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Maison Premiere

Brooklyn - 298 Bedford Ave between South 1st and Grand St
(347) 335-0446

The real draws at this Williamsburg hotspot from La Barricou’s Joshua Boissy are the absinthe and oysters, despite delicious dinner and weekend brunch menus. A U-shaped marble bar frames the... Read More

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Five Leaves

Brooklyn - 18 Bedford Ave at Lorimer St
718-383-5345

Brought to fruition thanks to the estate of late actor Heath Ledger, a friend of owner Jud Mongell, this café in Greenpoint has a casual vibe with nautical décor, and homey Australian accented... Read More

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Fanelli Cafe

94 Prince St at Mercer
(212) 226-9412

Fanelli’s has outlived any other tavern in the neighborhood (since 1922 in fact), and for good reason, as a beer and burger here can never disappoint. Try to impress an old friend who thinks... Read More

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Hillside

70 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 522-7957

Meet Hillside, the cozy wine bar and cafe attached to Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn. The food menu may be small, but everything is fresh and fantastic, especially the oysters – perfectly... Read More

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Nobu Next Door

105 Hudson Street (Hudson St. & Franklin St.)
212.334.4445
www.noburestaurants.com

Think of this is Nobu’s casual, more chill little sister. They take no reservations, you can get it to go, it’s open late, and it’s first come first serve for a table. Get there early to avoid... Read More

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Lucky Strike

59 Grand St., New York, NY (West Broadway & Wooster St.)
212-941-0772
www.luckystrikeny.com

Step into this 1989-established Keith McNally dining room, and you might feel like you’ve entered a friend’s house – provided that your friend loves French film and well-worn antiques. A décor... Read More

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Cafe Gitane

242 Mott. St., New York, NY (Houston & Prince)
212.334.9552
www.cafegitanenyc.com

With all the ambience of a charming sidewalk bistro in Paris, it should come as no surprise that NoLita’s Café Gitane is named after a French cigarette. During the day, the hip French-Morrocan... Read More

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Marlow & Sons

81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY (Berry and Wythe St.)
718.384.1441
www.marlowandsons.com

There are two types of Manhattanites: the kind that ventures into the outer boroughs on occassion, and the kind that gasps in horror at the idea (‘What on earth is Williamsburg?!’). ... Read More