The original PJ Clarke’s has been serving great burgers in Midtown East since 1884, but the only views you’ll get at that location are of a T-Mobile store and people carrying briefcases like footballs as they run to catch a train out of Grand Central. If you want the same burgers (we like the smoked bacon one best) and red-checkered tablecloths, but overlooking a yacht harbor on the Hudson, head to the one in Battery Park City.
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Manhatta is a prix-fixe restaurant on the 60th floor of a building in FiDi, and an ideal special occasion spot.
Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
The Fulton in the South Street Seaport is where you should go to eat phenomenal seafood while looking out at the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
Chicken, waffles, an unpretentious vibe, and communal atmosphere are the things that make us love Sweet Chick.
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Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger is a New York City steakhouse institution, and eating here is an experience unlike any other in the city.
Pier A Harbor House
Pier A Harbor House is one of the best dining al fresco restaurants in NYC, complete with a view of the Statue Of Liberty and a massive outdoor/patio situation.
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
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