When you find yourself near the Highline looking for a casual spot to grab a bite, you can run up a few stairs, pretend you don’t hear the tourists asking you to take their pictures, and sit down at Hearth’s seasonal location that’s basically on 10th Avenue, just a couple stories above the ground. Get the roasted beet salad and a glass of bubbly, and then go with the braised pork sandwich, which has chili slaw and honey that soak into the bun - it’s the best thing here.
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Sullivan Street Bakery
Sullivan Street Bakery is a little counter-service cafe with breakfast, lunch, and excellent baked goods.
Trailer Park Lounge & Grill
Trailer Park in Chelsea is a trailer park-themed bar, which is actually a lot better than it sounds.
Piggyback is a pan-Asian spot in Chelsea from the people behind Pig and Khao, and it’s a great option for dinner before a show at MSG.
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The Long Island Bar
The Long Island Bar looks kind of like an old-school diner, and it’s where you go for great cocktails and a top-notch burger in Cobble Hill.
Circa Brewing Co
Circa Brewing is a beer hall and brewery in Downtown Brooklyn. The beer is decent, and it’s good for groups, but we aren’t really fans of the food.
Barking Dog is a casual American spot on the Upper East Side where you can sit outside during brunch with your dog.
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RH Rooftop Restaurant
RH is the restaurant on top of Restoration Hardware in Meatpacking where you can get design inspiration for your megayacht while eating American food.
City Vineyard is a restaurant and wine bar on the Hudson River in Tribeca, and it’s a great spot to drink wine outside with a group.
The Fulton in the South Street Seaport is where you should go to eat phenomenal seafood while looking out at the Brooklyn Bridge.
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