Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.
Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.
Head to the Upper West Side for a Black Friday brunch at A.G. Kitchen, served from 11:30am to 4pm. Dishes include Brunchy takes on Executive Chef Alex Garcia’s signature Latin American-inspired fare, such as the Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche, the Torta with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Caper Sour Cream, and the Huevos Garcia, Chipotle Chicken with Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Corn Tortilla and Black Beans. They'll also be serving signature drinks, like the Peach Bellini or the spicy A.G. Fiery Bloody Mary.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which generally means going home (for all you non-native New Yorkers), or maybe having family over to your place. But what about those of us left behind? And more importantly, what about those of us who would really rather not obliterate our kitchens with a frenzy of Thanksgiving cooking? Well, now there's a place for you--or rather, a whole bunch of places for you. We've put together a list of the best Thanksgiving meals in the city, so that this year, you can get all your cooking done for you. You can impress visiting relatives, or just enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner on your own or with your friends. Either way, if you're trying to take the restaurant route this year, here are the best places to do it.
Toy at Hotel Gansevoort
18 9th Ave
Mulifunctional hotspot from the Koch Brothers, Toy brings lavish oyster and sushi bars, an al fresco terrace and private dining spaces to the Meatpacking District.
1 Little West 12th Street
Bagatelle is back in Meatpacking with its highly awaited brunch. Champagne, DJs and food are all in the mix for your weekend mid-day revelry.
At last, brunch at Bagatelle has returned!
Bagatelle, where the food and champagne are ever flowing, will debut Le Brunch, its unique brand of “Joie de Vivre” this Saturday, June 23rd from 11am to 6pm.
Since settling into the old Collective space at One Little W. 12th Street, owners Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente have some high energy plans in store to move Le Brunch into a social event rather than a social recovery.
Champagne and rosé will be the life force behind the classic dishes from Executive Chef Romauld Jung’s kitchen to give guests the kick they need as resident DJ Stan Courtois keeps the party livened up 'till sunset.
Kick it at Le Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Deemed the "Party of the Century," Bagatelle, located in the Meatpacking District, will be celebrating its two year anniversary tonight with an over-the-top party. Bagatelle's Black and White Ball will be held tonight at the celebrated establishment. Admission is open to everyone, so if you are looking for something exciting and very Sex And The City, I suggest a little visit to Bagatelle. Decadent French food and a dizzying amount of French champagne bring this evening right to the South of France. Mingle with French celebrities and dance the night away with performances from Jacques Dumas and music spun by a DJ from St. Tropez. Forget the multiplying inches of snow outside and making your way down to Bagatelle, because $2.25 can take you to the French Riviera.
RDV is the new hot spot to open in Chelsea. RDV, short for rendezvous, launched in October 28th in hopes of exceeding its famous neighbors Bagatelle and Kiss and Fly. Hidden under the trendy and chic Bagatelle restaurant, RDV design combines the classic and clean taste of its upstairs neighbor and a flare of Victorian influence with modern art designed by David Graziano. Although petite in size and unassuming in location, this is a powerhouse venue backed by some big names. Big time nightlife players like Randy Scott, Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba, added their unique style to insure the club's neighborhood success.