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Three places to try tonight if you can snag a table

June 12, 2021, 12:18.21 pm ET

Olio é Piu, an Italian trattoria, in the heart of Greenwich Village, often has a line of people waiting to get in. Aside from curbside dining, it also boast a 45-seat open patio. The restaurant is know for its hand-stretched pizzas, house-made pastas and entrees incuding a fried Veal Cutlet Milanese and Grilled Ribeye. Drinks include the Belladonna (Luxardo sour cherry gin, cinzano, Mathilde framboise, prosecco). 3 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY (212) 243-6546  

Jack’s Wife Freda at Carmine always seems to draw a crowd for its comfort foods in a relaxed atmosphere. The all-day café is known for dishes like Rosewater Waffles for breakfast, Duck Bacon, Egg & Cheese sandwiches, and Bennie’s Chicken Schnitzel, among others.  There’s a full cocktail list including the Bootsy Collins (vodka, lilllet Rouge, lime, mint) and La Vida Loca (mescal, triple sec, lime, honey). 50 Carmine St, New York, NY (646) 669-9888  


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Havana New York, on West 38TH Street, has a lush outdoor dining area that fills up quickly. Inside there are large Cuba-inspired murals and full bar. Here you will find classic Cuban dishes reinvented and lively Latin and Mediterranean fare.  Dishes include Shellfish fricassee with lobster, shrimp, mussels, and clams in a saffron-tomato broth, a traditional Cubano Sandwich, Chicharron de Pollo (crispy adobo chicken), and Bistec Churrasco (skirt steak with chimichurri sauce). Wash it down with some classy margaritas. 58 W 38th Street, New York, NY (212) 944-0990  

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