PEQUE Vinos & Tapas Bar

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231 West 145th Street
New York, NY 10039
646 678 4095
peque.nyc
Hours:
M 5pm-11:30pm; Tu 5pm-11pm; W, Th 5pm-12am; F 5pm-1am; Sa 12pm-1am; Su 12pm-10pm
PEQUE Vinos & Tapas Bar

It was the fairy lights strung outside of the outdoor dining area that drew me to Peque. They were a surprisingly quaint addition to an otherwise no-frills selection of businesses on 145th Street. The atmosphere inside was just as captivating, as the space is decorated in vintage 1940s and 1950s style. … read more

La Fonda Tapas Bar

169 East 106th Street
New York, NY 10029
212 410 7292
fondaboricua.com
Hours:
Everyday 11am-10pm

Ola Vivabar

453 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
646 767 9970
olanyc.com
Hours:
M-Th 5pm-11pm; F 5pm-12am; Sa 12pm-12am; Su 12pm-11pm
Ola Vivabar

Prior to becoming a small neighborhood tapas spot, Ola was a laundry shop for many years until the owners decided to retire. Living in the building and being friendly with the landlord, the Inzerillo brothers were asked if they might like to utilize the space. Right next door they have their very successful … read more

Pil Pil

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265 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
212 988 3788
pilpilnyc.com
Hours:
M-W 4pm-12am; Th 4pm-1am; F 4pm-2am; Sa11am-2am; Su 11am-12am
Pil Pil

Pil Pil, named for a specific kind of sauce originating in the Basque region of Spain, fills an important role on the Upper East Side. It is a neighborhood watering hole, upscale and with enough ambience for a perfect date or friendly hangout, but still casual enough to lure locals back multiple times … read more

Andanada - LOST GEM

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Andanada - LOST GEM

Named after the grandstand in the bullfighting ring, Andanada 141 is filled with stirring murals depicting invigorating scenes by Chilean Painter Dasic Fernandez. His technique seamlessly blends a mix of brick and wallpaper backings.

The restaurant, formerly known as Graffit, and then Gastroarte, … read more

Uncorked

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344 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
646 429 8365
uncorkednyc.com
Hours:
M-Sa 4pm-12am
Uncorked

Uncorked is a gem of Manhattan’s dining scene that came alive once I stepped inside. Since relocating from a few doors down, Uncorked has evolved from a small wine bar to a frequented destination for tapas and wine tastings. Velvet booths match baroque furniture to invite a playful personality and a … read more

Kiss My French

303 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
646 775 1215
kissmyfrench-nyc.com
Hours:
M-Sa 5pm-12am

Cello Wine Bar

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229 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
917 475 1131
cellowinebar.com
Hours:
M-W 4pm-12am; Th-F 4pm-2am; Sa 4pm-12am
Cello Wine Bar

Candles flicker from every corner casting a glow over the dark wood bar and tables at Cello, while softly illuminating the bottles of wine and liquor on display. Modernity intrudes in the form of a small TV mounted in one corner, but, otherwise, the atmosphere is quiet and rustic enough that it is easy … read more

Danji

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346 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212 586 2880
danjinyc.com
Hours:
Lunch M-F 12pm-2:30pm; Dinner M-Th 5:15pm-11pm; F-Sa 5:15pm-12am
Danji

Innovative, Korean-fusion tapas are served at Danji, a perpetually bustling restaurant, sister to Hanjan on West 26th Street.

Ardesia

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510 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212 247 9191
ardesia-ny.com
Hours:
M-W 4pm-12am; Th-F 4pm-2am; Sa 2pm-2am; Su 2pm-11pm
Ardesia

The wine list scrawled on the large chalkboard, the exposed wine cellar covering two floors, and the marble bar make Ardesia a beautiful place to while away the post-work hours. Damon, Ardesia’s manager, says that while the place is sophisticated, “we also want people to feel comfortable, almost like … read more