These days, if you're anybody in the media or fashion mafia, you're probably dining at Bar Blanc, the uber chic, all-white West Village eaterie that opened in December. Aside from our own W core group of devotees—Dennis Freedman, Eddie Leida and Jim Reginato—recent diners have included Jeffrey Steingarten, Mary Alice Haney, Andrew Essex, Jamie Pallot, Alan Richman, Carlos Mota, the KCD gang, Brian Reyes, Bronson Van Wyck, the crew from Stella McCartney and Style.com editor-in-chief Dirk Standen (who also happens to be the brother-in-law of Kiwon Standen, one of the three partners in the restaurant). We also hear that Elle magazine is hosting a 60-person dinner there in a few weeks.
142 W. 10th St bet Waverly Pl. and Greenwich Ave.
Photo by Thomas Schauer