If you’re looking for an easy Italian option in the East Village at any time of the day, San Marzano has your back. But it’s most useful for a boozy brunch. You can get bottomless mimosas for $10, and the egg dishes and paninis max out at $9, and the vibe is surprisingly low-key. Plus, the patio is a nice place to people watch on Second Avenue.
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Professor Thom's is a sports bar in the East Village that gets crazy during Michigan and Patriots games.
If you’re looking to have an amazing romantic dinner with some of the best Italian food this city has to offer, keep looking. But if you’re just looking to go out with a big group, celebrate a birthday, and have a really good time, Gemma will do.
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Gran Tivoli is an Italian spot in Nolita that’s best for drinks and a light bite rather than a full dinner.
If you want some pasta or a piece of fish on the UWS, Tessa is a decent option. It’s a big, dimly-lit space, and the food is solid.
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886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s good for a fun and affordable group dinner.
CK14 - The Crooked Knife
The food at CK-14 won’t blow your mind, but the friendly staff, huge patio, and strong drinks make up for it.
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