Sometimes it’s just more fun to bring your own libation to the dinner party.  Hidden within the city’s restaurant scene are a few gems that offer delish food to accompany your outside drink of choice. Especially if you have friends who have specific tastes (or who are on a budget), these restaurants offer the BYOB option – bring your own beer, wine or liquor. For a Girls’ Night Out type of  BYOB eve, a great idea would be to bring a bottle (or 2, or 3) of a light liquor, like Smirnoff Sorbet Light, that way you & the girls can focus on conversation and not on calories. Here are MG’s best BYOB restaurants in NYC to host a girls’ night…


Angelica Kitchen – 300 East 12th Street, 212-228-2909

A vegetarian restaurant, the menu offers dishes made from organically grown ingredients. No reservations needed, seating is first come, first serve.


Tartine – 253 W. 11th St., 212-229-2611

French fare bistro style food, make sure to get there early as this tiny spot fills up quickly (and they don’t take reservations).

Tea & Sympathy – 108-110 Greenwich Ave., 212-807-8329

Serving English classics such as Shepherd’s Pie & Welsh Rarebit, they also offer hearty salads such as their Stilton & walnut salad & smoked trout with horseradish sauce.


La Taza de Oro – 96 Eighth Ave., near 15th St., 212-243-9946


If you’re in the mood for traditional Puerto Rican food plated in family sized portions and offered at very reasonable prices, you’ve found the spot.


Little Thai Kitchen – 231 E 53rd St, 212-644-5353


Modern decor serving traditional Thai cuisine, bring your wine or beer of choice – no fee corkage.


A Cafe – 947 Columbus Ave., 212-531-1643

Serving organic French Caribbean cuisine, you’ll find dishes such as Lamb Merguez sausages and a roast duck leg confit made with jerk spices. A Cafe offers a daily prix fixe from 6-8pm (appetizer and main course).


Poke – 305 E 85th St., 212-249-0569

A Japanese restaurant that serves sushi, Poke also has a special apps menu with items such as sauteed duck & tuna pizza.

Don’t forget to BYOB at one of these NYC restaurants! For more dining spots & ideas, visit MG’s Best Of NYC section.

This post was sponsored by Smirnoff Sorbet Light Vodka. Top image credit: weheartit, restaurant images: