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.
Ichabod’s is permanently closed.
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Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Park Roman Italian restaurant is better than we initially thought, especially for a date or an upscale brunch.
A 24 hour French cafe that is good for everything from casual dinner with friends, to business lunch, to going face down in a burger at 3am.
Upland used to be one of our favorite spots in the city, but now it’s mostly just a useful place to have a nice, somewhat boring meal in Flatiron.
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Fedora is in the basement of a townhouse in the West Village, and it feels like a dinner party in a speakeasy that your friends happen to own.
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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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