You may know Industry Kitchen as the place with a $2000 pizza on the menu, but unless you desperately want to eat golden leaves, you should know this spot for its outdoor seating situation. It’s on the East River near the South Street Seaport, and has a lot of tables next to the running path with great views of the river and Brooklyn. If you do want some food, the thin-crust pizzas are actually pretty good, like the $16 margherita pie that’s more than enough for one person.
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Schilling is one of very few nice little spots in the Financial District, making their Austrian-Mediterranean blend ideal for either a dad or a date.
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The original Au Cheval in Chicago makes one of our all-time favorite burgers, and the location in Tribeca serves a damn good one as well.
East Harlem Bottling Co.
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Pier A Harbor House is one of the best dining al fresco restaurants in NYC, complete with a view of the Statue Of Liberty and a massive outdoor/patio situation.
If the Queen Mary just ended up being a nicely appointed tug boat loaded with alcohol and raw oysters, you’d have Grand Banks. Load up on ceviche and fried veggies, just make sure you aren’t prone to motion sickness.
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