NYC Cozy Wintertime Restaurants

New York City becomes magical during the winter with all of the holiday lights adorning trees, street lights, and buildings. Some restaurants even transform their décor to create a perfect winter ambiance. If you want to find a unique winter oasis with great food and spirited drinks, keep on reading! Below, we have noted some of the best restaurants that embrace this wintertime spirit easy to reach from Glenwood buildings whether you are uptown or downtown.

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Brooklyn Academy of Music Can Boast Cafe Habana Outpost & The Smoke Joint

Half-rack St Louis ribs at The Smoke Joint near Brooklyn Academy of Music.

If you're heading out to the Brooklyn Academy of Music anytime soon, or, say, sometime this fall for their just-announced 30th-annual Next Wave Festival, you're going to want to eat something while you're there, either before or after the show. And, sure, there are more and more good casual restaurants in the immediate area, so these days you could probably just stroll around and pick a spot close by on Fulton Street, or Lafayette Street. But if you're looking for something fast, casual, and guaranteed-good-tasting, try either of our BAM-night-out go-to spots: the Cuban fiesta at Cafe Habana Outpost, or the down-home barbecue at The Smoke Joint.  

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Good Eats near The High Line: Northern Spy, Bark Hot Dogs & Rocket Pig

Classic Dog with sauerkraut at the Bark High Line eatery.

Several new excellent West Side restaurants open this summer near or on the High Line. Among them, Northern Spy, Bark Hot Dogs & Rocket Pig offer a terrific picnic lunch, dinner, or anytime snack.

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Colicchio and Sons NYC: An Elegant Tap Room in the Meatpacking District

Colicchio and Sons Tap Room in NYC is a restaurant for grownups, in a neighborhood (the Meatpacking District) not known for understated elegance, in a time when mid-priced New York City dining seems dominated by pizza, small plates, fried chicken, and pork buns. Not that we don't adore those dishes when done well–burgers, too; also, meatballs–but still… there is something refreshing about settling into your table at Colicchio and Sons Tap Room, the decor casual and classy, the service friendly but totally professional, the music fun but not screaming loud, the menu filled with interesting, fully-realized meals. And, um, pizza. 

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