Pokéworks is another poke place because apparently someone decided that poke is the new salad, and now everyone’s just going with it. And as long the poke is good, we’re willing to go along. The stuff here isn’t bad, and they even have shrimp, tofu, and chicken. Which begs the question: is chicken poke actually poke? No, silly. Of course it isn’t. And neither are their poke burritos. Still, if you need a quick, sort-of-healthy lunch, this is a good Midtown option.
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Beer Authority is a huge bar in the Garment District where you can show off how much you know about IPAs.
Bluebird London is on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, and it’s a decent spot for a semi-fancy meal with someone dressed in business casual.
Donburiya is a fun Japanese izakaya in the Theater District that specializes in inexpensive donburi bowls and facilitating rowdy group meals.
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The Lobster Club
The Lobster Club is the brightly colored Japanese restaurant in the Seagram building in Midtown, from the same people behind The Grill and The Pool.
Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves some of the best udon in the city.
Sushi Hatsune is a spot in Chinatown that serves great chirashi, maki, and omakase takeout options.
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