338 E 6th Street, Manhattan
For beginners: get the combo. For a base, choose Yebeg Alicha (aka lamb, everyone’s favorite). Then pick three veggies. We personally love the collard greens, split peas and beets, but we promise you cannot go wrong.
idk tip – Order the honey wine.
13 1st Avenue, Manhattan
This is the kind of bar where the drinks and retro atmosphere are conversation starters, but it takes a couple that really enjoys speaking to each other to make the most of this place. The drinks are great, and the food is solid if you’re not totally stuffed from Awash. Late night apple pie pancakes anyone?
idk Tip – If you’re feeling adventurous, don’t leave without trying one of their beer and shot combos.