If you don’t want to want to run into half of your office on Stone Street and spend the evening talking about what you spent the day doing, then head to Cedar Local. It’s a dark, casual bar a few blocks from Wall Street, and it’s a good spot to have a Manhattan alone at the bar, or for drinks before dinner at Manhatta or Crown Shy.
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On the roof of Pier 17 in the Seaport District, The Greens is a big outdoor space where you can drink while playing lawn games with a group.
Osteria della Pace
Osteria della Pace is an upscale Italian spot inside Eataly Downtown in the Financial District.
Chikarashi Isso serves a diverse menu of Japanese dishes in a compact FiDi space that’s great for last-minute business dinners.
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Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
Hunky Dory is an all-day restaurant in Crown Heights that serves a fairly random assortment of things you’ll want to eat. (And it’s great for brunch.)
The Gowanus location of Dinosaur BBQ is a huge space that’s an ideal place to come with big groups.
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Crown Shy is an American restaurant in the Financial District that’s one of the few places we’d recommend to absolutely everyone.
Manhatta is a prix-fixe restaurant on the 60th floor of a building in FiDi, and an ideal special occasion spot.
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit is part cocktail bar, part restaurant, and the best place to drink in FiDi.
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