The hunt for late-night food is always on, and whether you're after tacos or pork buns, you're always
haunted by the nagging feeling that there's a place out there with tastier food, prettier faces and maybe
even a glass-ceilinged courtyard.
Well, we just found it.
, Nolita's newest late-night diner and scene magnet from the owners of
Cafeteria, opening Friday and taking reservations now. (And yes, that's a real
The spot is taking its time on the way to full 24-hour duty (things won't go all-out until Labor Day), but
the midnight closing time will still accommodate an early refuel. Just saunter in to the open-air front room
around eleven with a hunger for, say, Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
or Reuben Fritters
you'll find a new appreciation for fusion comfort food. Don't just park in the front, though: Keep walking
until you get to the glassed-in courtyard where you can stretch out on the green banquettes and stare up at
the stars until your food comes by. (Nothing helps an empty stomach like a view.)
Of course, if you want something a little more intimate, you'll want to take a few right turns from the
courtyard to get to the minibar, a dimly lit, chocolate-colored lounge with a private entrance and private
bartender that's perfect for any cozy late-night encounters you might have in mind.
The later the better.
54 Prince St
(between Lafayette and Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012