April, 2014

Pants Rant- Avra

This is less of a rant, and more of  a recounting of the most bizarre dining experience I have had in a while. What started off as a nice catch-up at a usually reliable, geographically convenient Pants go-to ended in pushing, pictures, and begging.  And this was in midtown! Daryl and I were meeting an UES friend for dinner and...
Rotisserie Georgette NYC

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Rotisserie Georgette- Uptown Girl

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: French country chic meets Madison Avenue mamas
  • sip: All cocktails and wines available; everything seems to pair well with chicken...
  • savor: Gnoochi; chicken chicken chicken; fries
  • sit: With another couple; with someone's parents in from out of town and staying in a posh Midtown hotel; With your mom after a day of hitting up the B's...Barney's, Bergdorf and a Bar...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 14 East 60th Street (between Madison and Fifth)
  • phone number: (212)390-8060
  • website: www.rotisserieg.com
Gato NYC Bobby Flay

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Gato- Almost Purrrrr-fect

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Industrial brick and wood, with warm, cool light fixtures of various materials and heights
  • sip: Specialty cocktails and full wine, you know the drill
  • savor: Octopus; potatoes with egg; tarte tartin
  • sit: Actually a pretty good date spot, if you are both into food; great for groups to share a lot of small plates, good spot for a chat fest with a friend
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 324 Lafayette Street
  • phone number: (212) 334-6400
  • website: www.gatonyc.com

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Ristorante Morini- White Makes Right

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Nips and tucked in shirts on the ground floor; slightly younger crowd upstairs, but this is an adult place with the air of a special occasion
  • sip: Whimsical list of cocktails; wine
  • savor: Duck pasta; sea urchin pasta; ragu pasta; ANYTHING
  • sit: With your parents or beau's parents; with another couple; with expense accounters, or friends from out of town
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 1167 Madison Avenue
  • phone number: (212) 249-0444
  • website: www.ristorantemorini.com