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The Lower East Side has a new resident “hot spot” and it goes by the name of Sons of Essex. Don’t be confused when you approach the resto and a doorman in a fully functional deli greets you. Once you enter, all roads lead to a swanky, rustic, saloon-like speakeasy resto, lounge and bar. The decor is very reminiscent of a scene from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”. The wooden pillars, old photos, and bookshelves stocked with knick-knacks, books and canisters generates a retro-den feel.
The vibe is amazing, and much of that can be attributed to the dope soundtrack. Hip Hop classics keeps the crowd grooving while noshing and sipping. They kick things up a notch Thursday through Saturday with a live DJ rocking from the pit (sunken lounge area).
The menu is filled with American comfort food classics such as grilled cheese, ribs, lobster pot pie and mac & cheese laced with global seasonings and a creative twist.
Scenesters, celebs, suits and hipsters have descended upon the Mepa newcomer- Catch….and for good reason. The fellas from EMM Group deliver a tri-level spot for the ultimate seafood soiree with Top Chef Champ, Hung Huyn at the helm. The Meatpacking District was in need of a seafood scene, so I welcome the rustic yet chic resto with an open mind and palate.
The Mediterranean and Asian inspired menu with a bevy of shared plates comprised of fish, sushi and a complete raw bar is focused on interesting blends and preparations. And this approach transfers to their well conceived libations too. Service was on point, and the vibrant vibe was present throughout all floors!
The subterranean lounge in the Carlton Hotel, Salon Millesime has a cool vibe. The vintage-glam spot serves small plates (you can also order from the upstairs restaurant that has a tasty seafood-inspired menu) and cocktails while grooving to a DJ or live music. It’s the perfect destination for date night and libations with friends.
I attended a birthday celebration for my girl Michelle’s sister, and we did it up in true Sip, Chat, Chow fashion.
Now that French patiserrie Ladurée has opened its doors in NYC we can expect an abundance of couture confections. Ladurée unveiled limited-edition Halloween macarons, available October 21, with a bold orange passion fruit flavor for a cool $20 for 6 macarons.
Ladurée New York- 864 Madison Avenue (between 70th and 71st streets) / 646-558-3157