Manhattan

Tips and Articles in Manhattan

Guy Martin (Le Grand Véfour, Paris): Air France Sample First-Class Meal: Red pepper, cucumber, and Parmesan tartare, foie gras, and fillet of guinea fowl served with artichokes and scalloped potatoes. Stephan Pyles (Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Da...
“For most of my American life—I came here from Florence about twenty years ago—I have lived in the East Village. I arrived in New York when I was a young man, and though I’m not so young any longer, the East Village makes me feel that way. It’s al...
Exhibition An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society (March 5–July 4; nyhistory.org) demonstrates the Grateful Dead’s enduring legacy and wide-reaching cultural influence, drawing on the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Grateful Dead...
I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere. A decade into the 21st century, much of the populace seems to believe it’s the late 19th to mid...
Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “I’d base myself at the retro-cool Ace Hotel (doubles from $299) or at the modern Andaz Wall Street (doub...
Fort Defiance, a little bar in Brooklyn, recently threw a party for Evacuation Day, the long celebrated but now forgotten holiday marking the final retreat of British forces from New York Harbor in 1783. Nothing wrong with a little retro patriotic...
Fans of the venerable Hermès label have reason to celebrate: this month, the 173-year-old brand opens its first boutique exclusively for men in New York. The four-story space will sell everything for the style-savvy traveler: custom-made suits, s...
“We find inspiration in the oddest places,” says Kristina O’Neal, part of AvroKO, the design firm that rewrote the brief for great-looking restaurants with Manhattan hot spots like Public, Stanton Social, and Double Crown. “So we spend a lot of ...
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill The latest extension of the Blue Ribbon brand, at 6 Columbus hotel, attracts a happy-hour crowd eager for Yuzu-Hi cocktails, made with Japanese shochu liquor, and sunomonu oysters on the half shell. Dinner for two $9...
Based in New York and Paris, respectively, cult bloggers Scott Schuman (thesartorialist.com) and Garance Doré (garancedore.fr) have the inside scoop on these two fashion capitals, and their idiosyncratic takes on street style have garnered them hu...
United Front I’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art, and design in newly hip cities like Portland, Maine, and Marfa, Texas. So I especially app...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Ian Schrager: I wanted to work with Danny Meyer because his restaurants are as close to perfection as humanly possible. He showed his plans to me, but it’s completely his vision. Danny Meyer: From the outset, I told Ian that the best thing we cou...
Q: Do you have any tips for booking hard-to-get restaurant reservations in Europe? —Suzanne Mead, Greenwich, Conn. A: “Call at least one month in advance, but if the answer is ‘no,’ start negotiating: Offer alternative time slots and ask to be...
New York City and Costa Mesa, California “Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture” Carnegie Hall (October 21–November 10). It’s one of the world’s biggest markets for classical music; it’s rife with venerable artist...