Between the live music, oysters, and specialty cocktails, Bar Belly is a pretty ideal early-in-the-game date spot. The dark, narrow space on the Lower East Side has a cocktail and raw bar up front, along with a bunch of small tables past the musicians in the back. Besides oysters, which are $1 during Happy Hour, they also serve good small plates like lamb meatballs and octopus.
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Char Sue is an Asian fusion spot on the LES where you can grab a quick dinner before going out. It’s small, casual, and the food is decent.
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Marlow & Sons
Marlow & Sons is one of the original modern Brooklyn restaurants, and it’s still one of the best places to eat in the city.
Sugarcane is a giant restaurant next to Brooklyn Bridge Park where it instantly becomes 10pm in Miami as soon as you step inside.
The Clam in the West Village is (you guessed it) a seafood restaurant that's a safe bet for most occassions.
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Kiki’s is a Greek place on the Lower East Side that’s packed every night, and serves good, affordable food.
The Ten Bells
The Ten Bells is a natural wine bar on the Lower East Side that serves some good small plates and $1 Happy Hour oysters every day.
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