54 Prince St., at Lafayette St., New York
Don’t let the name fool you. Situated at the crossroads of Nolita and Soho, this ultramodern space is anything but a deli. Open since July, the menu is billed as ‘international comfort food’. But that too is given a modern twist – think cheeseburger spring rolls, and wonton-wrapped halibut tacos with kimchee sour cream. Everything about this place is carefully designed, including the downstairs bathrooms, which are a little tricky to navigate but worth a trip to the washroom.
With a menu cover shot by fashion photographer Terry Richardson (who also happens to live in the neighborhood) and staff uniforms designed by Charlotte Ronson (her boutique is just around the corner), this is obviously a place to see and be seen. This fall they will be serving a dozen varieties of mac and cheese for takeout and delivery from the new Macbar next door.
So put on your best designer duds and we’ll see you there.
Images courtesy of David Joseph.