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  • 01
    You can put it in a roll. You can put it in your face-hole. You can put it in some mac. Eat enough to grow big like Shaq. That's a story Dr Seuss started writing, about lobster, before he wrote that Hop on Pop one instead. And now this LES crustacean shack is carrying on his memory (...of lobster) in a space with a retractable roof, chalkboard menu, and delicious lobster stuffed into more things than you could ever imagine.
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      You can put it in a roll. You can put it in your face-hole. You can put it in some mac. Eat enough to grow big like Shaq. That's a story Dr Seuss started writing, about lobster, before he wrote that Hop on Pop one instead. And now this LES crustacean shack is carrying on his memory (...of lobster) in a space with a retractable roof, chalkboard menu, and delicious lobster stuffed into more things than you could ever imagine.
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  • 02
    Looking like what would happen if a beer hall boned a steel mill, Houston Hall's a gargantuan new West Village suds-temple boasting 10 tap brews made exclusively for it, huge communals amongst exposed beams, gigantic old windows you probably shouldn't play baseball near, old-timey coal ovens, and more bricks than game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals.
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      Looking like what would happen if a beer hall boned a steel mill, Houston Hall's a gargantuan new West Village suds-temple boasting 10 tap brews made exclusively for it, huge communals amongst exposed beams, gigantic old windows you probably shouldn't play baseball near, old-timey coal ovens, and more bricks than game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals.
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  • 03
    Since the Upper West Side has been lacking a sexy date place since the invention of the Upper West Side, restaurateur Greg Hunt recruited a Blue Hill/ wd~50 chef and bartenders from Employees Only to create Cafe Tallulah, a hyper-sexified, bi-level French bistro and lounge with regal velvet curtains, a gigantic zinc bar that Balthazar will probably try to steal, and exposed-brick walls with old b&w photos of bombshells like Brigitte Bardot.
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      Since the Upper West Side has been lacking a sexy date place since the invention of the Upper West Side, restaurateur Greg Hunt recruited a Blue Hill/ wd~50 chef and bartenders from Employees Only to create Cafe Tallulah, a hyper-sexified, bi-level French bistro and lounge with regal velvet curtains, a gigantic zinc bar that Balthazar will probably try to steal, and exposed-brick walls with old b&w photos of bombshells like Brigitte Bardot.
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  • 04
    Thailand is now just one L stop into Brooklyn thanks to Qi Thai Grill, the newest from the gang behind Qi Bangkok Eatery/ Asian Eatery. They brought in SriPraPhai and Pichet Ong to consult on a menu of authentically spicy street eats, and filled the temple-ish space with items brought directly from Thailand, including a massive statue-waterfall of Ganesha in the middle of the place.
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      Thailand is now just one L stop into Brooklyn thanks to Qi Thai Grill, the newest from the gang behind Qi Bangkok Eatery/ Asian Eatery. They brought in SriPraPhai and Pichet Ong to consult on a menu of authentically spicy street eats, and filled the temple-ish space with items brought directly from Thailand, including a massive statue-waterfall of Ganesha in the middle of the place.
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  • 05
    If you love happy hour but wish it was more like going to a club, or love clubbing but wish it would start earlier in the night, or have no idea what time it is but are just really into being places, check out EVR, the massive industrial "gastro-lounge" just south of Bryant Park that is ready for both your post-work and late-night pop n' lockin'. Once you're tired of taking down their new-American eats like Kobe sliders (which might be never), spin around and check out this futuristic wall with caged lights, three types of glass, and a catwalk-esque performance area. You may have also noticed a second floor peeking out through the Edison bulbs. Also: giant paintings of women. The art's going to rotate in and out every couple of weeks. Hopefully it's always of women. This is clearly a lie. The upstairs lounge is going to be like a bar within a bar. While you can score classic cocktails throughout, here's where you can hit their "molecular and experimental" menu hooked up by former Apotheke-r Orson Salicetti, including the tomato basil martini w/ gin, "Himalayan salt rim and flambe with salty peppercorn". And if you hang out long enough things will eventually get nuts, thanks to the DJs stationed above the crowd in this stand done up like a giant gold disco ball. Request Jodeci.
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      If you love happy hour but wish it was more like going to a club, or love clubbing but wish it would start earlier in the night, or have no idea what time it is but are just really into being places, check out EVR, the massive industrial "gastro-lounge" just south of Bryant Park that is ready for both your post-work and late-night pop n' lockin'. Once you're tired of taking down their new-American eats like Kobe sliders (which might be never), spin around and check out this futuristic wall with caged lights, three types of glass, and a catwalk-esque performance area. You may have also noticed a second floor peeking out through the Edison bulbs. Also: giant paintings of women. The art's going to rotate in and out every couple of weeks. Hopefully it's always of women. This is clearly a lie. The upstairs lounge is going to be like a bar within a bar. While you can score classic cocktails throughout, here's where you can hit their "molecular and experimental" menu hooked up by former Apotheke-r Orson Salicetti, including the tomato basil martini w/ gin, "Himalayan salt rim and flambe with salty peppercorn". And if you hang out long enough things will eventually get nuts, thanks to the DJs stationed above the crowd in this stand done up like a giant gold disco ball. Request Jodeci.
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  • 06
    Finally in Manhattan after trying their best to make Brooklyn forget about kale, this narrow UES sleeve is slinging ridiculous mix 'n match burgers. Just grab a menu, a wax pencil, and your depraved imagination, then conjure up a ridiculously awesome meat + covering concoction, from a beef burger with mozzarella sticks on it, to shrimp burgers topped with... more shrimp. Luckily for you, we put together an entire photo journey through the menu.
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      Finally in Manhattan after trying their best to make Brooklyn forget about kale, this narrow UES sleeve is slinging ridiculous mix 'n match burgers. Just grab a menu, a wax pencil, and your depraved imagination, then conjure up a ridiculously awesome meat + covering concoction, from a beef burger with mozzarella sticks on it, to shrimp burgers topped with... more shrimp. Luckily for you, we put together an entire photo journey through the menu.
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  • 07
    Rally the troops who love monstrously upticked odes to classic Asian dishes and get over to The General, the mega-staurant from the EMM Group (Catch, Abe & Arthur's, Tenjune) and Top Chef winner Hung Huynh, who wants to stage a coordinated attack on your stomach in a three-sectioned, red-and-gold, graffiti-laden temple on the Bowery

