The Dead Poet is really just a solid neighborhood bar. Isn’t the least bit fancy, but it also doesn’t smell bad, and they even have some books you can read while you drink. There are a couple of TVs for watching sports, and there are also both daytime and late-night Happy Hours. It’s about the size of a subway car, though, so don’t bring a big group.
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Caffè Storico is little more than a good bet for dinner in the neighborhood or some pre-gaming before you hit the planetarium. Who wants to get drunk and see a laser show?
Barney Greengrass is the definition of a Classic NYC Establishment. What’s not to love about a 100-year-old tradition of sturgeon scrambled eggs and a H&H bagel with lox, cream cheese and tomato?
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The NoMad Bar
Thanks to the prices, this casual(ish) bar in The NoMad hotel probably isn’t a place that you can afford to visit often. But when you do, eat dessert.
Fish Market is a rowdy neighborhood bar in the South Street Seaport that has excellent Chinese and Malaysian food and a cult-like following.
The Spaniard is a big West Village gastropub that’s a fun place to get drinks with a group, and a less enjoyable spot to eat elevated bar food.
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The Smith Midtown
If Midtown East is the final frontier of food-obsessed New York City, The Smith Midtown is the Starship Enterprise.
Hudson Malone is a rare Midtown East pub where you can eat good food and watch sports on TV at the very same time.
Bondurants is a little bar on the Upper East Side where you can eat some comfort food and have a good cocktail.
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