A little wine bar in the upper West Village, Turks & Frogs is a good place for a wine-centric date or a quiet hang with your parents. At night, it’s dark and very cozy. There are some Mediterranean small plates as well as the obligatory cheese selection, and it’s on a block of the West Village that you’ll fantasize about living on.
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While many New Yorkers rely on coffee and Pret A Manger to get them through the day, Steinthal runs on a steady diet of cereal, water, and Westville.
The Brooklyneer is most definitely a bar with food, not a restaurant with a bar. But in terms of bar food in New York City, this is some of the best around. Oh, and for all you crazy intense soccer fans out there, The Brooklyneer is the place to watch.
The Spaniard is a big West Village gastropub that’s a fun place to get drinks with a group, and a less enjoyable spot to eat elevated bar food.
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Evelina is a Mediterranean spot that feels cooler than most of the other neighborhood restaurants in Fort Greene.
Zizi Limona is a Middle Eastern spot in Williamsburg that works for pretty much any casual dinner situation.
Extra Virgin in the West Village is an excellent date spot and is as consistent as they come.
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