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  1. Shake Shack

    Shake Shack

    Madison Square Park, Flatiron, NY 10010

    I once saw a man at Shake Shack, dressed in a suit and setting a formal table. On the small metal table he placed a white tablecloth, fine silverware, a candle, and some flowers. For a moment, I was overcome with joy at the beautiful event that was about to unfold before me…this man was about to propose to a burger.

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  2. Sugarfish Brentwood

    Sugarfish Brentwood

    11640 W San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    “Dude, this sushi isn’t even that incredible.” OK, spoiled LA friend, we get it. Your fish on rice is so much better than ours. I’m not sure what kind of gold studded toro our LA friends are used to eating on a regular basis, but where we come from the sushi at Sugarfish is about […]

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  3. Carbone


    181 Thompson St., Greenwich Village, NY 10012

    In case you haven’t figured this out already, Immaculate Infatuation loves a good time. We’ll go to extreme lengths to find one, too, although usually not at the dinner table. Sadly, we rarely come back from a restaurant amped on adrenaline and exhausted from laughing. Going out to dinner is supposed to be fun. Yet, […]

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  4. The Spotted Pig

    The Spotted Pig

    314 W. 11th St., West Village, NY 10014

    Possibly New York’s most famous “gastro-pub”, The Spotted Pig is ideal for evenings where you’re looking to mix it up, throw a couple down, and see where the night takes you.

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  5. Shack Shack Times Square

    Shake Shack Times Square

    693 8th Ave., Midtown, NY 10036

    “Selling out” will always be a hotly debated topic. Growing up, my friends and I would spend hours arguing about whether or not our favorite bands were sellouts. Green Day, Rancid, Bad Religion, all bands that were supposed to be so punk, yet signed on with a major label at one point in their careers. […]

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  6. ABC Kitchen

    ABC Kitchen

    35 East 18th St., Flatiron, NY 10003

    Jean-Georges kills it. We know this. The dude is one of the most inventive and creative chefs that’s ever lived. The locavore/farm to table movement that has recently taken hold of the New York dining scene is nothing new to J.G. – he’s been quietly playing that game for decades. That’s why it’s no surprise […]

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  7. Chuko


    552 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Damn we love ramen, and we’re not snobs about it either. We frequent Ippudo, Totto, and the rest of the popular spots around town as much as the next guy, but we’re also not ashamed to add water and eat that sh*t out of a styrofoam cup either. How else do you think we can […]

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  8. Lafayette


    380 Lafayette St. , NoHo, NY 10003

    Hundreds of restaurants open in New York City every year, but only a few open with the press, fanfare, and excitement of a Hollywood blockbuster. At this point, Andrew Carmellini should be referred to as food game James Cameron. The dude goes big. Real big. He’s learned how to manipulate all the right loud mouthed, […]

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  9. Blue Ribbon Sushi

    Blue Ribbon Sushi

    119 Sullivan St., SoHo, NY 10012

    Looking for the perfect downtown sushi spot to take people when you’re not the one paying the bill? Blue Ribbon is your joint. This slick, modern restaurant is one of New York City’s signature sushi establishments.

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  10. Fedora


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

    Just so you know, this restaurant is named for it’s previous owner and proprietor, a woman by the name of Fedora Dorado who ran the original establishment for over 50 years before Gabe Stulman took over and revamped it in November. So don’t go thinking it’s an invitation for you to bust out that ridiculous […]

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