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Jul 15, 2014 07:54 AM

Not the usual question

I have a beautiful corset I'd like to wear out to dinner. Does anyone have a suggestion of where to go without feeling awkward? The usual restaurant haunts (EMP, Jean George, etc) don't feel appropriate.

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  1. I would look at The Heath or Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel (home to Sleep No More).

    Additionally, Atlas Obscura often has cocktail parties in unusual venues, so that might work as well.

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      1. I can't think of a single place where I'd feel comfortable wearing a corset.

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        1. re: Sneakeater

          This question is like catnip to you. :-)

          1. re: Bob Martinez

            Well, we all have our particular interests.

              1. re: Bob Martinez

                have you ever try to put that thing on? I didn't like it one bit.

        2. Having tried to be funny, I'll try to be useful.

          Downtown places like Pearl & Ash or Rosette should be fine. Fung Tu -- although it might seem too dressy there. Even The Dutch.

          Really, if you stay downtown, you could where it lots of places.

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          1. re: Sneakeater

            Narcissa, certainly.

            You get the idea.

          2. If you're looking for fancier places (I guess this is a REALLY NICE corset), you'd be fine (if possibly a bit overdressed) at The NoMad.

            Batard (and Bouley, for that matter), although downtown, are probably too staid.

            You know, people don't OPEN fancy places in New York anymore.