Where to Eat in New York During #NYFW

One of my AB-solutely favorite things about the end of summer is Fashion Week in New York City! Though I can’t always make it now that I’m a mom, I love, love, love the back to school feeling at the shows and seeing the fresh creations that designers send down the runways. When I’m not making lists of new trends I have to try out while at the shows, I love checking out all the new restaurants and stores that have opened up in New York since my last visit. Though I’ll always have my go-tos that I AH-dore from my time living in the city, it’s so much fun to test out new places. Here are a few restaurants and bars that I’m looking forward to visiting again and some that I plan to test out this time around!


Grand Banks

There’s nothing like grabbing a cocktail and sitting outside in the city on a gorgeous night. Grand Banks is the adorable little boat that’s docked in Tribeca, and decorated like a nautical dream. (photo credit: Grand Banks)



Ok, I’ll be honest, I’m excited to try out Untitled for two reasons - the food and the fact that it’s the new downtown Whitney museum. I’ve heard rumors that Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern has been doing some delicious things with food, so I can’t wait to dig into a few of his plates after an afternoon of art. (photo credit: NY Times)


Domo Domo

Living in Los Angeles, I’m a bit of a sushi snob, but Domo Domo is being labeled New York City’s first hand roll bar and the reviews are nothing but positive. Apparently there’s a Sugarfish vibe, which anyone from LA can immediately appreciate. (photo credit: Domo Domo)


Le Bar at Le District

For a touch of France in New York City, I’ll stop by this new French version of Eataly in Tribeca for a glass of rose or champagne and a classically Parisian meal. (photo credit: Metro.us)


O Ya

I love a good sushi restaurant, especially when its focus is omakase. Trust the chef, right?! Fresh out of Boston, where it’s a tried and true favorite, o Ya, is definitely going to be a must-visit for me! (photo credit: O Ya)


Babu Ji

The boys over at Infatuation have been taking this place up SO much since it’s opening. And it does not disappoint! Indian food has the tendency to feel heavy given the abundance of cream, but the chef at Babu Ji uses high quality ingredients so you’re not overfull when you leave.(photo credit: we-heart.com)