Stag’s Head looks like it’s going to be a bro scene, largely due to its Turtle Bay location. But it’s really more of a beer scene. Stag’s Head excels at going beyond the typical roster of Ballast Point taps, so if you’re into deep cuts of craft beer, you’ll be happy here.
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BLT Steak is a joint where suits, business folk, tourists, and Upper East Siders can all dine in harmony. The food is outstanding, but because they don't solely use dry aged beef, they fall short of the BLT Prime-level 8.6 rating.
You’ve probably heard of Sweetgreen. It’s a big chain where you can get a pretty-good salad, and there’s one location in Midtown East.
For a quick and not-too-expensive sit-down meal inside Grand Central, Prova Pizzabar is worth knowing about.
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Acme has dropped its impressive Nordic menu in favor of a pretty standard Italian/American one. It's now much more about the scene than the food.
Barney Greengrass is the definition of a Classic NYC Establishment. What’s not to love about a 100-year-old tradition of sturgeon scrambled eggs and a H&H bagel with lox, cream cheese and tomato?
The Beatrice Inn
The Beatrice Inn is a West Village restaurant where you can get a good, pricey meal with someone who likes meat and a (mellow) scene.
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The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
Hudson Malone is a rare Midtown East pub where you can eat good food and watch sports on TV at the very same time.
Botanica Bar is a classic NYC dive that is an ideal place to gather a group, especially during Happy Hour.
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