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Runner & Stone, Baking Up Deliciousness in Brooklyn

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Industrial yet cozy, low key neighborhood spot
  • sip: Lots of wine, craft cocktails
  • savor: Any of the fresh, local salads; braided ravioli; sandwiches (lunch), fried chicken (dinner)
  • sit: With a date for the weeknight bite; with a friend to catch up and carb up for breakfast or lunch
  • spend: $$
  • address: 285 Third Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • phone number: 718-576-3360
  • website: http://www.runnerandstone.com/

The Pants 2015 Wrap-Up- The Ghosts of Meals Past

We started the Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants because people were always asking us “where should we eat?” Our background, education, work experience and general swagger all contribute to our unique yet informed point of view that we apply when evaluating a dining experience. ┬áIn the constant pursuit of answering the question “where should eat?” we present our round-up of...
I Sodi NYC
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I Sodi, You Sodi, We All Sodi

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Small room with a large bar and nondescript decor
  • sip: Speciality cocktails, wines, anything
  • savor: Tono e fagioli (if they have it); cacio e pepe; bolognese; rabbit
  • sit: With a date; with another couple if you make a reservation and with a friend if you sit at the bar
  • spend: $$
  • address: 105 Christopher Street
  • phone number: (212) 514-5774
  • website: www.isodinyc.com
Rubirosa nyc
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Ruburisoa- Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor…

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Casual, candle lit and cute
  • sip: Nice cold beer from a tap or bottle; full bar and reasonably priced wines by the glass
  • savor: Rice balls, baked clams, pizza, spaghetti alls chitarra
  • sit: On a date or with a girlfriend to catch up; with a large group
  • spend: $$
  • address: 235 Mulberry Street (between Prince and Spring)
  • phone number: (212)965-0500
  • website: www.rubirosanyc.com
Antica Pesa NYC
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Antica Pesa- We Have a Crush

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Warm, cozy, and clean; large bar that would be suitable to eat at, and a cute little couch area for a pre/post drink
  • sip: A selection of cocktails; well-rounded wine list, from the well-priced to the celebration libations
  • savor: Yum...Proscuitto and mozz in phyllo; Cacio e Pepe; Amatriciana
  • sit: With a date; with a friend or your family
  • spend: $$
  • address: 115 Berry Street (Brooklyn)
  • phone number: (347) 763-2635
  • website: anticapesa.com
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La Mangeoire- J’Adore

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Rustic French country charm- lots of couples, warm candlelight
  • sip: Vin
  • savor: Chicken Chicken Chicken
  • sit: With your lovah; with another couple, with a friend from out of town staying in midtown
  • spend: $$
  • address: 1008 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th)
  • phone number: 212-759-7086
  • website: www.lamangeore.com
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Bill’s Thrills

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Dressed up ski-house chic in midtown; speakeasy and speak lowly
  • sip: Something adult; wine
  • savor: Meat of any kind; raw bar, pasta...
  • sit: Cute place for date night and you can always keep the buzz going downstairs; with parents or people staying in midtown
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 57 East 54th Street (between Mad and Park)
  • phone number: (212( 518-2727
  • website: www.bills54.com
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Annisa – Getting Lo

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Chic and lucky locals dining for a special occasion or business dinner
  • sip: Wine and Sake list, along with a full bar and some inspired cocktails
  • savor: You cannot go here without getting the Miso Marinated Sable or the Foie Gras Soup Dumplings, but everything on the menu is pretty fab
  • sit: It's a teeny tiny dining room, so you can't really go wrong!
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 13 Barrow Street
  • phone number: (212) 741-6699
  • website: www.annisarestaurant.com
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Il Gattopardo – A Purrrrfect Midtown Date Spot

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Exudes coziness while remaining rather traditionally chic; More welcoming in style and attitude than your average midtown staple - meow to that!
  • sip: Italian vino is king on this spot's list
  • savor: Everything looked and sounded amazing, but we can vouch for the braised baby escarole, lasagna, and rigatoni with spicy anduja sausage
  • sit: Not a bad spot in the narrow dining room, but if you are feeling lucky, try to snag a table in the back garden room.
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 33 W 54th St. (btw 5th Ave & Ave of the Americas)
  • phone number: (212) 246-0412
  • website: www.ilgattopardonyc.com
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Dinner at Novita, Always a Treat-a

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Lowkey but looking good Gramcery locals, some suits, lots of families
  • sip: Vino Blanco while dining al fresco on a Summer night, Vino Rosso while tucked into a banquet in the Winter
  • savor: Funghi Misti, Baby Artichoke Salad, any of the pastas (Strozzapreti al Pesto, anything with truffles, Linguine with Baby Clams, Zucchini Flowers, Veal Milanese
  • sit: Outside if the weather permits, or else you don't have much of a choice of where you'll be squeezed into the dining room, but the side booths are great for groups of 4 or 5...
  • spend: $$
  • address: 102 East 22nd Street (right off of Park Avenue South)
  • phone number: (212) 677-2222
  • website: www.novitanyc.com