The Archer is a pretty ideal option for casual dates in downtown Jersey City. The dark cocktail bar on Newark Avenue has candlelit tables and booths, excellent mixed drinks, and Happy Hour everyday. Just don’t bring anyone who might not be able to focus on your questions about college roommates and celebrity crushes once they see the bow and arrow and giant deer heads on the walls.
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Battello is a big Italian-leaning spot on the waterfront in Jersey City with fantastic views of Manhattan.
Korai Kitchen is a Bangladeshi spot in Jersey City with a delicious, $20 buffet that changes daily.
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The original Au Cheval in Chicago makes one of our all-time favorite burgers, and the location in Tribeca serves a damn good one as well.
While We Were Young
While We Were Young is a tiny, photogenic restaurant in the West Village that’s perfect for feeling claustrophobic while you pick at green waffles.
Between the Bread
Between the Bread is a fast-casual spot in Midtown where you can get a nice piece of salmon and a few vegetable sides.
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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Good Night Sonny
Good Night Sonny is a cocktail bar in a busy section of the East Village, and it's a surprisingly nice place to have a drink.
Bread And Salt
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
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