New York Fashion Week is upon us and while we get in our cardio running to show to show, sometimes it’s good to unwind in between. Across the cities models and editors are seeing the shows and being seen at the coolest places in town. We’ve spots you should snag a table at ASAP. If you can get in, of course.
Gupshup - This new kid on the block is the perfect spot for cocktails and food with a modern-Indian twist. Stop by Gupshup, with décor for the perfect Instagram post, and enjoy small and large plates, with dishes like Spare Ribs with Mango Chutney, Stuffed Spinach Bread with Burrata and the Rasem Ramen.
Dirty French - Major Food Group's exuberant French bistro takes the classics and enlivens them with bold flavors of the world. Artsy, edgy, stylish decor enhances the experience.
Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue - Created by fashion icon, Giorgio Armani, the restaurant has been a magnet for the stylish and well-heeled since it opened nearly a decade ago. Innovative, yet authentic takes on Italy’s cuisine meld with aperitif cocktails and sleek, comfortable environs for the perfect Fashion Week pit stop.
Santina - Major Food Group's ode to the Amalfi coast recently appointed the talented Ashley Eddie to the role of Executtive Chef. The completely gluten-free menu offers ample pasta options for those in need of carbs between runway shows, and the stylish dining room is replete with lavish touches like bespoke Murano glass chandeliers.
MADE Hotel - Centrally located in the buzzing NoMad neighborhood, MADE Hotel provides a warm retreat from Fashion Week’s craziness. An eclectically designed concept built on the notion that experience is the new luxury, MADE offers a variety social spaces and dining destinations ranging from PAPER, a neighborhood coffee shop, to Ferris, a seasonal focused restaurant by Greg Proecehl, and Good Behavior, the hotel's bar and rooftop lounge. Guests are invited to escape the cities madness in this bold, yet intimate hideaway.
TAO Downtown - Right off the runway you will find the who’s who of New York Fashion Week over at TAO Downtown. The legendary restaurant is the all-in-one stop – dinner, drinks and a fun night out. Start with a Lychee Martini and find menu classics like Chilean Sea Bass Satay, Crispy Bao Buns, and Lobster Egg Rolls.
Mr. Purple - Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, captures the vibrant and artistic spirit that flows through New York during Fashion Week. The hot spot is currently decked out with wintery vibes thanks to their festive pop-up, the Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple. In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, they’ve built a life-size snow globe on the terrace, outfitted with après-ski décor and its very own champagne bar. Guests can enjoy seasonal cocktails and delightful treats while taking in breathtaking views of the NYC skyline from this cozy snow globe under the stars. Or opt to stay close to the huge indoor bar where tunes are flowing every night - there’s no better place to be in NYC.
Sony Hall - Sick of the runway and looking to catch a different kind of show? Head to the heart of New York's Theatre District to check-out one of many shows at Sony Hall during NYFW. A new premiere music venue, Sony Hall presents world renowned performing artists across all music genres and is powered by state of the art Sony technologies, integrated throughout the 12,000 square-foot venue to deliver enhanced entertainment experiences to fans. Take a look at the week’s line-up.
Beauty & Essex - The perfect spot for an array of shared plates and refreshing cocktails, Beauty & Essex is the place to be this Fashion Week. Hidden behind a fabulous pawn shop of interesting trinkets and jewelry, this speakeasy restaurant and bar is where you will find iconic menu items like Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Dumplings, Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos, and the Crispy Eggplant Pizzette.