September 2015

Last seasons pants

September 25, 2015

Jams- A Little Jammed Up

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1414 Sixth Avenue at 58th Street
(212) 703 2007
the website is annoying and doesn't give much information; try googling it

Good. But you'll still be able to go dancing after your meal.

pants at a glance

  • scene: high ceilinged, loft like space with lots of windows; noisy and a little bland
  • sip: Whatever gets you jamming
  • savor: Smoked salmon and caviar pancake; kale salad; chicken (with a side); dessert
  • sit: For a work dinner, wit hpeople visiting and staying in midtown, or with a friend for an after work bite
  • stilettos: It is midtown so look neat, but it is California cuisine so casual works as well...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 1414 Sixth Avenue at 58th Street
  • phone number: (212) 703 2007
  • website: the website is annoying and doesn't give much information; try googling it

pants picks

chickenHyped ChefMidtown

Barbuto is most likely leaving, and that sucks.  Jams has opened, and while it doesn’t suck, it is hardly a proper substitute.  Jams is the reinterpreted version of Jonathan Waxman’s first New York City restaurant of the same name. The original Jams was famous for its California cuisine, a concept that is now much more mainstream […]

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September 2, 2015

Sessanta- Shockingly Solid

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60 Thompson Street, (in the Sixty Thompson Hotel)
212-219-8119
www.sessantanyc.com

Good. But you'll still be able to go dancing after your meal.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Downtown chic combined with a little bit of Soho touristas; loud music and cool decor
  • sip: All the usual suspects
  • savor: Sausage meatballs; Sorghum "risotto"; branzino
  • sit: Good for a large group; has a fun vibe, so maybe girls night out, woohoo; could be a date place, and then head up to a room if it goes well...
  • stilettos: Yes, feel free to take a lot of time to look effortlessly cool; place is not formal, but it is new,(ish) so you can wear something new(ish) as well
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 60 Thompson Street, (in the Sixty Thompson Hotel)
  • phone number: 212-219-8119
  • website: www.sessantanyc.com

pants picks

in a hotelItalsohotrendy

Sessanta, for whatever reason, seemed a little contrived to me, based on what I read about it. The combination of the  too cool location, too cool operators, too vague Italian provenance as the inspiration for the menu just didn’t read authentic for some reason. My impression was that Sessanta was a bunch of guys who wanted to […]

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