Manhattan – Upper West Side
476 Amsterdam Ave (at W. 83rd St.)
Manhattan, NY 10024
This cozy bar-restaurant is named after Fred, a beloved black lab from the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program, and photos of the pooch (as well as other favorite canines) cover the walls. The joint's motto is "Come! Sit! Stay!" and the locals obey, flocking there for not only happy-hour and late-night weekend reveling but also for Fred's packed brunch. The menu epitomizes comfort food, including mac and cheese, meatloaf, chicken Parmigiana, lobster ravioli and caramelized-onion mashed potatoes.