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Frankie & Johnnie's

Neighborhood: Midtown West
Address: 269 W. 45th St.
Website: frankieandjohnnies.com
Why you should go: The side dishes. Their steaks aren't great, but the kitchen still knows a thing or two about hash browns.

F & J was famed in its Mad Men-era heyday for its steaks and the tiny alcove bar where everyone from Sinatra to Nixon was known to tipple. The place still exists, but the life was sucked out of it long ago. The steaks are mediocre, the service haphazard, even the bar has been moved. And the ghosts of Ol' Blue Eyes and Tricky Dick have no doubt headed to happier climes.

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