PHOTOS: What To Wear To New York’s Coolest Restaurants

The following post is sponsored by the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, but our opinions, as always, are our own.

No one can argue with the fact that New York is one of the world’s biggest foodie cities, and some of the most recognizable names in gastronomy come here to set up shop. So we’ve done a roundup of NYC’s coolest restaurants, run by some amazing chefs, and paired it with the perfect outfits to wear to each spot (though we can’t promise they’ll hide that inevitable food baby). Happy eating!

Marcus Samuelsson‘s Red Rooster is a hip spot in Harlem that serves up soul food with a twist. The cornbread and and the sweet potato donuts are the reason so many foodies make pilgrimages to come here. Keep it casual, fun, and not too fussy; it’s sure to be crowded and you want to be comfy if there’s a long wait.

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, in the ultra-trendy Ace Hotel in midtown, is a hotspot run by chef April Bloomfield. Hipsters from all over town flock here for the to-die-for lamb burger, topped with feta and cumin mayo. The place is casual, but the diners couldn’t be cooler. Go for some groovy printed pants and crop top for an of-the-moment look that isn’t trying too hard.

Nestled in the Lower East Side, wd~50 is based on the philosophy of molecular gastronomy — how the physics of cooking affects the taste of foods — a method pioneered by chef Wylie Dufresne. It’s famous for dishes you won’t find anywhere else, like “pho gras”, foie gras served in pho broth. It’s on the culinary cutting edge, so follow suit with your attire and try a chic dress with lots of über-bright accessories.

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