Trendy eateries and bars to visit during New York Fashion Week

As New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is gearing up to be in full-swing, we wanted to share a list of recommended eateries and bars in NYC to start and finish the night in style. Below are a few trendy spots to check out listed by popular neighborhoods around the City. Bon appétit!


GREENWICH / WEST VILLAGE

Dante West Village

On the picturesque corner of Hudson and Perry, Martinis can be enjoyed at the transformative piano bar with live music by Pianist, Louis B Middleton, exclusively on Mondays and Fridays. Dante West Village’s Martini Hour has become an instant-classic, with $10 award-winning martinis every Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The perfect spot to bring friends following a NYFW show, Dante West Village promises a glamorous and chic experience.

Dante

New York City’s beloved Dante is the place to be this NYFW. With well known attendees, the best Negroni’s and delicious bites, Dante offers an excellent pre or post show setting right in the heart of Greenwich Village. The stylish and chic location is a staple in New York City, so those in town for the week must stop by to truly experience what NYC has to offer.

FLATIRON

Bar Calico

Authentic Hospitality’s newest concept, Bar Calico, is now open on the second floor of the historic Freehand hotel. This is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in fashion weeks after parties and enjoy the re-imagined Americana cocktails The sophisticated and intimate lounge is the newest addition to the hospitality group’s ‘instant-hit’ roster including Pebble Bar, Ray’s and The Loyal. Inspired by the mother of American modernism, Georgia O'Keeffe, and her beloved Southwestern home.

Oiji Mi

Recently opened in May 2022, Oiji Mi has become the spot for Korean fine dining within the local Flatiron neighborhood and for all of New York. Designed by the award-winning hospitality design firm AvroKO, Oiji Mi’s design takes cues from traditional Korean aesthetics, reworked. During the Gilded Age, the Flatiron District was home to over 100 private social clubs, so there’s no better place to celebrate the unique styles of NYFW than within a luxurious homage to 19th century opulence. Oiji Mi presents a menu of creative takes on classics like foie gras on brioche, re-invigorated with a luxurious layer of Korean fruit wine; or dry-aged duck, accompanied by Mukeunji, an aged and fermented kimchi. Oiji Mi is ideal for an elevated, celebratory dinner following the week’s events.

MIDTOWN

Ophelia

Located on the 26th floor of the historic Beekman Tower, Ophelia is an Art Deco-inspired cocktail lounge with an indoor/outdoor wraparound patio, sharing unmatched views of Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Ophelia has excellent views of the East River and Manhattan skyline, serving delicious cocktails and light bites. The elegantly designed lounge is an ideal post fashion show cocktail spot for this coming NYFW to celebrate the new lines in a chic sky-lit bar with friends.

UPPER EAST SIDE

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Tucked behind a discreetly marked door on the Upper East Side, this low-lit cocktail bar decorated in custom Gucci wallpaper offers a variety of Japanese light bites and specialties alongside a menu of over-the-top, interactive cocktails served in antique vessels (hand-picked from owner Shige Kabashima’s personal collection). Late at night, if enough guests order the “Smoke” whiskey cocktail, the intimate bar fills with a thin cloud of smoke as Jazz plays in the background, making it the ideal spot for an uptown night.

Merchants Cigar Bar

Located in the chic Upper East Side neighborhood, Merchants Cigar Bar is a sleek mid century-styled lounge offering a curated selection of the finest cigars the world has to offer. Each cigar is complemented by the lounge’s elevated cocktail menu and time-honored American dishes designed to balance and enhance the unique flavors. An environment fueled with hints of glamor in every detail, the lounge creates a sophisticated yet sensual atmosphere, perfect for a chic yet relaxed ambiance at the end of a busy day.

LOWER EAST SIDE

Ray’s Bar

Ray’s is a beloved hometown bar located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Come celebrate NYFW in an unpretentious setting and see New York's fashion forward locals while enjoying a Miller Light and smash burgers in a dive bar setting. The downtown neighborhood destination is designed for easy-going good times, complete with a jukebox, disco ball, pool table, and wood-paneled walls. Ray’s is part of Authentic Hospitality’s ‘instant-hit’ roster, including Pebble Bar, Bar Calico, The Jane, and The Loyal.

