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What are the best "Industry" late night spots to eat and drink?

Upvoted by Morgan Reeds Ammerman and 14 others
17 Mott St, New York, NY
liam-wager

Liam Wager

New York City

Manager at Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

Liam Wager

Manager at Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

Answer found helpful by Skyler Zeiger and 17 others

This spot is legendary for "after the bars close" eats. There are few places that delivery the goods at 4am like Wo Hop does while also providing that weird, underground, one table set up special for some unknown VIP kind of late night vibe. The food is great, consistent and meant to be eaten while drunk. Always eat downstairs. Order beer.

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anita-malhotra

Any time's a good time for a margarita

Anita Malhotra

I am so curious about this place now. I've been to many of the chinatown classics like peking duck, joes shanghai, etc. but never really heard of this. Sounds pretty friggin cool!

Reply over 1 year ago

jess-wang

Jess Wang

New York City

Food writer and lover of all things chocolate

Jess Wang

Really glad to see Wo Hop show up on RoundTable finally! Good call Liam!

Reply over 1 year ago

adalyn-van-witten

Dutch pastry chef studying in NYC

Adalyn Van Witten

Super excited to try this out after work one night!

Reply over 1 year ago

bobby-severini

Bobby Severini

Brooklyn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbyseverini

High-end Caterer using restaurants as my R&D

Bobby Severini

It's been my go to late night spot since before 2000

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Andrew Bekker and 12 others
144 2nd Ave, New York, NY
sayat-ozyilmaz

Sayat Özyılmaz

San Francisco

https://www.instagram.com/lauraandsayat/

Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat

Sayat Özyılmaz

Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat

Answer found helpful by Miles Bernstein and 18 others

Vaselka is a Ukrainian diner. Borscht, kielbasa, bigos, kapusta, pierogies, blintzes, potato pancakes, Ukrainian sandwiches, and fantastic soups. Eastern European comfort food. This is the restaurant my wife and I visited more than any other in the last year. Whoever finishes service first, picks the other one up and we had to East Village.

We fell in love with one of the soups when we first went there. The cabbage and meat soup. The pork shoulder was falling apart in the soup. The broth was perfectly seasoned, slightly sweet from from the cabbage and rich from the pork. Finishing the soup with a tiny bit of lemon juice made this the best soup we had in a long time.

No frills, just food, made humbly and with respect.

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leo-valderamma

Latin American food enthusiast

Leo Valderamma

I live in the EV but hadn't really considered this place before, I like the sound of trying some Ukrainian comfort food though

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

sayat-ozyilmaz

Sayat Özyılmaz

San Francisco

https://www.instagram.com/lauraandsayat/

Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat

Sayat Özyılmaz

I think you could live in EV for years and try a different restaurant every other day and still have options by the end of a decade! Enjoy, let me know what you think.

over 1 year ago

kristin-cardoza

Mother first, chef second

Kristin Cardoza

Mmm sounds perfect for the winter, delightful!

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

sayat-ozyilmaz

Sayat Özyılmaz

San Francisco

https://www.instagram.com/lauraandsayat/

Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat

Sayat Özyılmaz

Winter exists after all so we can eat food such as this!

over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Taneisha Kirchner and 13 others
kevin-chun

Chief Culinary Officer/ Chef Partner Honeybrains

Kevin Chun

Chief Culinary Officer/ Chef Partner Honeybrains

Answer found helpful by Dana Silverstein and 24 others

I am not only recognizing EO because I have a personal relationship with the owners and employees of this great establishment, but because if I didn't mention EO, someone else would have. Besides winning numerous awards at Tales of the Cocktail (including best bar in the world), this small, prohibition styled speakeasy also possesses a fantastic array of dishes from their kitchen. From Oysters, Marrow Poppers, an enormous Ribeye with all the accoutrements, to amazing desserts that will make you regret not having enough room for them; it's easily noted how people come here for the food and not only the amazing drinks. No matter how crowded, and on what day of the week, I can always rely on seeing a friendly face at EO on both sides of the bar. I'd say most people in the industry will agree with me, that even though the small space and tight standing areas can sometimes be overwhelming after a long shift at work, everyone there will show you what makes our industry so special, and that is hospitality, **If you find yourself there until closing, make sure you grab a bowl of their "famous" chicken soup, because chances are you'll need it.**

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marc-ramos

Private chef, specialize in latin american cuisine

Marc Ramos

Fantastic post! No idea they passed out a late night chicken soup, strikes me as slightly strange and awesome.

