This place is old. We’re talking built-in-1864 old. So that whole throwback vibe they’re giving off is not a facade. This is a tavern, plain and simple, and there’s a chance that it’s survived so long because there are few other good options in the Gramercy area. On the plus side, it’s also useful, unpretentious, and a good place to relax. If you’re in the area and you just want to get a beer with friends (and maybe watch the game on TV), Pete’s gets the job done.
More spots in GramercySee more
Eleven Madison Park
Fancy though it may be, Eleven Madison Park is surprisingly lively. But make no mistake, this is fine dining at its most serious.
Universally appealing, consistently excellent, and one of our favorite places in all of NYC.
We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
More American spotsSee more
After five years in business, ABC Kitchen is still pretty. But after a recent change in chef, the food is just pretty good.
A Korean-ish small plates spot in the East Village that’s affordable, tasty, and really fun.
The Happiest Hour
For those times in your life when you just need a stiff drink and delicious burger in the West Village, The Happiest Hour is the move.
Suggested by our writers
Flatiron Hall is a big beer hall where people like to relive the Oktoberfest experience they had during their junior year abroad.
Puffy’s Tavern is a bar in Tribeca with TV’s, well drinks, and surprisingly good sandwiches.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more