Union Square Area

Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe

[CLOSED] I worked right across the street from this place for like two years. I watched people from my offices’ window eat burgers and whatnot…

Union Bar

Union Bar

[CLOSED] Union Bar is funny. We’ve never had a particularly good time there, yet we continue to go there. Whoever said location, location, location really…

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

More like shades of beige. After trying to bring our group of five or so to Revival next door, and being denied seating by the…

Revival

Revival

There are no gimmicks at this Astor Place area bar–and that’s actually pretty refreshing. No little couches, no pinpoint halogens, no horrendous drum ‘n bass…

Republic

Republic

Give me Mao! Actually, we could take it or leave it. The food at this place is about as authentic Chinese as Olive Garden is…

Park Bar

Park Bar

The Park Bar is a tiny, little box of a room situated just off of Union Square, an area amazingly devoid of decent places to…

Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza

Crap, I’ve seen a bunch of shows here. They’ve ranged from horrendously boring (Elliott Smith), to terrifically danceriffic (The Dismemberment Plan & Soul Coughing), to…

Edo Japanese

Edo Japanese Restaurant

Just in case you haven’t had a menu from this place slipped under your office door, rest assured it tastes exactly like every lunch-time Japanese…

Coffee Shop Bar

Coffee Shop

The city’s favorite bar for “Page Six” sightings, this lamely named bar and restaurant caters to the starving artist with a trust fund and young…

Chat n’ Chew

Chat n’ Chew

[CLOSED] “They should call it Eat n’ Poo,” claimed one less than mature reviewer, “cuz that’s what you’ll have to do after eating the lead-laden…

Cedar Tavern

Cedar Tavern

[CLOSED] The kids have wood. Well, the students have cedar, at least. And by the looks of this place, it took a whole forest of…

Bowlmor Lanes

Bowlmor Lanes

[CLOSED] We wouldn’t normally include a bowling alley in a bar and restaurant survey, but with the amount of time you’ll end up waiting for…

Belmont Lounge

Belmont Lounge

[CLOSED] One can tell the owners of this joint are just waiting for the day when Uma Thurman or Kevin Spacey walk through the door…

Bar 13

Bar 13

If the drinks weren’t so damn expensive, this would be one of the better bar/clubs around. So, go there for their two-for-one happy hour, and…

AZ

AZ

[CLOSED] Is it closed or isn’t it? Well, it should be. Wasting a cool space like this with overwrought Asian fusion cuisine should be a…