Summerly is the rooftop bar at The Hoxton in Williamsburg, and it kind of feels like a J Crew advertisement or an idealized version of Cape Cod. It has potted plants, strings of lights, and floral bar stools, and the view is incredible. The menu has things like a burger, a few different kinds of pasta, and a lobster roll - but the food is mostly average, so we wouldn’t suggest a full meal here. Stop by for drinks on a particularly nice day, and take a few pictures of the Manhattan skyline. You’ll feel like a tourist, but you’ll also have a very nice picture.
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Antica Pesa is both crazy and endearing, and a far cry from some of the other restaurants around here that hand you some food and a paper napkin and then wait for you to leave.
Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
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Most everything on the menu at Charlie Bird is fantastic. They do service and wine better than almost anyone else.
Extra Virgin in the West Village is an excellent date spot and is as consistent as they come.
If you live near Walter Foods, you come here a lot. I guess if we lived near Walter Foods, we would too.
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The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
Sauvage is a place in lower Greenpoint that looks like a French bistro, serves a great burger, and is surprisingly easy to get into.
Westlight is the cocktail bar and restaurant on top of the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg.
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