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Clyde Common

Clyde Common has been the city's catchall dining and drinking hall for years, but has yet to feel anything but fresh and original. Its bar—headed by Jeffrey Morgenthaler—continues to provide…

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Zuni Café

With its prime corner spot on Market Street, floor to ceiling windows, brushed concrete floors and long, standing-only copper bar, the late Judy Rogers' Zuni Café is one of San Francisco's most…

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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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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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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…

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Balthazar

Perhaps the most iconic of all the city's modern restaurants, Balthazar represents a blend of grandiosity, nonchalance and timeworn detail that feels as New York as the Empire State Building.  And…

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Prime Meats

You can't talk about Brooklyn without talking about the Franks. In 2010 Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli opened Prime Meats, two doors down from their decade-old Frankies 457 Spuntino. The…

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Roberta’s

Walk inside Bushwick's Roberta's and you'll find a patchwork setting of communal tables and picnic benches, strings of hanging lights, a rooftop garden, outdoor seating pockets, a tented tiki bar, a shipping…

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Marlow & Sons

With its dark farmhouse vibe, closely nestled tables and handwritten menus, Marlow & Sons, which opened in 2004, remains the poster child for the Brooklyn restaurant. Do as the Brooklyners…