225 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in New York.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Nat’s On Bank is a seafood spot in the West Village that’s perfect for both a big night out and a casual weeknight dinner.
When you want excellent dips and breads, head to Shukette in Chelsea for labne, pita, and other Mediterranean dishes from the Levant region.
Old John’s Diner is a revamped luncheonette where you can eat a great burger or drink a martini near Lincoln Center.
When in the mood for exciting ceviche and other raw seafood dishes, consider Mexican spot Tacos Güey in Flatiron.
Contento is an exciting place to have dinner in East Harlem - they serve Peruvian dishes and the restaurant was built with accessibility in mind.
Cozy Royale in Williamsburg is somewhere you should come the next time you’re in the mood for a burger and a beer.
Fat Buddha is a fun bar in the East Village serving excellent Korean-inspired bar food.
You don’t have to play tennis or own a beach house to love this West Soho Italian cafe, you’ll just embody that energy while you’re here.
In 2021, Llama Inn in Williamsburg has loosened up into a laid-back Peruvian spot we’d visit on a random Tuesday night.
Chez Nick is an American bistro that’s one of the best casual date spots on the Upper East Side.
Anassa Taverna is a big Greek restaurant that’s useful for a last-minute dinner in the East 60s.
Bolero is a Vietnamese spot in Williamsburg where you should sit in the back garden with a date, or order the whole menu with a group.
Ernesto’s is a Basque-inspired restaurant on the Lower East Side where you’re going to want to hang out for a while.
Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.