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Kim Kardashian, Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson and Penélope Cruz are just a few ladies who have adorned red carpets and concrete catwalks with the esquisite designs of Rachel Roy. Rachel’s style, charm and drive are infectious! She’s more than a pretty face with gorgeous designs, her charity work has impacted the lives of many and she continues to give back. And it doesn’t end here, Rachel is raising her 2 amazing daughters that will undoubtedly run the world, just like mom!
I was so excited about getting Rachel’s Sip, Chat, Chow because I knew there would be spots on her list that transcended food, and would have a focus on the entire experience, especially the aesthetic. As you’ll see from the below, Rachel is going back to her ABC’s.
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The UES just got a bit hipper now that Chef and Restauranteur John DeLucie is in the hood. Crown is housed in a plush townhouse that exudes sexy. As soon as you arrive, you’re drawn in by the long zinc-topped bar, perfectly dim lighting, and well mixed cocktails. And this is just the beginning! The elegant and well dressed dining room has a clubby-lounge feel where distinct, stylish accents like crown molding, leather banquettes and wood-paneled walls really round things out. There’s a level of sophistication that’s apparent and it goes beyond the mature crowd. It’s definitely worth the schlep uptown especially to catch a glimpse of the private dining room tucked away behind a swinging bookcase on the lower level.
Chef John DeLucie delivers a well balanced menu of American classics- oysters, caviar, seafood, pasta dishes and meat favorites. We sampled a broad selection of items and were quite satisfied.
Tom Colicchio delivers waterfront dining starring locally sourced food at Riverpark. It’s located in a barren area that’s out of the way but it’s worth the trip.
The beautiful view of the East River really sets the tone for the elegant, modern and warm atmosphere. This beauty runs throughout all elements including the food. Riverpark has a romantic feel but it’s also good for big groups. The noise level is low so you can actually have a conversation.
The New American Menu delivers innovative dishes with Mediterranean influences and locally sourced ingredients- some from their very own Farm out front.
We had brunch outside on the charming terrace and it was wonderful. We brunched on unique and expertly prepared dishes that went beyond standard omelets and french toast.
This quaint New American French Bistro nestled in the heart of the West Village is a great spot for brunch. Cafe Cluny’s charming demeanor along with a few staple dishes makes it a neighborhood favorite. Be prepared for a bit of a wait.
Avra should be your go-to if you’re in the mood for great fish and attentive service in an upbeat, chic environment. The stylish resto in midtown features Greek favorites and Mediterranean specialties with a seafood focus. The two biggest draws for me are:
1. Al fresco dining