At this point, there are a million poke places in NYC, but there aren’t too many that also serve hot dogs. Sons of Thunder does, and they also have soft serve. So if you want a cone of ice cream and banh mi hot dog, you can get that here. But you can also get a bowl of tuna, salmon, or octopus poké over some rice, greens, or cauliflower rice. This place is great for a weekday lunch or whenever you need something quick and relatively healthy, and there’s another location in Fidi.
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The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
Even though it's in Midtown, this multi-level meat market serves up one of our favorite steaks in town, and it's not what you might expect from a steakhouse in the area.
Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.
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Minnie’s is a casual little spot on the LES where you can stop by for a burger or a farro salad without a reservation on a Friday night.
The next time you find yourself wanting red meat in Greenpoint, direct yourself to Cherry Point.
Fred's at Barneys NY
Why on earth are we reviewing a famous department store restaurant? Because it’s hilarious, that’s why. Nowhere else will you find such an entertaining mix of blown-out 55-going-on-22 moms, burnt-out post-college city natives, and people who think they look like celebrities but most definitely aren’t.
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