This is a cool little sake bar that’s barely marked, so it tends to attract an in-the-know crowd. There’s a big sake selection with bottles from all over Japan, and a numbered map drawn of the country on one wall to help you navigate where different options come from. You’ll also find some surprisingly good small plates like sashimi or little rice bowls or fried chicken. This place is very low key, but it’s a great alternative when you want neither a fancy cocktail nor a loud, crowded bar. There’s also an unaffiliated cocktail bar called B Flat located right below, but that place has always had a weird piano bar vibe to us. Stick to Shigure.
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Holy Ground is a below-ground Tribeca spot that looks like an old-school steakhouse, but actually specializes in slow smoked meats.
Family friendly, celeb-heavy and aesthetically pleasing, Bubby’s represents its Tribeca zip code hard. This is It’s one of the better known Chronic Brunch spots around town.
Macao Trading Co.
"Look for the red lantern," instructs the Macao Trading Co. website. This is how you will know you have reached your destination - the Portuguese colony of Macao circa 1952, "a fugitive's heaven from which there is no turning back." Awesome. We're apparently having dinner at Universal Studios tonight.
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An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
Kokage is a Japanese spot run by the same people as Kajitsu, and it works for a nice (but less formal) lunch or dinner around Grand Central.
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A Tribeca restaurant from Andrew Carmellini that belongs on your Hit List, if not your bucket list.
The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
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