New York Fashion Week Insider Restaurant Recommendations
Fashion Week (or rather, Fashion Month) is one of my favorite events of the year. Traipsing through all the major trend-setting cities of the world, gawking at the amazing designs of top fashion houses, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and fashion elite while sipping bubbly–what’s not to like?
Obviously, I’m in town for the clothing and accessories–but a girl’s gotta eat (sometimes). A handy guide to local hot spots, especially the ones popular for fashion types, ensures I’m in the right place at the right time. The fact that many of these places also offer lighter fare doesn’t hurt. It's still an opportunity to sample dishes from some of the highest-rated chefs in the world. At the very least, popular dining hot spots and tables are a great place to see and be seen.
I recommend Chez Andre at the Standard East Village (host of many a New York Fashion Week party)--if you can get in the door; another great location for celeb-spotting is Butter. This travel insider lists a diverse range of options and has a few nightlife suggestions as well.
Regardless of why you're in NYC during Fashion Week, these New York restaurants are as much a must-see as the designs featured on the runway.