Reply over 1 year ago

ashley-belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Ashley Belin

This is the best description of EO I've ever read...seriously.

Reply over 1 year ago

megan-fraser

Bartender at CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Megan Fraser

Yes! It's all of this and some magic.

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jenny Lee and 10 others
luke-boland

Luke Boland

New York City

lukecboland.com

Wine Director at La Sirena

Luke Boland

Wine Director at La Sirena

Answer found helpful by Allie Lewate and 23 others

I would say, the crowds here on the weekend are not my favorite to deal with, but coming here late night on a weekday after a long shift is an absolute treat. The bar is located behind the Stone Street coffee shop in Chelsea (I don't like to use the term speakeasy... but I suppose this counts) and you have to walk through the shop to get in. But, once the door opens you are invited into a softly lit, intimate space with a bar that's large enough to serve without feeling bulky and tables that inspire getting cozy with a drink. Their drink selection is solid, but I'm often most surprised by the food they offer, even at later hours (although I think food service ends at 2). I find many times "late night" spots serve food as an afterthought, and it becomes something I'm disappointed in and wish I had either made myself or just ate a slice. Here, food is tasty and satisfying, offering a portion that will curb your hunger but not leave you feeling it in the morning. This is a great spot to migrate to after work, or plan ahead and reserve a spot for a group of friends. Sometimes drinks can take a little bit of time, but I find that to be the case at any of these spots trying to let the bar's craft shine. My recommendation: order a cocktail and a beer together to satisfy the thirst.

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matthew-norris

Restaurant Marketing / PR

Matthew Norris

I remember hearing about this a while back but totally forgot about it. Sounds rad!

Reply over 1 year ago

kaylee-simmons

I'm on a seefood diet. I see food, and I eat it.

Kaylee Simmons

I feel a little bit cheesy admitting it but I definitely like the 'secret passageway' gimmick. Looks like they have a really nice space!

Reply over 1 year ago

sarah-bridawitz

Coffee addict and proud

Sarah Bridawitz

Thank you Luke I loved reading about this! I've read about La Sirena as well excited to check it out when you guys open!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Liam Wager and 6 others
regina-myers-maganzini

Owner/operator of four small establishments in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. Black Mountain Wine House, Bar San Miguel, Union Grounds and PDQ.

Regina Myers Maganzini

Owner/operator of four small establishments in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. Black Mountain Wine House, Bar San Miguel, Union Grounds and PDQ.

Answer found helpful by Dani Hannah and 9 others

This is the original late night servers dinner. Its fine dining establishment with servers specifically in mind; they serve until 4am. Even the latest shift can come in and be served a delicious meal. I will say the general population has sniffed it out, so its super busy all of the time. However, its still awesome and really does the trick when you need to be taken care off. Awesome wine list and raw bar!

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Caroline Choy

My favorite late night spot when I was an NYU student pulling all nighters. One of the few places you can get high quality fare so late.

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Tess Tripodi and 5 others
alex-papanicolaou

Alex Papanicolaou

New York City

Sommelier at Colicchio and Sons.

Alex Papanicolaou

Sommelier at Colicchio and Sons.

Answer found helpful by Gerardo Rodriguez and 17 others

There are a number of reasons to go to Corkbuzz beyond the scope of this short review: The dimly-lit ambiance; the impossibly knowledgable staff; the comically oversized and comfortable chairs in the front window...I could go on, but there is really one overarching reason industry folk flock to Corkbuzz after they've changed back into street clothes: Half-price bottles of champagne after 10pm. Every night. Champagne is often intimidating and always expensive. It's also a wine that became lost to the idea of being consumed only during times of celebration. The combination of those facts has lead to many people passing it over for other bubbly beverages such as cava and prosecco. Corkbuzz has made it a point since day one to make champagne something people can enjoy regularly, without breaking the bank. You'll find some familiar large houses on the list, but also a lot of smaller grower-producers, as well. You'll also find everyone; from servers, to sommeliers, to chefs; hanging out at the bar because half-priced champagne is literally the best deal in NYC.

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jerry-hughes

perfected the art of eating

Jerry Hughes

One of my favorite venues in the city. You definitely did them justice, awesome description!

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

alex-papanicolaou

Alex Papanicolaou

New York City

Sommelier at Colicchio and Sons.

