D.O.C feels like a Sardinian bed and breakfast where the elderly owner smiles and nods as you taste the house wine and local cheeses. It’s a very cozy Italian wine bar that’s great for a low-key date in Williamsburg. The big Italian wine list has affordable options by the glass and carafe, and there’s a large selection of cheeses and charcuterie along with some housemade pastas.
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Pheasant is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant in Williamsburg where you and your friends should spend a few hours on a Wednesday evening.
If you live near Walter Foods, you come here a lot. I guess if we lived near Walter Foods, we would too.
Best Pizza is a wood-fired pizza spot that serves classic New York City slices in Williamsburg.
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Hearth has been one of the East Village’s best restaurants for over a decade, and it just got a whole lot lighter and leaner.
Despite being well known for Celebrity Sightings, it’s the food, Bar Pitti’s classic Italian dishes, that’s the real draw.
The Meatball Shop Chelsea
Reliable, delicious, and full of balls. If there’s not at Meatball Shop near you already, there will be soon. This thing is about to go full Shake Shack.
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Maison Premiere is the coolest place in Williamsburg to eat oysters and drink cocktails.
Off the main stretch in Williamsburg is Aurora, a place charming enough for a First/Early in the Game Date, calm enough for Dinner with the Parents, and with an insane, well-greened Outdoor/Patio Situation.
Bar Belly is a cocktail and oyster bar on the Lower East Side that’s an ideal first date spot.
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