There's no mistaking it, Soho is still buzzing. Here's my guide to a few favorite spots to eat, drink + indulge.
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There's no New York neighborhood that's had quite the cool-kid staying power as Soho. The LES is pretty much the new Murray Hill, Chelsea's been all but abandoned by the gay men who made it fabulous (according to my gbff) and lately even some parts of Williamsburg are getting a bit too hectic for my taste. But somehow, despite the tourists and hordes of traffic on Broadway, Soho has managed to keep up with its reputation of being the go-to place for shopping, fab eats and the best people watching. So here's a little guide a few of the places you might find me, if you're in the area...
The Marcy Stop's SOHO Guidebook
Hotels/ Hotel Bars:
Nomo Soho: This hotel's gorgeous entryway and eatery are reason enough to stop by for a drink or a few snaps. Apparently their rooftop is amazing too. Can't wait to check it out once the weather warms!
The Crosby Street Hotel: I love the various outdoor spaces at this hotel and the restaurant is perfect for a business meeting or drink.
A60: Since Fall, I've been trying to find a way to gain access to this fairly new, intimate rooftop space. It's open only to members and patrons of the Sixty Soho, but I'm pretty sure where there's a will, there's a way.
Jimmy at the James: The rooftop views are insane, and who doesn't like to dip their feet in a pool while sipping on a cocktail?
Jack's Wife Freda: Opened by an awesome friend in the industry & his wife, this spot lives up to all its hype. The mediterranean-influenced dishes are fresh and full of flavor and the crowd is always poppin. Soho location too busy for you? Check out their larger space on Carmine St, not too far away.
La Esquina: This has been a favorite spot for over a decade. Head to their cafe for lunch or get your flirt on with the doorman inside in the evenings to gain access to their subterranean bar equipped with the strongest margs known to man.
The Butcher's Daughter: Healthy veggie dishes and sunny outdoor seating keeps the fashion crowd coming.
Bô Cà Phé: I'm always down for Vietnamese and this place did not disappoint! Try their appetizer platter, the perfect Viet fix (or intro to the cuisine, if you've foolishly never tried it).
Egg Shop: Egg lovers, rejoice! This spot has every imaginable egg sandwich & dish possible. And then some.
Seamore's: Love the stark white storefront and the bright, chic space. The fish tacos are pretty damn good too.
La Duree: I'm a sucker for all things French, so despite the steep prices I still love the garden cafe here. Come for teatime or just a look around.
Lucky Strike: (4-7PM daily), You can't go wrong with $4 wine, well liquors & select beers and $5 select apps in the cutest French bistro-themed space.
Lure: (M-F, 5-7PM) If you like a good raw bar, come here for $8 wines, select $9 cocktails and the best quality shellfish for half the price.
Pravda: (5-7PM daily) An oldie but goodie - indulge in Russian-themed cocktails for $9 and a fab bar menu to boot.