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Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
General Deb’s is a Sichuan restaurant in Bushwick that’s great for a casual date or group dinner in the neighborhood.
Misi is the pasta-focused restaurant from the people behind one of our all-time favorite Brooklyn restaurants, Lilia.
Adda is a great casual Indian restaurant in Long Island City, and you should be planning a trip here for some curry and cheesy naan.
Toriko is a yakitori spot in the West Village that serves omakase menus focused on excellent grilled chicken skewers.
Bernie’s is an American spot in Greenpoint where you should be ordering martinis and mozzarella sticks.
Atomix is a restaurant in Nomad where you sit around a counter and eat a 10-course, $175 Korean tasting menu. For a special experience, it’s worth it.
The world’s first shabushabu omakase restaurant, owned by the people behind Cocoron, is a unique experience in a number of ways.
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
Blanca is a 12-seat tasting-menu restaurant hidden in a room behind Roberta’s. And it’s incredible.
Does La Esquina have the best Mexican food in NYC? No. But it is in a secret basement in Nolita, and it’s worth a trip for the experience.
Kiki’s is a Greek place on the Lower East Side that’s packed every night, and serves good, affordable food.
Glou is a wine bar and small plates restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s one of your best options in the area for a first/early date.
Peppa’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a counter-service Caribbean spot about a block from the park.
886 is a casual Taiwanese restaurant on St. Mark’s in the East Village. It’s good for a fun and affordable group dinner.