Nice Matin is a French spot with solid options for brunch, lunch, and dinner. We like it best on Friday nights, when they serve a special bouillabaisse (seafood soup). They also have a substantial gluten-free menu. The food isn’t cheap and the wine list is impressive, so head here for a special occasion.
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We learned a lot of things from eating at Peacefood Cafe, mostly related to non-violence and how nachos are apparently good for you.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
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La Sirène has changed a bit over the last few years, but this French cult favorite in a strange part of SoHo is still pretty damn good and pretty damn authentic.
Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
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Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
Cafe Du Soleil
Cafe Du Soleil is a casual French restaurant near Columbia on the UWS with classic bistro food and some nice outdoor seating.
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