Ichabod’s is a little generic, but in a comforting sort of way. It’s a little spot on Irving Place with exposed brick, low ceilings, and candles on every table - and you’re here to eat straightforward dishes like a kale caesar and brick chicken. It doesn’t get too insanely busy on weekends, so it makes for a good backup plan for when you wake up from a nap on a Saturday night and realize you have a date in an hour that you forgot to plan.
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Eleven Madison Park
Fancy though it may be, Eleven Madison Park is surprisingly lively. But make no mistake, this is fine dining at its most serious.
Gramercy Tavern is an incredible restaurant. But you already know that. The bar is the move you want to make here, and you want to make it often.
Old Town Bar
Over a century of Big Apple history lies within these walls, as does a pretty excellent burger. Come have a beer and pretend your horse is outside.
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A few years in, Soho’s The Dutch is better than it was when it first opened. These days, it might even be underrated.
We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
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Bar Lunatico is one of the best bars to hang out in Bed-Stuy, especially if you’re looking for live music.
The Cellar at Beecher’s
The Cellar at Beecher’s is a little wine bar underneath a cheese shop in Flatiron.
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