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Locanda Verde

Chef Andrew Carmellini's Locanda Verde is one of the best high-volume Italian restaurants in New York. It's also home to one of the longest, most beautiful bars. Set beneath soaring ceilings and…

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Kettle of Fish

Going strong since the 1950s, Kettle of Fish is a West Village dive as famous for its Beat Generation regulars—Kerouac and Ginsburg, most notably—as well as the 1960s musicians who…

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Rusty Knot

Overlooking the Hudson River, the Rusty Knot is a nouveau dive-cum-tiki hut with stylishly outdated linoleum floors, bamboo bars, pleather lounge chairs and a solid menu of tropical drinks guaranteed to…

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Del Posto

This grand shrine to high-concept Italian cooking houses an equally, and unexpectedly, grand bar that executes all of the classics with subtle elegance. And while a four-star restaurant might not be the…

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Betony

The drinks at this semi-stuffy midtown joint are as progressive as the tiny, avant-garde bites appearing from the kitchen. Nothing is what it appears, so don't expect the usual glassware,…

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Le Bernardin

Perhaps the best way to get a seat at Le Bernardin—without blowing a fortune and waiting weeks for a reservation—is to show up early or late and grab a seat…

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Lafayette

Andrew Carmellini's restaurant group has done a tremendous job of tailoring the cocktails to each restaurant's ethos and palette of ingredients. This includes the elegant drinks at Lafayette, which employ under-utilized…

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Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Cocktail menus within the Momofuku empire tend toward equal parts classic, almost-classic and brand-new, deploying everything from scotch to sherry to Asian ingredients—like yuzu, shichimi and shiso—with finesse. Since the days when madman-genius Don Lee…