The cool and recognizable Meatpacking District is home to many subtle food spots that are all worthy of your time and tastebuds but luckily for you, we’ve filtered down to 5 nice and easy spots for you to choose from.
75 9th Avenue
Buddakan’s cuisine as well as interior design is perhaps the most memorable restaurant the Meatpacking District has to offer. Known for its elite French style finishes, walls and chandeliers, Buddakan serves a high class Asian-fusion culinary experience that is guaranteed to sweep you off your chair. Specialty cocktails and recipes like the Peking Duck House Special make it an intriguing culinary experience of which there are rarely any negative reviews and is also why Buddakan is number one on our list!
2- Fig & Olive
420 West 13th Street
An Ode to the French Riviera and a longing for its organic handpicked herbs, foods and cuisine are well reflected at Fig & Olive. The interior design is also quite notable at this restaurant, especially since as soon as you step into Fig & Olive, you are greeted with a hint of fresh Rosemary, candle lit atmosphere and spacious interiors which somehow contribute to an overall intimacy between all patrons. With a Prix Fixe Dinner for 42$ or a Prix Fixe Lunch for 26$, this restaurant’s intimate setting is a great bargain for anyone passing through the neighborhood or for someone who’s recently just moved there!
3- Catch Nyc
21 9th Avenue
Often referred to as a celebrity hotspot, Catch NYC is a cool and cosy two story restaurant that specializes in seafood and cocktails. It’s also known to be an incredible late night drinking spot for it’s infamous rooftop. The overall menu is heavily seafood influenced yet has many sharing portions and sushi platters that will feed most food enthusiasts. We’d most definitely recommend the Skewers and the Catch Sushi Rolls — Drinks wise we’d send you on your way to the delicious ‘Detox Retox’.
73 Gansevoort Street
Need a Pancake pick-me-up? Or are you just craving an insatiable appetite for real American food? Bubby’s on Gansevoort Street remains one of the most iconic go-to spots in the Meatpacking District for straight forward American comfort food. You’ll never be disappointed with Bubby’s, it is the go-to place for pancakes, burgers and brunch! Our definite recommendation would be the “Double Bubby Ham Burger”, it is to die for!
52 Gansevoort Street
The infamous Pastis has recently reopened its doors to Manhattan! The legend of this restaurant is that you might never leave once you’ve tried their uniquely authentic French cuisine. It is no doubt that Pastis is related to the Augustine chain and spearheaded by Keith McNally, a renown chef in Manhattan for bringing authentic French cuisine with an utmost elegance and taste. You won’t be let down with Pastis’ menu, atmosphere and service; it is truly one of Manhattan’s most iconic French bistros.
Still feel like you want to know more about the Meatpacking District? Good! We’ve also written up a nice and short top 5 guide of what to do in the Meatpacking District and Neighborhood so make sure you read through it.