House of Small Wonder is an easy place to miss. It’s an unmarked space a couple blocks from the Bedford stop in Williamsburg, surrounded by restaurants full of people wearing Stan Smiths. When you realize that this place isn’t a yoga studio and walk inside, you’ll find a cafe serving French and Japanese breakfast and lunch items like a croque madame and rotating sashimi bowls. There won’t be groups of people photographing their bacon Bloody Marys here, but you may feel the need to take a picture of the huge tree growing up through the floor in the middle of the space.
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Hotel Delmano is probably the best date spot in Williamsburg. It’s dark, cozy, and feels like an ocean liner that sank a long time ago.
Night of Joy
Night Of Joy is a relaxed cocktail bar in Williamsburg with a rooftop patio that’s great in the summer.
Sugarburg is a coffee shop/restaurant hybrid serving bar food and cocktails right above the Lorimer stop in Williamsburg.
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KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar
The handroll bar from the people behind Sugarfish has arrived in Nomad.
Ootoya is a big Japanese restaurant near Times Square where you can get a decent, affordable meal with a group.
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Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
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