Intermezzo is not only a very good Italian restaurant, but it is also a favorite destination for its brunch menu which features unlimited Mimosas (Orange Juice + Champagne) or Bloody Marys. Definitely a great way to kick start a lazy Sunday or prolong a long night of clubbing and inebriation. Expectedly, the setting is absolutely gorgeous, and in total accordance with the purest Chelsea esthetics, with white walls ornamented with brown wood panels, delicate moody lightings, and stylish red sofas. The menu offers a nice selection of antipasti (excellent mozzarella di bufali), pasta dishes (ravioli aragosta, linguini with vongole…) and other entrees, all very reasonably priced. On weekends, a live DJ spins, providing the perfect soundtrack for an upbeat brunch.
With its ultra modern design, Nooch is a vibrant restaurant complete with a bar and a DJ, serving great and reasonably priced food. The large windows offer a nice view on the ongoings of 8th avenue, while the disco style furniture style makes for a great atmosphere inside. The place draws a mixed crowd that comes to share the sushi plates and other Asian inspired dishes, or sip on one of their exotic cocktails.
Spice is a great Thai restaurant, offering excellent value and serving an exquisite exotic cuisine. The setting is intimate and classy, and the delicious food is served by a very friendly and attentive waitstaff. A very popular spot in Chelsea, it is better to make reservations in the evening or to come for a late dinner in order to avoid a long wait before getting a table, The menu offers a great selection of classic Thai dishes (Pad Thai Noodles are always a faroite), tasty appetizers (coconut soup, dumplings, fried seafood, skewers), refined entrees, as well as daily specials.
The Dish is one of the best addresses in Chelsea for an excellent meal in a lovely and subtely modern setting with an excellent service. The menu proposes a huge range of dishes, ranging from typical American diner food, to Greek and Italian specialities, and also including a selection of organic and healthy eatings. The wine list is also a good selection of affordable bottles which are a fine complement to the good hearty cuisine served by a charming and very cute waitstaff. There is something for everyone in this neighborhood diner, and the friendly atmosphere makes it a favorite destination for all Chelsea boys to sip on some coktails from its unique drink menu, enjoy a nice and filling afternoon brunch, or sample some of their exquisite homestyle entrees.
Open 24/7, this charming old-school American diner is an institution of West Village. The food is a selection of typical diner food, with a choice of daily specials. The room has the warm and old-fashion setting of traditional diner, with an array of small booths and the register by the front door, and the waitstaff is very nice and welcoming. The diverse crowd frequenting this restaurant if a representation of the incredibly mixed population of the the neighborhood, ranging from Mom and Pops, Grandpa’s and Grannies, to Papis and Trannies! As the day progresses, the crowd shifts from white and straight, to black and queer, and late nights are always quite a scene at Manatus, when all the pier queens stop by to grab a bite and satisfy their appetite after a long session of “kikiing” and carrying-on on the Hudson river’s piers. The big portions, fresh ingredients and good prices make this restaurant a very popular dining spot in the village. Sidewalk sitting in the summer is epecially enjoyable for an afternoon brunch in the weekend and check out the vibe of the neighborhood.
Vynl is an excellent neighborhood spot to dine at. The atmosphere is both hip and fun, with a great décor made of music memorablia and ultra kitch pop items, and the menus are printed on 12” records sleeves. Each bathroom is even decorated to the theme of a pop-star. The food is usually excellent, and the menu offers a varied selection of usual American diner food as well as some more exotic and creative dishes (Pad Thai Noodles, Lemon Chicken Wrap, Sweet Potato wontons…)
The service is top notch, thanks to a very couteous, attentive and speedy waitsatff who make every effort to treat the cutomer well and accommodate their needs. Overall, Vynl offers excellent value a friendly and trendy atmosphere with no attitude, which makes it a favorite destination for dinner in Hell’s Kitchen.
Hip, poly-sexual lounge and sushi restaurant, Bamboo 52 recreates in the heart of the Theatre District the atmosphere a Thai beach resort, with an urban twist.
The front of the restaurant features a bar serving extravagant cocktails and tasty Asian hors d’oeuvres for a mixed crowd of Hell's Kitchen denizens, theatergoers and Broadway professionals.
The main room is prolonged in the back by a dining area furnished with plush sofas and Japanese-style low-rising tables where one can savor an excellent, albeit pricey, selection of sushis.
The loud music can sometimes get in the way of a friendly conversation around the dinner table. Some patrons resort to speaking with their loudest Staten Island accent to make themselves heard, while the more demure of us content themselves with looking cute, holding an oversized lychee-tini glass while grooving with nonchalance to the dance tunes spun by one of the many live DJ’s gracing the place.
If the hip ambiance can sometimes get a bit overwhelming, the excellent service certainly makes up for it, and the waitresses are so nice you’ll be more than happy to stick around for another round of sake-tini.
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Zanzibar has a hip, fun, and energetic atmosphere. Just around the corner from Restaurant Row, you may spot a Broadway performer dining among the youthful crowd of theater-goers, artists, and young professionals in this up-and-coming restaurant/lounge. Gay friendly.
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