A nautical themed basement bar with big booths and high ceilings. They make good cocktails here, but it doesn’t get too busy, and that’s probably because it’s hidden down a set of stairs on Lafayette Street. If you’re in Soho, and you need a semi-quiet cocktail in a space that’s larger than you expect, come here.
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La Sirène has changed a bit over the last few years, but this French cult favorite in a strange part of SoHo is still pretty damn good and pretty damn authentic.
Aquagrill is a West Village raw bar classic. If you're not prepared to eat a dozen oysters on your own, you're not prepared to eat here.
Ed's Lobster Bar
We’ve put this one off long enough and it’s time to come right out and say it – we don’t love Ed’s Lobster Bar. It’s all reasonable ocean fare, but none of it leaves us anxiously awaiting next time.
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Chez Ma Tante
Chez Ma Tante is a neighborhood spot that looks like every other Brooklyn restaurant - but it’s not. Come here for simple, excellent food.
Tuome in the East Village is doing something totally different with familiar Asian menu items.
The NoMad Bar
Thanks to the prices, this casual(ish) bar in The NoMad hotel probably isn’t a place that you can afford to visit often. But when you do, eat dessert.
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Botanica Bar is a classic NYC dive that is an ideal place to gather a group, especially during Happy Hour.
The Up & Up
The Up & Up is a cocktail bar in Greenwich Village where you and a date can have fancy drinks in a relatively low-key basement space.
Peppi’s Cellar is a big cocktail bar below a restaurant in Nolita, and it’s perfect for when you want to sit somewhere dark and listen to jazz.
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