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Whitewaller New York 2017: Where to Eat and Sip

This week, Whitewaller New York launches for The Salon Art+ Design (November 9-13). In it, you’ll find helpful tips on what not-to-miss exhibitions are on view, events that are happening, and where to eat, sip, shop, and stay at while in town. Below, we’re sharing our list of top restaurants and bars.

Cecconi’s Dumbo
June 2017 was a celebratory month for Soho House, as it opened its first public restaurant, Cecconi’s Dumbo, in New York. In Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, diners are welcomed into an inviting space designed by Soho House Design & Build, including a 240-seat restaurant featuring a large eat-in bar with a wood-burning oven, a main dining room, and an outdoor patio—all with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River, and downtown Manhattan.


Courtesy of Massoni.

Whitewaller recommends: Joining for the “4 to 7” aperitivo menu from Tuesday to Friday.

abc Kitchen
The experience of dining in a space that is as beautiful as the food is delicious can only be replicated by the abc creative team in partnership with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who is passionately committed to offering the freshest organic ingredients. Expect a locally sourced changing menu in a restaurant you will never want to leave.
Whitewaller recommends: Saving room for one of the decadent desserts.  

Le Coucou

Courtesy of Le Coucou.

Enter this wellness jewel and you will find a space filled with light, inspired by the sun and moon, providing an oasis for the senses. Elevated vegetarian offerings paired with high vibration elixirs reflect a menu so delicious that it could only have been created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the abc Carpet & Home creative team.
Whitewaller recommends: Asking for a recommendation—you will not be lead astray.

Last year, Sushi Nozawa Group of Los Angeles opened Sugarfish in the Flatiron District to bring visitors an authentic dining experience. Quality ingredients and delicate attention to texture and temperature elevate the restaurant’s Trust Me set menus comprised of sashimi, nigari sushi, hand rolls, and its à la carte items.

Chinese Tuxedo

Courtesy of Chinese Tuxedo.

Whitewaller recommends: The Nozawa Trust Me menu.

Last year, Dale Talde, David Massoni, and John Bush opened Massoni—an Italian-inspired restaurant inside of the Arlo NoMad Hotel. With inventive breakfast options like the breakfast sandwich with Sriracha ketchup, and dinner dishes like pappardelle with blue crab, the restaurant treats diners to unique tastes.

Chinese Tuxedo

Courtesy of Chinese Tuxedo.

Whitewaller recommends: Ordering a pan pizza.

Le Coucou
Le Coucou, inside the 11 Howard hotel, launched as a collaboration between Chef Daniel Rose and acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr. The restaurant, with interiors by Roman and Williams, showcases delectable and refined classic French cuisine.

Courtesy of Indochine.

Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the terrine de veau.

For more than three decades, Indochine has been an incomparable meeting and dining spot in New York City for the art and fashion worlds. Welcoming guests to its exotic interior and widely known in culinary and nightlife circles, the restaurant serves an inventive French-Vietnamese menu full of flavor.


Courtesy of ATLA.

Whitewall recommends: Enjoying the Indochine Martini and Spicy Beef Salad.

Known to Brooklynites as the best pizza restaurant in the borough, Roberta’s serves delicious wood-fired pizza until midnight every day. With an expansive back patio area as well, the establishment welcomes guests from all over to try the classic pizzas, pastas, meat and cheese plates, wines, and more.

Whitewaller recommends: Sharing the Famous Original pizza.

This modern East Village bar stands out for its meticulously well-crafted cocktails. Bold beverages are packed with a complex choice of innovative ingredients, such as wasabi salt, sunflower milk, and fennel pollen mist.
Whitewaller recommends: The Mace cocktail.

Chinese Tuxedo
At Chinese Tuxedo, guests can expect an enticing menu full of reimagined traditional and classic Chinese banquet dishes. Restaurateurs Eddy Buckingham and Jeff Lam restored and opened this bi-level space, which was once a site for Chinatown’s notorious gang wars. With historic details and added midcentury touches, the sunken dining room’s interior draws guests in for an unforgettable experience.

Whitewaller recommends: Tasting the honey-glazed char siu pork.

With a name that is Italian for “tide,” Marea redefines high-end Italian cuisine through an inviting interpretation of coastal seafood. Offering over 750 wine selections, superb cuisine, seamless service, and award-winning wine programs, the restaurant allows guests to chart their own courses—with special selections devoted to crudo, oysters, antipasti, and pastas.

Whitewaller recommends: Getting the strozzapreti pasta for dinner.

Sant Ambroeus SoHo
This Sant Ambroeus location offers classic and decadent bar bites, full plates, appetizers, desserts, and fine Italian wines—a splendid representation of their prized Milanese cuisine. Inside, guests can find a relaxed atmosphere with wraparound seats, stand-alone tables, and one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Whitewaller recommends: Sitting outside and enjoying an espresso and a pastry.

Westlight at The William Vale
At the top of The William Vale, this gorgeous rooftop bar is a sophisticated lounge that provides exquisite craft cocktails, with sweeping skyline views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Guests can experience an elevated ambience while enjoying a new Brooklyn scene. 
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a light snack on the terrace.

Nobu Downtown
In April, Nobu Downtown—with its cuisine led by Executive Chef Ricky Estrellado and Executive Sushi Chef Ryo Hasegawa—joined the iconic restaurant group’s roster. The striking space, set beneath a floating sculpture inspired by Japanese calligraphy, also offers a 13-seat sushi bar and open kitchen, as well as a 16-seat bar.

Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the weekday lunch prix-fixe menu.

ATLA is a 60-seat neighborhood restaurant focused on healthy Mexican-inspired dishes. Alongside its older sibling, Cosme, this cozy Mexican restaurant, led by Chef Enrique Olvera, pays close attention to small details.

Whitewaller recommends: Sitting at the long terrazzo bar for a snack.

Loosie Rouge
Located in South Williamsburg, Loosie Rouge is a hip destination in Brooklyn with New Orleans–inspired food and drink. Art, fashion, style, and music converge to make this homey venue a creative escape.

Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the newly opened Loosie’s Café next door.

Augustine, by Keith McNally, is a decorative brasserie that serves modern French cuisine and a variety of complementing cocktails. Located in The Beekman hotel in the Financial District, the restaurant is a hotspot for an elegant and lively crowd.
Whitewaller recommends: The Waldorf salad.

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