Omen Azen has been around for decades, and it’s the sort of place where you might come for a weeknight meal and see Patti Smith sitting a few tables over. It’s a neighborhood spot that serves somewhat healthy things like sashimi, teriyaki, and avocado salad. The restaurant is in the bottom of a small apartment building, and it’s a casual, charming space with brick walls and lamps hanging from the ceiling. Bring a friend that isn’t currently eating anything that could have plausibly touched butter, and enjoy a relatively quiet meal.
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Emilio’s Ballato is an old-school Italian place in Soho that doesn’t take reservations, serves great food, and feels kind of like a clubhouse.
Broome Street Bar
Broome Street Bar is a classic, no-frills bar in Soho with a good beer list and enough space to actually enjoy yourself.
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For all of the things that Williamsburg does have when it comes to restaurants, one thing it doesn’t seem to have is excellent sushi. Unfortunately, Bozu only proves that point.
Maki Kosaka is a nice, casual sushi spot in Flatiron with outdoor seating available for lunch and dinner.
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For your next special occasion/fancy night out dinner in SoHo, consider the French fine dining at Le Coucou.
Raoul’s has been a Soho institution since the '70s. If you can’t have a good time at this French bistro, you probably can’t have a good time anywhere.
Little Prince needs a lot of fine tuning. We really wanted to love this place. But don’t hire a bunch of waiters just because they look cool, and don’t fail on technique when you’re serving French food.
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