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MP Taverna- M(V)P Taverna

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Large windows, nice washed wood, Mykonos near Manhattan
  • sip: There is a quite a large wine list and a unique portioning system
  • savor: Dips; octopus; branzino; thrice cooked smashed potatoes
  • sit: With a group for a fun night out-OPA! Or with a friend for a causal night in the hood
  • spend: $$
  • address: 470 Driggs Avenue
  • phone number: 929-250-2312
  • website: www.mpbrooklyn.com
Gato NYC Bobby Flay

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Gato- Almost Purrrrr-fect

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Industrial brick and wood, with warm, cool light fixtures of various materials and heights
  • sip: Specialty cocktails and full wine, you know the drill
  • savor: Octopus; potatoes with egg; tarte tartin
  • sit: Actually a pretty good date spot, if you are both into food; great for groups to share a lot of small plates, good spot for a chat fest with a friend
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 324 Lafayette Street
  • phone number: (212) 334-6400
  • website: www.gatonyc.com

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FishTag- Ambitious and Delicious Fishes

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Simple and clean on the UWS; in the know locals and date nighters
  • sip: Wines in any size you would want (don't tell Bloomberg)
  • savor: Prawn bruschetta; octopus; salmon
  • sit: This is a good place to take your parents; friends on the UWS; People who like to share food
  • spend: $$
  • address: 222 West 79th (between Amsterdam and B'way)
  • phone number: (212) 362-7470
  • website: www.fishtagrestaurant.com

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Boulud Sud: Better-teranean Food

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: civilized but not stuffy; minimally done dining room with soft-ish lighting and a buzz from all large open kitchen populated by cute men
  • sip: wine- there is a focus on Mediterranean wines that could encourage taking a shot blindly and trying something new; or you can stick to old standards, they say there are bottles from $25, so...
  • savor: hummus; eggplant; lamb; scallops; the breads
  • sit: people who like to share food; parents or out of towners who want to check out Lincoln Center; suitable for a business dinner
  • spend: $$
  • address: 20 West 64th Street
  • phone number: 212-595-1313
  • website: www.danielnyc.com (there is music)