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Whether you come for a meal and wind up hanging out at the bar afterwards, or you're just stopping in for a fancy cocktail and a small gourmet bite, New York City has more than its fair share of hot restaurant bars. With chef-approved snacks and top mixologists, these sceney spots are cool enough to stand on their own and lure in a fun crowd that has outgrown the fratty, beer-centric atmosphere found in too many neighborhood bars. Here are our top picks for cool restaurant bar scenes you can't miss.