All four Grey Dog locations are solid utility spots that work for everything from 7am coffee to casual dinner with a third-tier friend. The West Village location is best for getting work done with drinks because it doesn’t get as packed as the others. When the words on your screen start to cross the threshold from alcohol-induced creativity to drunken gibberish, get something from the long food menu, which is available till 10pm everyday.
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These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
Faicco’s Italian Specialities
Faicco’s is an incredible Italian deli that’s been open since 1900, and their chicken cutlet sandwich is unbeatable.
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Brindle Room exemplifies amateur hour. Inedible food, sad decor, and the dishes took eons to reach our plates.
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.
Emmy Squared in Williamsburg is the adult version of your childhood pizza party dreams.
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Spiegel is a cafe in the East Village that serves Mediterranean food and is useful for coffee meetings, weekday breakfast, or a low key brunch.
Greene Grape Annex
Greene Grape Annex is the neighborhood coffee shop brought to you by the people behind the Fort Greene grocery store The Greene Grape.
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