To be clear, this place is not a hotel. It’s more of a multi-level restaurant/nightclub with a rooftop where you can drink and eat amongst a bunch of people who just turned 21. Stop by for an outdoor brunch on the Lower East Side. Or come late-night to dance poorly around a bunch of interns. Weekends, you’ll find a line just like any other club, but getting in isn’t as competitive as it used to be.
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Factory Tamal on the Lower East Side is one of the best places in the city to get a tamale.
A tiny little ramen spot on the Lower East Side, serving up some very good soups that aren't as heavy as many others.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
The Smith Midtown
If Midtown East is the final frontier of food-obsessed New York City, The Smith Midtown is the Starship Enterprise.
These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
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