RSVP restaurant revamps for fall with an impressive, jam-packed list of special events in addition to a haute food and drink menu just in time for dining season.
Restaurateur, Jon Bakhshis', first high-end spot, perfectly perched in hip Soho launched over the summer to raves from pre-clubbers for its obvious group dining appeal. The modern American restaurant, is ideally situated and designed to appeal to “the scene” featuring a sunken dining room with a striking crystal chandelier centerpiece, a large wrap around bar (ideal for light bites and bevys) and banquettes that allow for comfy, couple-friendly seating.
NYC shoppers, you're in for a sweet deal. Head down to SoHo for the third annual "Shop The Night Away" this Thursday, Sept. 20th from 5-9pm presented by OO.com. Event go-ers are not only treating themselves but also will be shopping for a good cause. A portion of event sales will be donated to charity in support of classrooms and students.
So, what are the perks? While supporting a good cause, shoppers will save up to 30% off the seasons newest styles. Choose your purchases wisely as there are 25 participating retailers including Michael Kors, Coach, Theory, Kate Spade, DVF, Scoop NYC, Solstice, AllSaints, Helmut Lang, MaxStudio, Links of London, LeSportsac, AG Adriano Goldschmied and many more!
From the outside, Souen Soho appears quite subtle, nestled into a small area at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Prince Street with bicycles parked all around the ramps. Inside, however, the restaurant feels very roomy, even being furnished with such small tables. The best place to sit is in the back towards MacDougal Street, as it offers a peaceful view of neighborhood apartments, rather than the passing traffic on Prince Street or Sixth Avenue. Once seated, the many potted plants and vines placed around the restaurant present an earthy feel even within the Downtown Manhattan setting.
The Anchor Bar’s co-owner Jason LaGerenne wants to spend a million dollars so the SoHo bar’s patrons will have something cool to Instagram. What could possibly be cool enough to Instagram? Well, howabout Blackbeard’s 13 feet by 8 feet anchor that went down with his ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge off the coast of North Carolina in 1718. Yes, who wouldn't Instagram the barnacles of that thing?
Anchor Bar owner Gunther Bilali told Blackbook that LaGerenne is a boat fanatic and that the bar needs
“a real Anchor… a serious anchor.” Unfortunately, as it stands, the only thing seriously anchored is the bar’s dreams because the State of North Carolina is not about to just give up their sunken treasure.
All photos courtesy of EJ Media Group
Jon Bakhshi has formally introduced New York to RSVP, his first high-end fine dining haven in SoHo. Suited for the formal occasion, guests filed in to the intimately sized space immediately welcomed by an ample cocktail bar.
RSVP patrons won’t just think exclusivity, they’ll experience it.
A tiered dinning balcony surrounds a sunken event space with its own entrance with an immense crystal chandelier that hangs over head. The light darts and dances between round mirrors that line the walls, giving you the true sense of an upscale underground club.
Famed lobster roll spot, Luke's Lobster, is joining up with SoHo staple, The Anchor, with nautically themed cocktails and plenty of delicious rolls. The Anchor is foregoing fancy bottle service and opting instead for vintage coolers filled with summer beers and bottles of rum; along with an array of house made nautical punches. In addition to delectable cocktails, Luke's Lobster will be serving fresh Maine lobster rolls from their summer pop-up.
Can it get any more summer-y than this?!
Last Thursday, Soho’s '90s relic, Sway Lounge hosted a benefit for Socialtees Animal Rescue. Socialtees is a non-profit that finds homes for abandoned animals living in kill shelters.
The pet friendly environment was most apparent upon entrance as guests were welcomed by the adorable stares of wandering puppies. The night riled supporters of the cause while offering up some great dog themed raffle prizes like dog pillows and gift cards.
Internet Week New York kicked off with a bang in SoHo Monday night. After a jam-packed day of exciting discussions including the Webby Sessions featuring Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti and Jon Steinberg, and The Rise of the Anti-Lady Mag, techies from across the world put away their laptops and came together to celebrate at the headquarters' massive 8,000 square foot space. The opening party featured several open bars, live music, DJ sets, as well as numerous photo booths and free makeovers by Revlon. We'll call this the "tame" portion of the evening. The real wildness went down at a late night rager till 4am (that even we had to throw in the towel early for) at Tribeca Grand Hotel.
What do you do when your storefront gets vandalized with graffiti? Call the police? Cry? Scrub it off? No. You do as Marc Jacobs does and you just make a really, really expensive t-shirt. Like, $700 expensive. In light of Jacobs' SoHo storefront being vandalized with "Art" by a graffiti artist named Kidult last week, the eccentric designer decided to once again do the unexpected.
He's now offering a baby pink t-shirt with a photo of the vandal's artwork that reads "Art by Art Jacobs." If you don't have rent to pay, food to buy, or like basic common sense, run down to your local Marc Jacobs boutique and drop $680 plus tax on this baby now!
Aimlessly wandering through the cinematic streets of SoHo can often seem like a social treasure hunt in which an X can be found at every corner.
Try it yourself one day, follow a faint smell until it grows stronger and your nostrils take you to the most charming and delicious bakery you've ever seen. Or listen for the low rumble of music and find yourself, for instance, on the corner of Wooster and Broome where, last night, hundreds of young fans, gallery hoppers, and class skipping students were huddled in front of Team Gallery looking up toward the rooftops.