Let’s face it — it’s hot. It’s hot enough to consider never leaving your (hopefully) air-conditioned apartment again. But, if you do end up being able to brave the outdoors, may as well make it after dark and out of the sun. This is New York, which means at 9:30 p.m. the party is just getting started. Plus, there’s something that feels exciting and different about sitting down to a full dinner long after the sun has set. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to spend the late-evening dinner hour, whether it’s the end of your night, or just the beginning.
Newly added on Aug. 18: C as in Charlie, Cervo’s, Eavesdrop, The Golden Swan, Ichibantei, Libertine, and Zaab Zaab.