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The Resy Guide to Great Bar Food in New York

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Sure, there are still bars where you’re lucky to score a bowl of peanuts or a bag of potato chips just to keep your stomach from growling.

But you can push back that sad bowl of picked-over pretzels; you won’t be needing it. These 17 spots pay just as much attention to the food as they do to the drinks, from a Bolognese-inspired fried chicken sandwich at Double Chicken Please to “dirty martini” oysters at The Hotel Chelsea’s Lobby Bar and crave-worthy burgers at Long Island Bar and Fort Defiance. The end result: a golden age of bar food — and a reason to linger for maybe just one more round.