The Smith is the restaurant equivalent of a person that you can always date if you’re feeling lonely. It might not be your first choice, but it’s solid, and there are a bunch of locations around the city. The one in Nomad is spacious with high ceilings and a very long bar that tends to fill up around the time that everyone in the area gets out of work, and there are some big windows up front that they open in the summertime. Also, the menu is huge - which means you can eat steak, a quinoa salad, or both.
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A pleasant Italian restaurant in Nomad that makes all of its pasta from whole grains, we don’t love La Pecora Bianca, but we can accept it.
Her Name is Han
Incredibly fun and serving some very delicious Korean food, Her Name Is Han is a no brainer.
Atomix is a restaurant in Nomad where you sit around a counter and eat a 10-course, $175 Korean tasting menu. For a special experience, it’s worth it.
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21 Greenpoint is a great neighborhood spot that’s not just a consolation prize if you can’t get into Paulie Gee’s across the street.
A Korean-ish small plates spot in the East Village that’s affordable, tasty, and really fun.
Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine
In truth, without a basketball court and Walt Clyde Frazier's involvement, we wouldn’t be talking about the Wine and Dine. The space is massive, the layout is clunky, but the food is pretty good. If you're a hoops fan, it's a must visit.
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The NoMad Bar
Thanks to the prices, this casual(ish) bar in The NoMad hotel probably isn’t a place that you can afford to visit often. But when you do, eat dessert.
KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar
The handroll bar from the people behind Sugarfish has arrived in Nomad.
The Smith is a chain restaurant that started in the East Village, and it’s sort of like a mid-tier sedan. Not too flashy, but it gets the job done.
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