Just Opened Hot Spots: Where to Go During New York Fashion Week

Leah Bourne
Just Opened Hot Spots: Where to Go During New York Fashion Week
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You already know that the fashion crowd loves hot spots like Top of the Standard, Le Baron, and Indochine, but we’ve rounded up New York City’s latest “it” spots the fashion crowd is sure to descend upon during New York Fashion Week. Warning, if you haven’t scored a coveted reservation yet, your probably out of luck.
From Bills Food & Drink to Bow, this is where to see and be seen this Fashion Week.

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You already know that the fashion crowd loves hotspots like Top of the Standard, Le Baron and Indochine, but we've rounded up New York City's latest "it" spots the fashion crowd is sure to love during New York Fashion Week. Warning, if you haven't scored a coveted reservation yet, your probably out of luck.

Bill's Food & Drink

The Details: Bill's Gay Nineties has been reborn as the very chic Bill's Food & Drink, part of Crown Group Hospitality, which also operates The Lion. The contemporary American food is stellar at this restaurant which opened in late 2012, but we are in love with the decor which includes nostalgic touches like murals dating from the 1940s and the round silver dollars imbedded in the bar's wooden floor.

Insider's Tip: Owner Sean Largotta told us his favorite table is number 45, near the front window and that his favorite drink is the Whiskey Sour. Now we know where we'll be sitting, and what we'll be drinking.

57 E. 54th Street; bills54.com

Cole's Greenwich Village

The Details: This hotspot has literally just opened its doors. Daniel Eardley, a big proponent of local and seasonal food, is behind the restaurant's food offerings including grilled sardines with duck-fat potatoes and placha-crisped chicken.

Insider's Tip: Designers like Prabal Gurung are fans of this new spot already, where the star of the show is secretly the restaurant's inventive cocktail list. Try the Diablo, a mix of ginger beer and tequila.

118 Greenwich Avenue; colesgreenwichvillage.com.

Beatrice Inn

The Details: Beatrice Inn has gone through several incarnations. Its latest is as the hotter than hot restaurant with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter at the helm. The restaurant looks like a clubhouse, and it basically is one.

Insider's Tip: Just as with any restaurant that Graydon Carter is involved in, you can expect a seating hierarchy to be in full effect. The best seats are the booths in the back room—though to score one you might need to get a hold of one of Carter's personal assistants.

285 West 12th Street; 917-566-7400.

BOW

The Details: This subterranean spot operated by EMM Group is giving longtime New York City hotspots, like Top of the Standard, some serious competition. The space's "black box" aesthetic was inspired by La Dolce Vita and the Lower East Side. Designer Prabal Gurung is hosting his after-party here.

Insider's Tip: Considering its "it" status, its not surprising that getting past the door at Bow is seriously tough. Bow's Doorman Eamon Kelly gave us this tip: "Bow is a private lounge for people of culture that like to let their hair down. Be interesting." Once past the velvet rope order one of the lounge's signature cocktails created by EMM Group Mixologist Colin Maxwell including the Lady With a Dagger (a mix of vodka, lychee, passion fruit, and thai basil). 

199 Bowery; emmgrp.com. 

Cherry

The Details: Words that are being used to describe Jonathan Morr's (of BondSt fame) new Japanese eatery in the Dream Hotel include "plush" and "ambitious" and "sexy." Well, consider us sold. The menu of this just opened restaurant combines French and Japanese influences 

Insider's Tip: The restaurant stays open till 4 a.m., which has fashionistas around the city seriously excited. This will be the spot to hang out after the after-parties have emptied out during Fashion Week.

355 West 16th Street; cherrynyc.com

The Marrow

The Details: Alicia Nosenzo and Chef Harold Dieterle were influenced by the flavors of Germany and Italy for their latestest restaurant the Marrow which just opened in the West Village.

Insider's Tip: We can't stress this enough—order the duck schnitzel (pictured) which has quickly become one of the restaurant's most popular dishes. It is served with cucumber potato salad, spaetzle with hazelnuts, and stewed wolfberries. Another diner favorite is the Ginger Stout Cake which is served with roasted pears and honey ice cream. Is your mouth watering yet?

99 Bank Street; themarrownyc.com

The General

The Details: This 300-seat Asian fusion restaurant has Top Chef winner Hung Huynh at the helm. The menu is divided into categories like sushi, hot, cold, rice & noodles, mains and large format dishes like Peking Duck.

Insider's Tip: EMM Group Director of Operations Todd Enany suggests ordering the POW roll off of the sushi menu. "The blend of sweet and spicy from the wasabi honey and mango sauce makes for a vibrant burst of flavor in one small bite." Consider us sold.

199 Bowery; emmgrp.com.

Willow Road

The Details: Housed within what was once the historic Nabisco Factory, this just opened spot is the brainchild of Will Malnati (a former EMM Group GM) and Doug Jacob (a former investor in Tenjune). The space is playing host to Diane von Furstenberg's annual post-show dinner during Fashion Week.

Insider's Tip: Summit Bar's Gret Seider created the cocktail list, which is out of this world. Considering this restaurant's close proximity to Milk Studios, this is a great spot to pop in for a cocktail in between shows.

85 10th Avenue; willowroadnyc.com

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