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72 Totally Fine

Old Soho survives at this charmingly ramshackle bistro — just don’t expect great food once you get there.

59 Grand St., New York, NY, 10013


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The lowdown

Old Soho survives at Keith McNally’s shabby-chic bistro, which first opened in 1989 and has served French-ish comfort food to neighborhood locals ever since. There may be no more lived-in dining room in New York than this sliver of a room off Grand Street: The patina on the menu-adorned mirrors is very real, the wood and leather accents have all seen better days, and the hammered-copper bar’s cracks show their age. And yet: This is exactly where you want to be for some steak-frites and a few glasses of not-great-but-still-perfectly-acceptable red wine.

What you need to know

Insider Tips The restaurant is open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 1:30 a.m. on Saturdays, making it one of the area’s few true late-night refuges.

Recommended DishesOmelettes; steak-frites.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized