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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Houseman is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant in a neighborhood you probably don’t spend much time in.
A few years in, Soho’s The Dutch is better than it was when it first opened. These days, it might even be underrated.
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Bowery Meat Company
An East Village steakhouse that doesn’t really feel like a steakhouse. And that’s a good thing.
Bar Bolinas is a Clinton Hill restaurant that is very good for one thing: eating a burger outside.
High Street on Hudson
High Street on Hudson is a Philly import in the West Village that will happily make you a sandwich or a bowl of tripe. You should have both.
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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.
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