If you hung up some pictures and brought a few more tables into your studio apartment, you’d wind up with something like Piccola Strada. This is a miniscule Italian spot in the East Village where you’ll find a bunch of red-sauce classics. Ossobuco, penne a la vodka - that’s the sort of stuff they have. It isn’t the very best Italian in town, but it’s pretty cheap, and it’s BYOB.
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Death & Co. feels like it was built just for us. The drink list is ridiculous…it’s nearly impossible to settle on something because each beverage is intriguing and awesome. And thankfully the food doesn’t suck either.
For a place where dinner costs $255, Momofuku Ko is surprisingly relaxed. The tasting menu changes often, but expect excellent food.
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Frankies (570) Spuntino
While this isn’t a must visit, Frankies 570 is a reliable option that will be consistently packed with carb seeking humanity who might just appreciate the fact that Grateful Dead’s American Beauty is playing in full.
Is it a restaurant? Is it a wine bar? Nobody may ever know. But there is one thing we do know - it's too pricey, whatever it is.
An alpha-dog hot spot that most people around town will passionately defend as the best of it’s kind, even though the service is cold and the food heavy handed and extravagant.
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