We’ve already told you about the hot new restaurants opening just in time for Fashion Week, but those are just a few of the fantastic dining venues that you shouldn’t miss while you’re taking in the styles of the season. We've put together a list of vetted suggestions for places to go, whether you’re looking to see and be seen, or just trying to find good food and drink.
The bulk of Fashion Week this year is taking place in the various venues of Lincoln Center (The Theatre, The Box, The Studio, The Tent, and The Stage), so Lincoln Square is a central focus for any Fashion Week attendees. The Upper West Side neighborhood has a history of high culture that has encouraged a thriving epicurian scene, so you won't be at a loss for choices. Here are some of our favorites.
This elegant French eatery is housed in a beautiful, cavern-like space that’s virtually adjacent to Lincoln Center. Executive chef Oliver Quignon and creator Daniel Boloud serve up classic French dishes at a reasonable cost (as most of the mains won’t run you more than $30), and signature charcuterie items, like the mouth-watering Cognac-infused country pâté. While you’re there, check out the small Fashion Plates, conjured up especially for the Fashion Week crowd. We suggest the Terrine de Porc Aux Oranges and the Saumon Poêlê.
1900 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Try Chef Manuel Berganza’s re-vamped menu if you’re looking for gorgeously inspired, creative dishes. Berganza’s interpretations both embrace and challenge the standard expectations for Spanish food. Offerings include Tapas, Entrees, and Paellas. Enjoy a selection of Spanish beers and house Sangrias with your meal.
141 W 69th St New York, NY 10023
If you’re not looking for something more casual but still fantastic, try this take on a beer and burger joint in the lobby of the Hudson Hotel. The expansive, high-energy space offers a mouthwatering menu that won’t break the bank. Burgers and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are paired with toppings like Duck Fat and Sea Salt, BBQ Suckling Pulled Pork, and Truffle Parmesan Popcorn. The impressive beer list features local brews from Brooklyn, Long Island, South Hampton, The Hudson Valley, and Pennsylvania.
356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
For an all-in-one experience, check out the nearby Empire Hotel. The hotel houses Ed’s Chowder House, the brainchild of seafood aficionado Ed Brown. Ed’s Chowder House focuses in on “sea shack cuisine”, high-end versions of chowders, lobster, and a breathtakingly fresh raw bar, as well as basic but excellent pescatarian mains. For drinks, head to the dimly-lit Lobby Bar or upstairs to the 12th floor Rooftop Bar, both of which sport an excellent cocktail program and an extensive wine list.
44 W 63rd St New York, NY 10023