They say that accessories can make the ensemble, and in the case of this restaurant located near Union Square, that turns out to be true. Now, we’re not talking about something as simple as some diamond earrings. Here, the venue gets its sheen from the artwork that decorates the space, especially a sculpture composed of wooden bed frames that cascades from the top of the ceiling into a recessed stairwell. It’s a conversation piece for sure, as is the photography that decorates the proper dining room. The portraits feature waitresses from around the world posing in their restaurants, and each one manages to tell a story just by standing there in uniform. Throw in a European-style cafe in the front of the space near windows that open and a sleek bar for the drinking contingent, and you have one of the best spots to escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding square.
132 Fourth Ave.; 212-432-1324