Some people put up Christmas lights as soon as the Thanksgiving table has been cleared, and then there’s Clark Griswold and Martha May Whovier, and then there’s Rolf’s. This German bar and restaurant in Gramercy is decked out in colorful lights, wreaths, ornaments, and dolls year-round. With heavy dishes like wiener schnitzel and meatloaf, and drinks like mulled wine and spiced eggnog, it’s a good place to go whenever you miss winter.
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We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
Upland used to be one of our favorite spots in the city, but now it’s mostly just a useful place to have a nice, somewhat boring meal in Flatiron.
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If you’re wandering around 37th Street and you suddenly feel the urge to be in an authentic German beer garden, go to Reichenbach Hall.
Cafe D’Alsace is an Alsatian restaurant on the UES that’s good for a nice meal with your extended family or a drink at the bar.
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Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
Loreley is a traditional-feeling beer garden on the Lower East Side, and it’s a good place to get some day drinking done.
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