New York Fashion Week begins this week! And certainly, running to and from fashion shows, events, and photo shoots will work up a serious appetite.
Discover where to find the best dressed folks all around New York City with our curated list of places to dine during NYFW, from a chic Hawaiian hideaway to a tropical Tulum-inspired outdoor restaurant.
Beatnic (formerly by Chloe.) crafts 100% vegan, 100% delicious food that debuted in New York City in 2015. Beatnic offers a creative plant-based menu of items such as a their Guac Burger made with lentils, “Chicky” Dippers made with jackfruit, Mac n Cheeze made with Cashew Milk, Burrata Bliss Salad, Falafel Smash Wrap, and much more.
Beatnic currently has eight locations in New York City. Locations include Williamsburg, Fashion District, Flatiron, Midtown East, Rock Center, Seaport, Soho, and the West Village.
GITANO Garden of Love
The Tulum inspired outdoor restaurant and bar has been a favorite of the fashion crowd since its opening last summer. Guests of GITANO are immediately transported to the lush, tropical jungle of Tulum with 30-foot coconut palms and hundreds of tropical plants, a giant black Bedouin tent, twin wood pergola dining decks an open-fire kitchen.
For those exhausted from the long show days, enjoy a meditation pool with daily guided meditation to decompress. Guests may also enjoy signature mezcal cocktails and Mayan and Mexican inspired cuisines while toasting to the remaining summer days outdoors.
Fuel up late night at Ichibantei serving Japanese comfort food till 3am in glam new location An East Village favorite for late-night dining has just moved to a glam new two-level space (formerly VNYL) and serves food until 3am.
Ichibantei is housed in a former movie theater. The two-story dining room features oversized vintage Japanese Yakuza film posters on dark walls, theater mirror lights, and lip murals by Japanese artist Cazul in the bathrooms, while the mezzanine dining space is decorated with vinyl album covers just like the 13th St. original.
Signatures include grass-fed Angus beef Ichibantei Steak topped with garlic chips; Hamburger Steak; Tuna Steak; Tonteki Pork Steak (Kurobuta pork); Chicken Nanban; and Donburi rice bowl.
NYFW shows and events are taking place across NYC. The convenient location of Mustang Harry’s, steps away from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, makes it a perfect spot to sip & nosh on before/after your NYFW adventures.
Some of their most popular cocktails this season include Indian Summer: Bulliet Bourban, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Red Wine Top, Lemon Twist & Brandied Cherry Garnish; The Kiki: Vodka, Triple Sec, Pineapple. Fresh Berry Medley Garnish; and Seeing Stars: Maker’s Mark Whisky on the Rocks, Sprinkled with Edible Silver Stars. The two-story restaurant also features a sweeping 99-foot bar.
The Lower East Side Michelin-recognized modern Hawaiian restaurant with influences from Asia and the Pacific Rim, noreetuh, offers a variety of musubis, tuna poke, and many more innovative dishes.
The menu was designed by Executive Chef-Partner Chung Chow. Chef Chow is a native Hawaiian that infuses his French culinary techniques with a modern fusion Hawaiian menu. At noreetuh, the chef-driven cuisine, extensive wine list, and focus on customer service are unparalleled at the price point, making this a perfect place to visit in between fashion shows.
Dine like a French pop star at NYC’s just-opened first Pasta Corner near Rockefeller Center, the first NYC location of the Los Angeles and Paris fresh pasta import co-owned by one of France’s biggest pop stars Matt Pokora (married to singer and actress Christina Milian) and his longtime friend, food entrepreneur Vincent Benoliel of LA bakery Michelina.
Guests at Pasta Corner can enjoy French pastries like sweet and savory croissants in the morning. Don’t miss the signature hazelnut praline croissants! Plus, try the fresh house-made pastas and sauces in dozens of combinations, including Matt Pokora’s favorite Tagliatelle Black Truffle.
