Osteria Laguna is a solid, crowd-pleasing option within walking distance of Grand Central. You'll find pastas, pretty good thin-crust pizzas, and very rich polenta that's so cheesy it almost tastes like queso fundido - but also a space big enough to fit your entire extended family (including everyone’s SOs). If your group just includes you, a speck pizza, polenta with meatballs, and a glass of red wine, that’s cool too - you probably won’t be the only one in that situation.
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Hudson Malone is a rare Midtown East pub where you can eat good food and watch sports on TV at the very same time.
To have a mind-blowing eating experience at Sushi Yasuda in Midtown, sit at the sushi counter, order the omakase, and enjoy.
Run by the same folks that brought Totto Ramen to Midtown, Hide-Chan also opened this summer and we’re glad to report that it’s another solid addition to Midtown eating.
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Ainslie Enoteca e Birreria
Ainslie is a huge bar and restaurant in Williamsburg where you should eat wood-fired pizzas while day drinking with a group.
Quality Italian is a neo-classic Italian restaurant in Midtown melded with a steakhouse. We like it for the variety on the menu and the massive space.
Il Posto Accanto
Il Posto Accanto in the East Village is home to some of the best meatballs and pastas in town. Plus, it has a great wine list and open air dining.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
We typically love ourselves some Michael White. Though his new hotel restaurant Ai Fiori is a sprawling space with more room than they know what to do with. Set inside The Setai, this is a bit of a cookie cutter hotel restaurant - one that isn’t bad, but just isn’t quite our style.
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