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Where to Break for Food and Drink During NYC Fashion Week

February 8, 2019 - by Regina Molaro
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From February 8 through 16th, it’s Fashion Week in New York City. Editors, buyers, and other fashionistas will be jetting around New York catching runway show after runway show. Between appointments, the stylish NYC restaurants below are ideal spots to dine and unwind with a cocktail. Even if you’re not attending Fashion Week, be sure to visit these glam spots to catch all the fashion buzz.

Armani/Ristorante 5thAvenue

Armani Negroni

Created by fashion icon Giorgio Armani, this fashion-focused dining destination has been luring the stylish and well-heeled since its debut nearly a decade ago. Innovative, yet authentic, approaches to Italian cuisine meld with aperitif cocktails and sleek, comfortable environs. Indulge in the Casoncelli—Mr. Armani’s favorite comfort pasta, which is typical of his hometown of Piacenza, Italy. The dish features plump, top-pleated ravioli stuffed with buffalo and sheep ricotta, and fresh spinach. Melted butter and sage usher in even more flavor. Sip in style and order the Classic Negronimade with gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. 717 FifthAve., 212-207-1902, armani.com/restaurant/us/restaurant/armani-ristorante-5th-ave

The Bar at Baccarat Hotel New York 

The Bar at Baccarat Hotel afternoon tea

The Bar at Baccarat Hotel New York offers a luxurious retreat from the dizzying buzz of New York Fashion Week. It entices with bespoke cocktails to sip and savor in a chic, glamorous setting. Adjacent to the Grand Salon, The Bar showcases shimmering Baccarat crystal chandeliers and an impressive collection of hand-selected art. Those seeking something other than a cocktail can opt for Afternoon Tea in the Grand Salon. The tea program offers a unique immersion in the fine of art of tea through a celebration of historical personalities such as the Prince of Wales, an English Tea, or the Tsar Nicholas II—a caviar tea for two. Very exotic! 28 W. 53rd St., 212-790-8800, baccarathotels.com

CATCH NYC

Catch NYC Terrace

Photo Credit: Catch Hospitality Group

Well-known celebrity hotspot CATCH serves up tasty food in a sleek space with a chic metropolitan vibe. Located in the vibrant Meatpacking District, the menu is comprised of shareable dishes, making CATCH an ideal venue for dinner with a fellow fashionista or with a larger group. Those who yearn to get off their feet and unwind with a cocktail can retreat to CATCH Roof—a stylish indoor/outdoor penthouse that boasts panoramic views of the spectacular Manhattan skyline. It's a great space to clear your mind and organize your thoughts. 21 Ninth Ave., 212-392-5978, catchrestaurants.com

Dirty French

Dirty French Punch for Two

The culinary team at Major Food Group’s exuberant French bistro starts with the classics, but enlivens its dishes with bold flavors from far-flung corners of the globe. Artsy, edgy, stylish decor enhances the Dirty French experience. Grab a fashionista and share the chicken maison for two. It’s herb-brined and roasted in a mustard crème fraîche and then finished tableside with chilies and a Thai basil salad. While sharing, do indulge in the Imperial Planters Punch for Two. It features Trinidad and Martinique rums, planters spices, fresh grapefruit, and a spritz of lime. 180 Ludlow St., 646-757-5477, dirtyfrench.com

Santina

Santina rigatoni Ashley

Santina is an ode to the Amalfi coast. Its ultra-stylish stylish dining room is replete with lavish touches such as bespoke Murano glass chandeliers. Santina boasts a completely gluten-free menu and has ample pasta options for those who craving some carbs between dynamic shows. At the helm of the kitchen is Ashley Eddie who serves as Executive Chef. Order the Rigatoni Ashley, which features pasta and pumpkin-seed pesto, and unwind with a Santina martini made of gin, chamomile, and bergamot. 820 Washington St., reservations@santinanyc.com, santinanyc.com

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