Buvette Chez Simone// one of my favorite places in the city. There are incredible wines by the glass, and the menu has lots of small plates that you check off as you eat, plus a very good roast chicken that you can order by the quarter, half or whole ($12 to $36). They're open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., so when you get there, there's an after-work crowd, then a dinner crowd, then the music gets turned up and everyone gets drunk.
Moroccoan scramble at Five Leaves, Brooklyn. Yummy and spicy.