Dine

A few weeks ago, I crossed the Hudson River to Jersey City, NJ for dinner at Thirty Acres. Only a few blocks from the PATH train at Grove Street station, the restaurant is easily accessible from Manhattan and located in a cute neighborhood perfect for walking around as you wait for your table.

Last night, I went to an event at SD26—a contemporary Italian restaurant right across the street from Madison Square Park. I had walked by the eatery several times in the past, but once I entered the space, I was very surprised by its size.

Tucked away below street-level in Greenwich Village, Zinc Bar offers a candlelit spot to consume cocktails and enjoy nightly performances by a variety of jazz musicians. The low-ceilinged bar also plays jazz tunes throughout the night, but if you head to the back of the space, you can see a live show as well.

Last week, I went to the grand opening party for the new Morton’s The Steakhouse location near the World Trade Center. The original lower Manhattan location was lost in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.

Last night, I got to try a variety of French-influenced American dishes at Alison Eighteen. The Flatiron District eatery, which rests on W. 18th Street, has the feel of a French brasserie with a deep purple and red color scheme, illustrated wallpaper featuring city scenes and cozy, warm lighting.

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