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Berreria

Birreria

There's nothing like reviewing a beer garden in the dead of winter. Though calling Birreria a beer garden is a bit of a misnomer, despite all outward appearance...
The Breslin Bar & Kitchen

The Breslin Bar and Dining Room

Stylized to within an inch of its life, The Breslin is a bar and restaurant built for hangovers and dares. Any place that features this many parts of the pig fr...
Taim Mobile

Taïm Mobile

There was a stretch of about ten months when I ate at this truck at least once every two weeks. Essentially every time I walked out of my office and saw the...
Pizza Paradise

Pizza Paradise

If this is paradise, what the fuck does real life look like? The neon 'dining room' sign over the back room is both ironic and like a buzzing red sign leading t...
Bazar Bistro

Bazar Bistro

This was one of those leaps of faith type nights. I went onto OpenTable, read some reviews here and there and booked it. It was a new-ish place, so the number...
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Shaffer City Oyster Bar & Grill

I always feel for restaurants with no patrons. I think of the ingredients for their daily special rotting in the back, bored kitchen staff standing around s...
Periyali

Periyali

This neighborhood is amongst the most non-descript in the city. It's as if gentrification tried to make its mark, got bored and gave up. I can say that because ...
City Bakery

The City Bakery

I was a little early for an afternoon meeting with a client, and hadn't eaten a damn thing all day. Not a good thing when you're heading in to present work to a...
Flatiron Lounge

Flatiron Lounge

I have some mixed feelings about deco style in general. The stuff is at once both industrial/cool and cheeseball/plastic. It's kind of the same feeling I ha...
Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern

It's about time we at The Survey got some fuckin' class. Seriously, you can't get any further from the taco joints and burger chains that litter this thing than...
Cutting Room

Cutting Room

Hipsters by the dozen gather in this funky space to watch acts on the periphery of the periphery. The fact that the joint is co-owned by Mr. Big himself, Chris ...
Punch

Punch

Oooh, I love clowns! Not really. Unfortunately for 99% of the population, there is nothing more repulsive than clowns--and the French. Punch combines the two in...
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VIP Club

Second only to Scores, VIP packs in bachelor parties and drooling men of all kinds. Unlike Scores, you won't find any sheiks or celebs hanging out, but you will...
Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Now this is a New York restaurant! Set in an old art deco space, complete with cool, carved metal and antique light fixtures, one feels as if he or she were eat...
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Tap Room

Became: The City Bakery Born from the ashes of Zip City comes this somewhat upscale brewery that could make even the most hardcore yuppie blush. Although th...
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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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,...