Restaurants

Bar Pitti
268 6th Ave
(btw. Houston and Bleeker)
212.982.3300
The eggplant Parmesan is absolutely delicious and the garlic, olive oil sauted spinach is the some of the best in Manhattan. This is an original Italian Trattoria.
Barolo
398 W. Broadway
(btw. Broome & Spring)
212.226.1102
Upscale pleasant surroundings, nice people and terrific food.
Blue Ribbon
97 Sullivan St.
(b/w Prince & Spring)
212.274.0404
You might wait but it's worth it. Excellent sushi.
Chez es Saada
42 E. 1st St
(btw. 1st & 2nd Ave)
212.777.5617
French Moroccan. Belly dancers, good food and a sexy restaurant. One of the best cocktail menus in the city. A first rate, first date place. The Try the Lobster saute it's light and tasty.
Dok Suni's
119 1st Ave. 212.477.9506
Korean home cooking with a hip-hop atmosphere. The best home cooking south of the 38th Parallel.
Paola's
245 E. 84th St.
(btw 2nd & 3rd)
212.794.1890
Fabulous home made pastas. This is a must try for pasta lovers. The atmosphere is romantic and easy.
Riodizio
417 Lafayette St.
(btw Astor Place & 4th St.)
212.529.1313
A meat lovers heaven. There is a prix fixe all you can eat variety of meat entrees where the waiters don't stop until you say so.
Torch
137 Ludlow St.
(btw Rivington & Stanton )
212.228.5151
French South American with a great raw bar.
The swanky swinging live music makes for a nice time.
Sylvia's
328 Lenox Ave
(btw 126th & 127th )
212.996.0660
Uptown soul food delight. Fattening but a must try. Make the journey and expand your horizons you won't regret it The atmosphere is charming and quaint. Don't forget to take home some of Sylvia's hot sauce.
Yama
122 E. 17th St.
212.475.0969
There is a price you pay some of the best sushi and it isn't just monetary. The food is unbelievable.
Yama Houston
92 W. Houston St.
212.674.0935
The place is crowded and the lines are tremendous at times but it's well worth it

Bars & Lounges

Mica Bar
252 E. 51st St.
(b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave)
212.888.2453
Nice roof bar, great sofas and lot's of beautiful people. Blond bombshell Tiffany pours a mean Martini and free advice if you don't mind the attitude.
Obeca Li
62 Thomas St.
(b/w Church St. & W. Bdway)
212.393.9887
"You can meet the man of your life there."
Ciel Rouge
176 7th Ave
(b/w 20th & 21st )
212.929.5542
Low lit, red walls and ceiling. French style ambiance.This is the secret of the city if you're looking for a cozy bar to kick and back and have a drink with friends. They have a beautiful patio which is open in the summer for private parties. Don't be surprised to see up and comings hanging out at the bar or playing a game of chess with the manager.
Madame X
94 W. Houston St.
212.539.0808
A perfect lounge. Very comfortable with a diverse crowd. A nice happy hour crowd flocks when they host art openings.
2 Seven 7
277 Church St.
(b/w White & Franklin)
212.625.0505
The most intimate lounges. Great for birthday parties reminiscent of the lounge in Clock Work Orange.
Bar D'o
34 Downing St
(corner of Bedford & downing
1block West of 6th Ave).

212.627.1580
Drag cabaret performances that are so much fun you might find yourself singing on the stage with a very eccentric person.
Shine
245 W. Broadway
212.941-0900
Cabaret style vaudevillian acts are light hearted skits that are pretty funny if nothing else.