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Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes
P.J. Clarke's is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

1. P.J. Clarke's

8.6
915 3rd Ave (at E 55th St), New York, NY
Pub · Midtown East · 313 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This bar was frequented by the likes of Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, JFK, and Dick Clark. Try the bacon cheeseburger, dubbed "the Cadillac of burgers" by Nat King Cole.

Grand Central Oyster Bar is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

2. Grand Central Oyster Bar

7.5
89 E 42nd St (Grand Central Terminal), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Midtown East · 400 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The anchor restaurant of the Grand Central Terminal serves, in addition to oysters, 140 seafood dishes (and 5 non-seafood plates) under the famed and magnificent ceiling.

Eddie's Sweet Shop is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

3. Eddie's Sweet Shop

8.7
10529 Metropolitan Ave (at 72nd Rd), Forest Hills, NY
Ice Cream Shop · 108 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Located in family-oriented Forest Hills, Eddie's is a retro ice cream parlor that serves up all-but-forgotten candies and to-die-for sundaes. The decor includes antique and authentic pieces. Read more.

Caffe Reggio is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

4. Caffe Reggio

7.7
119 Macdougal St (at W 3rd St), New York, NY
Café · Greenwich Village · 162 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Caffe Reggio's claim to fame--a 1902 cappuccino machine-- allegedly introduced the drink to New Yorkers. Check out the cafe's Renaissance-era decor as well.

Minetta Tavern is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

5. Minetta Tavern

8.8
113 Macdougal St (at Minetta Ln), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 617 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The $26 burgers aren't the only reason to come here. An Italian restaurant that once occupied this site, serving Beat poets and pub crawlers, left many of its decor pieces behind.

6. Wo Hop Restaurant

7.9
17 Mott St (btwn Worth & Mosco St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 269 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Visit Wo Hop in Chinatown to get notoriously Americanized (but still delicious) "Chinese" food. Snap a photo while you're at it and add it to the basement photo wall.

The Hungarian Pastry Shop is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

7. The Hungarian Pastry Shop

8.5
1030 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 110th & W 111th St), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · West Harlem · 190 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This shop seems to be stuck in the past. There are old signs that advertise pastries that are no longer sold and graffiti by Columbia students from years ago. Still, the newer pastries are delicious.

Marie's Crisis Cafe is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

8. Marie's Crisis Cafe

8.4
59 Grove St (btwn 7th Ave S & Bleecker St), New York, NY
Piano Bar · West Village · 129 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This piano bar has come a long way since Thomas Paine died here. Showtunes are sung late into the night, with the pianist claiming to hold fifteen thousand songs in his memory!

Katz's Delicatessen is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

9. Katz's Delicatessen

9.0
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Lower East Side · 1432 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Founded in 1888, this iconic deli is famous for its pastrami and hot dogs. Katz's is a staple of popular culture and is prominently featured in the romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally." Read more.

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

10. Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

9.2
727 Manhattan Ave (btwn Norman & Meserole Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Donut Shop · Greenpoint · 320 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Beloved Greenpoint stronghold, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, still serves old fashioned donuts at a vintage style lunch counter. Be sure to get there by 9! Read more.

Bemelmans Bar is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

11. Bemelmans Bar

9.0
35 E 76th St (at Madison Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Upper East Side · 127 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Ludwig Bemelmans painted murals of Central Park at the Hotel Carlyle Bar in 1947, in exchange for living accommodations. Definitely check this place out. Read more.

King Cole Bar is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

12. King Cole Bar

7.8
2 E 55th St (St Regis Hotel), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Midtown East · 63 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This bar is the birthplace of the Bloody Mary cocktail. Come enjoy not only the drinks, but also the art! Read more.

Sardi's is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

13. Sardi's

7.6
234 W 44th St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Theater District · 102 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The walls are crowded with celebrity caricatures, which are fun to survey while enjoying a cocktail or a dessert. Read more.

McSorley's Old Ale House is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

14. McSorley's Old Ale House

8.8
15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Pub · East Village · 462 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Nestled quietly into the East Village, this pub serves beers in orders of two. Fun fact: McSorley's has some of the oldest urinals in the city! Read more.

Ear Inn is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

15. Ear Inn

8.5
326 Spring St (btwn Greenwich & West), New York, NY
Pub · Hudson Square · 147 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: During Prohibition, the townhouse was turned into a speakeasy with the upstairs apartment used as a boarding house, smuggler’s den and brothel. Read more.

Fraunces Tavern is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

16. Fraunces Tavern

8.6
54 Pearl St (at Broad St), New York, NY
Bar · Financial District · 194 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This Revolutionary-era tavern was the site of George Washington's farewell address to his army officers, a murder/suicide, and a bombing. Footsteps and unexplained noises have been reported here. Read more.

Mulberry Street Bar is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

17. Mulberry Street Bar

7.1
176 1/2 Mulberry St (btwn Broome St & Grand St), New York, NY
Bar · Little Italy · 43 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This Little Italy haunt was established over a hundred years ago, as a small bar called Mare Chiaro. Its rich history remains in its original subway tile floor, wooden bar, and pressed-tin ceiling. Read more.

Old Town Bar is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

18. Old Town Bar

7.9
45 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
Bar · Flatiron District · 178 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: It survived Prohibition by becoming a speakeasy under the name Craig’s Restaurant. During this stage in the bar’s history, patrons could hide their alcohol in a compartment underneath their seats. Read more.

P.J. Clarke's is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

19. P.J. Clarke's

8.6
915 3rd Ave (at E 55th St), New York, NY
Pub · Midtown East · 313 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: In the 1940s Johnny Mercer wrote his song One For My Baby on a napkin at P.J. Clarke’s, and a young Sinatra regularly ended nights here. Read more.

Pete's Tavern is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

20. Pete's Tavern

8.2
129 E 18th St (at Irving Pl), New York, NY
Pub · Gramercy Park · 138 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The building itself dates back to 1829, though it was not operated as a bar until 1864. Its large signs claiming to be the oldest bar in the city have been greatly disputed by McSorley’s. Read more.

The White Horse Tavern is one of Vintage NY Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

21. The White Horse Tavern

7.8
25 Bridge St (Whitehall St), New York, NY
Bar · Financial District · 69 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The “Kerouac, go home!” that once decorated this tavern’s bathroom walls was a testament to how much the Desolation Angels author frequented the place. Read more.