Casa Apicii is a very nice spot for dinner, but the bar hidden upstairs might be even better. It feels like a little library you’d find in an obscenely wealthy person’s home - but with dimmer lighting and candles and someone making $17 drinks in the corner. And if that doesn’t sound appealing to you, just know that you’re wrong. This is a place to impress someone before or after dinner - though they serve snacks from the Casa Apicii kitchen if you feel like sticking around for a while.
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Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.
Strip House is a vibey downtown bordello of goodness, and is the antithesis to the things we hate about a place like Sparks or The Palm.
An alpha-dog hot spot that most people around town will passionately defend as the best of it’s kind, even though the service is cold and the food heavy handed and extravagant.
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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.
It seems that some reclaimed wood, an antique musket, and a trip to the public library are the easiest way to a restaurant idea these days. We’re over it. Thankfully, many of the dishes at Monument Lane make up for the decor.
Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
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