Right under the Williamsburg bridge is Donna, a whitewashed cocktail spot that’s one of the best-looking bars in Brooklyn. The all-white, plant-covered space and tropical cocktails make you feel like you’re somewhere in Mexico. It’s a low-key spot to sit at the bar with a date on weeknights, and it turns into a party when they have DJs spinning on weekends. It’s also a great choice for a birthday bar outing.
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Kings County Imperial
Kings County Imperial may not be traditional, but it serves some of our favorite Chinese food in New York City. Definitely our favorite in Brooklyn.
Best Pizza is a wood-fired pizza spot that serves classic New York City slices in Williamsburg.
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The Meatball Shop
A restaurant on the Lower East Side operating with the sole purpose of turning out ridiculously good meatballs and presenting you a few options in which to consume them.
Danny Meyer’s Chelsea bar, Porchlight, is all about the details. Cocktails and details.
Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
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The Happiest Hour
For those times in your life when you just need a stiff drink and delicious burger in the West Village, The Happiest Hour is the move.
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