5 Places to Eat During New York Fashion Week

America’s biggest fashion event is here—New York Fashion Week. Taking place from now up to September 13 at Skylight Clarkson Square, the event will attract the biggest brands and designers. Think Desigual, Jeremy Scott, Marchesa, Anna Sui, and Badgley Mischka. Expect to see the world’s up-and-coming models strutting down the runway such as Lili Sumner (New Zealand), Jing Wen (China), and Wang Han (China).

If you’re in town to see the festivities, it will also give you the opportunity to check out some of the amazing dining places that the Big Apple has to offer. This being New York, there are a lot, but here are five eateries that are worth trying out.

DuckedUp

A shot of the restaurant. All photos courtesy of the venue mentioned.

We love the interiors of this Asian restaurant, located in Soho’s Ludlow House. It’s a retractable roof top garden that’s made a name for itself for its crispy Peking Duck. But if light bites is what you’re there for before going to New York Fashion Week, they also serve chilled soba (US$19), seasonal fruits (US$12), and Beijing Pie (US$5).

Ducked Up

Le Coucou

Inside Le Coucou

Helmed by Daniel Rose, a French-trained chef, this Soho eatery is famous for quenelle de brochet, a dish that’s common in Lyon but not in Manhattan. It’s a laborious process where boneless pike or sole is cooked (it’s so complicated we prefer not to write in detail here). If that dish sounds too exotic for you, try their breakfast bites: omelette, coucou complet, and comme un clafoutis. Take time to admire the surroundings: with its high-ceiling and wood-paneled floors, it’s a great place to spend a few hours before NYFW starts.

Another shot of the resto

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