Rider is a hotel restaurant that looks like a hotel restaurant. It’s perfect for bringing your boss (and her corporate card) for drinks in the highly-designed space surrounded by leather cushions and subway tiles. While some of the food here is a little lackluster for the steep prices, you won’t want to miss the burger.
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