February 2017

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February 28, 2017

Union Square Cafe-Guess Who’s Back?

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101 East 19th Street (entrance on Park)
212-243-4020
www.unionsquarecafe.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Classic upscale tavern that feels both informal professional
  • sip: Small pours of wine, cocktails, etc
  • savor: Cauliflower Sformato; any pasta; USC burger
  • sit: With your parents for a special dinner; with friends from out of town; by yourself at the bar
  • stilettos: Union Square Cafe is very quintessential New York, so just about anything goes. A neat appearance seems appropriate, can't go wrong with a nice button down and stilettos
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 101 East 19th Street (entrance on Park)
  • phone number: 212-243-4020
  • website: www.unionsquarecafe.com

pants picks

ClassicEat at the BarPastaspecial occassion

As  (former) long time Union Square residents, Union Square Cafe holds a special place in the hearts of the Pants. Union Square Cafe and its iconic sign were synonymous with the neighborhood of its origin, it’s vibe so effortlessly low- key, that the exceptional service and high-quality food were a comforting surprise. The closure of Union Square Cafe […]

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September 26, 2016

Zadie’s Oyster Room- One Shell of a Great Place

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413 East 12th Street, between First and A
(646) 602-1300
www.zadiesoysterroom.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Casual old -time charm with lots of high top tables and a good bar
  • sip: Beer and rosé pair especially well with oysters
  • savor: Oysters in all forms; raw, baked, fried, steamed...
  • sit: Date night done right!
  • stilettos: Nautical stripes are always a good idea when eating oysters, but jeans and sneakers are fine, unless you are on a date, then a dress and flats
  • spend: $$
  • address: 413 East 12th Street, between First and A
  • phone number: (646) 602-1300
  • website: www.zadiesoysterroom.com

pants picks

casualdate nightEat at the BarOysters

Zadie’s Oyster Room gives its namesake bivalves the royal treatment. The beauty of oysters lies in their simplicity; they are often eaten completely on their own, fresh out of the water, bursting with briney goodness, with only a simple mignonette sauce or a squeeze of lemon. Zadie’s honors oysters in not only their most natural form, but […]

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January 8, 2013

Donohue’s Steak House- Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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845 Lexington Avenue (between 64th and 65th)
(212) 744-0938

Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Cheers for NYC; a long, dark wood bar, vinyl booths, old time servers
  • sip: A real cocktail- martini, old-fashioned...or beer, wine...Don't embarrass yourself by requesting anything to be muddled
  • savor: Cheeseburger; Turkey
  • sit: At the bar with your love for a low key, classic date night; with any picky relatives who are not into the "hustle and bustle of NYC and all its fancy food"
  • stilettos: Nah...This is a step back in time, and you don't want to trip
  • spend: $$
  • address: 845 Lexington Avenue (between 64th and 65th)
  • phone number: (212) 744-0938
  • website:

pants picks

burgerscasualEat at the Barno reservations

Donohue’s Steak House is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. It is old school and transporting, charming but not time-warped. It is a real no frills sort of joint, serving solid, no-nonsense food with a side of hospitality and local flavor. The best way to experience Donahue’s is to sidle up the dark wood […]

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