TRAVEL | WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP + PLAY IN NYC THIS FALL

One of the best things about New York is that it’s ever-changing, which means there’s always someplace new to explore. One of our greatest pleasures here at The Select 7 is sifting through it all to find the latest and greatest things to do, see, and experience, whether it’s where to spend the day catching up with friends over French comfort food or the latest hotel the fashion set will undoubtedly be fawning over this season. These are a few of our favorite things.

By Dylan Essertier


WHERE TO EAT (FOOD)

La Mercerie
53 Howard St, NYC
+1 212 852 9097
The newest — and prettiest — all-day cafe to hit Manhattan? La Mercerie, which offers up more than just food, but a swoon-worthy library and a serious case of plant-spiration thanks to florals by Emily Thompson. The space was designed by Roman & Williams (the team also responsible for hot spots such as The Dutch and Le Cocou) which means the interiors are as dreamy as the food is delicious. The best part? Everything is for sale … even the plates and silverware you use to eat your meal. Come here for grilled buckwheat crepes loaded with ham, egg and cheese, as well as their Salad Niçoise both of which will leave you with a serious case of the ooh la la’s. 

Legacy Records
517 W 38th St, NYC
This new endlessly-chatted about hot-spot located in Hudson Yards, comes from the masterminds behind Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones. We love the grand, horseshoe-shaped bar and the 12-page wine menu that compliments hearty dishes such as cavatelli with sausage, pecorino + mint and honey lacquered duck for two (was there ever a more ideal fall meal?). As for ambiance, the painted brass tabletops, tufted banquettes, and art collection with pieces by Mickalene Thomas and Mischa Richter that line Legacy Record’s walls, give the space a funky, mid-century vibe we just can’t seem to get enough of. 


WHERE TO DRINK

Broken Shaker
23 Lexington Ave, NYC
+1 212 475 1920

Located on the top of the Freehand Hotel in Flatiron, this is *the* place to grab an al fresco fall drink before the New York winter really rolls through. Why do we love it? Once you make it past the line, you’ll be greeted by a massive wraparound deck filled with bright colors, Caribbean-Middle Eastern fare, and tropical drinks with names like “The Smile’ and ‘Curry in a Hurry” (that’s Grey Goose with curried honey in case you’re wondering). Meanwhile dishes such as arepas and chicken schnitzel sandwiches with Arabic slaw are just as enjoyable as the lively ambiance. 

WHERE TO STAY

Hoxton Hotel
97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
+1 718 215 7100
Inside the recently-opened 175-room Hoxton Williamsburg expect to find interiors of plush velvets mixed with concrete accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a buzzing bar filled with New York’s achingly-cool creative set. For those unfamiliar with the Hoxton brand, the design-centric hotel chain has already taken over Europe with its properties in Paris, the U.K and Amsterdam, and since opening in September has begun taking over the U.S. courtesy of this debut property. 

Mr. C Seaport
33 Peck Slip, NYC
+1 877 528 4249
In classic Cipriani fashion, the brand’s first boutique hotel to hit Manhattan is nothing short of spectacularly swanky. Start off your experience at Mr. C by sipping on a gratis Bellini (fun fact: the Bellini was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1948), which all guests are offered upon arrival. Drink up before being escorted to accommodations decked out in amenities such as 4k televisions and Italian fine linens as fluffy as an Italian puff pastry. To round out your stay, be sure to grab a reservation at Mr. C’s Bellini restaurant, where classic Italian dishes such as Bucatini Cacio & Pepe and Veal Milanesine alla Parmigiana promise to make your experience certifiably magnifico.

WHERE TO PLAY

New York Comedy Festival
From November 5th through 11th, some of the biggest names in comedy will come together for the New York Comedy Festival. We’re talking everyone from Conan O’Brien and David Cross to Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Car doing stand-up, sketches, musical comedy and more. The best part is that performances are held all around the city at various clubs and venues, so there’s an incredible lineup to choose from. Apart from the usual suspects we’re excited about grabbing tickets to The Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical and Let Me Break You Up: An Anti-Dating Gameshow.