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Chic or Luxurious restaurant that open till late

Hi! It's me again! The guy who always gets great help from nice chowhounders whenever I visit NY! I really enjoyed the places you guys recommended last fall when I visited the Big Apple, and I am going there again next month!

This time, I won't have enough time to dine during 'normal' dining hours, because my schedule is very tight with business dinners (Sounds pretty dull, huh?).
So... I will not be able to dine at places like Per Se, JG, Le Berdardin, or Daniel (although I'm dying to revisit those great place!).

Instead, I have to try places that are open till pretty late (until at least midnight through 3a.m.~4 a.m.). I am looking for pretty luxurious places, although I guess places that are open till late are seldom 'luxurious'? But then, there are several chic places like Budakan too!

Here are some I have in mind, and I think the list is not enough. Ssam Bar, Dell' anima, Stanton Social, The Campbell Apartment, Kurve... Any recommendations? Fairly new, currently talk-of-the-town restaurants preferred! :)

Thanks! :)

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

Campbell Apartment
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

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  1. BTW Kurve is no longer Kurve, it's Rhong Tiam. The Rhong Tiam in the village closed and since Kurve had the same owner, they rechristened Kurve as Rhong Tiam.

    Also Momofuku Ssam Bar only serves bar snacks after midnight on Sundays through Thursdays. The bar snack menu is on the web site; just don't go expecting the full menu to be available.

    In terms of chic, hip, interesting places to eat a late dinner, it really depends what time and what day of the week. I don't understand what you mean by "until at least midnight through 3a.m.~4 a.m." Are you looking for a sit-down meal starting at midnight or 3am? Or did you mean, you want places that are open until 3 or 4am?

    You'll have better luck on a Thursday than a Monday, etc. Especially since in slower nights, the restaurant may decide to close early. And/or even though a restaurant posts a certain closing time, the kitchen may close earlier than that.

    I noticed that you asked this same question a while back:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/674480

    Where did you end up going?

    Some newish weekday late night dining places:
    Scarpetta's late night menu at the bar Tuesday through Friday, 10pm to 1am
    Meatball Shop: open until 2am on Sunday through Wednesday, open until 4am on Thursday through Saturday
    The Mark: late night bites in the lounge 11pm - 1am, I'm unclear on days
    Kenmare: it's a bar w/ food and apparently they just got a 4am liquor license, unclear if they are going to change kitchen hours
    Minetta Tavern: open for "supper" daily until 2am, seems like a good place to hit up late night since it's impossible for a non-VIP to get an 8pm reservation anyway, AND while the "supper" menu is smaller than the "dinner" menu you can still get their famous burger
    Breslin: bar is open until 4am daily, and they offer a bar menu of April Bloomfield's food
    Joseph Leonard: open until 2am EXCEPT on Sundays
    Sorella: open until 2am Tuesday through Saturday

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    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    Scarpetta
    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    Sorella
    95 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

    Joseph Leonard
    170 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

    The Breslin
    20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    8 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      While kathryn is almost never wrong, I think that Minetta Tavern serves their supper menu only until 1 AM, at least on weeknights. (Certainly the kitchen closed at 1 last night, right before my eyes.)

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      Minetta Tavern
      113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

      1. re: Sneakeater

        That's annoying! I hope you were able to dine before the kitchen closed last night.

        While their web site says 2am daily, it wouldn't surprise me if the hours had changed, and they hadn't yet updated the site to reflect that.

        1. re: kathryn

          Happily, I went there on the assumption that they stopped serving at 1 (don't ask me where I got that information) -- so I got to watch OTHER people get turned away.

      2. re: kathryn

        kathryn, as always, thank you very much for your wonderful list!
        I still have your previous list and it was very helpful too!
        Both your lists will help me to find hot places when I am in NY next month.
        (I also owe you a big thank you for giving me information last year about Corton and SHO Shaun Hergatt. Due to limited time of stay, I couldn't try both places and I went to only SHO Shaun Hergatt, and it was really awesome! THANKS kathryn! :)

        So Kurve has become Rhong Tiam huh? Thanks, I will remember that.

        Thanks for the tip on Momofuku Ssam Bar too.

        As you mentioned, I meant I want places that are open until 3 or 4am.

        I really appreciate your valuable advice and I will let you know how these places ended up.
        Thanks! :)

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        Momofuku Ssam Bar
        207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Corton
        239 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        SHO Shaun Hergatt
        40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

        1. re: agaaga

          There aren't going to be a lot of places open and serving food until 3-4am on Sunday through Thursday. What days of the week will you be visiting?

          1. re: kathryn

            Actually I will be Friday through Monday, so I guess I may have a chance, right? :)

        2. re: kathryn

          Quick Rhong-Tiam update ... I was there yesterday and the owner mentioned that he's opening a branch around Park Avenue South and 21st. It'll be called Rhong-Tiam Express (like the takeout spot he used to have) and is supposed to open June 28.

