New York City

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

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Muffin Man

Cozy upper east cafe where the fare is "good except for the muffins". Critics say "stick to the coffee" because the namesake "tastes like ass." 1638...
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Luv Buzz

Luv Buzz is supposed to be some sort of cyber singles bar, but comes off looking more like the bastard child of Barbarella. The place has a kind of space ag...
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Hell

Oh boy! No, we mean it, they're everywhere. . . and most of them are making out with each other. So, if you like your bartenders beefy, your clientele thin,...
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Shiki

Japanese cuisine for the discerning Upper East Sider. Using the "open a restaurant in the UES and people will come" technique, Shiki opened out of nowhere a...
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Old Town Bar

A name so apropos it hurts. Surrounded by some of the snobbiest establishments in the city, this bar has managed to survive since the 1880's on a steady diet of...
Session 73

Session 73

The bar that represented everything that is wrong and evil about the UES, The Yorkville Brewery, is no longer. In its place comes what is supposed to be some ki...
Gotahm Bar & Grill

Gotham Bar and Grill

One Star Wars geek claimed it was like "having a meal in the beautiful expanse of Cloud City" while others liken it to "the kind of place you see in movies and ...
Off the Wagon

Off the Wagon

The only memorable thing about this place is the foosball table -- and the fact nobody can remember where it is. Maybe that's testament to the many pitchers of ...
Ryan's Daughter

Ryan’s Daughter

Hmmm, boring. Once a yuppie mecca, this place actually had the nerve to demand patrons produce I.D. proving they were over 24! On top of that, they required bar...
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Mesa Grill

Sometimes hype is just that. The only item on the menu that is a must have isn't even listed there -- water. That's to wash down what amounts to overly dry,...