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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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.
For your next special occasion/fancy night out dinner in SoHo, consider the French fine dining at Le Coucou.
Soho Park is a very casual spot on Prince Street where you can sit down, eat an okay sandwich, and feel like you’re not in Soho.
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Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar
Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar is a tiny place in the West Village where you can sit on a barstool, eat some small plates, and have a few drinks.
Vinegar Hill House
One of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn, especially in the summer when their back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.
Most everything on the menu at Charlie Bird is fantastic. They do service and wine better than almost anyone else.
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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.
Botanica Bar is a classic NYC dive that is an ideal place to gather a group, especially during Happy Hour.
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