Alex Papanicolaou

Thanks Jerry! Much appreciated!

over 1 year ago

tess-tripodi

Tess Tripodi

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/cheftrip

Executive Chef Halcyon / Egan & Sons Montclair, NJ

Tess Tripodi

Laura Maniec is one of the most talented Sommeliers around. Corkbuzz is a really fun spot for truly well thought out & unique wine.

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

alex-papanicolaou

Alex Papanicolaou

New York City

Sommelier at Colicchio and Sons.

Alex Papanicolaou

True, Tess! Thanks!

over 1 year ago

dana-silverstein

Midwest girl, love to cook and dine out in NYC!

Dana Silverstein

Loved reading this piece! It's been too long since I've been to Corkbuzz, but I will definitely stop by for a late night bottle of champagne :)

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

alex-papanicolaou

Alex Papanicolaou

New York City

Sommelier at Colicchio and Sons.

Alex Papanicolaou

Thanks for reading, Dana!

over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Shawn Radar Burnette and 5 others
314 West 11th Street, New York, NY
krishna-kinsey

Krishna Kinsey

New York City

Grill Cook at Marta

Krishna Kinsey

Grill Cook at Marta

Answer found helpful by Jack Clark and 15 others

I love this place! It has a very cozy decor, it's not fancy at all and the food is great! The kitchen closes at 1am and the bar closes at 4. Best for late night good food and good wine. I've gone to this place many times that I've actually tried almost everything on the menu and nothing disappointed me. This is definitely my favorite after work spot. If you go, order the Pate, it's to die for!

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Samantha Butler

I have gone here too many late nights to count. One of my top five favorite restaurants in the city

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

krishna-kinsey

Krishna Kinsey

New York City

Grill Cook at Marta

Krishna Kinsey

It is a gem for industry people!

over 1 year ago

jeremy-peterson

Brooklynite, freelance journalist/photographer

Jeremy Peterson

I'm a big fan of all of bloomfield's restaurants but this one definitely takes the cake! Also nice coming here later at night when the wait isn't so bad.

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

krishna-kinsey

Krishna Kinsey

New York City

Grill Cook at Marta

Krishna Kinsey

Yeah, I haven't been there during regular dinner service but I heard it's a pain to wait! So best to come after dinner rush (11pm or later).

over 1 year ago

anita-malhotra

Any time's a good time for a margarita

Anita Malhotra

I went here for their famed burger but this reminds me I need to try more on the menu. And this is unrelated but -- I looove Marta!

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

krishna-kinsey

Krishna Kinsey

New York City

Grill Cook at Marta

Krishna Kinsey

Hi Anita! I love Marta too ^_^ Come and visit for lunch and sit at the counter, you'll find me grilling with open fire which is AWESOME to watch!

over 1 year ago

alyssa-heitlinger

Private chef specializing in Italian, French

Alyssa Heitlinger

Very nicely said! I go here at least once or twice a year so I'll be sure to try that pate next time :)

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Andrew Bekker and 5 others
erin-healy

Erin Healy

New York City

https://www.instagram.com/moresaltandlard/

Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione

Erin Healy

Sommelier, Restaurant Marc Forgione

Answer found helpful by Todd Dickenson and 16 others

This spot is definitely one of the most popular spots for many of my industry friends to grab a bite and a glass of wine after work. The menu consists of a range of food, from small bites to more substantial portions, which from Thursday-Saturday they serve until 1 am. The wine list is extensive, with beers on tap and a brand new spirits program as well. Personally, the yoshi fried chicken is a perfect cure for any long night when paired with a gigantic glass of bubbles (or two!).

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katie-diehl

Life is too short to skip dessert

Katie Diehl

This sounds like my dream come true! Yoshi fried chicken...YES!

Reply over 1 year ago

kelsey-ferro

Baker, Blogger, Dog-Lover

Kelsey Ferro

This is a new spot for me to try :) Thank you Erin!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Patricia Wilkins and 2 others
danielle-rehfeld

Danielle Rehfeld

New York City

www.theinheritedplate.com

Founder of The Inherited Plate

Danielle Rehfeld

Founder of The Inherited Plate

Answer found helpful by Christian Duval and 10 others

Spicy squid bibimbap? yes please. kimchi pancake. oui chef. I am such a huge fan of this place. If it's not Kunjip, Wonjo is definitely a competitive place to hit up for it's great BBQ, pickled and such salads of daikon, cabbage, bean sprouts, greens, and of course an array of soups, casseroles and rice cake and dumplings. If there's one little thing I love to get it's the fluffy korean steamed eggs called gyeranjjim. Once that comes, it's time for a blankie and some chelsea handler.

