There are plenty of coffee shops in FiDi that work for meetings, but if you don’t want to call your medium-sized beverage a “grande,” then your options are more limited, and you should head to Fika. This mini-chain is Scandinavian-inspired, and even if you’re not in the mood for shrimp salad with dill on house bread, you can still make use of the bright, comfortable space that has plenty of seating. This FiDi location is large, especially for the neighborhood, and has a bunch of booths, as well as communal tables that work for meetings with bigger groups.
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Watermark is a bar on Pier 15 near the South Street Seaport with outdoor seating that works for Happy Hour drinks.
10 Corso Como
10 Corso Como is a big Italian restaurant at the Seaport with a memorable space and much less memorable food.
Xi’an Famous Foods
The FiDi location of this casual Chinese chain is one of the best takeout lunch options in the neighborhood.
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Agern is a Nordic restaurant inside Grand Central that’s perfect for lunch or dinner when your company is paying.
Bathhouse is an Eastern European restaurant in Williamsburg that serves some of the best food you can eat in a robe.
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Freehold is a coffeeshop/workspace by day and a bar by night. They have a great backyard, but expect crowds on peak nights.
Gregory's is a coffee chain in NYC, and the locations tend to be good places to both eat pastries and get some work done.
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