80 Spring St (& Broadway) - 212 965 1414 - Owned by Keith McNally, Balthazar is the grand sister of Pastis & Schiller's. I've never actually eaten a mean here but what a scene. Busy, buzzy, get a reservation. At night is full of Soho's glamourati during the day it's full of the next generation media moguls making deals and breaking promises.
If you're just visiting for one day or you have some swanky friends coming into town, try Balthazar.
2885 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, Phone: (212) 531-3939 - Spacious French-bistro-style restaurant with seating to watch the collge freshmen and women go by. You have to have the burger. It's in my top 3 in New York.
128 Smith St. (Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens) c/o Dean St, 718-923-0918- - great neighborly French bistro with decent size bar and fussbol. Can't go wrong - always a winner when taking visitors out in New York.
Bars to go after Bar Tabac
Try The Boat for a pint of beer or two
F, G to Bergen St.
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9th Ave., New York, NY 10014 (c/o Little West 12th) - The classic. Go there anytime but make sure you go there for Brunch and people watching. I'll go anytime for the Hanger Steak. Busy comso crowd / Brit pack.
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