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Mamo- Mamo Mia

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  • scene: All Euro, no trash; Simple decor evocative of the South of France; tourists and locals alike ( It's Soho)
  • sip: Rosé all day
  • savor: Calamari; truffle pizza; raviolini; affogato with strawberries
  • sit: You could bring a date here and then maybe over to Sixty for a drink; small group of couples, or of course your sister
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 323 West Broadway
  • phone number: (646) 964-4641
  • website: www.mamonyc.com
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Estela- Estellar

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Cramped chic; cozy yet bustling with exposed brick and candles
  • sip: Anything if you can get the bartender's attention
  • savor: Mussels Escabeche; Burrata; Arroz; Ricotta Dumplings
  • sit: With foodie friends from out of town; With another couple before you go out for some drinks; date night
  • spend: $$
  • address: 47 East Houston Street
  • phone number: (212) 219-7693
  • website: www.estelanyc.com
Antica Pesa NYC
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Antica Pesa- We Have a Crush

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Warm, cozy, and clean; large bar that would be suitable to eat at, and a cute little couch area for a pre/post drink
  • sip: A selection of cocktails; well-rounded wine list, from the well-priced to the celebration libations
  • savor: Yum...Proscuitto and mozz in phyllo; Cacio e Pepe; Amatriciana
  • sit: With a date; with a friend or your family
  • spend: $$
  • address: 115 Berry Street (Brooklyn)
  • phone number: (347) 763-2635
  • website: anticapesa.com
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Station- All Aboard

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: White wood, pops of blue and soft lighting; beachy and chill with a neat and clean edge
  • sip: custom cocktail; wine in cute stem-less glasses
  • savor: ceviche; pork milanesa
  • sit: With your significant other; with any of your friends in Quogue
  • spend: $$
  • address: 412 Montauk Highway, East Quogue
  • phone number: 631-996-4050
  • website: www.stationeq.com
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La Mangeoire- J’Adore

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  • scene: Rustic French country charm- lots of couples, warm candlelight
  • sip: Vin
  • savor: Chicken Chicken Chicken
  • sit: With your lovah; with another couple, with a friend from out of town staying in midtown
  • spend: $$
  • address: 1008 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th)
  • phone number: 212-759-7086
  • website: www.lamangeore.com
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Annisa – Getting Lo

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  • scene: Chic and lucky locals dining for a special occasion or business dinner
  • sip: Wine and Sake list, along with a full bar and some inspired cocktails
  • savor: You cannot go here without getting the Miso Marinated Sable or the Foie Gras Soup Dumplings, but everything on the menu is pretty fab
  • sit: It's a teeny tiny dining room, so you can't really go wrong!
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 13 Barrow Street
  • phone number: (212) 741-6699
  • website: www.annisarestaurant.com
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The Redhead- Better off Red

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: An unassuming neighborhood bar with a seating area; traditional dark wood, brick walls, cozy vibe
  • sip: Anything you want
  • savor: Potato chips with onion dip; fried chicken; shrimp and grits
  • sit: With your significant other or newly-minted crush; with your sister for some comfort food and a catch-up
  • spend: $$
  • address: 349 East 14th Street (off of 1st Avenue)
  • phone number: 212-533-6212
  • website: theredheadnyc.com
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Il Gattopardo – A Purrrrfect Midtown Date Spot

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Exudes coziness while remaining rather traditionally chic; More welcoming in style and attitude than your average midtown staple - meow to that!
  • sip: Italian vino is king on this spot's list
  • savor: Everything looked and sounded amazing, but we can vouch for the braised baby escarole, lasagna, and rigatoni with spicy anduja sausage
  • sit: Not a bad spot in the narrow dining room, but if you are feeling lucky, try to snag a table in the back garden room.
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 33 W 54th St. (btw 5th Ave & Ave of the Americas)
  • phone number: (212) 246-0412
  • website: www.ilgattopardonyc.com
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Cafe Cluny- Good Looking, But No Match for George

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  • scene: Cozy, cute and West Villagey by design
  • sip: Delicious original cocktails
  • savor: Cheese plate; tuna burger...
  • sit: With a group of friends that you haven't seen in a while; with anyone who actually lives nearby; on a date, but not a first one, its a little obvious in its contrived nonchalance
  • spend: $$
  • address: 284 West 12th Street (at West 4th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-6900
  • website: www.cafecluny.com