Always our first FiDi bar recommendation, The Dead Rabbit would be a pretty cool spot in any neighborhood. It’s part cocktail bar, part restaurant, located across a few floors in an old building on Water Street. The space feels very old New York (like, 1700s old), and many of the cocktails are served in fancy little teacups. Did New York’s settlers drink whiskey out of teacups? Unclear, but we’ll take it. This place gets crowded, but it’s one of the best around.
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Pisillo is one of the best places to get huge, Italian sandwiches in Manhattan and makes for great delivery if you spend time in FiDi.
Eataly Downtown is the corporate mall version of the one on 5th avenue, but it’s useful for a sandwich at lunch or a drink if you’re killing time.
Felice 15 Gold Street
Felice is an Italian restaurant and wine bar that’s a better choice than most other casual weeknight spots in FiDi.
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The original Au Cheval in Chicago makes one of our all-time favorite burgers, and the location in Tribeca serves a damn good one as well.
East Harlem Bottling Co.
East Harlem Botting Co. is a neighborhood brunch and burger spot to hang out with friends, your kids, or a TV.
Luke’s Lobster Garment District
Like their other locations around the city, Luke’s Lobster in the Garment District is a great place for lunch or a quick lobster roll.
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Weather Up is the top cocktail bar in Tribeca. It’s a little small for groups, but it’s good for a date.
The Honorable William Wall
The Honorable William Wall is a boat near Ellis Island with a bar and a big upper deck covered in astroturf. Also, it’s BYO food.
Fraunces Tavern in FiDi is one of the oldest bars in America, and it’s still going strong with a big whiskey selection and live music on weekends.
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