Riki is a casual Japanese restaurant with a giant menu that has everything from sashimi to okonomiyaki and skewered meats. It’s a good option if you’re meeting a friend for something low-key and want to split everything - or if you want to eat alone at the sushi bar (where they sometimes show videos of cats doing stupid things on the TV screens).
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Hudson Malone is a rare Midtown East pub where you can eat good food and watch sports on TV at the very same time.
Blank Slate is a big coffee shop Midtown East, and it’s a great place to grab a snack, have a quick meeting, or hang out for a while and do some work.
GRK Fresh Greek
Grk is a counter-service Greek chain that makes a pretty decent plate of shawarma. Try it for a quick lunch you’ll probably eat at your desk.
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Karasu is a Japanese speakeasy/izakaya you find by going through the back door of Walter’s in Fort Greene. Go for cocktails and fried chicken.
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The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
We typically love ourselves some Michael White. Though his new hotel restaurant Ai Fiori is a sprawling space with more room than they know what to do with. Set inside The Setai, this is a bit of a cookie cutter hotel restaurant - one that isn’t bad, but just isn’t quite our style.
Sakagura is an izakaya-style Japanese restaurant that’s hidden in the basement of a very normal Midtown office building.
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