309 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in New York.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
& Sons is a wine bar in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with a rotating list of country hams.
Cremini’s is a small Italian spot in Carroll Gardens that feels like someone’s apartment.
Ten Hope is a Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg with a massive, dog-friendly backyard that’s great for drinks and snacks.
The Bitter End is a live music bar in Greenwich Village where Bob Dylan played before he was Bob Dylan.
Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.
To some people, Achilles Heel is a bar. But we think it’s one of the best restaurants in Greenpoint. Bring a date, sit by the fire, and eat something.
Peoples is a wine shop and bar in the bottom of Essex Street Market on the LES.
Pomp & Circumstance is a small Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg that’s a good place to get drinks and a light bite with a date.
The HiHi Room is a neighborhood spot in Boerum Hill, and it’s a great place to grab a burger and a few cocktails with a friend.
Japan Village is a food court in Industry City where you’ll find things like sushi, ramen, and karaage.
Rolf’s serves a full menu of heavy German food, but it’s best known for its elaborate, year-round holiday decorations.
Kindred serves natural wines and Mediterranean food in a small East Village space that’s great for casual dates.