If you don’t want to want to run into half of your office on Stone Street and spend the evening talking about what you spent the day doing, then head to Cedar Local. It’s a dark, casual bar a few blocks from Wall Street, and it’s a good spot to have a Manhattan alone at the bar, or for drinks before dinner at Manhatta or Crown Shy.
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The Malt House FiDi is a safe option for a work-sanctioned drinking situation in the Financial District.
Luchadores is a counter-service Mexican spot by the Seaport where you can eat tacos and drink beers outside.
Pisillo is one of the best places to get huge, Italian sandwiches in Manhattan and makes for great delivery if you spend time in FiDi.
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James is a great Prospect Heights restaurant with a somewhat predictable New American menu, but it’s Perfect For a date or a meal before a Nets game.
Edward’s is a steakhouse in Jersey City that’s best for martinis and oysters at the bar.
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Crown Shy is an American restaurant in the Financial District that’s one of the few places we’d recommend to absolutely everyone.
Manhatta is a prix-fixe restaurant on the 60th floor of a building in FiDi, and an ideal special occasion spot.
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit is part cocktail bar, part restaurant, and the best place to drink in FiDi.
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