Doc Watson’s is a bar on the Upper East Side with street seating out front, a long bar inside, and a small beer garden out back. They do a solid Happy Hour during the week until 7pm and after 11pm, along with nightly specials on bar food. On the weekends, if you’re looking to get brunch while watching sports on TV, you can get food with two drinks for $16.
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An import from Nantucket, Sfoglia is one of the few Upper East Side joints that, if transported to downtown, wouldn’t feel out of place.
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Peng’s Noodle Folk
At Peng’s, you can get a variety of noodle and rice dishes. It’s some of the best casual food on the Upper East Side, especially if you like ramen.
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GMT Tavern is a dark bar on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village with sidewalk seating and a solid Happy Hour.
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The New York experience is really about making this gigantic metropolis feel smaller. We’re really all just looking for a few comfortable places with familiar faces in them to retreat to after a long day. Viand is one of those places.
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