New York City

Reviews of New York City’s most popular (and least popular) bars and restaurants.

Houston Hall

Houston Hall

I have no idea if this place was once a garage or a stable or what, but it clearly wasn't always the German-like beer hall that it has become. Which, of course,...
Billy's Sports Bar

Billy’s Sports Bar

This is a terrible place. Like, seriously, it's a bar out of the worst Twilight Zone episode or poorly produced television show about low-rent drug culture in t...
Fedora

Fedora

There was a time in the early nineties when every white guy on earth thought he could get away with wearing dress headwear. I went out in 1990 and bought myself...

Fool’s Gold

I can't help but feel a little insulted by the name of this place. Not so much insulted, I guess, but definitely confused why you would name your bar "Fool's Go...
The Up & Up

The Up & Up

It's an ironic name (kind of like the mustache on that dude hanging in the doorway), but also a pun. Get it? It's a subterranean bar (the first "up) and "up" is...
The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

Sorry, I know this cart (which is now an army of carts) is popular and supposedly one of the best, but to me it's straight garbage. Mass produced and inconsiste...
Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

The last time I was in this space it was an awful mish-mash sports dive bar called Nice Guy Eddie’s. We spent an embarrassing number of hours in that joint way ...
Hunan Slurp

Hunan Slurp

Generally you like your restaurants to have appetizing names. You know, names that evoke velvety richness, or hominess. Something nourishing or refreshing. Or e...
Amor y Amargo

Amor y Amargo

Being a bar in NYC must be tough. First, there are like a million of them. Second, even when you think you have some sort of unique take on a bar, there are pro...
The Penny Farthing

The Penny Farthing

There are bars out there that you only end up in late at night and can't seem to recall with any type of sharp clarity. These are generally those pubs that are ...
Ess-a-Bagel

Ess-a-Bagel

Sometimes you just want a bagel. Sometimes you just want a sandwich on a bagel. And, yes, I know it's a controversial take to call anything on a bagel a "sandwi...
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

I feel like this is at least the second wine bar I've reviewed in the past couple months. And that, in any real world, would be two too many. Because that's jus...
Naya Mezze & Grill

Naya Mezze & Grill

This place is so unassuming on the outside, you'd never know the front doors would reveal some sort of space-aged Star Trek weirdness on the inside. Seriously, ...