The Tribeca Film Festival is one of our favorite New York City events, one reason being it takes place in just about the coolest neighborhood in Manhattan, Tribeca—a hotbed of great food, celebrity residents, and hidden shopping treasures. With the festival running from now through April 28, there is plenty of time to explore in-between movie screenings.
Luckily for us, longtime Tribeca resident and Travel & Leisure contributing editor, Kate Betts, opened up her little black book, putting together the “Tribeca Now” guide in collaboration with American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival. Here, some of our favorites among her picks, many of which we’ve had the pleasure of vetting ourselves (it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it).
Share your thoughts in the comments below, what are your favorite spots to hang out in in Tribeca?
Smith & Mills: Created by restaurateur Matt Abramcyk (practically the mayor of Tribeca at this point considering the number of spots that he owns in the neighborhood) this is the spot to go to if you want comfort food and a great cocktail. 71 North Moore Street; smithandmills.com.
Roberta Roller Rabbit: For a quick pick me up in between intellectually draining indie movies, head to Roberta Roller Rabbit. We are head over heels for their kaftans which are perfect for lounging poolside in. 176 Duane Street; robertarollerrabbit.com.
AIRE Ancient Baths: If you still aren't relaxed, you undoubtedly will be after a visit to this spa that feels like you've entered into some kind of secret underground lair. Soak the afternoon away in a tub filled with red wine or cava. 88 Franklin Street; ancientbathsny.com.
TenOverTen: Cheap manicure spots are a dime a dozen in New York City, but TenOverTen is special. Think every nail color you can imagine including offerings from Chanel and Nars and touchscreen tablets to play with while you are getting your treatments. 112 Reade Street; tenoverten.com.
Ted Muehling: Stop by Ted Muehling's ultra-cool and timeless jewelry and house wears store for the kind of treasures only in-the-know shoppers can find. 52 White Street; tedmuehling.com.
Brushstroke: Heralded as one of the best restaurant openings in New York City in recent years, you are going to want to visit this restaurant run by chef Isao Yamada. Sit at the sushi bar to taste test the elaborate tasting menu. It doesn't come cheap but it is so worth it. 30 Hudson Street; davidbouley.com/brushstroke-main.
SoulCycle: If you have some time to kill before premieres, stop into the Tribeca branch of Soulcyle to work on your A-list bod (and also celebrity spot, we've biked next to Jake Gyllenhaal here). 103 Warren Street; soul-cycle.com.
Shibui Spa: For those that are looking for pampering at its most luxurious, look no further than Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel. The pool in the spa is canopied by 250-year beams from a Japanese farmhouse, need we say more. 377 Greenwich Street; thegreenwichhotel.com.
Super Linda: You are going to want to order the ceviche at this cavernous Latin grill, trust us. Add a glass of champagne into the mix and there is no better way to cap off your day. 109 West Broadway; superlindany.com.
KAFFE 1668: The coffee is brewed one cup at a time at this Swedish cafe in the heart of Tribeca. If you need to catch up on work you can bring your laptop here and take advantage of the free wifi. 401 Greenwich Street; kaffe1668.com.