Pomona is across the street from the Plaza Hotel and underneath the Paris Theater, and while you will find a $19 shrimp cocktail and a royal caviar eclair on the menu, this place doesn’t feel stuffy. There’s a casual bar space, a dining room with big orange leather booths, and music like Christine and the Queens on the speakers. The food is on the heavy side - they serve goose fat tater tots and a duck confit burger with duck skin mayo and duck jus. Come here when you want an upscale dinner and are OK with $40 entrees, but don’t want to feel out of place wearing jeans.
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Castell Rooftop Lounge
Castell Rooftop Lounge is the upscale bar on top of the AC Hotel in the Garment District. Drinks are pricey here, but there’s a nice outdoor patio.
There are a few Souvlaki GR locations in NYC, including this one in a small basement in Midtown East. Stop by for some great, casual Greek food.
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Koten’s is a Caribbean and American restaurant on Staten Island with a fantastic backyard, late night hours, and lots of drink specials.
Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Grill Café At The Standard
The Grill Café is a casual, all-day American spot in the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking with outdoor seating that’s ideal for people watching.
Fred's at Barneys NY
Why on earth are we reviewing a famous department store restaurant? Because it’s hilarious, that’s why. Nowhere else will you find such an entertaining mix of blown-out 55-going-on-22 moms, burnt-out post-college city natives, and people who think they look like celebrities but most definitely aren’t.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
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