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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...
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Brunch at Top of the Standard – Sunglasses Required

Pants at a Glance
  • 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
  • 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
Villard Michel Richard
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Villard Michel Richard- Glitzy Glammy Fun

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
  • spend: $$
  • address: 455 Madison Avenue (between 50th and 51st)
  • phone number: (212) 891-8100
  • website: www.villardmichelrichard.com
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21 Club- A Love Letter to New York City

Pants at a Glance
  • 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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 21 West 52nd Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 582-7200
  • website: www.21club.com
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Prime 112-Prime Time Date Night

Pants at a Glance
  • 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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
  • phone number: (305) 532-8114
  • website: www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com
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La Grenouille- Food Amongst the Flowers

Pants at a Glance
  • 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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 3 East 52nd Street (off 5th Ave)
  • phone number: 212-752-1495
  • website: www.la-grenouille.com
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Daniel, Fancy Pants

Pants at a Glance
  • 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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 60 East 65th Street (between Madison and Park)
  • phone number: 212-288-0033
  • website: www.danielnyc.com
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SHO Shaun Hergatt- The Best SHO in Town

Pants at a Glance
  • 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
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 40 Broad Street, 2nd Floor (Exchange Place)
  • phone number: 212-809-3993
  • website: www.shoshaunhergatt.com