Jackdaw is a good option in the East Village when you don’t want to stand in a crowded bar, or shout over a group of NYU kids playing drinking games. The big space works for day drinking with a group, and there’s also plenty of seating if you want to meet someone after work and take advantage of Happy Hour, which goes until 8pm on weekdays.
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Spicy Moon is a vegan Szechuan spot in the East Village where you can have a casual dinner or celebrate something big.
Hunan Slurp is a narrow spot in the East Village that serves rice noodles and other Chinese dishes.
A place that specializes in vegan sushi. Yes, it sounds ridiculous. Before you write it off, let us explain.
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Union Square Cafe
Union Square Cafe is a classic New York City restaurant having its second life in a new space. The good news? It’s still as good as ever.
Peaches is a family-friendly restaurant in Bed-Stuy where you can sit down and eat some grits or ribs or shrimp or a salad.
The Dumbo location of Shake Shack is right across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Order to-go and eat your burger in the park.
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Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
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