New York City

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

Ramen Lab

Ramen Lab

I am ashamed that I've eaten very little in the way of ramen. My first experience was a mere eighteen months or so ago at Momofuku. So at least I had it somewhe...
Uncle Boons

Uncle Boons

This place is bonkers and bananas and also bonkers. Or b 'n' b 'n' b for short. This Uncle Boon dude has hit on an idea that seems simple, but makes getting a t...
Carmine Street Beers

Carmine Street Beers

To call this a bar would be to mislead people who hang out in bars. It's more of a beer bodega with a little bar up front. Like if they served wine, it would be...
Quality Meats

Quality Meats

Quality Meats is a confusing joint right off the bat. It feels subterranean, but it's not really subterranean. Or is it? It's a steakhouse that feels more like ...
Las' Lap

Las’ Lap

Sometimes you just gotta go weird. If weird means planning a dinner for three at a restaurant that seats a grand total of eight at the two available dining tabl...
Houston Hall

Houston Hall

I have no idea if this place was once a garage or a stable or what, but it clearly wasn't always the German-like beer hall that it has become. Which, of course,...
Billy's Sports Bar

Billy’s Sports Bar

This is a terrible place. Like, seriously, it's a bar out of the worst Twilight Zone episode or poorly produced television show about low-rent drug culture in t...
Fedora

Fedora

There was a time in the early nineties when every white guy on earth thought he could get away with wearing dress headwear. I went out in 1990 and bought myself...

Fool’s Gold

I can't help but feel a little insulted by the name of this place. Not so much insulted, I guess, but definitely confused why you would name your bar "Fool's Go...
The Up & Up

The Up & Up

It's an ironic name (kind of like the mustache on that dude hanging in the doorway), but also a pun. Get it? It's a subterranean bar (the first "up) and "up" is...
The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

Sorry, I know this cart (which is now an army of carts) is popular and supposedly one of the best, but to me it's straight garbage. Mass produced and inconsiste...
Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

The last time I was in this space it was an awful mish-mash sports dive bar called Nice Guy Eddie’s. We spent an embarrassing number of hours in that joint way ...