Parlaying a pizza parlor near Yankee Stadium into a suave restaurant was not enough for the owners of Giovanni’s; they also added G-Bar, which is connected to their popular eatery. The snaking, illuminated bar downstairs allows the young crowd to cozy up and mingle; small groups can get table service and seating upstairs. There’s live jazz on Thursdays, and DJs spin the latest R&B and hip-hop on other nights.
575 Grand Concourse
|Cross street:||at 150th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–12:30am|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 4, 5 to 149th St–Grand Concourse|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|