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Runner & Stone, Baking Up Deliciousness in Brooklyn

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  • scene: Industrial yet cozy, low key neighborhood spot
  • sip: Lots of wine, craft cocktails
  • savor: Any of the fresh, local salads; braided ravioli; sandwiches (lunch), fried chicken (dinner)
  • sit: With a date for the weeknight bite; with a friend to catch up and carb up for breakfast or lunch
  • spend: $$
  • address: 285 Third Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • phone number: 718-576-3360
  • website: http://www.runnerandstone.com/
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Cafe Clover- Stuff White Girls Like

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  • scene: Hip downtowners in a sunny, guilt- free environment
  • sip: The Two Hungry Blondes cocktail, obviously!
  • savor: Kale; octopus; chicken breast ( I know, I don't believe what I am saying either)
  • sit: With girlfriends; this is the idea spot for a ladies brunch or dinner, workout plans optional
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 10 Downing Street (at Sixth Avenue)
  • phone number: (212) 675-4350
  • website: www.cafeclovernyc.com
Javelina NYC Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants
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Javelina- Jave to Try

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Lot's of "wooh" girls out on the town; casual tex mex vibe without a lot of kitsch
  • sip: Margaritas, tequila, Mexican beer,
  • savor: Queso, Fajitas, Enchiladas
  • sit: With a group of girls if you must; with another couple
  • spend: $$
  • address: 119 East 18th Street (between Park and Irving Place)
  • phone number: (212) 539-0202
  • website: www. javelinatexmex.com
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Spigolo- Uptown Funk

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Dark wood, large bar, candlelight; neighborhood Italian place with class and comfort
  • sip: Fully revamped cocktail list
  • savor: Picolo Piatti menu, especially the gnocchi, porchetta sandwich and the branzino
  • sit: With a date; with a friend from the neighborhood; by yourself at the bar
  • spend: $$
  • address: 1471 Second Avenue (between 76th and 77th)
  • phone number: (212) 744-1100
  • website: www.spigolonyc.com
Marta NYC
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Marta- First Lady

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  • scene: NoMad professionals against a backdrop of soaring white, with some wood details
  • sip: Whatever goes well with pizza (ps all the espressos are doubles)
  • savor: Pasta meatballs; pizza pizza pizza
  • sit: With your friend or date at the counter if you can; business lunch, inlaws, anyone who eats carbs
  • spend: $$
  • address: 29 East 29th Street (Martha Washington Hotel)
  • phone number: (212) 689-1900
  • website: www.martamanhattan.com
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Washington Market Tavern- To Market To Market

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Large bar, communal tables, muted colors and understated decor; lots of well-dressed after-workers, either close to the office or their homes
  • sip: TAVERN- anything you want, including original cocktails, a well rounded wine list, etc
  • savor: Mushroom toast; Copper River Salmon (if available)' lobster; s'mores
  • sit: With a date; with your significant other's parents who are staying downtown; with your sister, obvsssssssss
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 41 Murray Street
  • phone number: (646) 964- 4860
  • website: www.washingtonmarkettavern.com
I Sodi NYC
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I Sodi, You Sodi, We All Sodi

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Small room with a large bar and nondescript decor
  • sip: Speciality cocktails, wines, anything
  • savor: Tono e fagioli (if they have it); cacio e pepe; bolognese; rabbit
  • sit: With a date; with another couple if you make a reservation and with a friend if you sit at the bar
  • spend: $$
  • address: 105 Christopher Street
  • phone number: (212) 514-5774
  • website: www.isodinyc.com
Barchetta NYC
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Barchetta- More Like Barchett-ehhhhhh

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: A little nautical, with white walls and light wood and leather; fun 70's and 60's soul playing...
  • sip: Anything! Specialty cocktails and wine, etc...
  • savor: Kingfish
  • sit: Hmmmm...friends from the neighborhood, date night, with a friend who likes to try the newest hottest places
  • spend: $$
  • address: 461 West 23rd Street
  • phone number: (212) 255-7400
  • website: www.barchettanyc.com
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Sushi Seki Chelsea- Close to Sek-tacular, but not definitely not Sushi Sucki

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  • scene: Light wood sushi bar, small bar in the entrance for waiting people and tables throughout. Nicely done, not a lot of vibe, just a big fish over the sushi bar
  • sip: Sake to me!!
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: By yourself; with fish-loving friends, expense account a plus
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-2988
  • website: www.sushisekinyc.com
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Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room – Yea You Right

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Flatiron cool mixed with post-work cocktailing and pre-gaming groups having a fun (and loud) dinner
  • sip: Plenty of craft cocktails, and a "Pick Your Poison Pickle Program" to customize your martini; Reasonable wine list also available
  • savor: It's really hard to go wrong here! Monkey Bread, Roasted Oysters, Low Country Ham; Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Pork Chop
  • sit: While both the bar and the dining room are loud, the big banquettes in the back are the tables to snag
  • spend: $$
  • address: 6 West 24th Street (btw 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 234-2373
  • website: bosrestaurant.com