When the sun comes out and you accidentally start thinking about the beach while you’re actually in Midtown, go to Luke’s Lobster. There are a few of locations around the city, and they’re all good for a quick lunch or a snack that will make you feel like you’re in Montauk.
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Bonchon is a Korean chain that specializes in fried chicken, and their Midtown location works for a group hang.
Beyond Sushi is a counter-service spot in the Garment District that specializes in sushi rolls that don’t actually have any fish in them.
Farida is a casual Central Asian restaurant in Midtown with excellent food and a fun atmosphere.
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Jeffrey’s Grocery in the West Village is one of the few restaurants in town we return to regularly. It is Perfect For pretty much everything.
Sauvage is a place in lower Greenpoint that looks like a French bistro, serves a great burger, and is surprisingly easy to get into.
Now that the food and the crowd have improved for the better, Hudson Clearwater gets an improved rating, and more frequent Infatuation visits.
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An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
It seems like lately, all of the Korean food we’ve been eating has been of the “trendy re-interpretation” variety. While we’re fine with that, occasionally we get a craving for a more traditional meal, and for that, we head to Madangsui.
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