Method is a dark Japanese restaurant on 9th Avenue that projects seasonally-appropriate Youtube videos (snowboarding in the winter, etc) onto the wall and has its own sake bar attached next door. And when you put it all together, the combination of Youtube compilations, big sake list, and date-night atmosphere actually works. Especially for situations where you don’t want to decide if you’re just getting drinks and snacks or a full-on dinner until about 20 minutes into the evening. They have Japanese-inspired small plates for sharing, a full sake bar and drink list, and some bigger things like tempura, duck, venison steak, and a daily sashimi special for $50. They also have a solid lunch special, if you work in the area.
Method is permanently closed.
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Wine Escape is a small wine bar that works for a low-key drink near Port Authority or Times Square
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Blue Ribbon Sushi
Looking for the perfect downtown sushi spot to take people when you’re not the one paying the bill? Blue Ribbon is your joint.
For all of the things that Williamsburg does have when it comes to restaurants, one thing it doesn’t seem to have is excellent sushi. Unfortunately, Bozu only proves that point.
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