Visited for my wife's birthday (as most people seemed to be doing that night) and it was an incredible experience. I requested a water view and was lucky enough to get one - they're not guaranteed. Sunset over Tampa Bay was mesmerizing, and we watched dolphins splashing around during our meal. No surprise, the food leaves nothing to the imagination. They cover all the bases, especially dessert. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Pros: Gorgeous view, no-rush relaxing atmosphere, live piano player during certain times in the evenings. Views views views!
Killer bagels and traditional toppings, including lox, specialty cream cheese spreads, deli meats and cheeses. Onion, tomato, lettuce and other fixings available. Almost too much for one person, so you can share for a light lunch.
Pros: Cool selection of sodas not found in other quick service places. Good coffee, too!
Cons: Of course there is no parking - this is Manhattan. Not a "con" at all, just mentioning it.
Excellent burger and beer joint in the East Village. Tater tots(!) to die for, and plenty of sports action on the big screen TVs. At night it's a party scene downstairs, and current outdoor seating is spotty due to weather.
Pros: Great location, good for people watching.
Cons: No parking, but hey, it's Manhattan, so just walk!
Down home authentic Cuban sandwiches in a no-nonsense setting. Perfect for business lunch or to takeout dinner on the way home.
Pros: Delicious! Large portions - sandwiches could easily feed two adults. Look for the live roosters!
Cons: Sometimes a line, but it moves quickly.
This is a go-to spot when you have folks in from out of town. Excellent waterview / outside seating option, and a wide variety of food and drinks for even the most finicky diner.
Pros: TVs are unobtrusive and they keep the sound off, too. Publix is next door so there's tons of parking and you can get some shopping done, too!
Cons: No reservations so sometimes the wait can be long. Plan accordingly.
This BYOB spot is a West Village jewel. The very definition of quaint, this sweet corner venue has been my go-to for well over 20 years. Try the spicy chicken!
Pros: Excellent food, great people (and dog) watching.
Cons: Sometimes there's a line, and they don't take reservations, so plan accordingly.
Don't get mad, get chill! Cool place, nice time.
Steak melts like butter. Great date night place, excellent wine selection.
No betta feta in town!
Bring tupperware because you'll be taking home leftovers!
Bring your appetite and a bunch of friends. Leftovers for sure. Daily specials, too.
Rebuilt? More like real good! Bring the kids!
Meat... it's what's for dinner... and lunch... and it's great here!
Great experience. Highly recommend for families.