New York City

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

Lucky Jack's

Lucky Jack’s

In all honesty, Lucky Jack's was not in any way our initial or planned last stop. It was a stop of convenience. A bar that looked safe in its complete lack of d...
Arturo's Pizza

Arturo’s Pizza

The year was 1995. I was living on 85th Street between York and East End. A quiet block. A very quiet block. But one with a very special secret on its corner. A...
Ramen Lab

Ramen Lab

I am ashamed that I've eaten very little in the way of ramen. My first experience was a mere eighteen months or so ago at Momofuku. So at least I had it somewhe...
Uncle Boons

Uncle Boons

This place is bonkers and bananas and also bonkers. Or b 'n' b 'n' b for short. This Uncle Boon dude has hit on an idea that seems simple, but makes getting a t...
Carmine Street Beers

Carmine Street Beers

To call this a bar would be to mislead people who hang out in bars. It's more of a beer bodega with a little bar up front. Like if they served wine, it would be...
Quality Meats

Quality Meats

Quality Meats is a confusing joint right off the bat. It feels subterranean, but it's not really subterranean. Or is it? It's a steakhouse that feels more like ...
Las' Lap

Las’ Lap

Sometimes you just gotta go weird. If weird means planning a dinner for three at a restaurant that seats a grand total of eight at the two available dining tabl...
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...