“Straight-up delicioso” describes both the food and the scene at this ever-“trendy” SoHo Mexican comprising a “dive”-like taqueria, casual indoor/outdoor cafe and “ultracool”, hard-to-access underground grotto; the Williamsburg spin-off set in a “futuristic retro diner” comes equipped with a moody back room and “huge outdoor patio.” --Zagat
114 Kenmare St
Classy Late Night Pickup Lively
This “transformed” NoHo bistro’s latest iteration is a “pleasant surprise” offering “tasty” upmarket French-Italian dishes and “sophisticated” cocktails, downed by a “lively”, “trendy” crowd; with its downstairs lounge and “party” vibe, it “fits the neighborhood to a T.” --Zagat
9 Great Jones St
Classy Club Fancy Social Late Night Lively Pickup Romantic
Weekends are lively at this neighborhood tavern offering Irish-accented pub food alongside the beer.
56 Greenwich Ave
Social Late Night Lively Pickup
Creative Mexican fare with Eastern flavors in hip surrounds with a retro vibe, booths & funky lamps.
151 Essex Street
Lower East Side
Classy Club Social Late Night Lively Pickup
“In-the-know” types like this Little Italy “mixology paradise”, an unmarked cellar speakeasy where “professional” barkeeps whip up “spectacular” bespoke cocktails “tailored to your taste”; it's a “nothing-fancy” space outdone by its “awesome back patio”, but that doesn't preclude occasional “door drama.” --Zagat
149 Mulberry St
Classy Late Night Pickup Speakeasy
Hip, rustic bar serving cocktails & Luzzo's pizza in a brick-lined space with Edison bulbs & TVs.
Classy Late Night Lively Pickup Social
A “secret gem” on a “random” Chinatown side street, this “fancy” lounge tricked out like an “old pharmacy” features “talented mixologists” in “cool lab coats” showing off “mad scientist” skills as they “serve up your medicine” via “serious” designer cocktails; if you can swallow the “premium cost”, it's a “really sweet spot” to “drop the dollars.” --Zagat
9 Doyers St
Classy Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup Speakeasy Chill
Cavernous-like bar with Moroccan setting accompanied by upbeat vibes, great music and dancing.
305 Spring St
Club Late Night Lively Pickup Social
Behind an “extra-cool” hidden entrance in a pawn shop, this “vibrant” LES resto-lounge draws a “glam crowd” to “splurge” on “imaginative” New American bites in a bi-level space that “truly is a beauty”; if you “don’t mind a bit of shameless trendiness” (free champagne in the ladies’ room is a “nice touch”), it “does impress.” --Zagat
146 Essex Street
Lower East Side
Classy Club Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup Social Speakeasy
Italian fare with a modern twist is served in a tiny space with doors that open to the street. Late night weekends turn into a lively event with the waiters doing a congo line. --Zagat
184 Prince Street
Funky venue showcasing dance, circus, theatre & cabaret performances in a former ice warehouse.
2 Wyckoff Ave
Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup