Mother’s Ruin has everything you need with just one catch: there isn’t a ton of seating. There are some bar seats and a few tables, but those all get taken pretty quickly. If you’re able to grab one, however, you can eat some good bar food and have a nice cocktail. This is a welcoming neighborhood cocktail bar, and you’ll always find a good after-work and late-night crowd (and food) here. Don’t worry, you can always stand.
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Black Seed Bagels
Are Black Seed Bagels the best bagels in New York City? Is there even such a thing? Can’t we just eat them?
A seafood restaurant from the people behind The Meatball Shop, Seamore’s is healthy, reasonably priced, and a good time. No wonder it’s always packed.
La Esquina Brasserie
Does La Esquina have the best Mexican food in NYC? No. But it is in a secret basement in Nolita, and it’s worth a trip for the experience.
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A classic New York City gem, still standing from a time when horse and buggies were bringing people here to drink. Eat the chicken club sandwich, drink a Stella from the tap, and imagine that you're about to head off for a sweet vacation aboard the Titanic.
It seems that some reclaimed wood, an antique musket, and a trip to the public library are the easiest way to a restaurant idea these days. We’re over it. Thankfully, many of the dishes at Monument Lane make up for the decor.
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
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Cafe Gitane is the quintessential Nolita place to “see and be seen,” especially if you’re hoping to see some avocado toast.
Spring Lounge is a very old dive in Soho where you can (and should) drink cheaply and enjoy the (bad) smell.
The Up & Up
The Up & Up is a cocktail bar in Greenwich Village where you and a date can have fancy drinks in a relatively low-key basement space.
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