It’s time for New York Fashion Week (NYFW), which runs through September 14. The shows will be held at Spring Studios as well as other spaces throughout New York. Even if you haven’t nabbed an invitation, you can still indulge in some great people watching. Whether you’re jetting from show to show or simply yearn to unwind among the uber-stylish, there’s a host of Manhattan hotspots that are ideal for dining and drinking in style.
Holy Ground’s cozy restaurant and speakeasy reimagines the classic New York steakhouse. A destination for unwinding and fueling up between fashion shows and fetes, this upscale, subterranean speakeasy delivers natural wood-smoked dishes made with premium meats. The dishes are complemented by light sides such as roasted corn slaw. 112 Reade St., 646-882-0666, holygroundnyc.com
Located atop Pier 17 in Manhattan’s revitalized Seaport District is R17—a chic rooftop terrace that is apropos for dining or unwinding by the water with a cocktail. Serving elevated, New American cuisine in a tapas style fashion, R17 offers light lunches, dinner, and cocktails. Beyond the stylish blue onyx bar, the venue boasts panoramic views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Lower Manhattan. The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South St. 917-512-7540, r17nyc.com
Sushi on Jones
Sushi on Jones is home to a Tokyo-style omakase that offers speedy, delish dining options ideal for those jaunting between runway shows. With locations on both the Lower East Side (Bowery) and West Village (W. 10th St.), the intimate omakase bars host six and 10 seats respectively. Be sure to make a reservation. Chef specialties are presented with a standard 12-course omakase; 16- and 20-course options are available along with a supplementary hand roll for guests of the Bowery locale. All items are available a la carte for additional cost. 384 Bowery, 917-270-1815; 210 W. 10thSt. , 646-357-0453, sushionjones.com
Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs
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Located in the iconic pink townhouse on Broadway in Tribeca—just blocks from NYFW festivities—Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs invite fashionistas to retreat to a comfy dining room to enjoy some warm-hearted New York-style hospitality. Serving Modern American fare with Southern and French influences, Tiny’s offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and libations. 135 W. Broadway, 212-374-1135, tinysnyc.com
Approachably elegant, Yves envisions French dining with a lineup of carefully crafted renditions of classic ‘50s brasserie dishes. Indulge in roast turkey & brie, pistachio crusted salmon, housemade Boursin, and beyond. Located close to the shows, the charming bistro is a hotspot for fashion icons. Visit Yves for brunch, lunch, drinks, or dinner. On crisp, autumn days, guests are invited to dine al fresco on the venue’s outdoor patio. Indoor seating is offered as well. Simple yet refined décor provides ambience for an elevated yet casual experience. 385 Greenwich St., 212-431-3385, yves-nyc.com
10 Corso Como
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Located in the Seaport District, 10 Corso Como was founded by Italian fashion icon Carla Sozzani. Offering serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of Lower Manhattan, this fashion-driven restaurant and café serves authentic Italian dishes. Channeling a distinctly Italian spirit, the interior boasts a graceful-yet-whimsical vibe. 10 Corso Como is adorned with hand-painted tabletops, intricate wall art, translucent light fixtures, and ornate tiling. 200 Front St., 212-265-9500, 10corsocomo.nyc