You don’t need to go to Docks for a full dinner, but it’s a very good option for a quick stop during Happy Hour, which runs until 7pm. Sit at the big horseshoe bar and drink $4 beers and $7 glasses of wine while snacking on fish tacos and $1 oysters. If you’re worried that a dozen oysters won’t do much to balance out all the sauvignon blanc you're simultaneously consuming, get the fried octopus, too.
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If you want to get a quick sit-down meal near Grand Central, go eat some pork katsu at Katsu-Hama.
P.J. Clarke’s has been rocking a good burger for decades. Let’s give the elders some credit. The only thing we don’t like about P.J. Clarke’s is that it’s almost always insufferably busy.
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Lobster Joint is closest thing to a clam shack that you can find in Greenpoint, and it's absolutely perfect for summer day drinking.
It is no understatement to say that Catch is the most over-the-top, ridiculous dining operation the Meatpacking District has ever seen. Thankfully though, the service is fantastic, and the food is pretty great as well, despite the absurdity of it all.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
Grand Central Oyster Bar
Grand Central Oyster Bar is a legendary, Classic NYC Establishment located inside Grand Central Station. There ain’t another place like this in the world, and unless you commute from Westchester everyday, it can be easily forgotten. Don’t let that happen.
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