Pig Bleecker bills itself as a “barbecue-inspired restaurant” which frankly didn’t instill a lot of confidence in us. But it turns out what this actually is is just a meat restaurant. A meat restaurant serving pretty much every type of American and Italian comfort food you might want to eat. Brisket ravioli, duck lasagne, a whole fried chicken, meatballs - this is a choose-your-own-artery-damaging-adventure, and the ideal place to go when you’re ready to give up all semblance of health for a night. It’s a small space, but manages to have a relatively sexy vibe, especially given the fact that you will probably not feel the sexiest after eating here. Unsurprisingly, they make a very good burger.
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Strip House is a vibey downtown bordello of goodness, and is the antithesis to the things we hate about a place like Sparks or The Palm.
Head spinning after a long day of getting dragged around Soho with the female? Find salvation in a crisp Blue Point Toasted Lager draft and steak frites at Jane. It’ll help restore the equilibrium. The predecessor to fratty East Village favorite, The Smith, Jane is its slightly more sophisticated older sister.
Carbone is red sauce Italian restaurant theater, and it’s a show you shouldn’t miss. This is one of New York City’s absolute best restaurants.
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The Farm on Adderley
The Farm on Adderley is a really good, comfortable restaurant in a neighborhood that seems to have relatively few of those.
Casellula is a nice little wine and cheese bar in Midtown West, perfect for a pre-theater meal.
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Dante is the rebirth of a beloved 100-year-old Greenwich Village restaurant. It’s ideal for a first date over drinks and small plates.
Rosemary’s Pizza is (as the name suggests) a pizza place in the West Village from the people behind Rosemary’s.
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