Mister Paradise is an East Village cocktail bar where you can sit in a big round booth and drink a cocktail made with tequila, watermelon, fermented habanero, and garlic (among other things). And while that might sound like something you’d pay to never have to drink, it’s actually great. There are also a bunch of other good cocktails that don’t have garlic and fermented habanero, and the space works well for a first date or a drink with friends when you need something cooler than the dive you treat like your living room.
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Westville East is a great utility spot, especially if you’re looking to eat something kind of healthy.
Sorbillo is an Italian restaurant in the East Village from the people behind the most famous pizza place in Naples.
Just next door to Momofuku Ko, you’ll find this relatively casual spot with a constantly-changing a la carte menu.
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Pier A Harbor House
Pier A Harbor House is one of the best dining al fresco restaurants in NYC, complete with a view of the Statue Of Liberty and a massive outdoor/patio situation.
2nd Floor Bar & Essen
2nd Floor Bar & Essen is a semi-hidden bar above 2nd Ave Deli on the Upper East Side. It’s perfect for date night, and the food is great.
The Meatball Shop
A restaurant on the Lower East Side operating with the sole purpose of turning out ridiculously good meatballs and presenting you a few options in which to consume them.
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Death & Co
Death & Co. feels like it was built just for us. The drink list is ridiculous…it’s nearly impossible to settle on something because each beverage is intriguing and awesome. And thankfully the food doesn’t suck either.
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