It can be tough to find an actually-good place to drink with a group on the UWS, so it’s good to know about E’s Bar. You can sit up front and eat a burger at the bar while you watch a game on TV, or you can grab a big booth in the back and play Jenga or Pictionary. This place probably isn’t ideal for a date (unless your date is into Jenga), but it’s great for any sort of casual hang, and it feels like the kind of spot where you could talk to new people. And if you like bar trivia, they do that sometimes.
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The Smith Lincoln Center
That's right, another Infatuation review for yet another location of The Smith. Why? Because The Smith is always there when you need it to be. Sometimes for the food. Sometimes for the bathroom. Either way, it's there, and it's good.
Marlow Bistro is an Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side that feels like the setting of a first date scene from a 90s romantic comedy.
Community Food & Juice
Community Food & Juice is one of the best brunch spots around Morningside Heights and Columbia University. Unfortunately, that's exactly when it's at its worst. Hit it any other time for best results.
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What we have found at Blind Tiger is a New York City bar that actually has an extensive microwbrew selection AND excellent food. Unfortunately, the place gets very crowded at times.
The Meatball Shop
A restaurant on the Lower East Side operating with the sole purpose of turning out ridiculously good meatballs and presenting you a few options in which to consume them.
We all get cravings for wings, cheesesteaks and waffle fries sometimes, and when we need to take care of that situation, Wogies is there for us.
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Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
Maison Pickle is a fancy comfort food place from the people behind Jacob’s Pickles, and it feels sort like an upscale Applebee’s.
The original E’s Bar is in the West 80s, but there’s a second location in Morningside Heights where you can hang out at a big table and play games.
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