Velvet robes, guest lists, and judgy bouncers may now be a thing of the past, but even in a pandemic, the New York "scene" lives on. You can be sure that the city's cool kids and fashionistas are still seeing and being seen, although heated outdoor tables and sit-down cocktails have replaced dance floors and bottle service. Honestly, we're not complaining. From artsy classics to trendy new favorites, here are the hot spots promising good food and even better company. 

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