You don’t need to spend nearly $4 on a single grilled oyster, $20 on dry, crumbly boudin, or go out of your way to have dinner at Canary Club, a multi-floor Cajun spot on the LES. But you should make a reservation for the live music lounge downstairs, which has performances Tuesday through Saturday from 9pm until 4am. The red fabric booths, large format cocktails, and live jazz make it feel like a speakeasy in New Orleans, and it’s a great place to hang out with a first date or significant other.
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Dudley's is more about the hang than it is a memorable meal. Go in with the right expectations and you’ll be glad it’s there.
Dirty French is a Lower East Side French restaurant from the people behind Carbone, and like that place, dinner here is definitely an event.
Excuse My French
A funny little French tapas bar on the Lower East Side, with some really tasty food.
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If you’re looking or a sandwich in Industry City and don’t feel like eating a massive mound of meat at Hometown Bar-B-Que, stop by Ends Meat.
Family friendly, celeb-heavy and aesthetically pleasing, Bubby’s represents its Tribeca zip code hard. This is It’s one of the better known Chronic Brunch spots around town.
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Bar Belly is a cocktail and oyster bar on the Lower East Side that’s an ideal first date spot.
Little Branch is an underground speakeasy in the West Village with occasional live music and good date-night vibes.
If you absolutely want to go drink at a speakeasy, Attaboy (on the Lower East Side) is one of the best options.
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