Where to Wine & Dine During Fashion Week: Sept 2019

September’s Fashion Week is almost here and those attending already have their shows and events on the books! With the excitement of new trends and couture concepts, it’s easy to forget about working a good NYC meal into the equation while running around the city from show to show. Below are a selection of restaurants perfect for dining and sipping during fashion’s biggest time of the year.

Located atop Pier 17 in NYC’s revitalized Seaport District, R17’s rooftop terrace is a must-visit during Fashion Week. Serving elevated, tapas style, New American cuisine, R17 is the ideal destination for a light lunch, dinner and cocktails pre or post-show with an ambiance perfect for documenting insider activities throughout the week. The luxurious blue onyx bar, and 360 views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan are the perfect backdrop for capturing your festivities during fashion’s hottest week of the year.

A speedy and delicious dining option while jaunting between runways, Sushi on Jones is home to NYC’s most affordable and high quality omakase on a time crunch. With locations in both the LES and West Village, the omakase bar hosts six and 10 seats, respectively, and chef specialties are presented to each guest beginning with a standard 12-course omakase at $58; 16 and 20 course options are available along with a supplementary handroll for Bowery Market customers and all items are available a la carte for additional cost. For Tokyo quality sushi in a brief half hour, book your reservation at Bowery or W. 10 St to enjoy classics such as toro, ikura, arctic char, hotate and uni.

Situated in the iconic pink townhouse on Broadway, just blocks from NYFW festivities, Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs welcomes guests to a comfortable dining room with warm-hearted hospitality. Serving Modern American cuisine with Southern and French influences, Tiny’s is the ideal destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks pre or post-show. A popular spot for notable names, the Tribeca restaurant is a must-visit during fashion’s biggest time of the year.

Approachably elegant, Yves takes French dining on a new adventure through carefully crafted renditions of classic ’50s brasserie dishes. Located close to Skylight Clarkson Square and clocks from Spring Studios, the bistro is a hotspot for fashion icons, especially during NYFW. With culinary lead from Executive Chef Colleen Dalton, Yves offers an outdoor patio in addition to indoor seating for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Simple yet refined décor provides the ideal ambience for an elevated yet casual experience.

A restaurant and speakeasy in the heart of Tribeca, Holy Ground reimagines a classic New York steakhouse, driven by its meat smoker and cocktail bar. A destination between NYFW shows and parties, the upscale, subterranean speakeasy delivers natural wood-smoked dishes made with premium meats and complemented by light sides, while the bar offers inventive cocktails. With many rooms for large parties, Holy Ground transports guests into an immersive dining and drinking experience.

Located in the heart of the Seaport District and founded by Italian fashion icon Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como Restaurant & Café offers an ambiance of serenity amidst the bustle of Lower Manhattan while serving truly authentic Italian dishes. Channeling a distinctly Italian spirit, the trendy aesthetic boasts a graceful, yet whimsical character with hand-painted tabletops, intricate wall art, translucent light fixtures and ornate tiling — making it the perfect spot to continue your Fashion Week festivities.



Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food, and more! Based in New York City

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Tony Bowles, Contributing Columnist

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food, and more! Based in New York City