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A good escape from the chaos of Times Square, though probably appreciated a bit more by guests of the hotel than discerning Manhattan partiers. That said, there's much to like and not much to criti... read more
Hotel spa doubling as lounge scene. Sauna and steam room, but you're here so you can say you swam up to the bar Club Med-style in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Ladies doing the whole heels and b... read more
Hangar-sized Saloon Moderne space. Named for Keanu character in Point Break, but you’ll feel more like Travolta in Urban Cowboy. Main draw is mechanical bull in center ring. Mix of Rock Cente... read more
TGIJimmy's! Fratastic BBQ joint with as many locations as Duane Reade. Cluttered interiors rock ersatz-roadhouse effects: neon beer signs, college pennants, wood paneling, old license plates. Kind ... read more
Former Tony Luke's still doing the same shtick, and doing it pretty damn well. Hoagie rolls shipped in from Philly daily for more or less classic cheesesteaks. Also real Italian hoagies, roast pork... read more
Bar in the lobby of the W Hotel on Lexington attracts swarms of after-workers along the rail, plus a lucky few able to snag the comfy sectional seating. Double-height ceiling wards off claustrophob... read more
Broadway Central. Joe Allen's stealth salon, hidden on a brownstone second floor. Up the stairs, through the unmarked doors, and into sleek, loungey space. You did make a reservation first, didn't ... read more
Friday after-work go-to for Times Square wage slaves. Sleekly generic space decked with palms, flickering votives, lots of beige. Can get crowded, even with second-floor perch. Bar-standard eats hi... read more
One of very few (something like two) Scottish restaurants/pubs in New York, but it's a nice one. St. Andrews is all about polished wood, tartan, brass, and Scotch. An ocean of single malts of cours... read more
Chelsea Commons successor way off on the Tenth Avenue prairie. Spare, sizable room, kind of like Hell's Kitchen version of the Magician. Sweet amber lights, mahogany bar. Café menu starts at... read more
Forties-vibed rooftop bar atop Dewey Decimal-styled boutique hotel. Pretty crowd fancies itself literary. Fireplace inside for winter coziness, outdoor patio beckons in summer. Drink in the view fr... read more
East meets West at Time Warner Center, has love child named Luxury. Elevator doors open on 35th floor lobby to Buddha and his front desk minions. Unless helicopters are your regular mode of transpo... read more
Hey man, is that freedom rock? Well turn it up, man. Midtown tourist trap where you're most likely to catch an Average White Band reunion tour, Saxon, Stryper, or maybe an Eagles tribute thing. Not... read more
Don't let the Spice Girl name lead you astray, place is actually familiar and inviting. Bar in the front for drinking, lounge in the back for, um, talking. Outside patio for butts. Cozy dance floor... read more
Rock Center wine shop cuts out the annoying train interval that stands between you and a gulp of the good stuff. Fifty well-chosen wines by the glass, on top of a bottle list that runs 2,000 strong... read more
Ladies' night. Romantic lady, single baby, mmm sophisticated mama. Texas Guinan's former speakeasy reborn as a champagne-centric lounge sympathetic to the fairer sex. Down the stairs into pillow-so... read more
We'll admit the differences between any two Irish pubs are pretty much academic to us, but Moran's central midtown location keeps it on the posher side. Old-timey front in shades of sage and emeral... read more
Onetime Chelsea cabaret now a Times Square classic. Since 1982, Caroline’s has been the nightclub in New York for roaring laughs and cool crowds. Graced with talents like Jerry Seinfeld,... read more
New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Glenn still holds down the fort at this Times Square timewarp. Burgundy awning stamped with a pair of gloves, interior keeps to the pugilistic theme. W... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...