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This is what you expect when you walk into the Plaza Hotel for brunch at the Oak Room on a Saturday afternoon.
But instead, it’s more like this……
The classy and elegant atmosphere is certainly in tact throughout the Plaza Hotel while the raucous crowd is tucked away in the Oak Room. It’s a DeBRUNCHERY!
The Day & Night Brunch at the Oak Room is a non-stop party! Things get going at about 2:30 when the food arrives, and once 4p hits- it’s all about Sipping, Spraying and Dancing till about 6:30p when you roll out with your buzz on! The brunch left me needing to recuperate instead of prepping for a night out – but that’s fine by me considering Saturday night in NYC is pretty lame. Even though brunch at the Oak Room is about poppin’ bottles and groovin’ to beats, the food is pretty good.
I must caution you though, this isn’t a prix-fixe kinda brunch- come ready to drop some paper ….right, Jen Yu?!
The upbeat and bustling dining room at Lavo is fully stocked with lively peeps (a mix of old and young), a resident DJ and a vivacious vibe. The energy in the room is just as big as the menu. You’ll find Italian standards like Baked Clams, Chicken Parm, Pasta, Steak and Pizza. The food is good, and the club downstairs gets poppin’! All and all, Lavo is a good midtown option. I’ve been to Lavo many times and it never disappoints (the kitchen stays open till 1a and 3a on the weekend)!
We went to Lavo last night with Milwaukee Bucks Guard Brandon Jennings and he loved the food and atmosphere.
Restaurant and nightlife impresario Serge Becker (of La Esquina, Cafe Select and The Box) has done it again! He created yet another spot with a cool-ass vibe, and put a hipster spin on ethnic food. This time it’s Miss Lily’s in the West Village/Soho. The low-key, kitschy-chic resto specializes in modern Jamaican/Caribbean cuisine. The menu is filled with traditional Jamaican staples with a twist. The food is rich, flavorful and tasty.
Miss Lily’s is more than a restaurant, it’s a highly curated scene. The front room has a diner feel while the back room is more edgy. The walls are laced with reggae album covers and the corner houses a resident DJ spinning Reggae, Soca and Calypso.
I went to Miss Lily’s this past weekend and I was really digging the vibe. The apps and the soundtrack were the real winners here!
The dimly lit resto has a divey, cavernous feel- very different from a traditional Japanese restaurant.
It’s one part dive, one part resto, and one part lounge with a DJ (on the weekends). I love spots with unique vibes that are unexpected. Oh, and did I forget to mention that this hipster hangout is open till 2am!
Ryoko has delicious and fresh sushi with a good variety of options. If you’re feeling daring, you can try the volcano roll- it has peanut butter in it. :/
Yellowtail Scallion Roll, Crunchy Crab Roll, Alaska A, Spicy Tuna, Sashimi, Sushi
CHAT: I’ll definitely go back the next time I’m in San Fran! I love the fact that it’s a late night spot….so instead of noshing on pizza or fries after a night out- you can stop in for a spicy tuna roll!
Ryoko- 619 Taylor St / 415-775-1028