The Meatpacking’s sexy steakhouse STK gets even sexier tomorrow when it opens its single greatest facet: the rooftop.
For its third year in a row, a seat on this rooftop on a balmy, breezy spring night at sunset promises not just watermelon salad, crisp watermelon cucumber cocktails, and a dish of mini lobster rolls, but also a view of the Hudson River, the majestic Standard Hotel, and the cobblestone, stiletto-ridden streets below.
But remember: the rooftop only fits 150 people, so get the first seat at noon – and hold on for dear life.
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Just as the name suggests, once you’re baited to this groovy new East Village seafood spot, you’ll be hooked. Div Patel’s cleverly-named Bait & Hook goes for shellfish-heavy culinary comfort, with lobster mac & cheese, crab chorizo corn pizza, and their signature jalapeno-spiked scallop roll.
Hefty burgers sate those not inclined toward treasures of the sea. Reasonably priced craft beers wash it all down. The real genius is that this Cape Cod and seafaring-inspired restaurant site right on the frenetic corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue, making it a beachy retreat amid this concrete jungle.