The West Village location of Dominique Ansel is similar to the original in Soho, just without the cronut. If you can live without that delicious Frankenstein pastry, though, then you'll find similar baked goods - which are some of the best in the city - as well as shorter lines and more seating. In the summer, they offer phenomenal soft serve from a to-go window, which you should eat at one of the outdoor tables on 7th Avenue.
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Spain is a bar and restaurant in the West Village where 80-year-old Spanish bartenders in red jackets serve you free tapas as long as you buy drinks.
Boucherie is a very big French restaurant in the middle of the West Village where you can sit outside and eat a steak or some escargots.
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Littleneck Outpost is a bright little space in Greenpoint that's great for a solo breakfast or lunch. You can get a lobster roll or avocado toast.
Amazing Grace is a Filipino bakery in Woodside with excellent pandesal. Get there early before they sell out.
La Mercerie is a cafe and luxury design store in SoHo. It has expensive pastries and expensive furniture, and it’s a great spot for a daytime meeting.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Van Leeuwen is one of our favorite ice cream shops in New York. The Greenpoint outpost is small and also has coffee and a few pastries.
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