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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Great trendy dive bar. Very friendly staff. Amazing bar food. Decent selection or beer. Live music some night. Does have tables.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“Its a nice walk. You will encounter many of our great Palisade Ave restaurants. Fabulous NYC views. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Excellent South American bakery for breakfast and lunch, just 10 minutes walk away”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual dining or take out. Very reasonably priced and have specials every day.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
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“Does a little bit of everything well. Great place for breakfast. Delivers after 10am.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best sandwiches! And just around the corner. A true staple in The Heights. The fresh mozzarella is unrivaled. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Longtime eatery for classic Italian fare in an unassuming storefront with tucked-away dining space.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A coffeshop neaby for true coffee fans. This shop uses great quality beans and has their process nailed down.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Lots of cool events and exhibitions are happening here! It’s a short walk away...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A cozy-chic locale with a heated patio offering elevated American plates, beer, wine & cocktails.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local bar on the corner of our block. Their burgers are legendary and they are open long hours, but have amazing soundproofing, so you will only notice it when you see it, right next to the #119 bus stop.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“ If you're looking for a chill cafe with good coffee, excellent pastries and tasty sandwiches, this is the place to go. Great viennoiseries and bread straight from the oven.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Sunny, welcoming environment and amazing breakfast/lunch. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“The BEST pizza in the neighborhood! Detroit-style pizza, quality beers, and crafty cocktails. Highly recommend for foodies! Known by "Low Fi" to locals, this bar is consistently rated one of the top bars in the state.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Large park at the end of our block! Always a lovely park to walk around in. Tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball field. If you're visiting us in the summer months, we recommend taking your little ones to the splash pad/water park area! It's a fun way to cool off & the kids love it! The park also features "Washington Park Wednesday" during the summer months, where they screen a movie outside, and have popcorn, ice cream, and other vendors. A family favorite!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Italian food in the area. Always fresh and rotating menu. Small restaurant, can get loud and tight. Takes online reservation, highly recommend. Bring your own alcohol. Sometimes delivers.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Casual dining or take out. Very reasonably priced and have specials every day.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“Does a little bit of everything well. Great place for breakfast. Delivers after 10am.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best sandwiches! And just around the corner. A true staple in The Heights. The fresh mozzarella is unrivaled. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Longtime eatery for classic Italian fare in an unassuming storefront with tucked-away dining space.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A cozy-chic locale with a heated patio offering elevated American plates, beer, wine & cocktails.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Local bar on the corner of our block. Their burgers are legendary and they are open long hours, but have amazing soundproofing, so you will only notice it when you see it, right next to the #119 bus stop.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Italian food in the area. Always fresh and rotating menu. Small restaurant, can get loud and tight. Takes online reservation, highly recommend. Bring your own alcohol. Sometimes delivers.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Colombian food around. Affordable prices and good portions. Great taste and well seasoned. Recommended by one of our guests.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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