Category Archives: Bar, Lounge

Review: The Playboy Club New York

October 11, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The Playboy Enterprises company is opening new clubs similar to the ones in the 1960’s. The

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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Pier-A is now an overcrowded Jersey Shore drunk haven

April 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD BPTV predicted this. Years ago, when the crooked BPCA was passing resolutions, in secret, to allow

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Bar CYRK is dead

Update September 7, 2017- Told you so. A local blogger said that this place has closed.

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It’s official: Pier-A (BlackTail) is a huge (award-winning) cocktail bar

July 28, 2017- As we warned, Pier-A never materialized as a restaurant or a public space. Instead, it is

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Review: The Crest Gastropub

May 13, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I wanted to try The Crest Gastropub after seeing a blog post. It seemed like a hipster chef-driven place.

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Sauce & Barrel

April 12, 2017- The spot across from the Holiday Inn at Washington and rector Street has yet a new owner/operator.

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Chef Paul Gerard sues partners in Belle Reve for mismanagement

Chef Paul Gerard, Plaintiff March 10, 2017- by Steven E. Greer The Post reports on a lawsuit filed by Paul Gerard, the former chef and partner of Tribeca’s Belle Reve restaurant and bar.

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Try Ethyl’s this weekend

May 13, 2016- I was invited to the opening of Ethyl’s on 85th Street and Second Avenue. It is the latest

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Review: “Employees Only” bar suffers from extreme inconsistencies

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Since I first went to Employees Only in June (see original story below), I have been back approximately six times. I keep going back in search of that good experience that I … Continue reading

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Review: The Beekman Hotel lounge in City Hall

October 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer City Hall has been a no-man’s land for decades, with few places of any quality to go for lawyers and

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The New Yorker slams Pier-A’s Blacktail bar

November 27, 2016- The bar operators of Pier-A, who promised all sorts of stuff, like restaurants,

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Review: J. Alexander’s

November 22, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I tried out the J. Alexander’s in the Easton complex near Columbus and New Albany. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Told you so: Pier-A is a just big bar now

August 12, 2016- As we predicted many times, Pier-A is nothing but a big bar now. The upstairs,

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Review: The Dead Rabbit cocktail bar and eatery

October 19, 2013- Folks. I misled you with my October 11th review, and this is my mea culpa. Back then, I wrote a glowing review of the Dead Rabbit, commenting that the food was worthy of fine dining. That was … Continue reading

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Merchant’s Black Hound in the news

June 1, 2016- The last time I was in Black Hound, the little cocktail bar next to SouthWestNY,

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It’s official: Pier-A is nothing but a huge bar.

April 1, 2016- The PR company for Poulakakos finally got back with us. The huge upstairs section

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Photo 4-1-2016

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North End Grill is busy again

February 28, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I swore off North End Grill, for the second time, a year ago. Under Chef Floyd Cardoz, I stopped

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Acceptable lounges in Tribeca

Update February 9, 2016- The NYT “gave” The Bennett a write-up.

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