Fashion Makes You Hungry

Where to eat dinner during NYFW

After the chaos of back-to-back shows, dinner is a welcome post-Fashion Week reward. Naturally, a good bit of buzz to keep the stylish vibe going is just as essential as spot-on cooking. Both luckily unfold at these four desirable New York lairs.

Directly under the High Line is Santina, where the culinary team famous for hotspots Parm and Carbone turn out coastal Italian-inspired dishes like octopus spiedini and spaghetti blue crab. That you'll enjoy them in a striking glass-walled space is a fitting bonus.

El Colmado, Seamus Mullen's tapas restaurant inside Gotham West Market, is a bit of a schlep from the runways. Far more convenient is younger sibling El Colmado Butchery in the Meatpacking District. Plop down before 7 p.m., and happy hour yields oyster and cava specials before a round of Iberico ham croquettes and spit-roasted rotisserie chicken.

In the good-looking High Line Hotel's courtyard awaits Alta Linea. From the same folks behind L'Artusi and other go-tos, this charming spot is perfect for unwinding with a frozen Negroni (or two) before tackling low-key summer squash and artichoke sandwiches, or hefty meat and cheese plates.

Jonathan Waxman's new-old venture Jams in the 1 Hotel Central Park may be getting all the glory right now, but his West Village classic Barbuto remains a gem for soulful corn-ricotta-pickled chile bruschetta and black grouper with peperonata savored beyond the breezy garage doors.

For more Fashion Week dining recommendations, check out Flavour.