Dante is an homage to the original Caffè Dante, which had been in Greenwich Village since 1915, and was once a preferred haunt for Italian immigrants—along with legends like Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway, Al Pacino, and Patti Smith. Since changing hands to new owners Linden Pride and Naren Young, it’s fortunately maintained a lot of its charm. The cocktails—all modern riffs on classic drinks—are made with fresh-pressed citrus or “fluffy” orange juice straight from the juicer. Every day from four to seven in the evening, they host Negroni Sessions, where you can sample the twelve types of Negroni they have on tap. Small plates to full-fledged Italian entrées are on offer at dinner time; they have killer brunch, too.

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