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The perfect neighborhood spot is one with that elusive mixture of inviting atmosphere, friendly servers who always remember your drink order, and delicious food all rolled into one. For Santa Monica natives, Taberna Arros y Vi, serving Cali-influenced Spanish cuisine, is on the go-to list.
Georgia's Eastside BBQ: BBE exclusive tasting menu ($20)
Whether you’re a homesick Georgia transplant or a jaded Lower East Side tenant, Georgia's Eastside offers the kind of stick-to-your-ribs soul food everyone craves on a winter day.
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These five restaurants have received no shortage of accolades and award nominations themselves, but none of them have received a Michelin star yet—and we think they’re all especially deserving of it.
Whether you forgot to reserve that coveted table in time or simply feel like digging into bar snacks with a friend, a meal at a great restaurant bar can be just as memorable as one in the dining room—albeit without all the fuss.
We’ve all been there. Friends or family put together a party and expect people to pony up more than $100 a head for subpar food in a lackluster setting. Why settle for that? Here are five places where you can eat well for a reasonable price, surrounded by relaxed ambiance.