Korchma Taras Bulba
This is a colorful, cozy and friendly place with traditional Ukrainian food. Korchma is interesting not only for “homesick” people but also for every guest. You can be sure that you will be treated to “smalec,” cooked according to a special recipe with dark bread, and when leaving you will drink fifty grams for the road “na pososhok.” By the way, the menu is in fifteen languages. Another special is absinthe, which is very rare in this country. Prices are pretty affordable even for a place in SoHo, Manhattan. Dinner for two is about $120, and portions are pretty big.
357 West Broadway
12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
This is the most Irish Pub with a century of history in New York. You can find a bunch of pubs with Irish names and flags, but only a few of them can offer you real Irish drinks and food. At Molly’s you can try tasty Irish and American food and alcoholic drinks, but the most important thing is the atmosphere! The vintage furniture, the sawdust on the floor and the waitresses (some of them can even be pregnant). Prices are more than affordable, like dinner for two at less than $100.
287 Third Avenue
This is a famous hot dog place that’s always busy. It is well-known among visitors and locals alike. And that says a lot! Everybody likes delicious and very cheap hot dogs, so don’t miss it. Try the legendary hot dog.
Corner of Broadway & West 72nd Street
Upstairs at the Kimberly
This is a posh restaurant with exceptional service and beautiful views on the 30th floor of the Kimberly Hotel. The restaurant is divided into three separate zones. You can see the Chrysler Building, for example, while enjoying a tasty dinner and special drinks. Dinner for two is about $120.
Penthouse Level, 145 East 50th Street
Weekdays: 5 p.m.–12 a.m., weekends: 4 p.m.-12 a.m., lunch from 12 p.m.
This is a most exquisite and expensive place, but it has an incredible view of Manhattan from the sky. With a cute new lounge and terrace topping the Viceroy Hotel, it serves food fit for a king and high-end cocktails. If you are ready to pay $170 for dinner with a beautiful view, then stop by!
124 West 57th Street
Weekdays from 3:00 p.m., weekends from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m.