You probably know the drill here: pick your balls, sauce, and sides, and enjoy a very casual and reliable meal. The Hell’s Kitchen location has a few seats at the bar and some big communal tables in the middle for groups, and meatball heros and vegetarian balls (that actually taste good). This is an easy choice for a dinner that you don’t want to spend a lot of money on, or when you don’t feel like cooking.
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When your tequila list is longer than your menu, we start to worry. The food at Añejo would be wonderful, but sadly they take the “small” in “small plates” really seriously.
The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
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Emilio’s Ballato is an old-school Italian place in Soho that doesn’t take reservations, serves great food, and feels kind of like a clubhouse.
Caffe Buon Gusto
Caffe Buon Gusto is a casual Italian restaurant on the UES, and it's one of the best date spots in the area.
Una Pizza Napoletana
Una Pizza Napoletana is a pizza place on the LES that came back to New York after a stint in San Francisco.
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