New York City

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

Coffee Shop Bar

Coffee Shop

The city's favorite bar for "Page Six" sightings, this lamely named bar and restaurant caters to the starving artist with a trust fund and young celeb/hip-h...
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Spring Lounge

"Like an episode of Shark Week gone awry." Fiberglass fish sprout from the walls of what used to be The Shark Bar -- and it's a little frightening. There really...
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Wicked Wolf

One patron says, "It looks as though the owner's basement barfed on the walls." Everything from old banners to a Lil' Penny doll adorn the shelves and bar o...
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Sotto Cinque

For the truly cheap and the insanely tasteless, try this "bistro" on the upper east side where the only thing smaller than the portions is the shared brain ...
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Ecco-la

One of our Italian surveyors told us that Ecco-la, roughly translated, means "We put free weed in our pasta." No wonder neighborhood UESers flock to this tigh...
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Cité

One word of advice: don't order a drink while waiting at the bar for your table -- a gin & tonic is $10 and you won't need it after sitting down for the r...
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SoHo Kitchen & Bar

Ok, so the food is nothing to write home about, and the art on the walls looks like something out of a psychotic gym teacher's pictorial memoir, but this ca...
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Snapper Creek

Nicknamed "Snapple Creek", because, like Snapple, this place used to be all the rage and now nobody'll touch the shit with a ten foot pole. The crowd is bas...
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Ear Inn

Go west young man -- (like practically into the Hudson River west) to this ancient hole of a pub that packs 'em in every night of the week. Another Manhattan pu...
Chinatwon East

Chinatown East

Rockin' Chinese food with a great picture window where you may catch a glimpse of one of Third Ave's famous panhandlers. Unfortunately, it may leave you wonderi...
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Go Fish

One of those seafood restaurants that has a beautiful tank full of colorful fish out front, like we should look at them and say, "Wow, how pretty, now which o...
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Chat n’ Chew

"They should call it Eat n' Poo," claimed one less than mature reviewer, "cuz that's what you'll have to do after eating the lead-laden American/Southern fare...
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Global 33

"Tapas that couldn't be better unless it was topless" is how fans describe this "hip" East Village eatery "rich on kitsch." While the decor borders on "the in...

The Ginger Man

If you dig young financial guys in suits with fat cigars and bad attitudes, then this is your happy hour haven. If you are a raging yuppie with an unquenchable ...
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Nobu

"Sushi so soft you'd want to spread it on a roll -- if there were any," says one happy carb starved patron. Another quips, "Fish so fresh it'd make a Ge...