Australians are taking over Manhattan, and their reach has officially stretched all the way to the UWS, with this downtown-feeling bar that can only be described as an industrial saloon. Whether or not that appeals to you, the cocktails here are solid, and the two-for-one drinks and $1 oyster offer at Happy Hour (till 8pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends) is hard to argue with.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
Kirsh Bakery and Kitchen
Kirsh is a restaurant/bakery on the Upper West Side that’s perfect for brunch with your kids or a weeknight dinner. Be sure to get the French toast.
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Paul’s Daughter is a counter-service spot on the boardwalk in Coney Island that has everything from lobster rolls to soft serve.
Waterfront Ale House
Waterfront Ale House is a restaurant and bar in Kips Bay that’s useful for a pre-movie drink.
The Meatball Shop Chelsea
Reliable, delicious, and full of balls. If there’s not at Meatball Shop near you already, there will be soon. This thing is about to go full Shake Shack.
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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.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
Réunion Surf Bar
Reunion Surf Bar is a tiki-themed spot in Hell’s Kitchen with fish tacos and frozen cocktails.
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