    Right when you walk in there's this spacious front room sporting huge semicircular booths and stools at the pastry bar so you can watch the chefs just pastrying their little buns off. When the weather's agreeable, the 80ft wall of glass garage doors pops open and acts as a canopy for sidewalk seating

    The names are familiar; the sheer delicious audacity is not. This is their Beef & Broccoli, a braised short rib served alongside Chinese broccoli and thick udon noodles

    Their take on sizzling beef rocks Wagyu, snowpeas, 'shrooms, and kabayaki butter, which is where Paris Hilton drinks too much when she's in Japan

    The Peking Duck is presented tableside, just like this. Annnnnd then they take it back to the kitchen real quick, to make it look less like a duck

    Takes on American favorites include these Peppersteak Sticky Buns, their version of a Philly cheeseteak with braised short rib, caramelized onions, and Provolone

    If you're more into drinking than eating, snag one of these hi-tops sadly not made by British Knights, or sidle up to the bar surrounded by troughs of ice to witness..

    … this

    The end result: tasty 'tails like this Chinese five spice syrup, Woodford Reserve, and pequin pepper tincture Jimmy 5, which just like Johnny, will make you feel totally alive.
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      Rally the troops who love monstrously upticked odes to classic Asian dishes and get over to The General, the mega-staurant from the EMM Group (Catch, Abe & Arthur's, Tenjune) and Top Chef winner Hung Huynh, who wants to stage a coordinated attack on your stomach in a three-sectioned, red-and-gold, graffiti-laden temple on the Bowery

      Right when you walk in there's this spacious front room sporting huge semicircular booths and stools at the pastry bar so you can watch the chefs just pastrying their little buns off. When the weather's agreeable, the 80ft wall of glass garage doors pops open and acts as a canopy for sidewalk seating

      The names are familiar; the sheer delicious audacity is not. This is their Beef & Broccoli, a braised short rib served alongside Chinese broccoli and thick udon noodles

      Their take on sizzling beef rocks Wagyu, snowpeas, 'shrooms, and kabayaki butter, which is where Paris Hilton drinks too much when she's in Japan

      The Peking Duck is presented tableside, just like this. Annnnnd then they take it back to the kitchen real quick, to make it look less like a duck

      Takes on American favorites include these Peppersteak Sticky Buns, their version of a Philly cheeseteak with braised short rib, caramelized onions, and Provolone

      If you're more into drinking than eating, snag one of these hi-tops sadly not made by British Knights, or sidle up to the bar surrounded by troughs of ice to witness..

