Oola’s Kitchen is a small restaurant on Orchard Street that specializes in soul food like deep fried soy-glazed ribs that falls off the bone, macaroni and cheese, and an excellent burger. The double smashburger here comes with enough cheese and caramelized onion jam to cover the burger like it’s being tucked in at night. If any of that sounds enticing to you (it should), you can stop by Oola’s Kitchen for outdoor dining Tuesday through Friday, or check out their website to place a takeout or delivery order.
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Wu’s Wonton King
Wu’s is a big Chinese restaurant on the LES where you can get a whole roasted suckling pig and sit around a big round table. Plus, it’s BYOB.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
Katz’s Deli isn’t just a Classic NYC Establishment, it’s a landmark that deserves government funding at this point.
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On the roof of Pier 17 in the Seaport District, The Greens is a big outdoor space where you can drink while playing lawn games with a group.
Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Grill Café At The Standard
The Grill Café is a casual, all-day American spot in the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking with outdoor seating that’s ideal for people watching.
Fred's at Barneys NY
Why on earth are we reviewing a famous department store restaurant? Because it’s hilarious, that’s why. Nowhere else will you find such an entertaining mix of blown-out 55-going-on-22 moms, burnt-out post-college city natives, and people who think they look like celebrities but most definitely aren’t.
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