If you’ve spent any significant time in Soho, you’ve probably passed by an ivy archway on Crosby Street with people (tourists) taking photos of themselves. We can’t endorse the archway, but we can endorse setting up with your laptop and drinking some coffee in their front patio area, which looks a little bit like a theatrical set of a forest. There’s a rule that you can’t bring any alcohol out here, but the inside glass-enclosed area is nice for some wine after work or shopping in the area. We can’t, on the other hand, recommend you order the food (we’ve tried). This is kind of a secret drinks move in Soho, so use it wisely.
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La Mercerie is a cafe and luxury design store in SoHo. It has expensive pastries and expensive furniture, and it’s a great spot for a daytime meeting.
Osteria Morini is a popular Italian restaurant on Lafayette street, known for pasta and lots of lambrusco. Expect crowds and very little elbow room.
Raoul’s has been a Soho institution since the '70s. If you can’t have a good time at this French bistro, you probably can’t have a good time anywhere.
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Mayfield is the neighborhood place you wish you had in your neighborhood. Unless you live in Crown Heights, in which case it's in your neighborhood.
Pies ‘n’ Thighs
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food classics.
P.J. Clarke’s has been rocking a good burger for decades. Let’s give the elders some credit. The only thing we don’t like about P.J. Clarke’s is that it’s almost always insufferably busy.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
The original Au Cheval in Chicago makes one of our all-time favorite burgers, and the location in Tribeca serves a damn good one as well.
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