The Wild Son is the least Meatpacking place in the Meatpacking District. It isn’t big, glitzy, or especially expensive, and it isn’t the sort of place you go to pregame for the Le Bain. We see all of that as a very good thing. Stop by this little restaurant (by the people who opened the Wayland), if you’re in the neighborhood and you need a casual lunch, brunch, or dinner. Think stuff like buckwheat pancakes and egg sandwiches with ingredients like broccoli rabe and shishito peppers. They also do a very decent smoked trout sandwich with bacon.
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The Biergarten at The Standard
The Standard Biergarten is a big indoor/outdoor drinking spot next to the High Line in Meatpacking.
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.
The original Pastis closed in 2014, and now there’s a new location (also in the Meatpacking District). It isn’t as cool, but the food is still great.
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Koten’s is a Caribbean and American restaurant on Staten Island with a fantastic backyard, late night hours, and lots of drink specials.
Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
Fred's at Barneys NY
Why on earth are we reviewing a famous department store restaurant? Because it’s hilarious, that’s why. Nowhere else will you find such an entertaining mix of blown-out 55-going-on-22 moms, burnt-out post-college city natives, and people who think they look like celebrities but most definitely aren’t.
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Two Hands Restaurant & Bar
The Tribeca outpost of Two Hands is a full-blown restaurant that's open through dinner, and serves alcohol. It's a useful all-day neighborhood spot.
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