Even if the legend is true and the Bloody Mary was really invented here, King Cole Bar - an extremely fancy cocktail bar inside the St. Regis Hotel - feels much more like a place to drink a martini. The fur coats and businesspeople who probably should’ve gone to bed two drinks ago make for very good people watching, and the comfortable leather bar seats and booths with table service also make it a good option for a cocktail date in Midtown.
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Pokeworks is a takeout operation in Midtown where you can get your poke in burrito form. If... that’s your thing.
Smith & Wollensky
Smith & Wollensky is a classic Midtown steakhouse that’s a good spot for a business meal at lunch or dinner.
La Pecora Bianca
The Midtown East location of La Pecora Bianca is reliable for nearly any casual situation that you want to involve pasta.
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The Red Lion
The Red Lion is a big bar in Greenwich Village that’s a good spot to watch soccer on TV during the day, and listen to live music every night.
If you’re even a little choosy about the beer you drink, you’ll be obsessed with Proletariat in the East Village.
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