Address: 174 East 82nd Street, New York, US
“My husband and I adore this place,” says Alicia Ybarbo. “There’s nothing more simple and delicious than a bowl of mussels, a glass of wine, and French fries.” Indeed, this Manhattan spot is known for their amazing selection of mussel dishes and a lengthy wine list to match (and yes, there are non-crustaceous options for kids, like fish and chips). The popular place is always packed, but the effect is cozy, not harried. “When we have a quick hour to eat after work we belly up to the bar and people watch. We love introducing this place to family and friends, and have enjoyed many evenings here,” says Ybarbo.