Paper Daisy is a casual cocktail bar down a set of stairs in the East Village. It has a bar area up front and a dimly lit room in the back filled with tables, and there’s also a little patio out front where you can hang out and watch tourists point at things on St. Marks. It’s a great spot for an early-in-the-game date, and it’s also ideal when you just want to sit down and have a conversation with someone without having to shout. If you get hungry, there are some solid bar snacks like a burger, a duck hot dog, and chicken liver toast.
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A great East Village date night spot, especially when you get the adjacent cocktail lounge, Angel's Share, involved.
At Feast, you’re going to have a meal meant to be shared amongst friends. You sit down and they load up your table, Thanksgiving style. We love their approach, but wish there were fewer rules and restrictions.
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The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
Quality cocktails and more than decent food on Smith Street. Brunch is a big deal here.
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Holiday Cocktail Lounge is a cross between a dive and a cocktail bar, and it's the sort of place you hope to find in the East Village.
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