The first time you come to City Bakery you’ll want to try their hot chocolate and their chocolate chip cookie and their pretzel croissant - all the stuff they’re famous for. But when you come back, you should hit up their always stocked, high-end salad bar. This is the kind of salad bar that has grilled cheese.
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Ribalta is big Italian spot near Union Square that serves solid Neapolitan-style pizzas and works for fun group dinners.
Flats Fix (aka Taco Shop)
If you want to sit down and eat a taco near Union Square, Flats Fix is an easy option. It’s a little place 16th, with a few tables and a bar.
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Chocolat is a restaurant in Harlem where you can eat some red velvet pancakes or a big serving of shrimp and grits.
District Tap House
District Tap House is a big bar in the Garment District with booths, TV, and booths with their own TVs.
Sea Wolf is a seafood place right off the L train in Bushwick that has a solid Happy Hour and raw bar.
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Think is a pretty big coffee chain in NYC, and we’re partial to the NYU location where you can sit on a couch and eat a grilled cheese sandwich.
Levain Bakery on the UWS makes some of the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. You just have to wait for them.
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