Wanpaku is a Japanese restaurant in Greenpoint with a nice-looking minimalist space, friendly staff, and a bar in the back called The Hidden Pearl. They have a bunch of small plates, including some very good Japanese fried chicken and salmon tartare with a raw quail egg. Feel free to skip the pork bun and fried oysters, but we’d suggest not skipping the tonkatsu curry. It’s great.
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Bernie’s is an American spot in Greenpoint where you should be ordering martinis and mozzarella sticks.
21 Greenpoint is a great neighborhood spot that’s not just a consolation prize if you can’t get into Paulie Gee’s across the street.
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If you want to get a quick sit-down meal near Grand Central, go eat some pork katsu at Katsu-Hama.
Davelle is an all-day Japanese spot on the LES that’s unlike any other place in the city.
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We feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a Paulie Gee’s in their ‘hood or in their city as an option for excellent Neapolitan pies.
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