New York Fashion Week kicks off on September 8th, which means the fashion industry will soon be stampeding through the streets of Manhattan in their finest stilettos. The upcoming week also means that Savoir Flair is currently musing over all things New York, so we’ve rounded up five of the latest and greatest dining haunts for the next time you find yourself hungry in the Big Apple.
Although it’s been open for nearly a year, this vegan burger joint in the West Village is as popular as ever, often with lines of people out the door waiting to get a taste of its kale-infused juices, shiitake-mushroom burgers, and air-baked french fries. Also popular on the diet-friendly menu is avocado-pesto pasta with almond Parmesan and quinoa tacos with citrus agave-lime vinaigrette. Still not convinced? Finish off your meal with a scoop of the trendy eatery’s vegan salted-vanilla ice cream and you’ll be a By Chloe convert in no time.
185 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
(+1) 212 290 8000
When the talents behind Dell’Anima and L’Artusi team up to open a new Italian eatery, you know it’s going to be something special. Cue Alta Linea, a unique dining concept based on “aperitivi”, or the Italian tradition of having pre-dinner nibbles. Located inside The High Line Hotel’s courtyard, this rustic eatery serves delicious dishes with a modern twist, all of which are perfect for sharing. Favorites include the crispy artichokes, the burrata, and the octopus with tri-colored peppers and poached potatoes. After dinner, take a stroll down New York’s most charming landmark, The High Line park.
180 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan
(+1) 212 933 9735
Calling all David Chang groupies; the renowned chef’s latest eatery, which is located on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, explores the mash-up of Asian and Italian cuisines. Case in point? Spoonfuls of velvety butter noodles made with chickpeas and dusted with black pepper that will forever haunt your taste buds in the best way possible. Other dishes such as roast lamb, mackerel tataki, and pistachio bundt cake are elegantly served up at Chang’s new venture. It’s no surprise that this tiny, minimalist eatery is rapidly proving that the West Side is the best side when it comes to dining in Manhattan.
232 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan
(+1) 646 518 1919
The talented team behind Maison Premiere, a French-inspired oyster bar in Williamsburg and Savoir Flair-approved spot, opened up its latest restaurant in Brooklyn this May. Sauvage’s dishes, like ‘Carrot Carpaccio’ with buckwheat and carrot-top gremolata, have brought foodies from across the boroughs to try this acclaimed culinary canteen.
905 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
(+1) 718 486 6816
Hao Noodle and Tea
If you’re anything like us, ambiance is half the battle when choosing where to eat in New York – or anywhere else for that matter. This eatery seemingly takes its aesthetic straight from an Anthropologie catalogue and pairs it with an authentic Chinese dining experience. The chef, who grew up in China and runs a chain of successful restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chongqing, specializes in varieties of Sichuanese dishes. Mouth-watering examples include freshly prepared noodles in steaming chicken broth and bao zi, which is a steamed bread-like bun filled with sizzling meats and vegetables. For mains, Hao Noodle and Tea offers up seared-beef medallions with walnuts, seafood rice, and delicious clay-pot dumplings.
401 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan
(+1) 212 633 8900