New York City

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

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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...
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Cafe des Artistes

You wanna really impress a date? Take her to this joint, where even the biggest schnook can feel like somebody. A beautiful break from the pricey Mid-town sui...
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Nightingale Bar

Addendum This place is still apparently called Nightingale, but is now a snoozy lounge, and not the dive it once was... Original Review The place wher...
Jameson's

Jameson’s

You don't get any more Irish than this place. Complete with potato-faced waitresses, a bartender that looks at you funny when you order Bud Light and falling-on...
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Musical Box

What sounds like it should be an object sitting on Marcia Brady's dresser is actually a hip, East Village bar with personality to spare. Don't bother lookin...
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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 ...