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August 2, 2017

The Grill- Nipped, Tucked and Ready For its Close-Up

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99 East 52nd Street
212 375 9001
www.thegrillnewyork.com

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

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

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  • scene: A mix of fancy and faff, in one of the most gorgeous rooms in New York City
  • sip: Cocktails like the Mother of Pearl or Proud Mary were delicious, but you can always opt for a good ol' Greyhound - Or go the opposite direction and order $550 bottles of Vodka and Champers
  • savor: Smoked Salmon Tart, Burger with Fries, Foie Gras French Toast
  • sit: The banquettes are super tight for larger groups, but perfect for 2-6 with a breathtaking view
  • stilettos: When in Boom Boom….
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 848 Washington St (at 13th)
  • phone number: (212) 645-7600
  • website: http://standardhotels.com/high-line/food-drink/the-top-of-the-standard

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When I read that the Top of the Standard (I still prefer to say Boom Boom Room, not sure why that changed) was starting to do a Sunday brunch, I immediately checked the calendar to see when my and Husband’s schedules would allow us a Sunday Funday. What could be better than a brunch party […]

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November 20, 2013

Villard Michel Richard- Glitzy Glammy Fun

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455 Madison Avenue (between 50th and 51st)
(212) 891-8100
www.villardmichelrichard.com

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

Villard Michel Richard

pants at a glance

  • scene: A setting fit for Marie Antoinette, and one of the most ornate opulent places to be seen in NYC
  • sip: Anything you like at the regal bar; the wine list is sort of huge and the sommelier a little snotty, but there are some gems to be found
  • savor: Crab cakes; cheese puff gougeres; lobster burger
  • sit: Date night here might be tricky- the decoration says " special occasion" but the rest of the vibe is not that formal, so make sure that your dining partner is a)informed and b) not waiting for the ring; business associates; parents from out of town
  • stilettos: This place has couture looks but RTW prices, so keep it midtown classy; can be an excuse to dress for dinner, as if you needed one
  • spend: $$
  • address: 455 Madison Avenue (between 50th and 51st)
  • phone number: (212) 891-8100
  • website: www.villardmichelrichard.com

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I first heard of Villard Michele Richard on Eater, and I was immediately drawn in by the description of the interior: Opulent golds, over the top marbles, holograms…I was in!  I love anything over the top and indulgent,the more impractical, the more whimsical, the more ridiculous the better- especially when it has a bit of […]

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May 30, 2012

21 Club- A Love Letter to New York City

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21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
(212) 582-7200
www.21club.com

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

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  • scene: Old school New York City at its finest
  • sip: This place just screams "martini" or whatever classic cocktail you desire; wine
  • savor: Burger; potatoes; chocolate souffle; chicken hash
  • sit: With people from out of town; clients you are entertaining; with your boyfriend or anyone you want to celebrate with
  • stilettos: Yes Yes Yes...Play Jackie O and keep it classic chic
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 582-7200
  • website: www.21club.com

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Without doing it proper justice, the 21 Club is the sort of spot where you could picture Mr. Big sipping a martini and asking the bartender if he could light up a cigar.  Mr. Big, after all, represented some sort of ideal NYC man- good looking, charming, successful and with a little bit of a […]

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April 24, 2012

Prime 112-Prime Time Date Night

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112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 532-8114
www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com

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

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  • scene: Ferraris and Lambos and Porsches Oh My!
  • sip: Anything you want...
  • savor: Steak, Sides and Sugar
  • sit: With anyone who wants to experience what Miami is all about; business associates for lunch
  • stilettos: Yes, especially on the weekends...Remember, Miami is all about shorter tighter brighter than you would wear in NYC
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
  • phone number: (305) 532-8114
  • website: www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com

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Miami is our second home, lucky us! We are back and forth to Miami all of the time, and of course use every trip to visit our favorite haunts (and cheer on the Miami Heat).  Any foodie trip to Miami must include  Page Six staple Myles Chefetz’s Prime 112.  Prime 112 has become a destination […]

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March 5, 2012

La Grenouille- Food Amongst the Flowers

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3 East 52nd Street (off 5th Ave)
212-752-1495
www.la-grenouille.com

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

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  • scene: Beautifully lit, and full of the most gorgeous floral arrangements, the place oozes "special occasion", but nicely lacks any extreme stuffiness or opulence
  • sip: Champers, wine
  • savor: cheese puffs; endive salad; lobster ravioli; dover sole; souffle
  • sit: With anyone you know over the age of 70; with a date; with your family and your boyfriend's family
  • stilettos: Yes, everyone here is dressed up, whether it is a special occasion or just their Friday night spot...during lunch two girls were seated in track suits, and many regulars were rightly appalled...
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 3 East 52nd Street (off 5th Ave)
  • phone number: 212-752-1495
  • website: www.la-grenouille.com

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The restaurant is in the 50’s, has been popular since the 80’s, and the average age of the diners is about 70, so that is the basic math of La Grenouille. As I sit to write this, I am amazed at the dichotomy of La Grenouille. It is an extremely  special place with an  old-school […]

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December 13, 2011

Daniel, Fancy Pants

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60 East 65th Street (between Madison and Park)
212-288-0033
www.danielnyc.com

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

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  • scene: This is the big leagues. Everything here is done in a slick uptown way, with generous details and a refined palette (atmosphere and food). The main dining room is nowhere as ornate as it used to be, which makes it a little less daunting. There is also a more casual front room option.
  • sip: I mean, do I have to spell it out? Fancy wines, champers, anything you would like
  • savor: Anything you eat is going to be fucking amazing, it is DANIEL; madeleines
  • sit: Hmmm...Daniel is a special occasion place for sure, but don't be intimidated! Without saying, this a place for your foodie friend from out of town, a nice place for your parents' anniversary, your anniversary, or just a place to treat yourself to a very memorable meal
  • stilettos: Do it up! I wore my 7 inch Loubs and stumbled a little with the stairs to the restroom, but luckily the ample staff just straightened me up like it happens all of the time
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 60 East 65th Street (between Madison and Park)
  • phone number: 212-288-0033
  • website: www.danielnyc.com

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To begin, I must disclose that the Sisterhood is somewhat fancy, and we have been lucky enough to dine at Daniel in all of its incarnations: the original at the Surrey Hotel, the fancy fancy dining room at the present location several times, and now at the newer model in the current spot. Going to […]

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October 17, 2011

SHO Shaun Hergatt- The Best SHO in Town

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40 Broad Street, 2nd Floor (Exchange Place)
212-809-3993
www.shoshaunhergatt.com

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

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  • scene: Hong Kong in the Financial District; a rich, warm bar gives way to a hallway with glass enclosed wine cellars and private rooms on each side, which leads to the main dining room; best seats are the deuces against the wall of the glass enclosed kitchen, the action there is worth watching
  • sip: Sparkling Sake for dessert; champers, wine
  • savor: Lobster, Escolar, ANYTHING
  • sit: With anyone who appreciates a fine dining experience; for a special occasion; JUST GO
  • stilettos: Yes! This is the type of place that makes you feel like you are on vacation...the location in the heart of Wall Street is not the most fashionable, but you want to make a night out of a place like this...
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 40 Broad Street, 2nd Floor (Exchange Place)
  • phone number: 212-809-3993
  • website: www.shoshaunhergatt.com

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SHO Shaun Hergatt is a true revelation.  I was blown away.  The atmosphere, attentive service, and first and foremost the food all make SHO a viable contender to be listed amongst the best in the city. This place can play with the Big Dogs for sure.  The whole evening is a transporting experience, due in […]

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