October 2015

Last seasons pants

October 12, 2015

Del Frisco’s Grille- Rock Solid in Rock Center

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50 Rockefeller Plaza (51st street)
(212) 767-0371
www.delfriscosgrille.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Steakhouse-light in midtown; big windows, high quality finishes
  • sip: Hard root beer float
  • savor: Crab cakes; steakhouse salad; spinach supreme
  • sit: With anyone work related; with friends who work in the area; by yourself after a shopping spree at Saks
  • stilettos: Lots of corporate types and tourists alike, so just about anything goes, but the surroundings dictate a certain neatness
  • spend: $$
  • address: 50 Rockefeller Plaza (51st street)
  • phone number: (212) 767-0371
  • website: www.delfriscosgrille.com

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MEATing PlaceMidtownwork meal

Midtowners, listen up: Del Frisco’s Grille is here to provide a solution to any dining conundrum, delivering high quality food in a lively atmosphere, at a pace that will not drain your soul even more than working in midtown. I am filing this place as a midtown no-brainer: Need to meet clients for lunch?  Need […]

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December 8, 2014

Bowery Meat Company – The New Meating Place

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9 East 1st Street, right off Bowery
(212) 460-5255
http://www.bowerymeatcompany.com/

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

Bone-In Filet Mignon Au Poivre at Bowery Meat Company via unbuttoningpants.com

pants at a glance

  • scene: A downtown, trendy mix of business men, thirty-something women, and "hip" parents; I can foresee some bridge and tunnel on the weekends, but all around great vibe
  • sip: Decent cocktail list, but we prefer our meat with a dirty martini or glass of red
  • savor: Deviled Eggs, Spaghetti Aglio e Oilo, Bowery Steak, Cheeseburger
  • sit: Try to snag a cushy booth along the side of the room, or banquettes in back as they are defintely sexier than the tables in the middle of the hustle and bustle
  • stilettos: While you may be able to get away with flats during the week, you'll feel much better around the PR pretties if you break out a sexy boot
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 9 East 1st Street, right off Bowery
  • phone number: (212) 460-5255
  • website: http://www.bowerymeatcompany.com/

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FriesGroupsHyped ChefMEATing Placesexy sexy

When I heard the name Bowery Meat Company, I pictured a building similar to what used to exist in the Meatpacking District (before the short skirts & Loubs), and not a trendy, modern restaurant in a newer development on Bowery. Once I heard Josh Capon was the chef behind the project, I further realized that for the reigning King […]

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March 18, 2014

American Cut – A Cut Above

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363 Greenwich Street
(212) 226-4736
www.americancutsteakhouse.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Dark and sexy, packed bar and dining room with TriBeCa's best dressed
  • sip: A creative cocktail menu (inclusive of an Espresso Martini, watch out), along with extensive wine list with some great reds to compliment red meat
  • savor: The Everything Bagel Biscuits, Chili Lobster, Cesar Salad, Filet, Twice Baked Potatoes with Chedder and Truffle
  • sit: In a cushy banquette for girls night, guys night, or double date night
  • stilettos: Why not put on some heels and strut through the Cut? All the other girls are doing it....
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 363 Greenwich Street
  • phone number: (212) 226-4736
  • website: www.americancutsteakhouse.com

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GroupsHyped ChefMEATing Placesexy sexy

Who says steakhouses are only for guys night out? Not the Pants! In fact, we organized a dinner with our favorite girls, and it wasn’t for us all to shout over rabbit food and cosmos… these chicks wanted dirty martinis and red meat, with a good scene on the side, so we headed out to […]

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March 22, 2013

The Marrow- A Few Bones to Pick

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99 Bank Street
212-428-6000
themarrownyc.com

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

The Marrow NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sort of typical West Village digs that are a little dark
  • sip: German, Italian wines; specialty cocktails
  • savor: Take your shot and try anything
  • sit: With a foodie friend
  • stilettos: If it is a special occasion feel free to break out the 4 inchers; if not, cute flats are fine
  • spend: $$
  • address: 99 Bank Street
  • phone number: 212-428-6000
  • website: themarrownyc.com

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Hyped ChefMEATing Place

Disclaimer: I have struggled to make this review more entertaining, but I just couldn’t. My dining companion assured me that it is because there is really nothing so outstanding or entertaining about The Marrow, so I am going to go with that, not creative troubles. She also said to mention that our waiter had a […]

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January 23, 2013

Bill’s Thrills

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57 East 54th Street (between Mad and Park)
(212( 518-2727
www.bills54.com

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

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
  • stilettos: This place is on many levels so make sure you can strut in your shoes; Restrained dressiness
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 57 East 54th Street (between Mad and Park)
  • phone number: (212( 518-2727
  • website: www.bills54.com

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cozyHyped ChefMEATing PlaceMidtown

Friday night in midtown, woo woo! Imagine my surprise when I decided to go to the hot new DeLucie place on a Friday night, and- wait for it- I was able to get a reservation! At a prime time! Take that, the Lion! I read about Bill’s on Eater, etc, but a lot of my […]

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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.

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
  • 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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November 30, 2011

Strip House- A Good Place to “Meat”

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13 East 12th Street (between University and 5th)
212-328-0000
www.striphouse.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sexy red walls add a bordello type feel, with old fashioned masculine touches that keep it from being hokey; cozy and buzzy at the same time
  • sip: A dirty martini at a steakhouse necessity; slightly over-priced wines available by glass and bottle
  • savor: Steakhouse faves with decadent twists; garlic bread with gorgonzola fondue; truffle creamed spinach; 24 layer chocolate cake
  • sit: This place is really good for just about any carnivore gathering- dates, large groups, or Guy's Night Out; seats at the bar go fast, but the environment is far from stuffy, so it could be both a special occasion place or just your go-to steak joint
  • stilettos: Steak places are not usually high fashion (except Marble Lane) , so its more Ralph Lauren than Commes de Garcons; feel free to dress for your date... no hats on men are allowed in dining room
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 13 East 12th Street (between University and 5th)
  • phone number: 212-328-0000
  • website: www.striphouse.com

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The Strip House is charming in a way that is rare (ha ha) for a steakhouse- everything about it extremely well done (ha ha). The atmosphere is a not all boys clubby (Old Homestead), Old New York (The Palm) or trendy (STK, Marble Lane), but rather an intoxicating mix of bordello and masculinity.  I can […]

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November 7, 2011

Bet on Saxon and Parole

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316 Bowery (at Bleecker)
212-254-0350
www.saxonandparole.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Steakhouse-light; Not quite Barnyard on the Bowery, but there is rustic horsey theme; low lights and some manly touches
  • sip: Old Fashioned; seasonal speciality cocktails and slightly over-priced wines by the glass
  • savor: Chicken Liver Pot of Deliciousness; razor clam appetizer; pork chop; potato salad
  • sit: This could be a good place to Bro-out, or take people on an expense account; groups of women could try to find lighter bites on the menu, but I think men would appreciate this place a little bit more
  • stilettos: Gucci horse-bit pieces and Hermes leathers would fit right in the equine theme; bathroom is downstairs so make sure you can strut in your shoes
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 316 Bowery (at Bleecker)
  • phone number: 212-254-0350
  • website: www.saxonandparole.com

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cozyMEATing Place

Giddy-up! I don’t know why I was surprised by the pleasant experience that I had at Saxon and Parole, but it definitely exceeded my expectations and I am happy to spread the word.   Besides the recent New York Times review, there was definitely less press/hype for Saxon and Parole than other recent restaurant openings, […]

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