TriBeCa

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Bouley

It's a bad sign that neither Ms. Hipster nor I can really remember what we ate at Bouley despite dropping a couple paychecks on a meal on our anniversary. I...
Smyth Lobby Bar

Smyth Lobby Bar

Dudes in suits: not interesting. Dudes with ponytails: not interesting (and in some instances creepy). Dudes in suits with ponytails: waaay interesting. And...
Devin Tavern

Devin Tavern

I must admit that this was a completely random choice for a Saturday night. Slogging through the rain and wind, we shook ourselves like wet dogs in the entryw...
Dakota Roadhouse

Dakota Roadhouse

You've seen The Accused, right? It's not to say that the nice construction dudes from Ground Zero (seven years after the fact) remind me of the dudes who rape...
Anotheroom

Anotheroom

There are only two words you need to describe this place: unpretentious and small. Is it really okay if I leave it at that? No, the loyal readers (myself and on...
Centrico

Centrico

I knew it was the place the second I saw its short set of steps up to the front door. I had been here before in one of the space's former incarnations. It was...
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Dylan Prime

To call this place a steakhouse is a real misnomer. Granted, they serve steak and stuff, but the atmosphere couldn't further from that stuffy genre than Fel...
Fresh

Fresh

This word "fresh" can mean so many things. When we were children and we talked back to our mothers using strong-ish language, we were told not to be fresh. ...
The Odeon

The Odeon

Rumor has it this place was way hip back in the day. I have some recollection of an old boss of mine using a bunch of shots of the place in a montage of downtow...
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Knitting Factory

If you are a fan of jazz or cool alternative music, then you have probably been to this small, legendary club. If you dig Ricky Martin, J Lo or Britney Spea...
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El Teddy’s

If you haven't been in El Teddy's, you've probably walked by it and wondered what the hell was going on inside. The exterior features "Teddy's" spelled out ...
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Bubble Lounge

Normally we don't like to hang out in classy places, but we'll make an exception for this "non-sneaker" establishment. Truth be told, we're not quite su...
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TRI Bakery

We're not quite sure what's going on here. Apparently this place is a bakery during the daylight hours, serving great bread and stuff, but after dark it tur...
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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...