If you need a glass of wine in Little Italy, but you aren’t into tourist traps, come here. It’s a good place for a classy date or a hang with your parents - and if anyone gets hungry, there’s a menu with plenty of French food. It’s also cozy and looks like a really nice living room.
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Nyonya is well known as one of the few real Malaysian restaurants in New York City, and it's excellent.
Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
We eat our fair share of pho, and have to say that Pho Bang satisfies like no other. There aren’t many things better in this world than a huge bowl of oxtail broth with noodles and fixins – and this one is super flavorful and perfectly rich.
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Balthazar, you had a good 16-year run, but it’s time to step aside. Lafayette is now the quintessential French bistro of bustling downtown NYC.
Tournesol is a French small plates restaurant in Long Island City that’s ideal for casual date night.
La Sirène has changed a bit over the last few years, but this French cult favorite in a strange part of SoHo is still pretty damn good and pretty damn authentic.
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The Four Horsemen
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Aria Wine Bar
Aria in the West Village is a picture-perfect, cozy little room, ideal for a first date experience that may end up with you making out in the street.
Jack's Wife Freda
A good spot for your weekend brunch rotation, but don't rely on it for dinner. Jack's Wife Freda does not get better when the sun goes down.
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