The Meatpacking District Is Back
This trend may make you feel like you're flashing back to 2003, but it's actually the Meatpacking District that is dusting itself off and catching up with current culinary happenings. It currently plays host to four new restaurants that are actually putting focus on the food before the bottle service. The Chester in the Gansveoort Hotel is offering a menu of American comfort food, while La Cenita in the former Abe & Arthur's space is dishing out Mexican fare from former La Esquina chef Akhtar Nawab. Tapas joint Toro recently touched down, arriving via Boston, and Tao is ready to open its second NYC location anyday in the Maritime Hotel space.
Of course, the 'hood would be nothing without nightlife, and there are also a few new clubs. If you can stay up past 11 PM, check out Bar Nana, The Raven or the VIP Room.