If it’s one of those Sundays when you haven’t left your apartment, you have no plans to do so, but you decide you should really be out in the world, we’d suggest you head to Barawine. It’s the kind of place where drinking a glass or three alone is a very nice activity, and on Sundays, they also have live jazz. This place is split into two sections, with a long bar on one side, and a small dining room serving a big menu of French-ish American food on the other. It’s light and bright, and would also be great for an early-in-the-game-date on the bar side or a friend group catch up over dinner in the dining room.
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Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken
Charles’ Pan Fried Chicken is a great spot for an extremely quick sit-down meal or some food to go. Be sure to get cornbread with your fried chicken.
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant
Lalibela in Harlem makes Ethiopian food you can eat right on their patio on Frederick Douglass Blvd.
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Valhalla is almost like a noisy beer bar you’d find the East Village, except it’s a little more grown up and in Hell’s Kitchen.
Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
Westville’s Dumbo spot is just as good for a quick and healthy meal as the other locations, with the added bonus of being close to the Brooklyn Bridge
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Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
Lido is a neighborhood Italian spot in Harlem that also does a serious bottomless brunch.
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