cooking, and the food is pretty damn great.
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Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte
Le Relais De Venise L’Entrecôte is a French restaurant in Midtown East where the only thing on the menu is very good steak frites.
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Ugly Baby is a little spot in Carroll Gardens serving excellent, authentic Thai food. Come here when you want to try something you haven’t before.
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