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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Most everything on the menu at Charlie Bird is fantastic. They do service and wine better than almost anyone else.
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The Dumbo location of Shake Shack is right across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Order to-go and eat your burger in the park.
The Cannibal Liquor House
The Cannibal Liquor House is one of the better places in Kips Bay to get a good cocktail and a few things to eat.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
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.
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.
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