When the sun comes out and you accidentally start thinking about the beach while you’re actually in Midtown, go to Luke’s Lobster. There are a few of locations around the city, and they’re all good for a quick lunch or a snack that will make you feel like you’re in Montauk.
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Beyond Sushi is a counter-service spot in the Garment District that specializes in sushi rolls that don’t actually have any fish in them.
District Social is perfect for when you’re in Midtown and you need a not-terrible place to drink with a group.
If you’re wandering around 37th Street and you suddenly feel the urge to be in an authentic German beer garden, go to Reichenbach Hall.
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Beauty & Essex
Beauty & Essex is like a ground level Boom Boom Room with food and slightly poorer people. But you want to know the worst part about it all? The food is actually pretty good.
Motel Morris is a slightly retro, motel-themed restaurant in Chelsea that’s cool enough for date night and nice enough for dinner with the parents.
Head to Skinner’s Loft when you’re looking for rooftop drinks in Downtown Jersey City.
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An underground izakaya on 35th Street best used for drunk nights after a show at Madison Square Garden.
It seems like lately, all of the Korean food we’ve been eating has been of the “trendy re-interpretation” variety. While we’re fine with that, occasionally we get a craving for a more traditional meal, and for that, we head to Madangsui.
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