Union Fare Gastrohall

Where has Josh been this week?

Restaurant of the week

I’m always looking for somewhere central for lunch, dinner or a drink, and I think I’ve found the perfect place!

Union Fare (Union Square) is a new industrial restaurant and Modern gastrohall. Spanning a full city block, Union Fare is centrally located in a historic landmark in the heart of Union Square, NYC.

They turn into a great spot for lunch where you buy from a range of internal stores, but after dark they’re a lovely spot to have a drink or sit down for a nice dinner. The venue is beautiful and it’s perfect for a meeting with friends or work-mates!

Union Fare Gastrohall

Bar of the week

With it warming up (ever so slowly) it’s important to find a nice spot to sit outside. Because we’re staying central this week, I’ve got another one near Union Square!

Mercy Bar (Gramercy) is a great little bar with a lovely range of happy hour deals for wines and beers. It’s centrally located, has a great atmosphere, and the outdoor area out the back is perfect!

Insider tips of the week

Every week, at Dinner with New Friends, I ask the group: “Do you have one super tip that you’d love to pass on to everyone in New York City?” Here goes the second round!:

“The best Korean food in the city is Hanbat in midtown. For a good, cheap Chinese meal, checkout NY Noodle Town in Chinatown. For dim sum, you have to leave Manhattan and head to Flushing.” – Allen Y.

Y7 yoga is where it’s at! It’s hip hop yoga, so they play Beyoncé, Kanye and Fetty Wap versus the usual instrumental music. Namaste, with a twist!” – Ashley F.

“I love to catch the East River ferry from East 34th street to Wall Street/Pier 11 when I have friends visiting – amazing views for a bargain $2.75! A pit stop at LIC Landing along the way is also great for some city snaps.” – Sarah W.

Everyman Espresso is a fab coffee shop!” – Carah C.

“The best theatre for quirky off broadway plays is St. Anne’s Warehouse in Bklyn – Ksenija J.

Lucky Dog – dog friendly bar in Williamsburg in case you really want to own a dog but can’t, go there and pat other people’s dogs!” – Laura N.

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