          One specialty will be roti (made on the premises, not frozen as a lot of places do it) with chicken, vegetables and other fillings. He said that while most Americans think of this kind of roti as Malaysian, it's also a popular street food in Thailand. There'll also be a juice bar.

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          Rhong-Tiam
          87 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

          1. re: squid kun

            squid kun, thanks for the latest update! Rhong Tiam take out shop sounds wonderful! :)

        3. If you have already had a business dinner, are you going to eat another meal at midnight? Otherwise you might just want to go and get dessert somewhere and you can eat that at the bar and not request a table which will be easier timewise.

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          1. re: bronwen

            bronwen, yes, most people would. But I have a pretty BIG stomach! LOL

          2. Blue Ribbon on Sullivan Street of course!

            It's where all the chef's and late night people go when their places have closed.

            Open till 4am.

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            1. re: filmbomb

              Blue Ribbon is a fine restaurant, but I wouldn't call it luxurious. Or chic.

              1. re: small h

                but for a place that opens till 4am, that may be the most high-end though. they have fruit de mer, bone marrow, escargot,etc after all. around that time, the other places i'll be thinking of would be in korean town...

                1. re: another_lau

                  It might be, for 4am, but a quick cruise through Open Table shows reservations for 11:00 or later (which means you could definitely stay 'til 1am) at SD 26, A Voce Columbus, Casa Lever, Le Caprice, Morimoto, and more.

                2. re: small h

                  I think Blue Ribbon could be considered "chic" though definitely not luxurious. On the similar level, Pulino's is open till 2 a.m. as well.

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                  Pulino's
                  282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

                  1. re: uwsister

                    Re: Pulino's

                    Friends tried to go recently around midnight and were told the kitchen was already closed. Granted this was a Sunday or Monday, I can't remember exactly.

                    Even if it's open until 2am, Pulino's under construction web site says "supper" is served from 12-2am daily, which could mean a very limited menu of bar snacks/no hot food.

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                    Pulino's
                    282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

                    1. re: kathryn

                      It was probably Sunday -- they close earlier on Sunday. My husband and I were there recently after midnight, and their supper menu was pretty big! (lots of apps, pizza, charcuterie, etc.) Unless we got lucky and they were still serving dinner. If I end up there again late-night I'll update.

                      1. re: uwsister

                        I had the opportunity to stop in late and have dinner, but Pulino's changed to the supper menu at midnight while we ate (it was 11pm when we sat down), and our server was nice enough to notify us and drop off the supper menu so we could see what was available if we wanted more food.

                        It's a little less than half the size of the dinner menu: 4-5 antipasti, proscuittos, the burger special, and about a dozen pizzas. None of the bruschette or "al forno" dishes (which I thought were the best ones we had)! No housemade charcuterie board, either, only the stuff sourced from elsewhere.

              2. Blue Ribbon Bakery opens till 2am Fri/Sat, and till midnight on other nights.
                Blue Ribbon opens till 4am everyday.
                Blue Ribbon Downing St. bar opens till 2am everyday - intimate wine bar with 12 seats or so - fantastic small plates. It is the more "luxurious" one out of the 3.

                Definitely no to Stanton Social - the food is highly overrated. Not Chowhound worthy. Avoid avoid avoid.

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                1. re: Noodle fanatic

                  >Blue Ribbon Downing St. bar opens till 2am everyday
                  >- intimate wine bar with 12 seats or so - fantastic small plates.
                  >It is the more "luxurious" one out of the 3
                  Sounds wonderful!!! Should have read your comment a bit earlier! I've already been to NYC and now I'm back home. LOL I will try there next time.
                  I had late night sushi though, at Blue Ribbon Sushi near Central Park and food was... well OK, given that I was able to eat sushi at such ungodly hour.

                  I also tried Stanton Social and the ambience was nice. Food was again, just OK. But I really appreciate any premises that open till so late, so.. :) But I get your point. Food was not really THAT great... :)

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                  Stanton Social
                  99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

                  Blue Ribbon Sushi
                  119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                  1. re: agaaga

                    Blue Ribbon Sushi's in SoHo and is nowhere near Central Park... are you sure that's where you ate? I'm a big fan of most of the Blue Ribbons (Brasserie, Bakery, Downing St. Bar) but I never eat at Blue Ribbon Sushi, because even though it's good, it's very overpriced (I can go to Yasuda instead for sim. price). Although if you were craving sushi in a cool setting late night, I suppose Blue Ribbon would be your best bet...

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                    Blue Ribbon Sushi
                    119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

                    1. re: Noodle fanatic

                      Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill is on W. 58th.

                      1. re: small h

                        O wow I totally forgot there was one up there! Thanks small h for the correction.

                        1. re: small h

                          Thanks for the clarification small h! :)

                        2. re: Noodle fanatic

                          >Although if you were craving sushi in a cool setting late night
                          That was exactly the case. As stated in my original posting, I was looking for restaurants that open till late. If it had been regular meal time, I would have chosen lots of other 'hidden' Japanese restaurants downtown that are popular among Japanese New Yorkers. :)