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Emily Weiss


Emily Weiss

Several years ago, Emily Weiss started a beauty blog, Into The Gloss, while she was working at Vogue. In the short time since, Emily has turned the site into a major beauty destination with a diehard following. Late last year, ITG also launched a product line, Glossier, which, first, makes excellent things to put on your face, and second, has a really superb Instagram.

We've long enjoyed ITG's transparent, conversational, real-talk approach to writing about beauty - one that's very much in line with the way we do things at The Infatuation (they probably say f*ck less, though). So we're glad that Emily's here today sharing her favorite New York restaurants. Check out her favorite place to eat alone, get her intel on the city's best Bloody Mary, and also give her a follow at @emilywweiss.

emily's "perfect for" picks

Minetta Tavern Perfect For: Dining Solo 113 MacDougal St.

"I truly, truly love dining solo. In fact I could do an entire Friday Fives JUST on dining solo. I don't know if the same can be said for guys (gentlemen? Thoughts?), but if you're a lady requesting a 'table of one,' you get treated so well, and you get in almost anywhere. Even the most jaded hostesses and waiters are like, 'Excuse me?', then, 'Oh! Of course!' and are way nicer and more accommodating than usual. I think they feel badly that you're alone (I don't; I feel great). Minetta Tavern is my go-to for a tête-à-tête with...myself, a Hendrick's martini, and the best burger in town: Black Label."

Charlie Bird Perfect For: Date Night 5 King St.

"To follow 'dining solo,' naturally. My boyfriend and I love Charlie Bird. It's sexy without being stuffy - maybe chill is the better adjective here, which is kind of what dates should be - with 90s hip hop playing at all times, and they speak wine really well. Meaning, not only do they have a stellar list, but Robert and Graham describe each bottle's appeal in animated real talk for plebs like me. Having either of them choose the wine is probably my favorite part of visiting - that and the simple-but-addictive ricotta gnocchi."

The Standard Grill Perfect For: Day Drinking 848 Washington St.

"The Bloody Mary at the Standard Grill in the meatpacking district will literally lay you out. It's delicious, best I've ever had in fact, but requires a nap after. A dangerous but really fun weekend brunch indulgence."

Shuko Perfect For: Fine Dining 47 E 12th St

"Shuko just opened, and it's like the Per Se of Japanese food. Welcome to foodie heaven: the 2015 edition, wherein everything is perfect but not precious. Each sushi confection (because to call it sushi is an understatement) is meticulously crafted and handed to you one by one, across a sleek bar that spans the length of the restaurant. Bring 1 person - someone you're falling in love with, or a good friend - and be prepared to spend hours and hundreds of dollars. It's a night's 'main event' for sure. Expensive but well worth it."

Dimes Perfect For: Karmically Infused 49 Canal St.

"I made this one up to try and describe Dimes. Dimes is a teensy tiny place wayyyy downtown that's owned and operated by a girl with an eagle eye for fresh design and flavors, Sabrina, who is definitely on some enlightened tip. The food is healthy AND filling: my favorite thing is the 'Big Salad' that changes seasonally; most recently it had squash and I added avocado and chicken. Meet a pal here on a weekend morning to kickstart your day, get inspired by the modern Venice Beach vibes, maybe even take home a palo santo stick to burn. You'll leave feeling energized and excited about life."

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