Recs for an adventure on Friday night...
Looking for a place for a Friday night out to have an adventurous culinary experience to the tune of reasonable.....but also/and/or cool, underground, unique type of cuisine/setting etc......
PDT -- hidden inside Crif Dogs
Death & Co -- cocktail lounge with no windows, no obvious signage
Angel's Share -- no standing, no parties > 4, no loud talking cocktail lounge, you must enter through a different restaurant called Village Yokocho
La Esquina -- but I guess everybody knows about this bar now
Milk & Honey -- reservations only bar with no signage
Decibel -- sake bar, tiny tiny sign by the gate
Village Yokocho -- 2nd floor izakaya in the East Village
Monday Room -- wine bar with small plates inside of Public
Kuma Inn -- if you don't know it's upstairs you can totally miss it
Degustation -- it really doesn't have obvious signage either
Freemans -- restaurant at the end of an alley
Bespoke Chocolates -- also at the end of an alley
Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen -- limited hours, tiny basement space
Ukranian National Home -- looks like you're dining in someone's rec room, you have to go into a weird office-ish looking building to get to the restaurant)
Kyo Ya -- kaiseki style Japanese, in the basement, also a small sign by the gate, no obvious signage
Sake Bar Hagi -- basement level izakaya
Sakagura -- ditto
Momofuku Ko -- lots of buzz of course but the entrance is not really friendly or obvious
La Nacional -- restaurant inside the Spanish Benevolent Society
Saigon Banh Mi -- back of a jewelry store
Diamond Dairy -- kosher lunch place located on top of a jewelry store
Kalustayan's -- very casual cafe located on top of the retail store
burger joint - casual burger place inside the Parker Meredien hotel behind a curtain
Mad for Chicken -- fka Bon Chon, hidden on the second floor of a poorly labeled building on 5th Ave, Korean fried chicken
Bohemian -- Japanese restaurant inside a butcher shop
Yakitori Taisho for a rowdy dirt cheap yakitori dinner (asked for the grilled eel roll, it's a special but they always have it) and then Decibel for sake late into the night.
Corner Bistro for delicious burgers, many bars in the area.
Dinner and cocktails at Schillers in LES, again tons of bars to choose from
Tapas and mojito pitchers at Agozar