September, 2014

Marta NYC

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Marta- First Lady

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: NoMad professionals against a backdrop of soaring white, with some wood details
  • sip: Whatever goes well with pizza (ps all the espressos are doubles)
  • savor: Pasta meatballs; pizza pizza pizza
  • sit: With your friend or date at the counter if you can; business lunch, inlaws, anyone who eats carbs
  • spend: $$
  • address: 29 East 29th Street (Martha Washington Hotel)
  • phone number: (212) 689-1900
  • website:
Dirty French NYC

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Dirty French- Talk Dirty to Me

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Dark wood and neon and pops of color throughout make the space very cool; more explicitly hip than their other spots
  • sip: Whatever you want, si vous plait
  • savor: Grilled oysters; tuna tartare; black bass en papillote; mushrooms
  • sit: On a date for major coolness points as long as you don't order like a wimp; with a few couples; with your foodie friend
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 180 Ludlow Street (Between Houston and Stanton)
  • phone number: (212) 254-3000
  • website:
Dieci NY

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Dieci, A Ten

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Unassuming from the outside, small, and minimally decorated, it is no frills but cool
  • sip: Sake, beer, wine
  • savor: Egg, caviar, uni; pork buns; lamb bolognese ramen
  • sit: With a date you want to impress with foodie cred; with your adventurous girl friend
  • spend: $$
  • address: 228 East 10th Street (between First and Second Avenue)
  • phone number: (212)387-9545
  • website: