White Oak Tavern is a big American restaurant in Greenwich Village that’s a good utility spot to keep in mind when you’re around NYU. It works for a burger and beer while watching sports on TV, or for lunch or dinner with a big group. They also have an extensive cocktail menu and Happy Hour till 7pm on weekdays.
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Pearl Oyster Bar
Almost everything on Pearl Oyster Bar menu is fantastic, but what really keeps us coming back though is the fried oyster sandwich.
Dante is the rebirth of a beloved 100-year-old Greenwich Village restaurant. It’s ideal for a first date over drinks and small plates.
La Lanterna di Vittorio
La Lanterna di Vittorio is an Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village that's best feature is its surprisingly spacious backyard.
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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is a massive outdoor bar in Astoria that’s a great place to day drink with a group.
The original E’s Bar is in the West 80s, but there’s a second location in Morningside Heights where you can hang out at a big table and play games.
Mister Paradise is an East Village bar where you can get a casual cocktail made with buckwheat or fermented habanero. Try it for a first date.
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Boulton & Watt
Boulton & Watt is a solid neighborhood hang with average bar food and some TVs for sports viewing purposes. Adjust expectations accordingly.
Ten Degrees is a wine bar in the East Village where all the drinks are two-for-one until 8pm everyday.
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