Designer-approved dining has come a long way since Fashion Cafe, Claudia Schiffer, Elle MacPherson, and Naomi Campbell’s failed Disney ride of a theme restaurant that attempted to trick eager eaters into believing that supermodels regularly chow down on pizza, burgers, and fish and chips. Today, nearly two decades later, it’s no longer imperative that a restaurant be owned by a catwalk vet in order to appeal to trendsetting tastemakers.
While the Anna Wintours of the world will always have their wining and dining mainstays (can you say Indochine?), there’s a new breed of up-and-coming restaurateurs making a name with the city’s couture set—even in neighborhoods that require a ride on the G train.
With New York Fashion Week in full swing—and shows happening in every corner of Manhattan—where to eat/not eat, drink/drink too much, and party after gawking at the purple and preppy trends emerging from the runway has become a citywide affair.
And so, to help you navigate the #menswear bros and stilettos, we present our very own Fashion Week Dining Guide.