Image #1 by Katie Harbath
This stretch of cobblestone, the City’s oldest paved street, is the setting for impeccably restored brick buildings whose vintage charm belies the anything-but-old-school establishments inside. Our favorites? One is Harry’s Cafe and Steak. A maze of rooms connects the audible power-buzz of its underground steak house and wine cellar to the martini-sipping crowds in the lively bar. Mexican spot Mad Dog & Beans is the ideal happy-hour spot, with its vast selection of tequilas, walls covered in old barn doors and vintage photos of Pancho Villa lit by Edison bulbs. Other lively post-work scenes include Beckett’s Bar & Grill, where investment bankers crowd the sidewalk seating to partake in burgers, beer and sweet potato fries. To-go lobster rolls and chowders fill the stomachs of tourists and local worker bees alike at Urban Lobster Shack. But, really, there’s no need to choose. Our approach is to eat our way up one side of the street and down the other. The area also includes Stone Street Tavern and Ulysses Folk House and Vintry Wine & Whiskey.