pietro nolita

Turns out you can have your cake and a selfie too. While no true foodie would dream of snubbing a mind-blowing meal just because the decor is below par, a creative and colourful dining space is something few can resist. And when the food game is as strong as the design, your stomach and your social media accounts both leave satisfied. Want to get likes in between bites? Capture some mid-meal moments at these restaurants beloved by New York Instagrammers.

Pietro Nolita

The slogan on the waiters’ T-shirts isn’t lying: everything here truly is “pink as fuck.” Every surface – and many of the cocktails – in this petite Italian eatery is the softest pale blush, providing a delicate counterpoint to a robust menu of steak and veggie-packed pastas. This rosy den just expanded its hours to dinner, but doesn’t take advance bookings. Our advice: keep your party small, get there early, and keep your iPhone handy. With lighting this good, you don’t even need a filter.

#comingsoon #allpinkeverything #italianfood #healthyfood #pink #nolita

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Weather Up

It’s a toss up whether you’ll use up more memory snapping the oh-so-photogenic cocktails or the beautifully intimate environs at this Tribeca hotspot. The warm lighting, chic white-leather booths, and exposed brick are straight off your ‘dream house’ mood board, while drinks like the lip-tingling ‘tequila torchlight’ and small plates of truffled cheese toast and artichoke gratin are so well presented they deserve to be recorded for posterity’s sake.

Everyone always wants the window seat. #TriBeCa

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Upland

It might not be the black gingham place settings or the gleaming wall of jarred preserved lemons which have lured the likes of President Obama to Justin Smillie’s temple of California-inspired cuisine – but they’ve certainly helped it to achieve Insta infamy. If you can tear yourself away from your smoked roasted branzino for two, get a shot of artist Wayne Pate’s foodie murals or the perfectly backlit wine bottles.

Mother of Pearl

Owner Ravi DeRossi used to be an artist, so it’s no surprise that this vegan Polynesian paradise is so popular with gourmet-minded ‘grammers. Many a selfie has been snapped with the palm-leaf wallpaper as a backdrop, while a blown-glass chandelier, quirky barware, vibrant plates of apple and sweet potato poke and other tiki trimmings also delight.

Café Henrie

The fashion crowd’s go-to spot for egg sammies and avocado toast is a candy-coated wonderland bridging the gap between diner kitsch and artsy provocateur. Acai bowls, neon art and Pepto pink go a long way.

Fun preview today w @bbdakota ?? [email protected]

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Mother of Pearl

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