PLAN DATE: SUN / MAR. 3
The city can sometimes feel like a concrete village, but not at North Fork, a West Village restaurant specializing in American comfort food and inspired by the North Fork region in Eastern Long Island. Even from the outside, you can glean the rustic warmth of reclaimed barn wood and exposed red brick. All around are lush green plants that remind you to slow down and appreciate what you can derive from nature. For dinner, celebrate the Atlantic with the black tiger shrimp risotto or the local Atlantic sea bass. Whatever you order, you’ll appreciate the locale’s focus on sustainability and its emphasis on local farms and small-batch produced food.
The historic West Village is iconic for many reasons, not the least of which is Ty’s Bar, gay owned and operated since 1972. Ty’s is known for friendly service and affordable drinks, but more than that, it is a place where locals and tourists alike can call home. Check out the calendar for fun events—like video Sundays, which celebrate the accomplishments of music legends, or a live viewing of the Oscars—and enjoy this casual hotspot.
122 Christopher Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Be careful re: timing. North Fork is not open on Mondays and is only open for brunch on the weekends.
Ty's Bar NYC
114 Christopher Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Change Thursdays to Thirstdays and enjoy cheap drinks and happy music before the weekend.