Hannah AlbertineNYC Senior Staff Writer
Hannah responds to many names. One of them is Hannah. Another is, “Excuse me ma’am, you dropped your debit card.” After growing up in West Philadelphia, she now spends her time on the Lower East Side with her roommate, Mr. Met. Hannah often thinks about canned fish, the 1997 feature film “Flubber,” and the fact that manicure and manipulate share a Latin root.
Thai Diner is a practically flawless Nolita restaurant from the team behind Uncle Boons. Eat here.
Teranga is a casual African restaurant across from Central Park where you’re going to want to dine twice a week.
Dame is an exciting English seafood restaurant in Greenwich Village with delicious fish, a long wine list, and a disco playlist.
Want to convince someone you’re really good at choosing date-night restaurants? Take them to Semma, a South Indian spot in the West Village.
Taqueria Ramirez is a tiny CDMX-style spot in Greenpoint that makes some of the city’s best tacos (with suadero, tripa, and more).
Heated bars where you can drink outside without fixating on how cold you are.
Mari Vanna is a Russian restaurant in Flatiron that looks like a grandmother’s house but feels like a party.
Jeju-Island is a Korean restaurant in Murray Hill, Queens that specializes in sushi and sashimi.
Szechuan Mountain House is a fun Szechuan restaurant to bring a date or a friend on St. Marks Place in the East Village.
Telly’s Taverna has some of the best Greek food in Astoria.
Falansai is a Vietnamese restaurant in Bushwick with excellent seasonal dishes, and a dining space that feels like your coolest friend’s living room.