Ponyboy is cocktail bar in Greenpoint where you can book a table and have a full dinner. But we wouldn’t recommend that, seeing as how the menu is confusingly broad (sashimi, hummus, homemade Doritos, etc.) and the food is pretty unremarkable. What you really want to do is come here after 10pm, when this place turns into a full-on bar, with a big dance floor in the back. Just be aware that it gets extremely crowded on weekends.
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Frankies (457) Spuntino
Frankies is a tiny, cozy joint with simple Italian cooking, and the food is pretty damn great.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new favorite BBQ spot. Situated inside what used to be an old auto body shop, this gutted garage is raging every night of the week.
A Carroll Gardens neighborhood seafood gem, where the chef might throw a lobster at you. God bless this city.
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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.
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
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Sauvage is a place in lower Greenpoint that looks like a French bistro, serves a great burger, and is surprisingly easy to get into.
If you’re looking to drink truly excellent beer and have some very good food with it, Tørst is one of your best options in the city.
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