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Boat Basin Cafe

I can't help but feel like an extra from Gladiator standing in this joint. Stepping below West End Avenue into this ring of stone and concrete is kind of like b...
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Zanzibar

Oh God, where do I start? (Sorry, this is my Erma Bombeck beginning...) I was dragged to this place by a buddy of mine for some nerdfest called The Blogger ...
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Trilogy Bar & Grill

With the demise of Dakota, Trilogy takes over as the ultimate UES ughfest. Pushing the stereo to decibels not heard since theater owners first played that T...
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...
Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay Grill & Lounge

Is a place really a grill if nobody eats there? Is a place really a lounge if there is absolutely no lounging going on? Regardless of the answers to these q...
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Martell’s Restaurant

Sometimes you wish for something original. You ain't going to find it here. Martell's falls into the "bar and grill" mold, which are always way more bar tha...
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Mad River Bar and Grill

Another cookie-cutter UES bar and grill, with dark wood, a brass rail below the long bar and front windows that open in summer. Mad River? It makes you wonder w...
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Ozone Bar and Lounge

What's with the lounge thing? What makes a place a bar and lounge as apposed to just a bar? As far as we can tell, the whole key lies in having couches. App...
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Merchants NY – West

When places like this start getting mass-produced we know the apocalypse is upon us. We're not saying it's impossible to have a decent time at a Johnny-come...
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Opal

Have you ever had the feeling you've been somewhere before, despite the fact you know you've never even seen the place? So goes the bar and grill they call ...
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Big Sur

If Dakota had a slightly uglier, shorter, more quick to anger sibling, this would be her. Luckily this story has a happy ending, as Big Sur ends up the famous...
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Dorrian’s Red Hand Restaurant

"Tragically upper east" watering hole where affected 20 somethings gather to "kill liver." Regulars say "fake ID's work there" and "get there early to see Jeter...