Australians are taking over Manhattan, and their reach has officially stretched all the way to the UWS, with this downtown-feeling bar that can only be described as an industrial saloon. Whether or not that appeals to you, the cocktails here are solid, and the two-for-one drinks and $1 oyster offer at Happy Hour (till 8pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends) is hard to argue with.
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Ultimately, we are sure that Boulud Sud is some kind of Mediterranean culinary stroke of genius, just like the critics say that it is. But this is the kind of restaurant best suited for people who still keep an actual Zagat guide in their house.
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co.
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. is a fast-casual Chinese spot on the Upper West Side.
Saravaana Bhavan is a solid and normal Indian restaurant on the Upper West Side. Stop by for a quiet, vegetarian-friendly meal.
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GMT Tavern is a dark bar on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village with sidewalk seating and a solid Happy Hour.
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Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
Réunion Surf Bar
Reunion Surf Bar is a tiki-themed spot in Hell’s Kitchen with fish tacos and frozen cocktails.
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