1. The Smith
The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, overlooking bustling Third Avenue, The Smith Midtown, in the heart of Manhattan, located on 51st Street and Second Avenue and The Smith Lincoln Center directly across from historic Lincoln Center.
The Smith’s first outpost in the East Village location has served as a casual and lively meeting spot since its opening in fall 2007. The Smith Midtown and The Smith Lincoln Center, since opening in the fall of 2011 and 2012, both follow suit offering value-priced, seasonal American brasserie fare.
2. Whiskey Trader
NYC’s newest bar and lounge right in the center of the City’s biggest attractions like Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue. They’ve got candlelit bars, video game nooks, and an internet jukebox.
The multi-level lounge has an old fashioned design, with modern twists here and there. Whiskey Trader has a full wine list and mixed drinks of your choice.
3. OTTO Enoteca & Pizzeria
OTTO is a fantastic old fashioned Italian restaurant with house-cured meat, amazing house made gelato and up to 800 different varieties of wine.
Modeled to look like an Italian train station, OTTO, meaning “eight” in Italian, is located on the corner of 8th Street and Fifth Avenue, in the historic One Fifth Avenue building, just steps away from Washington Square Park.
4. Old Homestead Steakhouse
Combining tradition and elegance, The Old Homestead Steakhouse has been serving the finest cuts of beef in New York City for over a century.
Located in the heart of the former meatpacking district, in what has become one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods for entertainment, culture, hospitality and nightlife, Old Homestead has operated from the same place since opening its doors in 1868 – making it one of the longest continually serving restaurants in America.
5. Blue Water Grill
Award-winning Blue Water Grill restaurant has delivered top seafood, sushi, scene and jazz to Union Square for almost two decades.
Blue Water Grill’s former bank digs separate the front bar area, main dining room and jazz room, making it well suited to take all types, from nearby NYU overachievers to Grill regulars.
6. Alison Eighteen
Alison Eighteen evokes 1920′s Paris with high ceilings, custom toile, mirrors & candles, with a café and mahogany bar upon entry leading to comfortable banquettes in a bustling dining room.
The menu features French-influenced American dishes, taking inspiration from local green markets and organic farms, offering soul-satisfying dishes prepared and plated using methods designed to coax honest flavors from fresh seasonal ingredients.
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