Philippe by Philippe Chow
Philippe by Philippe Chow has been a prime destination for celebrity sightings for decades thanks to its upscale Beijing-inspired cuisine and luxurious atmosphere. Situated in Manhattan’s iconic Meatpacking District, the restaurant attracts industry insiders and A-listers alike, making it a hotspot for star-studded gatherings.
Philippe Chow’s reputation as a fan-favorite among celebrities such as Rihanna, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z & Beyonce, bolstered by its delectable dishes and opulent decor, solidifies it as a go-to dining destination in the area. A natural rendezvous point for both pre- and post-show meetups, dining at Philippe Chow surely enhances the likelihood of catching a glimpse of a celeb + fashion icons.
Profundo Day Club
Since we are still blessed with summer weather, come to the Profundo Day Club during New York Fashion Week at Ravel Hotel, an aquatic sanctuary in the heart of Long Island City. The Club boasts the largest rooftop pool deck and features custom cocktails, premium poolside food, floating mirror globes, and poolside DJs playing tropical tunes. Day passes are available.
Salinas in Chelsea is an ideal destination to grab a bite of fashionable food. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Luis Bollo curates a top-tier Spanish dining experience. Chef Bollo melds traditional tapas and regional courses from San Sebastián with exciting and innovative translations of local favorites.
Chef recommends the house gazpacho, pastel de queso Vasco (burnt basque cheesecake) and one of Salinas’ hand-crafted cocktails. Each of these dishes happen to also be very Instagramable.
The interior at Salinas evokes a cozy, romantic setting with limestone imported from the old cities of Spain, and photos from their Spanish home in Ibiza. Bottles of wine line the walls of the secret back garden. Perfect for stargazing after an evening of fashion shows, a stunning retractable glass ceiling opens to the night sky while a roaring fireplace keeps the chill at bay.
Seasoned Vegan Real Quick
Harlem’s beloved Seasoned Vegan, whose fans include Stevie Wonder, Indie Arie, Danny Glover, Colin Kaepernick and Cory Booker among others, opened in the East Village last week after closing uptown earlier this year.
Owned by mother and son team of Chef Brenda Beener and Aaron Beener, Seasoned Vegan Real Quick draws on the family’s New Orleans roots and features their most popular dishes offered as sandwiches. These include their unique signature grilled burdock root “crawfish” Craw Pretzel Boy with remoulade sauce, a vegan take on the crawfish po-boy on a pretzel bun, and BBQ Craw Sandwich smothered in bayou BBQ sauce, along with SV Nugget Sandwich and Lemon Crusted Nuggets (soy protein), fries tossed with Cajun seasoning and housemade organic desserts.
Serafina fans will find their favorite dishes including homemade pastas like Ravioli Pomodoro, a variety of thin crust pizzas including the signature Alla Burrata, alla Mozzarella di Bufala as well their Tartufo Nero Pizza, Italian paninis, and seasonal salads.
The new concept also serves Kimbo premium coffee, teas and assorted bottled beverages, fresh juices, and a curated list of Italian beer and great wines.
The sophisticated bar, lounge and restaurant at The Seville is the perfect place to grab cocktails and small bites after, or before, any NYFW festivities. Located at The James – NoMad, this subterranean cocktail bar has a curated menu including a table-side smoked Negroni. The Seville also has a music program incorporating throwbacks, live music, and more.
After a long day of New York Fashion Week events, experiencing a beautiful meal is the perfect way to end the evening. While Vestry‘s Michelin-starred food is not to be missed, the atmosphere, thoughtfully designed by Jason Volenec Studio, provides a dining experience that is simply unmatched. The vision was created to mirror chef Hergatt’s “raw and refined” culinary vision, providing guests with an intimate and sensual dining evening.
Seasonal favorites at this SoHo restaurant include Squash Blossoms, Carolina White Shrimp, Saffron Emulsion; Local Cod, Basil Seeds, locally sourced heirloom Tomatoes; and Summer Berries, Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta.