At this point, there are a million poke places in NYC, but there aren’t too many that also serve hot dogs. Sons of Thunder does, and they also have soft serve. So if you want a cone of ice cream and banh mi hot dog, you can get that here. But you can also get a bowl of tuna, salmon, or octopus poké over some rice, greens, or cauliflower rice. This place is great for a weekday lunch or whenever you need something quick and relatively healthy, and there’s another location in Fidi.
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Tanner Smith’s is a big cocktail bar that’s useful to know about for group drinks in Midtown.
Alfie’s is a bar near Columbus Circle with a bunch of beers on tap and good Happy Hour deals.
We typically love ourselves some Michael White. Though his new hotel restaurant Ai Fiori is a sprawling space with more room than they know what to do with. Set inside The Setai, this is a bit of a cookie cutter hotel restaurant - one that isn’t bad, but just isn’t quite our style.
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Lella Alimentari is a friendly cafe in Williamsburg where you can hang out, eat a sandwich, and talk to an employee in a bright red beanie.
There are better spots to spend this much money on food, but Riverpark is one of the only places around Murray Hill to have drinks by the water.
Tipsy Parson has done a perfect job of creating a place that looks and feels like a Southern restaurant, but at the cost of under-delivering on the food. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
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