If you need a glass of wine in Little Italy, but you aren’t into tourist traps, come here. It’s a good place for a classy date or a hang with your parents - and if anyone gets hungry, there’s a menu with plenty of French food. It’s also cozy and looks like a really nice living room.
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Nyonya is well known as one of the few real Malaysian restaurants in New York City, and it's excellent.
Two Hands is a coffee shop and cafe in Little Italy full of very nice and very good looking Australians. But yeah, you’re there for a latte. Sure.
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Mountain Bird is a poultry-focused French bistro in Harlem, run by a Japanese couple. Sound interesting? It is. It's also excellent.
Excuse My French
A funny little French tapas bar on the Lower East Side, with some really tasty food.
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Aria Wine Bar
Aria in the West Village is a picture-perfect, cozy little room, ideal for a first date.
The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells is a natural wine bar on the Lower East Side that serves some good small plates and $1 Happy Hour oysters every day.
Racines is a really good place to drink wine, but this Tribeca restaurant is a really bad spot to eat food.
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