Ichabod’s is a little generic, but in a comforting sort of way. It’s a little spot on Irving Place with exposed brick, low ceilings, and candles on every table - and you’re here to eat straightforward dishes like a kale caesar and brick chicken. It doesn’t get too insanely busy on weekends, so it makes for a good backup plan for when you wake up from a nap on a Saturday night and realize you have a date in an hour that you forgot to plan.
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Gramercy Tavern is an incredible restaurant. But you already know that. The bar is the move you want to make here, and you want to make it often.
Simon & The Whale
Simon and The Whale is the main restaurant at the Freehand Hotel, and it’s the sort of place where you can eat great food and run into an ex.
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A Prospect Heights restaurant serving some of the most inventive, delicious food in New York City.
These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
Jeffrey’s Grocery in the West Village is one of the few restaurants in town we return to regularly. It is Perfect For pretty much everything.
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Bar Lunatico is one of the best bars to hang out in Bed-Stuy, especially if you’re looking for live music.
The Cellar at Beecher’s
The Cellar at Beecher’s is a little wine bar underneath a cheese shop in Flatiron.
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