I live in Hell's Kitchen
I'm seeking that "neighborhood" type of place where I can land regularly and hang at the bar and eat or read or have some cocktails or socialize etc.. Friendly and unpretentious is A+
The gastronome in me seeks a place where the grub is a bit better than pub fare.
Anyone have a fav place within 10-15 blocks that may fit.
Chowhound, do your thing!