Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.
Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which generally means going home (for all you non-native New Yorkers), or maybe having family over to your place. But what about those of us left behind? And more importantly, what about those of us who would really rather not obliterate our kitchens with a frenzy of Thanksgiving cooking? Well, now there's a place for you--or rather, a whole bunch of places for you. We've put together a list of the best Thanksgiving meals in the city, so that this year, you can get all your cooking done for you. You can impress visiting relatives, or just enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner on your own or with your friends. Either way, if you're trying to take the restaurant route this year, here are the best places to do it.
At last, brunch at Bagatelle has returned!
Bagatelle, where the food and champagne are ever flowing, will debut Le Brunch, its unique brand of “Joie de Vivre” this Saturday, June 23rd from 11am to 6pm.
Since settling into the old Collective space at One Little W. 12th Street, owners Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente have some high energy plans in store to move Le Brunch into a social event rather than a social recovery.
Champagne and rosé will be the life force behind the classic dishes from Executive Chef Romauld Jung’s kitchen to give guests the kick they need as resident DJ Stan Courtois keeps the party livened up 'till sunset.
Kick it at Le Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Bagatelle's Black and White Ball
Friday, February 26
409 West 13th Street
(Between 9th Avenue & Washington Street)
New York, NY 10014
Deemed the "Party of the Century," Bagatelle, located in the Meatpacking District, will be celebrating its two year anniversary tonight with an over-the-top party. Bagatelle's Black and White Ball will be held tonight at the celebrated establishment. Admission is open to everyone, so if you are looking for something exciting and very Sex And The City, I suggest a little visit to Bagatelle. Decadent French food and a dizzying amount of French champagne bring this evening right to the South of France. Mingle with French celebrities and dance the night away with performances from Jacques Dumas and music spun by a DJ from St. Tropez. Forget the multiplying inches of snow outside and making your way down to Bagatelle, because $2.25 can take you to the French Riviera.
It’s a good thing to see the hipster clubs expand. They push the boundaries of this city and let the average partygoer know that no matter what, there is always something more lurking around the corner. The avant-garde of how to have fun lives and breathes in the enclaves of New York.
One such area is the Meatpacking District, which may not always glisten with class and culture at the forefront, but it does have qualities not found elsewhere in the city. Some of these qualities are embodied by the likes of Bagatelle and the late, great, Merkato. Even as Merkato was inevitably headed for oblivion, it was hard to not love that realms of such wanton abandon could flourish.
Well, Merkato may have fallen prey to its own devises, but by god the MePa expansion presses on in full swing, recession be damned. Bagatelle, the French bistro with fabled bottle service brunches will continue its weekends of Champagne poured in excess, and the bill to match the debauchery.
Bagatelle has purchased the lease for deceased neighbor and equally extravagant, Merkato 55. The twin heralds of the $10,000 brunch in the MePa may now be one entity, but the Bagatelle empire has no inhibitions, and plans on taking over the short-lived Atria (formerly Gneiss and Greyz) in midtown as well. This means a third Bagatelle enterprise. Not to mention the collaboration of creators and chef, David Graziano Corey Lane, and Jacqueline Lombard of Bagatelle, with the newly reinvigorated Gansevoort 69, bringing it back into scenester relevance.
Apparently, there is more than one voice in the high-priced party world. The former Atria was purchased by those behind Bagatelle after heavy bidding from four parties. Here’s hoping the others don’t stop after one defeat, but soldier on to new venues. May Champagne delivery by Superman continue...
RDV is the new hot spot to open in Chelsea. RDV, short for rendezvous, launched in October 28th in hopes of exceeding its famous neighbors Bagatelle and Kiss and Fly. Hidden under the trendy and chic Bagatelle restaurant, RDV design combines the classic and clean taste of its upstairs neighbor and a flare of Victorian influence with modern art designed by David Graziano. Although petite in size and unassuming in location, this is a powerhouse venue backed by some big names. Big time nightlife players like Randy Scott, Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba, added their unique style to insure the club's neighborhood success.