New York City

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

Virgil's Real BBQ

Virgil’s Real BBQ

One of the most satisfying meat pits in the city that will bring out your inner cannibal with its fine, but unattractive dishes. After all, "the beef is dead, b...
Caliente Cab Co.

Caliente Cab Co.

Addendum After the Giuliani no-fun machine got ahold of the all-you-can-drink specials in the mid and late nineties, the Caliente margarita brunch went from u...
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Top of the Tower

So, you want to impress a date? A piano bar, great river and city views, tables filled with multi-national chatter and drinks galore -- 'nuff said. Anyway, ...
Down the Hatch

Down the Hatch

The king of NYC college dive bars, "claustrophobic and stinky" are the two most common words uttered when speaking about this "shithole." "Fucked up drunk" are ...
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Fez

Although some reviewers couldn't distinguish between Monaco and Morocco, everybody loved this pillow strewn, opium den of a bar. The mosque-like architecture ...
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Cajun Restaurant

Despite being panned by every legit reviewer in the city, this Chelsea bayou eatery is a little slice of New Orleans brought to the Crappy Apple. Surprisingly...
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American Spirits

"This place is neat 'cuz they serve beer," says one eighth grader. "They're mean 'cuz they make us stand inside so the cops won't see us," complains another. ...
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Puglia Restaurant

The king of the Little (sh)Italy rip-offs. The food and decor at Puglia are just plain uglia. All bad puns aside, this place has absolutely nothing to offer, ot...
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The Holy Basil

Holy shit! This second floor Thai restaurant makes you feel as though you've risen above the touristy, incense strewn streets below. Sure, there's better (a...
Hollywood Diner

Hollywood Diner

Maybe there's a Hollywood in Greece of which we're not aware, but this place has absolutely nothing to do with the CA city famous for its starlets and growing h...
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Victory Cafe

"Victory is a loser" is the frequent comment received for this upper east American bruncher, where eggs are served "hot off the floor" and the strawberry pa...
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Stargate Restaurant

Chef Alex Popadopoulis dulls the senses as he manages to make a menu filled with 276 different items all taste exactly the same. Some call his style bland w...
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The Comfort Diner

An authentic American diner that isn't "just another attempt by those crazy Greeks to muscle their way in on an American institution." While this reviewer's t...
Doc Watson's

Doc Watson’s

Doc's has won the annual "Best Place to Hook Up With a Chick in the Woman's Room Award" for the third year running. One reviewer describes the accommodations in...
Peculier Pub

Peculier Pub

One surveyor claims he drank an elephant piss beer from Pakistan -- and we don't doubt it. This place has a menu as long as an elephant's member, filled with be...