      … this

      The end result: tasty 'tails like this Chinese five spice syrup, Woodford Reserve, and pequin pepper tincture Jimmy 5, which just like Johnny, will make you feel totally alive.
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  • 08
    The Cocktail Bar That Birthed A Million Not-As-Cool Cocktail Bars is bringing its bespoke offerings and a slightly less strict door policy to a larger spot just south of Madison Square Park equipped with art deco lighting, smooth features, and a big mirrored bar so you can look at yourself not talking to women unless they want to talk to you. Best of all, there's a bunch more seating, and they're accepting walk-ins day of, but if you're smart you'll make a reservation at least a day out -- don't call or text anymore, now you gotta email them at MilkAndHoneyReservations@gmail.com.
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      The Cocktail Bar That Birthed A Million Not-As-Cool Cocktail Bars is bringing its bespoke offerings and a slightly less strict door policy to a larger spot just south of Madison Square Park equipped with art deco lighting, smooth features, and a big mirrored bar so you can look at yourself not talking to women unless they want to talk to you. Best of all, there's a bunch more seating, and they're accepting walk-ins day of, but if you're smart you'll make a reservation at least a day out -- don't call or text anymore, now you gotta email them at MilkAndHoneyReservations@gmail.com.
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  • 09
    It's a movie theater, inside an old Army tent, in the back of a relatively unassuming Mexican spot in Williamsburg. And it's definitely not as sketchy as this photo makes it look

    Come on in and get yourself a picnic table. Every Wednesday night they'll be playing everything from Christmas Vacation to Blue Velvet, but you can also call ahead, dust off your totally non-ironic copy of Surf Ninjas, and utilize their BYODVD option to entertain anywhere from six to 20 friends/strangers who like Surf Ninjas

    The whole thing is warmed by this wood-burning stove system they'll keep raging the whole time. It also doubles as a hot cocoa warmer on special occasions. Surf Ninjas Night might not qualify as a special occasion

    Don't worry ladies, and men with poor circulatory systems -- they've also got plenty of blankets

    Drinks mean margaritas alongside $2 cans, $3 bottles, and a $7 32oz-er, so get ready for at least one of your friends to talk through the entire movie

    They'll bring you out the whole menu -- def take a look at the tacos, which quite inventively are jammed with plantains, and can be filled with steak, chicken, pork, or fish

    And if Surf Ninjas just doesn't have enough Rob Schneider for you -- and it never really does, does it? -- they've got Yahtzee, Connect 4, and other board games galore on hand.
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      It's a movie theater, inside an old Army tent, in the back of a relatively unassuming Mexican spot in Williamsburg. And it's definitely not as sketchy as this photo makes it look

      Come on in and get yourself a picnic table. Every Wednesday night they'll be playing everything from Christmas Vacation to Blue Velvet, but you can also call ahead, dust off your totally non-ironic copy of Surf Ninjas, and utilize their BYODVD option to entertain anywhere from six to 20 friends/strangers who like Surf Ninjas

      The whole thing is warmed by this wood-burning stove system they'll keep raging the whole time. It also doubles as a hot cocoa warmer on special occasions. Surf Ninjas Night might not qualify as a special occasion

      Don't worry ladies, and men with poor circulatory systems -- they've also got plenty of blankets

      Drinks mean margaritas alongside $2 cans, $3 bottles, and a $7 32oz-er, so get ready for at least one of your friends to talk through the entire movie

      They'll bring you out the whole menu -- def take a look at the tacos, which quite inventively are jammed with plantains, and can be filled with steak, chicken, pork, or fish

      And if Surf Ninjas just doesn't have enough Rob Schneider for you -- and it never really does, does it? -- they've got Yahtzee, Connect 4, and other board games galore on hand.
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  • 10
    Of course you know about Marquee, but you probably don't know some of the crazier things that've happened there over the years (they involve Diddy and the Olympic torch) -- things that will hopefully happen all the more amidst its redesign that makes it look like you're partying inside a giant robot spaceship.
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      Of course you know about Marquee, but you probably don't know some of the crazier things that've happened there over the years (they involve Diddy and the Olympic torch) -- things that will hopefully happen all the more amidst its redesign that makes it look like you're partying inside a giant robot spaceship.
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  1. They'll put lobster in anything at this LES seafood shack
  2. A massive West Village beer hall with Milk Truck grilled cheese
  3. A sexy bistro on the Upper West Side
  4. SriPraPhai and Pichet Ong fill plates at a Williamsburg Thai temple
  5. EVR
  6. An Upper East Side burger hut that puts patties on donuts
  7. EMM Group's Top Chef-helmed Asian palace on the Bowery
  8. The bespoke speakeasy's new digs in the Flatiron, and how to get a reservation
  9. Flicks, beers, and Yahtzee in an Army big top... behind a Mexican restaurant
  10. A new look for the uber-club, plus stories involving Diddy