201 "Birthdays" restaurants in New York.
Farra is a wine bar in Tribeca from the people behind (temporarily closed) Atera. Order the scallop fried rice.
Lakruwana is a Sri Lankan restaurant on Staten Island with a $15 all-you-can-eat buffet and outdoor seating.
Bayou is a New Orleans-inspired brunch and dinner spot on Staten Island with an outdoor area that looks like it’s always celebrating Mardi Gras.
99 Favor Taste is a Chinese hot pot restaurant with a bunch of locations around NYC, including this New Dorp Lane spot on Staten Island.
Marina Cafe is an upscale seafood restaurant on Staten Island has a big deck with great views of Great Kills Harbor.
Soothr is a Thai restaurant on East 13th Street with a gazebo-like backyard and Bangkok specialties that are difficult to find in NYC.
If you need ice cream in Harlem, there’s a fairly simple solution. Go to Sugar Hill Creamery, and get a scoop of something like A$AP Rocky Road.
Odd Fellows in the East Village makes ice cream flavors like sprinkles, banana pudding, and peanut butter s’mores. If you see miso cherry, get it.
Ten Hope is a Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg with a massive, dog-friendly backyard that’s great for drinks and snacks.
Fifth Hammer is one of the best places to drink with a group in LIC.
Mikkeller is a famous Danish brewery with a great taproom attached to Citi Field.
Torishin is a yakitori spot in Hell’s Kitchen that serves a six-course omakase for $65.
Low Fidelity is a Jersey City cocktail bar that serves great Detroit-style pizza.