Taralucci e Vino is a mini chain of all-day Italian cafes with a few locations in Manhattan, including this one near Union Square. You can stop by in the morning and grab some eggs or an Italian pastry, or you can come by after work and have a glass of wine and maybe some pasta. Think of this place as a nicer, Italian Le Pain Quotidien, one where you could conceivably bring some coworkers or a date.
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After closing their East Village location, this Indian restaurant is now back with a more upscale space near Union Square.
Shuko, an unmarked Japanese spot near Union Square, is our favorite omakase experience in NYC.
This is the first US location of a very popular Japanese chain, and they specialize in udon.
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Aria Wine Bar
Aria in the West Village is a picture-perfect, cozy little room, ideal for a first date experience that may end up with you making out in the street.
Leuca is an Italian restaurant with Manhattan vibes, in the bottom of a Williamsburg hotel called The William Vale.
An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
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We keep wanting to love The Breslin as much as everyone else seems to, but we just can't get there. Partly because the food is so damn heavy, but the service sucks too. Spend your time and money at John Dory next door instead.
For a sit-down, thin crust pizza experience, your best bet in the Union Square area is Ribalta.
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