When: Mon to Fri, 12 pm-6 pm
Since opening in 2016, this seafood-focused Thai restaurant located on a picturesque NoHo street has become one of downtown Manhattan’s most popular eateries. At Fish Cheeks, siblings Chat and Ohm Suansilphong helm the kitchen together, and are known for their signature dishes like tiger prawn karee, crab fried rice, or grilled pork cheeks served with jaew sauce. Happy hour here starts early at 12 pm on weekdays, with oysters topped with nam jim seafood sauce (cilantro, garlic, fish sauce, and lime juice) and crispy shallots that are available by the half dozen for $9, or a full dozen at $18. For imbibing, choose from $11 house cocktails, $10 wine, and $6 beer.
How to book: Reservations are available via Resy.