December 2015

Last seasons pants

January 30, 2015

Shuko – Ohhhhh makase

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47 East 12th Street
(212) 228-6088
www.shukonyc.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Large, light wood counter and brick walls that allow a view of some of the chef action; elegant, clean space but not stuffy or over the top; there is a small private room downstairs
  • sip: Sake, wine, beer, prices are not terrible
  • savor: Omakase or Kaiseki, decisions, decisions
  • sit: With your friend who is an adventurous eater; someone in from out of town that you want to impress
  • stilettos: Shuko is a dignified place with a hip hop twist; black jeans and boots is a safe bet
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 47 East 12th Street
  • phone number: (212) 228-6088
  • website: www.shukonyc.com

pants picks

Counter cultureHyped ChefTurning JapaneseWorth the splurge

Sushi in NYC has an element of six degrees of separation, with all of the top chefs at some point working for or with each other. Jimmy Lau and Nick Kim both trained under Masayoshi Takayama at Masa (still the standard bearer for expensive sushi situations , if anyone wants to take me),  went on to […]

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April 23, 2014

Rotisserie Georgette- Uptown Girl

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14 East 60th Street (between Madison and Fifth)
(212)390-8060
www.rotisserieg.com

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

Rotisserie Georgette NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: French country chic meets Madison Avenue mamas
  • sip: All cocktails and wines available; everything seems to pair well with chicken...
  • savor: Gnoochi; chicken chicken chicken; fries
  • sit: With another couple; with someone's parents in from out of town and staying in a posh Midtown hotel; With your mom after a day of hitting up the B's...Barney's, Bergdorf and a Bar...
  • stilettos: Manolo Blahniks and very Lily Van Der Woodsen-ish...no need to look fancy, just neat
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 14 East 60th Street (between Madison and Fifth)
  • phone number: (212)390-8060
  • website: www.rotisserieg.com

pants picks

chicken for twonear good shoppingspecial occassionUpper East Side ChicWorth the splurge

To anyone that doesn’t like Rotisserie Georgette’s chicken, I say “Cluck Off.”  This is one bird to flip for, and Georgette Farkas is the ultimate embodiment of what a Pants woman should be: chic, polished, gracious, and not afraid to eat until a button gets undone.  Naysayers will always gripe  that expensive chicken is silly, […]

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April 3, 2014

Ristorante Morini- White Makes Right

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1167 Madison Avenue
(212) 249-0444
www.ristorantemorini.com

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

pants at a glance

  • scene: Nips and tucked in shirts on the ground floor; slightly younger crowd upstairs, but this is an adult place with the air of a special occasion
  • sip: Whimsical list of cocktails; wine
  • savor: Duck pasta; sea urchin pasta; ragu pasta; ANYTHING
  • sit: With your parents or beau's parents; with another couple; with expense accounters, or friends from out of town
  • stilettos: This place is just screaming for fellow Italians like Armani, Brioni, Ferragamo; Dolce Gabbana not as much
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 1167 Madison Avenue
  • phone number: (212) 249-0444
  • website: www.ristorantemorini.com

pants picks

Hyped ChefItalspecial occassionWorth the splurge

Ristorante Morini is the restaurant that we have been waiting for from Michael White, ever since our beloved Fiamma shuttered.  Not to take to away from the perfection of Marea, there is something about Ristorante Morini that just brings us back to those days at Fiamma, the first time that we fell in love with […]

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February 17, 2014

Sushi Seki Chelsea- Close to Sek-tacular, but not definitely not Sushi Sucki

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208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
(212) 255-2988
www.sushisekinyc.com

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

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pants at a glance

  • scene: Light wood sushi bar, small bar in the entrance for waiting people and tables throughout. Nicely done, not a lot of vibe, just a big fish over the sushi bar
  • sip: Sake to me!!
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: By yourself; with fish-loving friends, expense account a plus
  • stilettos: Not a particularly fashionable area
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-2988
  • website: www.sushisekinyc.com

pants picks

good in the hoodsushiWorth the splurge

Sushi Seki’s original UESish location is very close to Boyfriend’s place, which is awesome except that Boyfriend doesn’t eat sushi.  I eat sushi; I  eat sushi quite frequently. I enjoy eating sushi solo sometimes (say that ten times fast), but often don’t feel like making too much of a trek for a dinner alone (lunch […]

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May 29, 2013

Craft-More than meets the Menu

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43 East 19th Street (between Broadway and Park)
(212) 780-0880
http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/craft-new-york/

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

Craft NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Sophisticated rustic/industrial decoration of a high-ceiling space; sparse and warm at the same time, and the tunes are rock n roll
  • sip: Persian cocktail; also a spicy tequila drink with a witty name
  • savor: Just about everything is delicious, take your shot, its like menu roulette if you don't get any explanations; donuts
  • sit: This is a pretty adult place- with family for a special occasion, with your significant other for a date night
  • stilettos: Do it gurrrrrl...Collichio might not label his food, but feel free to wear yours
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 43 East 19th Street (between Broadway and Park)
  • phone number: (212) 780-0880
  • website: http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/craft-new-york/

pants picks

faveHyped Chefspecial occassionWorth the splurge

I have learned from Top Chef to not question Tom Collichio. However, I do I have one question that I would love to ask him; I have not done too much research, and the answer might be found on the world wide web, but I am just dying to ask ” Tommy, (I mean, as […]

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