This Is Where Kendall and Gigi Eat When They’re in New York
New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday and the bustling NYC streets are brimming with so many more celebrities, models, and influencers than usual. But forget the actual shows, we want to know what our favourite models are doing when they’re not taking to the runway.
So, where do the likes of Gigi, Kendall, and Hailey like to hang out when they’re off-duty? We found out. Leading restaurant reservation platform OpenTable has rounded-up a list of some of the best restaurants where the world’s most famous models like to dine when they’re visiting the Big Apple.
If you’re in NYC, make a reservation for tonight—stat; or if you’re planning a visit soon, add them to your culinary bucket-list. Scroll on to find out where the world’s top models eat when they’re in Manhattan.
“Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant created by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant pays homage to the essence of the great Italian-American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable and unpretentious.”
“Authentic Barcelona-style tapas by James Beard Award Winning Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette in New York City's West Chelsea. Highly rated by the New York Times, Toro stays true to the intimate style of Spanish small plates, delivering honest and thoughtful dishes in a fun and upbeat dining room.”
“Tucked away in a landmarked 1830s townhouse on picturesque Bond Street, The Smile is the perfect setting for delicious food in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. The Smile's American-meets-Mediterranean menu is seasonally focused and designed by executive chef and former art world caterer, Melia Marden. While popular with the lunch and coffee crowd, "the dimly lit, wood-ceilinged space feels even more charming and tavernesque at night."”
“Cipriani Downtown is located at West Broadway near Broome Street in New York City. The more casual version of Harry Cipriani, Downtown offers a slightly less formal menu than its uptown predecessor. Beautifully designed, the restaurant offers outdoor dining when the weather is agreeable, serving lunch and dinner in a party-like atmosphere.”
“Cookshop presents the ideal combination of great American food, prepared by Chef Marc Meyer, warm hospitality and meaningful design to west Chelsea. At the heart and soul of Cookshop lies the owners’ commitment to bringing an honest seasonal dining option to New York City coupled with an exceptional beverage program.”
“LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub is an upscale, industrial-chic Italian eatery with a downstairs nightclub. Located in midtown, the state-of-the-art venue is a nightlife destination is designed with a multi-layer, voyeuristic approach, it is ideal for both after dinner entertaining and late night revelry.”
“The team from Tamarind, in the Flatiron District, have opened a new restaurant in Tribeca. Tamarind's team of dedicated chef's draw on India's varied regions to take diners on a culinary voyage of the subcontinent. The restaurant's menu includes dishes from Punjab, Hyderabad, Goa, Madras, Lucknow, and Calcutta. India's assertive spices and seasonings distinguish its cooking from all others.”
“The Beatrice Inn is the embodiment of an underground New York chophouse that has been redefined from Executive Chef & Owner Angie Mar. In its rich history, this restaurant has served as a speakeasy in the 1920s, a neighbourhood Italian restaurant for over 50 years, and a night club for Hollywood A-listers.”
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