Dining

JAN. 2020 DINING OUT: NYC

R17

As the South Street Seaport is experiencing a renaissance within the entertainment and culinary worlds, the latest hidden gem to open is R17, a stylish speakeasy inspired rooftop lounge and restaurant atop Pier 17. Offering unsurpassed views from the Brooklyn Bridge and also the East River, once you arrive via elevator or escalator, you'll seem like you've found a personal lounge in an opulent space filled with sleek and opulent furnishings that transform with the seasons. During winter months, the rooftop embodies a Nordic winter land having a skating rink outside and cozy fireplaces and blankets inside, which will be changed into an open-air concert venue with a beach house vibe within the warmer months. This will also be the website of numerous celeb-studded VIP after parties following the Pier 17 concerts.

What sets R17 apart, besides the inviting setting and stunning views, may be the expertly executed dishes created by Chef Cassidy Hallman. He applies classic techniques such as sous vide to superb seasonal ingredients to make a sophisticated New American menu that incorporates international flavors which are executed to perfection. Delicious dishes incorporate a delicately prepared sweetbread, salmon prepared sous vide, chicken with white truffle, Yuzu Kosho, charred octopus with black olive puree, Hamachi crudo with chipotle, honey soy and mustard seeds and Brook trout with ginger and meyer lemon.

The not-to-be-missed cocktail menu was created by David Orellana, that has created innovative interpretations on classic cocktails with housemade seasonal syrups and purees created using fine liquors. Highlights in the menu include San Luis Swizzle with Derrumbes Mezcal, Genepi, pineapple juice, Peychaud's bitters and Serrano pepper, and also the Royal Mail with Bacardi 8-Year rum, Veuve Clicquot, Earl Gray, and bruleed grapefruit. Try the Hot Apple Cider spiked with Maker's Mark, Amari and Allspice for an antidote on the cold winter's night.

Rooftop and Pier 17 – R17 89 South St.

New York, NY 10038

917.512.7525

r17nyc.com

Areppas

New York is renowned for its global cuisine. You can experience a culture by simply walking through a neighborhood or into a restaurant and that's clear at Areppas. Restaurant creators Celestino Diaz and Brooke Carrie Hil created an accessible, affordable eatery where customers can get a taste of Venezuela and give to the city at the same time. Each and every purchase of a brand new, wholesome, savory arepa, a hungry child in Latin America is provided with a hearty meal. Due to this altruistic endeavor, over 70,000 children have received a meal courtesy of Areppas and the UNA X UNA program since its opening in September 2020.

Areppas will open their second brick-and-mortar location in Gramercy early in the year of 2020. This fast-casual concept, that also has three food carts out and about and readily available for private events, has satisfying choices for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike which range from arepas, bowls, salads empanadas, teque~nos, fresh juices, smoothies and even frozen treats shakes.

954 3rd Ave.

New York, NY 10022

212.355.3656

areppas.com

Harold's

For the casual foodie looking to have a relaxing meal, or for the one seeking comfort having a southern touch, Harold's by Chef Harold Moore could be the place. Here, guests may be treatable to a welcoming atmosphere with its specialty being seasonal American cuisine. Harold's can be found in the Arlo SoHo Hotel location in Nyc.

231 Hudson St.

New York, NY 10013

212.342.7000

arlohotels.com

Wayfarer NYC

Wayfarer NYC prides itself on redefining what it really way to dine on American cuisine. However, what could really be the key to the success is its distinctive cocktails. There are plenty of rooms to see while having meals, as there are multiple floors. The creative dining here may spark a tale just from the luxurious décor alone.

101 W 57th St.

New York, NY 10019

212.691.0030

thewayfarernyc.com

Papillon Bistro & Bar

Papillon Bistro & Bar is the place where colleagues visit become friends. Located near Central Park, you will find a kind face, a tasty cocktail and a memorable meal. If you're in need of an all-inclusive date, be sure to visit their Opera Night on Saturdays.

22 E 54th St.

New York, NY 10022

212.754.9006

papillonbistro.com

Treadwell Park

Treadwell Park can best be described for being madly passionate for beer. The restaurant has three locations in Nyc: Upper East Side, Downtown, and West Side. Recognized for their predominately American barbeque-based menu by having an international infusion and rustic appearance, patrons of the restaurant will not leave hungry.

1125 1st Ave.

New York, NY 10065

212.832.1551

treadwellpark.com

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