High Chairs

The best places to dine at the bar in New York City

Ask almost any food writer where to find the best seat in the house and they'll invariably tell you "at the bar." With close proximity to the bartender (martini, please), often a solid view of what's happening in the kitchen and a high perch, the bar is where it's at. Esquire teamed up with our restaurant discovery app DINE to round up the top spots in New York City to eat at the bar from classy old-school Keens to the funky tiki lounge at Roberta's in Bushwick.

Here's a taste of the list:

The Spotted Pig

Keens

Gramercy Tavern

Roberta's

Check out all of the places here, or in our DINE app.