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Bar at the River Café

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One of the most spectacular views of the city... …more

Gotham Bar and Grill

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My favorite restaurant is Gotham Bar and Grill because every time I go there I feel it's like a Woody Allen movie set: all the waitresses are from different parts of the world. And every time comes a different one: a French one, an Indian one, and then an American one. So it's very eclectic, I have fun just enjoying that environment. …more

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Toon

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Matthew
Diffee

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Hill Country

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You get slices of really good slow-cooked meat, but it's not slathered in sauce like you would expect at other places, which goes to show that barbeque sauce doesn't make good barbeque. …more

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George
Ratliff

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Picholine

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The secret to Picholine is that it is always packed but if you go there right before 8 all the theater crowd departs. You can get a seat at the bar and you just order the seven cheese plate. …more

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Salvatore
Stabile

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Sushi of Gari

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For sushi, I've never gone wrong doing the omakase at Sushi Gari on the Upper East Side. It's pricey, but if you are a sushi snob like me, you won't be disappointed. …more

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Venture Capitalist
Fred
Wilson

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Shake Shack

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A lot of the profits from the Shake Shack go to fund the upkeep of the park, so Shake Shack being there makes it more likely the park is going to remain a beautiful, pristine park. …more

15 East

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It's a sushi place, and the guy who works behind the bar is a real authentic sushi chef. …more

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