SoHo

Boqueria

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Address: 171 Spring St. (Broadway & Thompson St.)

Link: http://www.boquerianyc.com/index.html

Review: Boqueria is a great Spanish tapas place with two locations – in Flatiron and SoHo.  It’s the perfect date spot to share a couple different dishes and try something new over a glass or three of wine.  Boqueria has a fun, young crowd and super helpful/knowledgeable servers if you’re at a loss as to what wine or meat/cheese options to pick.  We didn’t have too much as we only stopped in for a quick bite but the meat and cheese plate, croquettas cremosas (creamy croquettes; three each of mushroom and Serrano ham), and cojonudo (fried quail eggs and chorizo on toast) were all delicious and definitely hit the spot. Can’t wait to make a trip back to try more!

David Burke Kitchen

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Address: 23 Grand St. (Thompson St. & Avenue of the Americas)

Link: http://www.davidburkekitchen.com

Review: We had a great meal and a great time at David Burke Kitchen.  Went for Restaurant Week and they really embraced it.  Basically everything on their regular menu was available for the Restaurant Week prix fixe and the portions were very large, not typical of RW dishes.  From the appetizers to the desserts, everything was delicious and perfectly executed – the pretzel crab cake, tuna tartare tacos, lamb chops, buttermilk fried chicken, chocolate brownie island and strawberry shortcake parfait.  DB Kitchen is a trendy spot, it’s loud and lively but in a good way and the service was super friendly.  We definitely recommend David Burke Kitchen for a fun date night out in SoHo.

Dos Caminos

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Address: 373 Park Ave S (26th & 27th St.)

*Locations also in Meatpacking, Flatiron/Gramercy and Midtown East

Link: http://www.doscaminos.com/

Review: Dos Caminos is a chain Mexican restaurant that puts out solid grub, though on the pricier side.  The menu consists of a more upscale take on your standard Mexican dishes.  You MUST try the delicious made fresh to order guac, queso fundido with chorizo, the trio tasting of ceviches and of course one of the fresh fruit tequila cocktails. We also split a couple of the taco options (carnitas and pollo were our favorites).  When you’re in the mood for some delicious Mexican and refreshing margaritas in a trendy, intimate atmosphere, this is a great option.  You’ll want to make a reservation because it’s usually packed most nights of the week.

Peep

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Address: 177 Prince St. (Thompson & Sullivan St.)

Link: http://www.peepsoho.net/

Review: Despite the weird, club-like décor, Peep has pretty solid Thai food.  We stumbled upon Peep during an afternoon of shopping in Soho and were pleasantly surprised.  If you’re in the mood for some noodles/Thai dishes after a long day of shopping Peep is a safe bet, but it’s not really a place to seek out otherwise.  They also have good cheap cocktails during their happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm every day (try the mojitos!)

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