Retail Guide: What to See in NY

Winter Restaurant Week

Indulge without guilt, at least when it comes to your wallet, during the winter edition of New York’s Restaurant Week. Now through Feb. 7, foodies can sample some of the city’s finest cuisine at a fraction of the usual cost, as more than 250 restaurants, including Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Delmonico’s Steakhouse and Nobu, offer special prix-fixe meals. Dig into a three-course lunch for just $24.07 (in honor of the city that never sleeps’ 24/7 lifestyle) and a three-course dinner for $35. As part of the event, a promotional truck is touring around town, making stops to serve up gourmet soups to hungry New Yorkers on the go.

Details: Visit Nycgo.com/restaurantweek to view a list of participating restaurants and to book reservations.

Tim Burton
Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St.
212.708.9400

Tim Burton has become a household name in Hollywood. From “Edward Scissorhands” and “A Nightmare Before Christmas” to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland” (due out March 5), the iconic producer, director, writer and illustrator has made his mark with his dark and eccentric styles and themes. In honor of his prolific career, the Museum of Modern Art is hosting a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into Burton’s creative genius, spanning from his early childhood drawings to current projects. On display are paintings, photographs, puppets, costumes, concept art, moving-image works and storyboards from some of his most famous films.

Details: Open through April 26. Museum hours are 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; and 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday. Tickets are required.

Spa Chakra
663 Fifth Ave.
212.871.3055

For an escape from the daily grind, treat yourself to a facial, massage or manicure at swanky Spa Chakra, formerly Cornelia Day Resort. Located in the heart of the Fifth Avenue shopping district, the spa houses 16 treatment rooms and features a café and a heated rooftop relaxation deck with spectacular city views. Chakra is currently offering a membership special called Club Chakra that serves up three services per month — including a hair blowout by celebrity stylist Ric Pipino in his newly added salon — at a discounted rate of $250, for the first 200 guests to sign up.

Details: Spa hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday.

Provocateur
Hotel Gansevoort
18 Ninth Ave.
212.929.9036

Provocateur, a red-hot newcomer to the nightlife scene, has a bit of a split personality. Tucked away in the chic Hotel Gansevoort, the female-focused venue houses two settings in one: a café and a club. Those looking for a more laid-back vibe can settle into a banquette in the ground-floor garden café (at right) and sip cocktails and listen to indie music under a glass rooftop that opens up in warmer weather. The volume gets turned up — literally and figuratively — on the decadent nightclub side, where thumping house music plays in a dark, sultry space outfitted with black chandeliers, lace-covered staircases and walls and a giant pair of phoenix wings set behind a black catwalk.

Details: Reservations or pre-arrangements are strongly recommended. Visit Provocateurny.com.

 

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