Not so with Wildair, one of the Lower East Side’s best wine bars (from the people behind another pitch-perfect LES dining destination, Contra).
The restaurant (because, let's be real, while it is a wine bar, calling it that is an undersell) features a deep list of incredible natural wines and a menu rife with smart, nuanced plates that will inspire conversation with your colleagues beyond tomorrow’s Power Point presentation.
For families: Prospect Park in Brooklyn is equally impressive to Central Park although slightly more manageable.
The Zucker Natural Exploration Area is an oasis built for imaginative and active children who like to commune with nature while leaving plenty of comfortable places for parents to relax.
In spite of its recent ascent into the cultural zeitgeist (which happens to parallel the boom in Brooklyn culture and arts more largely), the center has been around for 150 years and boasts beautiful and historic buildings that are a must-see on their own.
Thanks to it’s location down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass (hence, the name), its proximity to the Brooklyn Bridge, and up-close views of downtown Manhattan, DUMBO is the perfect place for a group picture with your coworkers that will instantly add some street cred to your reputation.
For families: Times Square offers an overload of senses from quintessential New York smells like roasted chestnuts to the iconic flashing lights that define the area.
For families: The best mood for a family restaurant is one of acceptance.
Second to that, it’s great if the food tastes good.