Happy Tribeca Film Festival! It’s come to be that time when the film scene in NYC comes alive, and people will need sustenance while perusing Tribeca for the next big movie. That’s why we rounded up the top ten Tribeca restaurants recommended by our tastemakers for you to pop into between showings. We’ve got on-the-go lunches, martini dinners, sushi go-tos and everything in between. Lights, camera, eat…
3. Locanda Verde - Loved by the likes of Jonathan Waxman, Seamus Mullen, DANNIJO’s Jodie and Danielle Snyder, Whitney Port, and Dominique Ansel, it’s definitely a must while you’re journeying through the festival. As for what to order, Dominique Ansel (creator of the Cronut) claims; “I could eat the roasted chicken at Andrew Carmellini’s place, Locanda Verde, every night.”
5. Pepolino – This spot is loved by both top restaurateur Marc Murphy and fashion icon Hal Rubenstein – so you can only imagine the kind of crowd it draws. Either way, Murphy coins their cheesecake as the best.
8. The Odeon – The iconic Odeon is a mainstay for everyone from artist Peter Tunney, to O Magazine’s Creative director Adam Glassman, to Marie Claire’s Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider to designer Chris Benz. We agree with Benz’s sentiment that “Middle-of-the-day meals are negligible to me, and ideally I would skip these, heading straight into a martini and a steak at The Odeon.”