Wayside isn’t NYC’s premiere coffee shop, but it’s pretty low-key, and that’s why we like it. Unlike other places where you can sit with your laptop, this spot never seems to get too crowded (despite the fact that it’s tiny), and there are even a few tables outside when the weather is nice. The food isn’t anything special, but if you get extremely hungry while you’re working here, you won’t be too upset with one of their sandwiches. So if you’re looking for a calm place to sit near Union Square, this is an option.
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Bocce USQ is an outdoor Italian restaurant in Union Square Park, and it’s perfect for an after-work spritz when you’d rather be in Rome.
Laut is a Thai/Malaysian/Singaporean restaurant just off Union Square, and it’s a good, casual pace to try something other than your usual noodles.
abcV is Jean-Georges’ third restaurant inside of the ABC Carpet & Home furniture store, and this one is all vegetarian. It’s also the best.
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Faicco’s Italian Specialities
Faicco’s is an incredible Italian deli that’s been open since 1900, and their chicken cutlet sandwich is unbeatable.
So it’s not often that a wine bar comes with an enthusiastic Infatuation Approval, but Terroir’s new outpost in Tribeca most certainly does.
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