New York Fashion Week is back, and with a fully packed schedule of mostly in-person shows. It’s only the second season of live shows since the onset of the pandemic, but we’re expecting lots of fun things to come down the runway, with pillar brands like Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, and Tory Burch showing alongside emerging labels like Eckhaus Latta and hotly anticipated newcomers like Dauphinette and Puppets and Puppets. So, what to do between all the shows and outfit photos? Here’s our guide on where to eat, drink, and stay.
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The restaurant industry roars on with new openings and forever favorites that stay at the tops of our lists.
This newly opened Downtown hot spot comes courtesy of restaurateur Jon Neidich (of Le Crocodile in Williamsburg and The Happiest Hour in the West Village). It’s pure New York City piano bar meets European luxury, with cheeseburgers and caviar baked potatoes on the menu.
One of New York City’s original French-inspired bistros is still going strong post-pandemic. Go for the celebrity sightings and outfit watching, and stay for the steak frites.
In the fall of 2021, Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud renovated and reimagined the storied French restaurant Daniel, appointing Eddy Leroux as executive chef. The crystal bar, high ceilings, and classic menu make it worth the splurge during Fashion Week.
An affordable spot with locations in the West Village and Williamsburg, Nami Nori specializes in open-style sushi hand rolls. Treat yourself to the uni and caviar option, or try a few bites from the vegan menu.
Dine with jaw-dropping views atop an iconic New York City skyscraper in the Financial District, with outdoor terraces. After you get your outfit photos, enjoy a seven-to-ten course menu, which changes daily.
As forgotten favorites reopen and classic New York City bars make their comebacks, it feels like the right time to relax in one of the many scenic spaces with a nightcap.
Once a downtown hangout until it closed in 2017, Temple Bar recently re-opened in NoHo under new management. Its tiny jewel-box space complete with jukebox is the perfect place to enjoy an espresso martini.
The iconic uptown bar is experiencing a sort of renaissance, with a younger generation now discovering it. Still, it remains legendary for good reason as one of the best places to get a martini and gaze upon charming wall illustrations by the author of Madeline.
Newly opened Bandits takes inspiration from ’70s decor with its retro diner interior, but also focuses on a good mix of refreshingly interesting drinks. Celebrate Fashion Week with the Bradshaw on Bedford, a pretty pink tipple made with rose petal, rhubarb, and sun-dried tomato.
Hidden on the Lower East Side is Double Chicken Please, a very chic and unassuming bar that focuses on what they call “reconstructing tradition.” Along with chicken sandwiches, you’ll find unexpected cocktails with ingredients such as oolong and lapsang souchong teas.
Step inside the Art Deco lounge that is Primo’s in Tribeca to experience decor envy. Try the signature two-part martini, or one of the several hot spirited drinks to warm you up from the New York City winter chill.
Depending on what you’re looking for, you can go classic, or you can try something new and fresh. There’s never a shortage of interesting places to stay in New York City.
Experience the pinnacle of luxury on Fifth Avenue at The Peninsula, which is one of the highest-rated luxury hotels in New York City. Don’t miss the talked-about spa, salon, or the sun terrace, where you can enjoy a morning coffee.
If you’re looking to stay somewhere luxurious but a little unexpected, check out Casa Cipriani, which opened in late 2021 in Lower Manhattan. The private, members-only club is located in the Battery Maritime Building, one of the few Beaux-Arts-style ferry terminals left, with rooms that overlook the Brooklyn Bridge.
Take in a little pit of peace and quiet at Ace Hotel, one of the historically cool hotel chains that just recently opened between downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill. Should you have downtime between shows, the hotel offers unconventional events ranging from screenings to classes on Chinese medicine.
Located near the Hudson Yards area, Pendry Manhattan West is a newly opened hotel that combines casual, California ease and design with classic New York sophistication. It’s a great option if you’re looking for an understated, comfy vibe.
With a playful, youthful feel, Moxy Times Square offers eclectic design with a boutique hotel sentiment. Go for the decor, but stay for the nightly live DJs and rooftop, which features an urban amusement park theme.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US