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christian-duval

Lawyer, Brooklyn native, lover of authentic ethnic foods

Christian Duval

I'm a big fan of Kunjip so if you think this is on their level I will most certainly stop by and try it out. Thanks!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Navin Narsimhan and 2 others
kellie-norris

Kellie Norris

Manhattan

@kelsojeann

Current wine rep for Savio Soares Selections and bartender at Sweet Chick Ludlow. Past lives include The Modern, Craft and Raines Law Room.

Kellie Norris

Current wine rep for Savio Soares Selections and bartender at Sweet Chick Ludlow. Past lives include The Modern, Craft and Raines Law Room.

Answer found helpful by Andrew Johnson and 9 others

This is a new-ish spot from The Wayland team and I'm in love! They are open until 4 every day, which is great for those nights when you get out of work at 2:30 and think, "God, I could really go for some oysters and a killer steak tartare, but I don't have $100 to spend at Blue Ribbon." (Seriously, I love you Blue Ribbon- but I try to hang on to the money I make for a minimum of 24 hours) Goodnight Sonny to the rescue! They have a solid assortment of oysters, the steamed littlenecks are SO good. I had a martini and a steak tartare the other day and by the time I left I was like "Did I work today? I've completely forgotten." If you're up for it, swing by Holiday Cocktail Lounge around the corner afterwards. You know, for a night cap.

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anita-malhotra

Any time's a good time for a margarita

Anita Malhotra

I have walked by here a bunch but never went in, never realized it was by the wayland guys. That's probably my favorite EV bar so I will most definitely be checking this out!

Reply over 1 year ago

katie-diehl

Life is too short to skip dessert

Katie Diehl

I went here when it first opened and I don't know if they were serving food yet...I will be back!!!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jenny Lee and 2 others
stephen-yen

Stephen Yen

New York City

www.facebook.com/yenspage

Corporate Executive Chef of Paige Hospitality The Ainsworth Ainsworth Park Ainsworth Midtown The Chester Ainsworth Hoboken

Stephen Yen

Corporate Executive Chef of Paige Hospitality The Ainsworth Ainsworth Park Ainsworth Midtown The Chester Ainsworth Hoboken

Answer found helpful by Jenny Lee and 5 others

Everything is delicious here, and the service is awesome. The Beef Tartare is one of the best in the area.

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carly-liao

Queens native, freelance writer, food obsessed

Carly Liao

One of my favorites in K-town!

Reply over 1 year ago

jenny-lee

Jenny Lee

NYC

HTTPS://Instagram.com/pastrylovejen

Pastry Chef, Entrepenuer, Positivity

Jenny Lee

Pastry Chef, Entrepenuer, Positivity

Hi Stephen 🤗

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Upvoted by Mangal Dev and 1 other
morgan-reeds-ammerman

Morgan Reeds Ammerman

New York City and Sonoma County

Sous chef patissier at The Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant, Russian River Valley

Morgan Reeds Ammerman

Sous chef patissier at The Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant, Russian River Valley

At any of the Bar Veloce locations you can get a great glass of wine and some tasty late night snacks, including panini, salads, and a variety of bruschette. It's a grown up place to get a drink and a bite after work.

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Upvoted by Mangal Dev and 1 other
shawn-radar-burnette

Chef at Delaney Resaurant Group

Shawn Radar Burnette

Chef at Delaney Resaurant Group

Answer found helpful by Mangal Dev

Hands down Grand Army is the industry place. Great seafood and cocktails, amazing staff and a real respect for what we do. Family Meal visiting chefs is an idea not to be missed.

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Upvoted by Megan Fraser
269 E Houston St, New York, NY
megan-fraser

Bartender at CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Megan Fraser

Bartender at CUT by Wolfgang Puck

I've been here a few times for drinks since they've opened and always had great service and met new kind people with that knowing after-shift look in our eye. I met up recently with a good friend/ brand ambassador who was showing some out-of-town industry folks around so I was eager to suggest this for late night food since it was a carte blanche to try a lot of things. All of the food was really great and everyone was more than happy. Its a comfortable place with great drinks, food, and service, the ambiance and music are good and theres not a lot of riff-raff, what more could you want after service?

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