Dorrian’s Red Hand Restaurant
1616 Second Ave (Between 83rd and 84th Street)
Subways: 6 to 86th
Food: Bar Fare
Where We Watch says: About two years ago, we had a friend in town. Took him to Dorrian's. Completely out of nowhere, ran into other friends, THEN ran into a wedding party in the back who we knew as well. None of this was planned. That's the cool thing about the place -- people seem to gravitate towards there, especially when they're on the UES, so it's a modern-day Cheers (for the UES, and with a decidely younger set, so really, nothing like Cheers at all). Bouncers are cool as heck too.