Peng’s is a Chinese-slash-ramen spot that’s one of the Upper East Side’s more underrated restaurants. We like the ramen here best (particularly the minced pork one), but their dumplings are also solid, as are the broth-less banmen dishes, and the rice donburis. Nothing on the menu is over $15, and there are also plenty of sakes, making this an ideal low-key weeknight meal.
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Bombay Chowk is a casual Indian restaurant on the UES with neon lights, chairs that look like thrones, and some very good chicken kadai.
The Met Rooftop
The Met Rooftop is a large rooftop bar on top of the museum that has an excellent view of Central Park.
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Rule Of Thirds
Rule of Thirds is an enormous Japanese spot in Greenpoint, and it’s a great place to eat izakaya-style food and drink sake with a group.
An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
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Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
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