New York City

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

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,...
2A

2A

Overall, one of the best bars around. Sure, the real East Villagers probably turn up their noses at the "mixed" crowd, but a solid all-around experience has bee...
Il Corallo

Il Corallo Trattoria

Fortunately this place doesn't take reservations, because patrons say they would have the place booked every night through the end of the year. That's what you ...
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Rosehill

became: Artisanal Formerly a weird joint called An American Place, someone got smart and changed that stupid name. . . to another stupid name. Now sounding li...
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Bagel Express

New York bagels with all the trimmings, including chocolate chip tofu cream cheese. Actually, that's just a rumor, but the to go or eat-in restaurant do...
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XVI

This bi-leveled lounge/dance club is like two, two, two parties in one! Stay upstairs, and XVI (16, for all of our Roman numeraly impaired friends) is a coo...
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Back Fence Bar

Where horrible folk singers go to die -- or at least suffer a little while trying to croon over the din of drunken frat boys and flying peanuts. This has to...
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Broadway Diner

It's a stupid diner. What the hell else can you say? Oh, I guess you could say: The menu is limited, the service is not so good, and the crowd speaks less Eng...
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Rodeo Bar

Apparently this is one of the biggest country and western bars in New York City. To the casual observer it looks like a bizarre mess, with a huge stuffed bu...
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Australia the Bar

became Bar East Under new management, the only thing Australian about this bar might be the occasional kangaroo rat running from behind the bar. Once a teen h...
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The Auction House

Don't even think of going to this posh Upper East Sider without a shot of espresso or a serious dose of speed. Sleepy doesn't even begin to describe this dark, ...
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Johnny Tejano’s

Became: Osso Buco Almost like losing a close relative, sadly, Johnny's is gone. Mexico meets the Upper East Side at this inexpensive Tex-Mex haven where th...
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Pedro’s

Became: Judge Crater's   is now: Biddy's Pub Critics describe it as a "hot smoky box not unlike being trapped on the surface of a cancerous lung." But fans ...