People are always asking me to recommend the "perfect" NYC spot. Something comfortable but classy, a place with great food and drink that Mom and Dad would enjoy but also a place for friends without those crazy Manhattan prices. When I get this request I almost always send people to the same place- Walkers in Tribeca.
This isn't a place that's going to blow your socks off. No this is a a neighborhood bar that's sophisticated yet comfortable with a variety of food always done well. Regulars occupy most of the bar stools; a mix of young professionals, older couples and solo drinkers just stopping in for a pint and a chat. The tables are usually filled with families. Parents have some quiet time to talk while the kids draw on paper tablecloths with the free crayons.