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Where to Eat and Drink in NYC During CMJ

Where to Eat and Drink in NYC During CMJ


Originally published October 2012 

Super Linda. Photo c/o Super Linda

CMJ, the music festival both loathed and loved by music fans and industry insiders, is happening in venues all over New York City this week. 

That means bands, brands, labels (and the occasional music fan) big and small will be swarming the city scouring for wristbands, backstage passes, free drinks and the coveted “I don’t have to wait in line” guest list spots. Fanfare and free drinks aside, everyone still needs to eat right?

That’s why this year, with the help of our friend Mandy Brooks, the Entertainment Sales Director of the music-friendly Tribeca and Soho Grand, hotels we put together a list of recommendations for wining and dining at some of Manhattan’s new(ish) restaurants.

The list skews a bit more towards the moderately upscale (but still casual) side, but think of it as a good guide to help you choose where to host that important business dinner, or where to impress that young band you are trying to sign. So grab your company credit card and get ready to flex that expense account!

Where to Eat and Drink in NYC During CMJ

Super Linda 109 West Broadway (at Reade St) 212-227-8998

Style: Latin-themed restaurant from man about town Serge Becker.

Menu highlights: Oysters, ceviche, empanadas, Puerto Rican lasagna, carne asada, red and green snapper with fries

Photo c/o Glenwood NYC

Miss Lily’s 132 W Houston (at Sullivan St) 646-588-5375

Style: Jamaican themed restaurant also by Serge Becker. Cool, laid back vibes, tropical cocktails, reggae.Menu highlights: Jerk grilled corn, curried shrimp, grilled lobster, curried goat

Photo c/o Brian Park for T Magazine

Tiny’s 135 W. Broadway (at Duane St) 212-374-1135

Style: Organic, seasonal, New American. Nice retro vibe to the interior.Menu highlights: Meatballs and garlic toast, kale salad, open faced ravioli, grilled hanger steak

Photo c/o Hudson Clearwater

Hudson Clearwater447 Hudson (at Morton St) 212-989-3255

Style: Organic, seasonal, New American. Entrance is hidden behind an unmarked door on Morton Street.Menu highlights: Pulled duck leg confit salad, peekytoe crabcakes, pan seared arctic char, pearl barley risotto

Photo c/o Torrisi

Torrisi 250 Mulberry (at Prince St) 212-965-0955

Style: Traditional meets new school Italian. Choose the seven course $65 prix fixe menu or the $160 Chef’s choice menu.Menu highlights: Italian specialties that change daily

Photo c/o Eater

Acme9 Great Jones (at Lafayette) 212-203-2121

Style: Trendy Danish restaurant in the old Acme Underground club and restaurant space.Menu highlights: Oysters, pearl barley and clams, cherries and beets, chicken and eggs and lamb

Photo c/o Starchefs

The Fat Radish17 Orchard St (at Canal St)212-300-4053

Style: Organic, seasonal food and wine menu served in a relaxed, warm settingMenu highlights: Grilled cheese and pickles, kale caesar salad with bacon, bacon cheeseburger with duck fat fries and olive oil poached cod

Photo c/o NoMad Hotel  

The NoMad Hotel (restaurant) 1170 Broadway (at 28th St)212-796-1500

Style: Opulent dining in a luxury hotel. Great for meat and wine lovers.Menu highlights: Beef tartare, sweetbreads, bone marrow, lobster, scallops, black bass and suckling pig

Photo c/o Starchefs

Brushstroke 30 Hudson St (at Duane St)212-791-3773

Style: Chef David “I don’t follow recipes” Bouley and Japan’s Tsuji Culinary Institute serves up seasonal Japanese dishes.Menu highlights: Early Autumn Kaseiki menu for $135 includes a starter and your choice of sashimi, fish, meat and rice dishes or you can opt for the tasting menu or vegetarian menu for $85. The chef’s omakase menu starts at $150. 

And for a complete guide to the hundreds of bands playing CMJ visit Oh My Rockness

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