Waverly Inn. A favorite for weekend brunching, this West Village spot is known near and far for frequent celebrity sightings and its intimate dining space.
Bar Primi. Think boujee pasta bites, East Village style. Grab a seat under its inimitable red awning and cheers the night away.
Sel Rrose. A taste of Paris on the LES, Sel Rrose specializes in craft cocktails and not-to-miss fresh raw bar menu items. Plus—$2 oyster Happy Hour, Monday through Friday.
Olmsted NYC. Tucked away on a quiet Prospect Heights street, Olmsted NYC lures a crowd night after night for its seasonal menus and chic patio moments.
Leland Eating & Drinking House. This family-owned Brooklyn establishment is beloved for its streetside dining experience and tasty Mediterranean bites—from brunch to dinner.
Pinto Garden. A rustic West Village hangout, Pinto Garden specializes in Thai plates and decorative cocktails—both of which photograph perfectly under colorful blooms on the back patio.
Pilot. Located in Brooklyn, this ship-turned-restaurant welcomes patrons to shuck oysters, sip bubbly, and savor views of Manhattan skyscrapers.
Casa La Femme. The West Village’s take on “dinner and a show,” Casa La Femme is a neighborhood favorite for diet-friendly fare and belly dancing entertainment.
Laudurée. A NYC favorite for sweet treats and afternoon tea, Laudurée’s whimsical SoHo pâtisserie will transport you to the streets of Paris in an instant.
Wayla. This LES hangout is simply a must for homestyle Thai cuisine and an uber chic ambiance. Think: mismatched furniture, string lights, abounding greenery, and vintage rugs.