The menu at Chirping Chicken is very long, but it’s easier to navigate than a Midwestern interstate. That’s because you’re at this counter-service spot for the chicken. The charcoal broiled bird, which is consistent across all six locations, tastes like it’s been slow-smoked, and it’s the reason this place should be top of mind when you’re looking for an inexpensive dinner. Get the $11 special that includes a quarter chicken, warm pita, and a side of very good fries.
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Ardesia is first and foremost a wine bar, and a good one at that. The food is decent, but it’s secondary to what they do best, which is selecting excellent “mineral-driven” wines from all over the world.
Capizzi is a one-room pizza place in Hell’s Kitchen. If you’re looking for a meal near Port Authority Bus Terminal, this is probably your best bet.
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The Dumbo location of Shake Shack is right across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Order to-go and eat your burger in the park.
Reverence serves a five-course tasting menu at a chef’s counter in Harlem for $98 per person.
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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
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