Bar Goto

Perfect for impressing NYFW guests, the celebrated Bar Goto on NYC’s Lower East Side, from bar maven Kenta Goto, blends sophisticated Japanese cocktail tradition with casual New York drinking culture for a contemporary izakaya. An NYC bar with Japanese soul, the cocktail menu features a curated list of Japanese-inspired drinks alongside a selection of sake, shochu, and whiskey to pair with a menu of elevated bar snacks with a Japanese twist. Renowned by those “in-the-know,” Bar Goto’s award-winning cocktail program embodies Kenta’s ethos of mixing the best of Japanese and American bar cultures - hyper-precise yet bold and creative. The beverage menu features a list of Japanese whiskeys, shochu, and sake alongside Kenta’s curated cocktail menu. Bar Goto takes cues from Modern Japanese design - moody and refined with clean lines and natural materials. Located around the corner from the busy East Houston Street, the unassuming exterior features dark, slatted wood and exudes an intoxicating calm elegance. Though dimly lit, the intimate space seems to glow in a golden hue at night, which is both inviting and flattering. Patrons can enjoy quiet moments during the week and early evenings and buzzy high energy on weekends of Fashion Week.

BALVANERA

Established by a husband-and-wife team, BALVANERA brings the spirit of Buenos Aires-porteña cuisine to New York’s Lower East Side. The all-day Argentine-style brasserie pays homage to its European roots with fresh, seasonal dishes, a grand selection of South American wines with sustainable and organic options, craft cocktails, and vibrant, social energy. As soon as guests enter the space, they are greeted with a mix of esoteric albums from Argentina and surrounded by colorful pieces of art from local and South American artists — creating the perfect setting for happy hours or late night drinks.

SEAPORT

Industry Kitchen

Situated along the East River next to the historic Seaport District, Industry Kitchen is just steps away from the water’s edge allowing unobstructed views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and Brooklyn Skyline alongside cocktails and dishes to satisfy everyone’s cravings. With large tables for big groups, Industry Kitchen is set for a pre or post show dinner for friends this coming NYFW.

Dante Seaport

Dante Seaport is the newly revamped seasonal experience from Greenwich Village's award-winning Aperitivo bar, Dante. Embrace the tradition of Italian Aperitivo-style drinking by enjoying award-winning cocktails, light bites and live music while looking out on the waterfront views of the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

BATTERY PARK

Mezze on the River

Mezze on the River offers a fresh take on traditional Greek cuisine and seafood-focused dishes in a colorful and energetic atmosphere located in Battery Party City. With two outdoor terraces overlooking the Hudson River and views of the passing sailboats and yachts in the North Cove Marina, Mezze is the ideal spot to gather with friends to chat about the NYFW shows.

ROCKAWAY BEACH

The Rockaway Hotel

The Rockaway Hotel + Spa is located steps away from the only designated surfing beach within New York City limits and easily accessible from Manhattan via ferry, subway, or car. As New York City will be filled with Fashion Week goers, Rockaway is an excellent escape from the hustle and bustle when you are ready to wind down from a long day. With just a quick ride to and from Manhattan, The Rockaway Hotel is the ideal stay to attend the party, then have your own private getaway when the day comes to an end.

PROSPECT HEIGHTS

Bar Goto Niban

Located in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, down the street from the Barclays Center, Bar Goto Niban follows the original Bar Goto with a similar concept but different menu, featuring Bar Goto staples while presenting new concoctions for its Brooklyn patrons. To escape the Manhattan scene during NYFW, Bar Goto Niban boasts an inviting, elegant aesthetic with spacious seating, indoor and outdoor. Acting as the space's focal point is an intricately hand-painted, 35-foot wallpaper that lives behind the bar depicting a golden Japanese garden scene - opulent but masterful. Its delicate beauty juxtaposes the space’s concrete details, echoing the concept’s dual Tokyo-New York influence. The menu has a focus on luxurious and harmonious ingredients, perfect for those with a refined and well-traveled palette.


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