You may know Industry Kitchen as the place with a $2000 pizza on the menu, but unless you desperately want to eat golden leaves, you should know this spot for its outdoor seating situation. It’s on the East River near the South Street Seaport, and has a lot of tables next to the running path with great views of the river and Brooklyn. If you do want some food, the thin-crust pizzas are actually pretty good, like the $16 margherita pie that’s more than enough for one person.
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Fika Espresso Bar
The Pearl Street location of Fika is one of the best spots to have a coffee meeting in the Financial District.
Pearl Diner is an old-school diner in FiDi that’s ideal for a very low-key breakfast or lunch.
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Ace Hotel Lobby Bar
The lobby of the Ace Hotel in Nomad is a workspace during the day and a bar at night. It’s kind of like a huge living room with a DJ.
Pomona is a New American spot a block south of Central Park that’s good for an upscale dinner before a show.
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City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
Pier A Harbor House
Pier A Harbor House is one of the best dining al fresco restaurants in NYC, complete with a view of the Statue Of Liberty and a massive outdoor/patio situation.
If the Queen Mary just ended up being a nicely appointed tug boat loaded with alcohol and raw oysters, you’d have Grand Banks. Load up on ceviche and fried veggies, just make sure you aren’t prone to motion sickness.
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