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Restaurants Perfect For Classic NYC Establishment

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  1. Di Fara

    Di Fara Pizza

    1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

    A $5 slice is not something we are particularly comfortable with. For a slice to justifiably cost that much money, it should probably either be topped with some kind of delicious and rare animal meat (panda?), or be the last f*cking slice of pizza in the world. The $5 slice of pizza at Di Fara […]

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  2. Peter Luger

    Peter Luger Steak House

    178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Many of us tri-state area Jews have fond memories of summer camp. We’re shipped off into the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania to learn how to fend for ourselves. Being peer pressured into pulling pranks, lighting firecrackers, smoking weed and of course, going on bunk raids to steal all the girls bras and proudly display for […]

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  3. Russ & Daughters

    Russ & Daughters

    179 East Houston Street, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    When the lights went out and the water came flooding, we couldn’t help but wonder if this could be it. If Sandy were to permanently conquer lower Manhattan, what would we have missed the most? A bagel with belly lox, cream cheese, tomato and capers from Russ & Daughters, the LES institution of smoked fish […]

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  4. Joe's Pizza

    Joe’s Pizza

    7 Carmine St., West Village, NY 10014

    Move over people, the champ is here. Joe’s is the best slice in Manhattan. It’s been like that forever and will remain that way for eternity. If you can make a case for any other slice on the island of Manhattan, please let us know.

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  5. Commerce


    50 Commerce St., West Village, NY 10014

    A Classic New York Establishment through and through. It might not get talked about much anymore, but Commerce is one of this city’s best restaurants.

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  6. Corner Bistro

    Corner Bistro

    331 W. 4th St., West Village, NY 10014

    There’s something about pounding cheap beers and burgers here that makes you feel like anything is possible. When we finally decided it was go time for Immaculate Infatuation, we were sitting in Corner Bistro. A great burger, and a classic establishment.

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  7. Raou'ls


    180 Prince St., SoHo, NY 10012

    Raoul’s is the sh*t. That’s really the only proper way to put it. If you can’t have a good time here, you probably can’t have a good time anywhere. This boisterous French bistro has been a Soho institution since the 70’s.

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  8. Keens

    Keens Steakhouse

    72 W. 36th Street, Midtown, NY 10018

    Keens is as Old New York as you can get. Open since 1885, this place is loaded with history. It’s pretty much the Museum of Natural Meat Eating History.

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    Union Square Cafe

    21 E. 16th St., Union Square, NY 10003

    Union Square Cafe is the epitome of the Classic NYC Establishment. For almost 30 years, it’s been an anchor of New York’s perpetually changing dining landscape. Danny Meyer’s first restaurant has managed to stay relevant, current, and delicious all these years. As it most definitely is for many, the space in between the walls of […]

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  10. Katz's Deli

    Katz’s Deli

    205 E. Houston Street, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    As the lower east side slowly morphs into Seaside Heights, there’s one thing that stands pat – for now at least. Katz’s Deli isn’t just a glutenous Classic NYC Establishment, it’s a landmark that deserves government funding at this point. Rumors of its potential “the rent is too damn high” demise return every year, but, […]

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