The Owl’s Tail is a casual cocktail bar on the Upper West Side that feels more or less like someone’s living room. The space is pretty small, with a bar on one side and some tables on the other, and it’s a good place for a first date or drinks with a few friends when you need something a little nicer and cooler than The Gin Mill or Dive 75. The cocktails here are great, and they also serve oysters and some small plates like chicken wings and dumplings.
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We learned a lot of things from eating at Peacefood Cafe, mostly related to non-violence and how nachos are apparently good for you.
Caffè Storico is little more than a good bet for dinner in the neighborhood or some pre-gaming before you hit the planetarium. Who wants to get drunk and see a laser show?
Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
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The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
Brooklyn Cider House
Brooklyn Cider House is a bar, brewery, and prix-fixe restaurant in Bushwick that’s a great place to spend a night eating and drinking with a group.
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Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
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