With the ever-changing nature of New York City’s culinary scene, there’s no end to restaurant openings or must-try cocktails across the city. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to keep things simple and just stay local. Luckily for the residents of 12 Warren condos, Tribeca can offer a night out in the neighborhood with dinner fit for foodies who also want an element of fun—whether it be a post-meal karaoke session, craft beer tastings, or impeccably executed cocktails in a townhouse setting. These three destinations are excellent options for locals, as well as anyone who is considering a Tribeca condominium.
67 Murray Street
A two-story venue that’s both a traditional Korean barbecue restaurant and karaoke bar, the aptly-named Gunbae means “cheers” in Korean. The spot fits the bill for any number of after-work happy hours, family dinners, or birthday shindigs, without requiring a trek to Koreatown. Ordering Gunbae’s barbecue meat platters is a must; the thinly sliced meat arrives raw for DIY cooking on the tabletop barbecue. Pair the wagyu kalbi (boneless short rib from imperial domestic Wagyu beef) and Sam Gyup pork belly with an order of bibimbop, rice with assorted toppings that arrives in a sizzling stone pot.
82 Reade Street
With its shabby, industrial-chic decor, combining exposed brick walls, warehouse-high ceilings, and unfinished wood-paneled walls, Church Publick is both old school downtown bar and dining destination. The bar offers a rotating lineup of craft beer, with 22 beers on draft (plus many more bottles, cans, casks), and a focus on microbrews, plus a carefully curated wine and cocktails list. In short, they have drinks covered. But food is more than an afterthought: while it’s not explicitly a small-plate or family-style restaurant, much of Church Publick’s menu lends itself to sharing—all the better for sampling appetizers like the crispy sesame calamari, saffron risotto fritters, or one of the grilled pizzettas, before moving on to main courses like steak frites or duck breast meatloaf and market sides that can also be enjoyed family-style (or not).
Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs
135 West Broadway
Located in a carefully restored, three-story townhouse built in 1810, Tiny’s mixes exposed brick with curtained, floor-to-ceiling windows, a working fireplace, and well-worn books on floating shelves to make each meal and drink feel like a special occasion in the comfort of a home. While the emphasis is on Chef Paul Warthen’s seasonal, market-driven cuisine, Tiny’s handcrafted cocktails like the King Henrik, with rye, Kronan Punsch, lemon, egg whites, and cherry bitters, hold their own with fresh ingredients in unexpected combinations. Consider starting your meal with the tomato sofrito or house-made meatballs before moving on to entrees like the grilled day boat scallops, Hudson Valley duck, and wild coho salmon. And be sure to finish on a sweet note: Who can resist a molten chocolate cake with house-made vanilla bean ice cream and sea salt or a “Kit Kat Bar” made with chocolate ganache and peanut butter crunch?