This Polish community center doubles as a concert venue on show nights, playing host to a range of eclectic performers, from pop to punk and metal. The venue also offers a small but Greenpoint-appropriate Polish food menu, featuring potato and cheese or sauerkraut and mushroom pierogi, hunters stew, a kielbasa sandwich—or a platter with all three. A full bar is available and offers nightly drink specials. Open on concert nights. Cash only.
Low velvet couches, high bookshelves and crystal chandeliers create an intimate, library atmosphere in which diners relish duck sliders with sweet hoisin, chili-crusted rib eye, chocolate brownies with peanut butter cream, draft and bottled beer and wines by the glass or bottle. L & D (daily).
Upholstered banquettes and high ceilings complement an array of wicker baskets hanging above a 30-feet-long bar, each basket carrying a story from where it was made in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland. Choose from some 20 housemade cocktails while ordering small plates that include pork belly bao and piquillo peppers stuffed with braised lamb.
A Wall Street staple serves short rib ravioli with fresh horseradish, lobster and shrimp cannelloni and pastrami-spiced Atlantic salmon in its elegant room, and classic martinis in the circular bar, where they can watch the day’s quotes flicker by. B & D (daily), L (Mon-Fri).
Established in 1938, this subterranean Cantonese joint is a popular NYC late-night hangout, staying open 24 hours a day and serving roasted duck lo mein, vegetable chow fun, chicken with oyster sauce over rice and other classic dishes. For those seeking less "buzz" and more intimacy, a dining room is available upstairs. L & D (daily). $