101 "People Watching" restaurants in New York.
Szechuan Mountain House is a fun Szechuan restaurant to bring a date or a friend on St. Marks Place in the East Village.
Bathhouse is an Eastern European restaurant in Williamsburg that serves some of the best food you can eat in a robe.
Anassa Taverna is a big Greek restaurant that’s useful for a last-minute dinner in the East 60s.
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.
Café Boulud is a casual sister restaurant to Daniel, but there’s not very much that’s casual about it.
Sally’s is a Caribbean spot in Bed-Stuy where you should get dinner or drinks someone who’s cooler than you.
Hutong is a gaudy Chinese spot in Midtown East where you can get some very good dim sum if you’re willing to spend a lot of money.
Smithfield Hall is a great spot to watch any sport, but especially soccer.
Professor Thom's is a sports bar in the East Village that gets crazy during Michigan and Patriots games.
Foster Sundry is a gourmet butcher shop in Bushwick where you can get coffee and a great biscuit sandwich.
Elio’s is an old-school Italian restaurant on the UES that’s great for a birthday party or a night of martinis and veal parm with a friend.
Spain is a bar and restaurant in the West Village where 80-year-old Spanish bartenders in red jackets serve you free tapas as long as you buy drinks.
HaSalon is a party restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen where you can dance on tables after eating enjoyable but very expensive Israeli food.
The Grill Café is a casual, all-day American spot in the Standard Hotel in Meatpacking with outdoor seating that’s ideal for people watching.