Pouring Ribbons, 225 Ave B between 13th and 14th Sts – small bar above a subway in the east village. I went here for a cocktail class that didn’t really happen (long story), however the cocktails I drank, of which there were many, were excellent. Huge ice cubes with the Old fashioned that I now copy at home too. I would return if in the area. The noise level was quite high, but people rather than music.
Talk rating: 3.5/5
Fish , 280 Bleecker St (between Jones St & Commerce St), New York, NY 10014
As the name suggest this place specialises on seafood. We were drawn in by the sign with all you can eat blue shell crabs, but when we got there, they’d all gone. So we opted for oysters to start and then went for scallops. Quiet atmosphere good for dates.
Good restaurant, 89 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014
On the final day just had time for a burger, after being recommended a restaurant that did good burgers to find the place did no burgers we just had to find somewhere close. We sat outside this smart restaurant that was pretty quiet for a lunchtime. The burger came fully loaded with bacon, cheese and salad. It had a ciabatta bun which can be hard and chewy to eat. Although this was the case the actual burger was supremely rare and very juicy so the ciabatta soaked it up.
Talk Rating: 5/5 (maybe different in the evening)