Brian Atwood’s Guide to Fashion Week Dining

by Brian Atwood

Fashion Week is almost here which means nonstop runway action, tons of exciting launches, countless parties, seriously late nights and more outfit changes than an Oscars host. But even in the midst of the chaos, a fashion lover has to find time to eat, so we turned to one of our favorite jet-setters, designer Brian Atwood, to find out a few of his top spots for good atmosphere, great food and a little respite from the sartorial madness.

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The Highest Standard

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“Narcissa is a great new restaurant to add into the rotation. It’s in The Standard in the East Village, and the food is very good.”

Italy in Soho

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“Sant Ambroeus is my go-to for almost everything (including home delivery if they like you). It’s a favorite of mine in Milan, but the Soho outpost if my favorite. It has great Italian food.”

Hipster Haven

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“Café Gitane is a great Nolita place to come and chill with the hipster crowd. They have delicious couscous and chicken. Make sure to get the avocado toast.”

La Vida Vino

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“Torrisi is such a quaint chic spot for lunch or dinner. The food is amazing as is the wine.”

The Art of Dining


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“Carbone has great Italian food and I love the art inside. There is usually a very stylish crowd.”

Classic Cool

Astrid Stawiarz

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“The Waverly Inn great go to place to see and be seen—even after all of these years.”

Members' Only

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“Omar’s is a great place to be during Fashion Week. Omar has created a stunning spot to have good food and the member’s only lounge is perfect for hanging out and having a cocktail—or two.”

Divine and Decadent

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“Petrossian has delicious caviar in a stunning room with Erte-etched mirrors and Lalique fixtures. It’s very old-school NYC and so chic.”