Now that its 2016, its time to step up your game.
It may not be easy to peel yourself off your couch, but these 2 new hotspots are a good reason to brave the cold (and a prime chance to up your likes on Insta).
And if you need anymore reason, bring your SO here for V-Day (put it in your Outlook, its the Sunday after the Super Bowl) and let us help you find the perfect way to say “love me as much as you love my man bun“.
199 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
There’s nothing more 2016 than a restaurant where you can Snapchat small plates of Chicken Mole and Bahn Mi, before digging into Chicken Katsu and Hong Kong Egg Waffles. But we wouldn’t expect anything less than the masters of Pan-Asian-cuisine, restauranteurs Marc Packer, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg, and Jason Strauss. Couple this team of NYC business moguls with culinary taste-masters, chef Chris Santos and executive chef Jonathan Kavourakis, and we’re logging on to OpenTable to make a reservation.
Vandal’s 12,000 sq. foot room is just as artistic as it is functional. David Rockwell’s iconic decor has been supplemented with the paintings and installations of street artists, making this dining experience pleasurable for all senses.
We all have a massive girl crush on Allison Williams, and while we can’t be this Girls beauty IRL, we can take a picture like this at the entrance to Vandal.
49 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
Located in the same space as the old LimeLight nightclub, Jue Lan Club (pronounced U-Lan) is your invitation to ditch your Chinese take-out menu and dine in refined style.
The name pays homage to a group of artists in the 1930s who pledged themselves and their work against conventionality and conformity. Stratis Morfogen (former partner at Philippe) and Lure Fishbar’s Robert Collins have partnered with chef Oscar Toro (Buddakan) to bring New Yorkers a taste (literally, try the lobster spring rolls) of 1930s Shanghai.