The Cecil is an upscale American restaurant that shares a kitchen with a famous Jazz bar (Minton’s Playhouse). Even though the menu reads old-school (steaks, some good clams casino, caesar salad), the restaurant is sleek, with low turquoise velvet booths and colorful paintings on the walls. The specialty here is steak, and there are approximately ten different cuts on the menu. Also - If you just want to meet someone for a martini, there’s a pretty big bar area that feels distinct from the dining room space and often has live piano music.
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BLVD Bistro is a cozy restaurant in the bottom of a Harlem brownstone where you can get some slightly upscale Southern food.
Before you start eating at all the trendy new spots in Harlem, filling your belly with soul food at Sylvia’s needs to happen first.
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Ponyboy is a restaurant/bar in Greenpoint, and it’s where you go when it’s after 10pm and you’re looking for a place to dance.
Mathews Food & Drink
Mathews Food & Drink is an American spot in Jersey City that’s great for brunch or casual group dinners.
Untitled at The Whitney
Dinner in an art museum, from Danny Meyer and Michael Anthony. Untitled at The Whitney is anything but boring.
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Clay is an American restaurant in Harlem that’s perfect for a special-but-not-too-formal dinner with a date or your family.
Few restaurants in this city feel as alive as Red Rooster in Harlem - the atmosphere is incredible.
Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
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