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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Casa Nonna is a huge Italian restaurant in the Garment District with big booths and solid pasta.
Bonchon is a Korean chain that specializes in fried chicken, and their Midtown location works for a group hang.
Farida is a casual Central Asian restaurant in Midtown with excellent food and a fun atmosphere.
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Freemans has been a key player in the restaurant renaissance we’re currently living in and ranks among our favorite restaurants of all time.
Old Rose is a casual spot in the bottom of a hotel in the West Village where you can get some solid, affordable Italian/American food.
Extra Virgin in the West Village is an excellent date spot and is as consistent as they come.
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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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