The West Village location of Dominique Ansel is similar to the original in Soho, just without the cronut. If you can live without that delicious Frankenstein pastry, though, then you'll find similar baked goods - which are some of the best in the city - as well as shorter lines and more seating. In the summer, they offer phenomenal soft serve from a to-go window, which you should eat at one of the outdoor tables on 7th Avenue.
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The Brooklyneer is most definitely a bar with food, not a restaurant with a bar. But in terms of bar food in New York City, this is some of the best around. Oh, and for all you crazy intense soccer fans out there, The Brooklyneer is the place to watch.
Aria Wine Bar
Aria in the West Village is a picture-perfect, cozy little room, ideal for a first date.
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Smile To Go
Smile To Go in the Freehand Hotel is perfect for when you want a sandwich, some vegetable sides, and/or a cookie with four big chocolate chips on top.
Grill Café At The Standard
The Grill Café is a casual, all-day American spot in the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking with outdoor seating that’s ideal for people watching.
La Mercerie is a cafe and luxury design store in SoHo. It has expensive pastries and expensive furniture, and it’s a great spot for a daytime meeting.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
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