Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar located in Midtown, provides a perfect fine-dining experience focusing solely on chocolate and wine. With an impressive selection of wines and champagnes, Ayza has something to delight every palate. If you have no knowledge of wines, fear not as they are happy to organize an intimate wine tasting and food pairing for your visit. With perfect decor that is elegant and classy yet at the same time cozy, and the perfect combination of exquisite wine and chocolate, Ayza has a sensual ambiance perfect for a romantic evening. Be sure to try their famed White Truffle Pizza and sip on a Chocolate Martini if you are not in the mood for wine. Visit their website for more details on special events like Couples Night, Girls Night Out and others.
With a décor that will transport you to a pub in Ireland, Stout NYC is a beer heaven which houses exclusive brews. This high ceiling-ed bar sports an extensive beer collection and has varied stouts like dry, imperial, oatmeal and sweet. A traditional Irish breakfast including fish and chips, bangers and mash is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Burgers, thin crust pizzas, salads, eight different kinds of oysters are the culinary delights of this place. Relish delicacies like fire cracker shrimp, stout house salad, chicken and lemongrass dumplings, avocado toast, and grilled chicken among others as you admire your surroundings and unwind over tasteful drinks and scrumptious food!
Located across the street from Tompkins Square Park, Yuca Bar is a superb pan-Latin restaurant. The bar offers a happy-hour everyday and it's a great place for a drink after a day hanging out in the park. Take a seat by the window and people watch while you drink handcrafted cocktails, wines or Sangria. If you are here to eat exclusively, the menu features dishes from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and elsewhere in the Spanish speaking world.
The brainchild of Swedish entrepreneur Lars Akerlund, this little cafe in the Financial District specializes in brewing 100% sourced Arabica beans for its espresso and roasting them at a century old roaster based in Sweden. They use a slow-roasting method which allows for the beans to express themselves without a bitter or burnt aftertaste. Each barista masterfully learns to brew a cup at the right temperature and the knows just the right time allowed to do so. If you can't make it to this location in Lower Manhattan, Fika has shops all over the city.
JJ. Bitting Brewing Company is a longstanding brewery in New Jersey. As the first in the state post prohibition, it prides itself on home-grown brews and a sustainable brewing philosophy. Occupying a three-story building, their pub downstairs boasts of an array of ales. Sample their Victoria's Golden Ale, Avenel Amber or JJ's Raspberry Wheat with classic American grills and bar fare. Visit the top floor to get a glimpse of the manufacturing process and state-of-the-art equipment. This place occasionally hosts several live gigs and culinary events as well.
If you want to know about the "con gusto" of K.Pacho, make a trip to rejuvenate your senses. The extensive bar of exquisite varieties of 60 types of tequilas and many other liquors will be a great surprise for you. The traditional Mexican cuisine with modern twists are an authentic treat. Try their tortas, tacos, quesadillas, steaks, seafood and salads, and you sure won't be disappointed with anything. The deserts are a must here. So whether you are here for a drink at the huge bar, for the loud DJ, for the exclusive Mexican dishes, for a cozy date night or to watch your favorite game with friends in this unbelievable atmosphere, you sure are going to collect unforgettable memories. Celebrate your special occasions or parties and avail of their catering services. For more information, call ahead.
Hudson Common serves classic American fare, as well as an impressive selection of cocktails and craft beers. The restaurant covers 3000 square feet of space, and is decorated with golden lights and a beautiful marble fireplace. The burgers are cooked to order, while their lobster grilled cheese and Katsu BLT sandwich are also commendable. These could be washed down with one of their soda shop cocktails. The restaurant is popular for its classy ambience and its scrumptious food, and is considered one of New York's best eateries.
This bar/grill located at the edge of Hell's Kitchen serves New American food and drinks within a convivial atmosphere, even though it's usually filled with non-locals in the tourist Theater District. The kitchen prepares familiar favorites like sliders, pizzas, sandwiches and burgers while the bar slings handcrafted cocktails until 4a most evenings. Open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, West End is a nice spot before or after a show.
Hurley's Saloon is a perfect spot where you can enjoy a lovely evening with friends, family or that special someone. In an old-school setting of carpet flooring, rustic, wooden furnishings, exposed-brick walls and cozy booths, this place entertains patrons with its American-Irish fare and impressive selection of beers and mixed drinks. Because of its location, the place is a frequent haunt for Broadway actors, but these famous co-patrons are always friendly. Hurley's is popular for their happy hours but the prices are affordable at other hours too! The place has private rooms for larger parties and the terrace seating comes recommended for intimate diners.
Partake of amazing views of Times Square while enjoying the swanky atmosphere at the R Lounge in the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel. The view isn't the only impressive facet of the R Lounge, however, as the menu is brimming with menu specialties direct from the Bromberg brothers famed Blue Ribbon Restaurants. Feast on their world renowned BBQ pulled pork sliders, or you can enjoy dishes from the regular menu as well. As for more potent options, the drink menu features the ultimate design-your-own Bloody Mary as well as several other specialty cocktails.
Opened in 2005, Hard Rock Cafe is nestled in the heart of everything that stands for entertainment in New York. Decked up with rock and roll memorabilia which not only includes posters of musical legends, but also their quirky costumes and objects, it is like a mini museum of these music legends. If you are a die-hard rock fan, their expansive rock shop will surely thrill you with souvenirs, signed autographs, limited editions and other musical merchandise. Indulge in people watching while you savor their delicious fare and take a sip of tasty drinks. Sway to the nightly live music by talented musicians. You can be sure of an entertaining time at this bustling spot.
Lucky Cheng's is the coolest spot in New York, hands down. It is a flamboyant fusion food restaurant with equally flamboyant waitresses (all of whom happen to be men dressed in drag!). The food is okay, the drag shows are hilarious, but the service is good. Overall though, it is a great place to bring someone looking for the seedier side of the city. The menu includes such dishes as spicy duck and straw noodles.