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A contemporary American brasserie offering innovative dishes, the Lexington Brass is known for serving patrons with innovative dishes that are sure to impress. A break from the usual, the restaurant promises to offer delicious new flavors by combining high-quality ingredients and sourced herbs and spices. Some of the highlights of the menu include organic Pennsylvania Dutch crispy chicken salad, Brass health bowl, vegetarian mushroom pasta and many gluten-free, vegan and diary-free options to choose from. The fully-stocked bar keeps up by serving equally creative cocktails that offer perfect accompaniments to the food. The moderately-priced menu and excellent hospitality of genuine staff make the Lexington Brass a perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Sit down with a fantastic margarita, and become mesmerized with the waitress who saunters over to the table to take your order. The waitresses are actually guys, as this place is staffed by drag queens. Naturally, they create an interesting ambiance. Guests soak up the scene while dining on American cuisine like fresh pasta, chicken and nachos, which can all be washed down with a strong cocktail.
Korean Fried Chicken is definitely not your run-of-the-mill poultry made by the Colonel, and at Bonchon, once you bite into the twice-fried, crackling pieces, you'll know why. This style of fried chicken is made without flour batter, so the skin remains extra crispy. After the second flash fry, your bird comes out of the fryer and is slathered immediately with a garlicky, sometimes spicy glaze. Bonchon actually has quite an extensive menu with tasty items like Japchae and Korean tacos, however most come for the chicken.
A cozy neighborhood pub in Midtown East, Niall's on 52nd is an Irish Pub. Open until 4 am, it’s a perfect place to catch a late night drink with your friends or wind off after a hectic day at work. Packed to the tee on weekends, the bartenders here are friendly and the service, efficient. You can order bar snacks or classic American delights like hamburgers and chicken wings along with salads to go with your drinks.
The Refinery Rooftop is a twinkling gem, perched atop the splendid Refinery Hotel in Midtown. Offering some stunning views of the New York skyline and, particularly, the Empire State Building, the place has an exclusive feel to it. The swanky rooftop venue hosts a trendy, well-dressed and glamorous crowd within its ample indoor and garden-lights-lit outdoor space. On offer here are stunning cocktails, that can be described as a little pricey; but given its the upscale ambiance and solid service, Refinery Rooftop is completely worth it. Make sure to call in before visiting for a hassle free evening.
Having moved from its 77 year old home, the Subway Inn Bar has settled on 2nd Avenue. The glitzy yet iconic sign of the bar still hangs above its entrance, signalling its fans of its new location. A bar that gained a raging popularity over the years, still harbors avid party-goers. This 1930s-inspired dive bar stays open every day of the week till 4a and serves chilled beer and great atomic wings among other things.