The Best Restaurants To Eat At During NYFW

New York Fashion Week is back this week with designers showcasing some of their most interesting and nuanced collections. After the runway presentations wrap, fashionistas take to the streets to show off their style and get a bite to eat—so it helps to know where to go. Stay out of the cold and enjoy a delicious meal with a pit stop at any of these NYFW-friendly restaurants.

Café Hugo


The Hotel Hugo’s newly opened restaurant, Café Hugo, is inviting guests to dine in a sophisticated setting featuring polished wood and nautical influences that match the hotel’s aesthetic. The menu serves all meal periods —breakfast, lunch, or a casual dinner—with dishes ranging from the rosemary-parmesan popcorn, to fresh roasted branzino, homemade pasta dishes, and more.

Location: 525 Greenwich Street



This is the place to see and be seen during fashion week, with its constant, star-studded guest list. The French restaurant is a short walk from Chelsea Piers and other nearby fashion show venues. Bagatelle has also been the setting for some impressive collection shows, including Serena Williams and Kristin Cavallari, who both previously presented their lines here.

Location: 1 Little W. 12th Street

Sushi By Bou


Sushi is the perfect meal for a light-fare-lunch. Sushi By Bou is also a great fit for show-hopping whether in Chelsea or Midtown, since the restaurant has two locations—under the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown or inside Chelsea’s Jue Lan Club.

Location: 142 W. 47th Street, 49 W. 20th Street

Greenwich Steakhouse


Built into a townhouse in historic Greenwich Village, this restaurant is a great spot for those famished after a night of darting around town between shows. The menu is known for its expansive wine list and sizable steaks like the Cajun Ribeye.

Location: 62 Greenwich Avenue

Rouge Tomate


Just a short walk from Chelsea Piers, Rouge Tomate is a hotspot for health-conscious NYC foodies with a selection of lighter dishes that are also rich in flavor. The restaurant has become a master of cooking fish and seafood, perfect for all those looking to eat light before fitting into that special NYFW ensemble.

Location: 126 W. 18th Street

Empire Diner


This classic NYC spot is perfect for the Chelsea crowd looking to snap the perfect Instagram picture before heading to another runway presentation. The food is a contemporary collection of classic diner dishes, while the setting of the 1950’s decor and seating is sure to make the perfect backdrop to an outfit that’ll light up a newsfeed.

Location: 210 10th Avenue