In our world, it’s always dining season. But there’s something about the new year and its wave of new and shiny uncharted territory that has our post-workday agendas filling up in the blink of an eye…from Madam Geneva’s resurrection and Spring Place’s ultra-luxe Parisian import to Keith McNally’s latest (and dare we say greatest) opening in The Beekman Hotel, our cups overfloweth with ideas for your next date night or lunch meeting. Read on for winter dining inspiration as told by your LIVunLtd concierge.
The former Madam Geneva space has been reimagined by the Saxon + Parole team, now masquerading as a Mexican-inspired haven of elevated tequila drinks and other favorites hailing from our south-of-the-border neighbor. While we’ll miss our favorite gin parlor, we warmly welcome the change of scenery as anything AvroKo touches turns to gold.
4 Bleecker Street
Spring Place presents Caviar Kaspia
If anyone could pull off a stateside rendition of Paris’s most prized caviar house, it’s surely Spring Place. While the Caviar Kaspia pop-up is available to members and guests only, don’t fret…we at LIVunLtd are known to pull a few strings here and there (our exclusive partnership doesn’t hurt either).
6 St. Johns Lane
Shay & Ivy
From the team behind Atwood, Kitchen & Bar Room comes this 24th Street hideaway, complete with a neon welcome sign, plentiful flora, and a health-forward menu filled with clean, hearty options alongside an impressive cocktail program.
39 West 24th Street
Just when we thought Keith McNally had fulfilled his life’s work, the city’s favorite francophile came back with an utterly breathtaking gem nestled in the historic Beekman Hotel. Augustine, a glamorous neoclassic French bistro, features chefs Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla of McNally’s Cherche Midi along with a drink menu curated by liquor maven Dale DeGroff (along with a side of unwavering scene).
5 Beekman Street
Fowler & Wells
Also in the esteemed Beekman hotel, Tom Colicchio’s latest opening is captivating palates from far and wide alongside its McNally-backed counterpart — and we’d expect nothing less from a dynamic duo under a shared roof of pure opulence. The stained glass-studded space plays home to internationally nuanced dishes paying homage to the hotel’s old New York vibes.
5 Beekman Street
El Rey vet Gerardo Gonzalez has opened his second masterpiece inside the former Winnie’s space, serving up Mediterranean-inspired Mexican fare day in and day out to the chili strawberry-loving masses. Lalo is perfect for those with an adventurous palate and a penchant for obscure spices.
104 Bayard Street
From Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein (the duo behind Smith & Mills and Navy) comes a fresh, new TriBeCa spot worthy of our wildest comfort food nouveau dreams. Go for the veal schnitzel and/or chicken meatballs, and don’t forget to take in the view of the sleek architecture and décor between bites.
385 Greenwich Street
In case you’d been craving a daily-changing menu filled with southern French and northern Italian nuances, look no further: King has got you covered. Helmed by two River Café (London) vets, King is as pleasing to the ever-fleeting palate as it is on the eyes.
18 King Street
Chef David Santos (whose name you might recognize from Louro a few years back) has resurfaced with an internationally influenced hearty (and healthy) soup stand in the Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall haunt. Don’t miss out on the short rib chili.
230 Park Avenue (inside Urbanspace Vanderbilt)
Rouge Tomate is back with a vengeance following the 2014 closure of its Upper East Side original location, this time in Chelsea featuring more informal vibes and a heavy focus on the wine bar feel while keeping the focus on its veg-forward ethos.
126 West 18th Street
Bistro du Nord at North End Grill (January 5-February 1)
North End Grill has undergone a winter-inspired transformation to make way for its annual pop-up, Bistro du Nord. Look out for French bistro specialties like cassoulet, soupe à l’oignon, pot au feu, tarte flambée, and more.
104 North End Avenue
Images via Urbandaddy, Vogue, Shay & Ivy, Eater NY, Grub Street, The Epoch Times, King NYC, Huffington Post UK, Cider Press Wood Works, and Platinum Properties
Contact your LIVunLtd concierge for any and all dining requests, recommendations, and reservations.