The Wild Son is the least Meatpacking place in the Meatpacking District. It isn’t big, glitzy, or especially expensive, and it isn’t the sort of place you go to pregame for the Le Bain. We see all of that as a very good thing. Stop by this little restaurant (by the people who opened the Wayland), if you’re in the neighborhood and you need a casual lunch, brunch, or dinner. Think stuff like buckwheat pancakes and egg sandwiches with ingredients like broccoli rabe and shishito peppers. They also do a very decent smoked trout sandwich with bacon.
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Untitled at The Whitney
Dinner in an art museum, from Danny Meyer and Michael Anthony. Untitled at The Whitney is anything but boring.
The lesser of many evils, Paradou is nowhere near as in-your-face awful as many of its neighboring monkey cages. By Meatpacking standards, Paradou is a quaint little French bistro.
There were exactly zero restaurants we enjoy hanging out in Meatpacking until Santina arrived. Now there’s one.
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Mike's Coffee Shop
Mike's is a little diner in Clinton Hill that feels like it hasn't changed in a half-century. Stop by on a Sunday morning for some pancakes and eggs.
Trailer Park Lounge & Grill
Trailer Park in Chelsea is a trailer park-themed bar, which is actually a lot better than it sounds.
One of the few New York City restaurants you can count on for an excellent meal regardless of circumstance. Go for any meal or for a day on the patio.
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Two Hands Restaurant & Bar
The Tribeca outpost of Two Hands is a full-blown restaurant that's open through dinner, and serves alcohol. It's a useful all-day neighborhood spot.
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