Big score for a nightlife-challenged neighborhood. Guys behind Cake Shop and Egg give birth to a beer and food lover's haven. Standard cozy bar atmo: candlelit tables, chalkboard beer list, brick w... read more
Former East Village pariah/magnet Le Souk adds "Harem" to the name, signals that it's not going PC yet. Belly dancers, hookahs, general debauchery spread out over massive tri-level space. Shades of... read more
Beloved Chelsea oyster shooter HQ brings second act to the shores of the Hudson. Keeps with the waterfront theme, offering up über-fresh raw bar, tuna burgers, codfish cakes, lobster rolls. Af... read more
Cozy brown leather banquettes, white marble bar, low warm lighting make for perfectly romantic ambiance that's still strong enough to meet your buddy for a burger on a cold night. Don't stop there,... read more
Escape from rowdy Bedford Avenue to this quiet wine lounge. Like its neighbor and older sister, D.O.C. Wine Bar, the cozy space is decorated in a Sardinian style: white plaster, wood accents, legit... read more
Downtown gone uptown comes back down to the cobblestoned streets of the West Village. Serena's tent city flaunts belly dancing beauties and Middle Eastern mixed with Medi eats. High glam factor and... read more
Versatile Williamsburg izakaya serving up robata, yakitori, and sushi, with the occasional live bossa nova soundtrack. Intimate booths and social bar, plus petite outdoor space. Underrated sushi is... read more
Calling all beer geeks. 250 brews from all corners of the Earth -- the usual suspects, plus a truckload of unknowns from Belgium to Brooklyn to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka? Modeled after a Euro beer hall:... read more
Huge pan-Asian treat spot. Tao-like energy level, size, and slick crowd. Satay Room for food on sticks, dining room for more dressed up scene. Perhaps a tad loud to expound on your Columbia dissert... read more
Industrial floor-to-ceiling windows keep it sociable and airy at this Red Hook fave. Venetian chandeliers, wide-planked floors, marble bar work the bourgeois angle. Inventive fruit- and herb-influe... read more
Typical sports bar decorated with TVs, leather booths, and wooden bar stools. One can often find a college party crowd here for some sports, some booze, and a signature stuffed burger, that might h... read more
Citywide 'cue chain just the thing for fratastic M-Hill. Roadhouse kitsch inside, old wood, hubcaps, barrels, trademark "Be Nice or Leave" sign. Bar wallpapered in license plates. Sit at a table sh... read more
Off the beaten path, lures with its easy-going atmosphere, innovative tapas menu, and inventive cocktails. Solid wine list and beers on tap cement rep as choice spot for a healthy drinking session ... read more
Table-less tapas boasts 26 stools and the slamming-est sea urchin panini in town. Traditional Tía Pol roots, but goes all first-generation crazy with fried eggplant slathered in honey and ... 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
Tangential GoWo location, between the Maryland Regiment's final resting place and the el of the F. Feels like it could be in Europe, though, with simple, elegant black tables and acres of pressed t... read more
Welcoming and unpretentious, thanks to charming husband and wife owners Charlie and Connie, plus comfy lounge sofas and pool table. Beers, stiff cocktails, house drink of Brazillian rum cachaca wi... read more
A low-maintenance redhead? Really? We kid, we kid. Southerned-up cooking in a laidback space from an ex-Danny Meyer hand. Bacon-tinged peanuts and shrimp and grits, but the show-stopper is the frie... 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
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...
Sleek spinning studio became a mini-chain in a snap. Addictive clas...