Meatpacking District

Paradou

Paradou

[CLOSED] I don’t speak French. Like at all. I can hello and goodbye and thank you. Sort of. Otherwise it’s a giant mush of vowels…

Santina

Santina

I gotta admit that I was a little hesitant about coming to this place for more than a couple reasons. The first of which was…

Tortilla Flats

Tortilla Flats

Imagine, if you will, a drunken, adult version of Chuck E. Cheese’sin which you’re the main attraction. Yes, it’s your turn to make a complete…

Son Cubano

Son Cubano

[CLOSED] I’ve never been to Cuba, but I can’t imagine that over forty years of sanctions has raised the quality of the food. Do they…

Pastis

Pastis

[CLOSED] Pastis is quite a site to behold. It’s not fancy-schmancy, but rich looking in that shabby-chic, French kind of way. It’s almost like the…

Ono

Ono

[CLOSED] Ono is apparently Japanese for “eh.” Or perhaps it’s Meatpacking District lingo for “style over substance.” Quite honestly I was too busy looking around…

Markt

Markt

[CLOSED at this location] Reopened: Markt II Belgium seems like a fun country. They love their beer and french fries. I love my beer and…

Hogs & Heifers

Hogs & Heifers

I’ve always had this irrational fear about coming to this place. I’m not sure if it was the lurid tales of Julia Roberts and her…

The Hog Pit

The Hog Pit

[CLOSED at this location] Reopened: The Hog Pit II The last thing I would ever expect to see at a redneck barbeque place is a gay…

Hell

Hell

[CLOSED] Oh boy! No, we mean it, they’re everywhere. . . and most of them are making out with each other. So, if you like…

Gin Lane

Gin Lane

[CLOSED] Never in the history of bardom has a space morphed so dramatically. Walking to dinner in the Meatpacking District one night, we passed a…

Gaslight

Gaslight

What should be a welcome respite from the hellhole of trendoid clubs that the Meatpacking District has become, Gaslight puts about as much effort into…

Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey

Winding my way through the Meatpacking District and practically out onto the West Side Highway, I thought maybe Mapquest had once again led me into…

Ara Wine Bar

Ara Wine Bar

[CLOSED] Calling this place “sleepy” is an insult not only to the so-named dwarf, but to the institution of sleep itself. This joint is one…