For a sandwich or some matzoh ball soup in the Garment District, go to Ben’s. This is actually a mini-chain with a few locations in the tristate area, and they serve all your deli classics like pastrami, chopped liver, and potato pancakes. There’s also a larger menu of stuff like burgers, steaks, and salads, and everything here is, unsurprisingly, kosher.
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Bonchon is a Korean chain that specializes in fried chicken, and their Midtown location works for a group hang.
The Liberty is a bar in Midtown with TVs and some big tables where you can drink with a group.
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Carrot Top Pastries
Carrot Top Pastries is a bakery and cafe that’s been making some of the best carrot cake in NYC since 1979.
The New York experience is really about making this gigantic metropolis feel smaller. We’re really all just looking for a few comfortable places with familiar faces in them to retreat to after a long day. Viand is one of those places.
3 Guys Restaurant
3 Guys doesn't have the best food around, but it's a New York classic and still a great spot for people watching.
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Beyond Sushi is a counter-service spot in the Garment District that specializes in sushi rolls that don’t actually have any fish in them.
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