You can call a restaurant a "place" in casual conversation:
There's a place on 6th Street that's pretty good.
You can also describe what kind of restaurant it is:
Have you been to that new pizza place up on 83rd Street?
There's this amazing Italian place we go to sometimes. I have to take you there.
And you can call a bar or dance club a "place" as well:
Do you want to have a drink? I know a place nearby.