So much for that flurry of anxiety that Winter Storm Stella sent up. The blizzard that was supposed to cover New York City in up to two feet of snow has been downgraded to a mere 6 inches, though it’s icy and blustery outside. If you had to brave the elements or just want a great snow day deal, here’s what’s open and offering specials:
All Broadway shows will go on as scheduled tonight.
BecauseDominique Anseland his crew never rest, both the Kitchen in the West Village (9 p.m.) and Bakery in SoHo (7 p.m.) are open.
All locations of Eli Zabar’s market, bar and restaurant empire are open for dinner with the exception of Eli’s Essentials on the Upper West Side. Happy Hour & A Half starts per usual at Eli’s Bar ’91, with $1 oysters and complimentary bites with every glass of wine from 5-6:30 p.m.
We’ve got the glasses, you bring the wine, #sNOwcorkage tonight at all our open restaurants! Updated dinner service: @bluesmokenyc both locations are open for dinner, and Caviar running for delivery. @dailyprov is open until 6pm with limited rotisserie chickens available for pick-up. @gramercytavern is open for dinner, with the Tavern menu served also in the dining room. @jazzstandard is open tonight for the first set. @martamanhattan is open for dinner (limited pizza menu). @maialino_nyc is open for dinner (limited menu). @themodernnyc is open for dinner in the Bar Room. @northendgrill is open for dinner in the bar room. @porchlightbar is closed for dinner. @unionsquarecafe is open for dinner. @untitlednyc and Studio Cafe are closed today. ❄️❄️❄️
Flatiron’s New American restaurantThe Gandersat out lunch but it’ll be open for dinner starting at 5 p.m.
Bushwick’s vegan barPine Box Rock Shopis open for all your drinking needs, from bloodies to toddies.
Get your grilled cheese on atLa Maison du Croque Monsieurin Union Square.
Both locations of pizzeria and St. Louis-style restaurantSpeedy Romeoare open through Stella, with special at each location. At the newly expanded LES location (63 Clinton St.), say #SpeedyStellaSnowpocalypse for half-priced Hot Toddies ($6) and White Album pizzas ($8.50). In Brooklyn (376 Classon Ave.) the hashtag will get you a half-priced White Album pizza ($8.50).
Michelin-starredRebelleon the Bowery will be offering $5 Hot Toddies and $5 spiked hot chocolate starting at 5 p.m. all night long.
All of the Benjamin Restaurant Group restaurants are open — Benjamin Steakhouse, Sea Fire Grill andBenjamin Prime, which is offering $1.50 oysters and half-price glasses of Champagne from 4-7 p.m.
Both locations of dumpling houseMimi Cheng’sare open.
All locations ofThe Meatball Shopare offering three specials on Tuesday and Wednesday: half-priced Hot Toddies all day ($5.50), a new hot chocolate special with steamed cream, dark chocolate shavings and vanilla ($6) or spiked with whiskey ($9), and kids get a free hot chocolate with their meal .
Upper West Side restaurantVaiis taking half off all wine, beer and cocktails to go with its Mediterranean-influenced fare.
Taste a bit of summer at Luke’s Lobster (UWS, UES, Park Slope and Time Square) with their lobster grilled cheese and small clam chowder combo for $15, today only.
Looking to enjoy the snow? Head toThe Modernat MoMA and watch the weather make the museum’s sculpture garden even prettier.
Astoria Bier & Cheesehas everything you need to stay warm, open now through dinner.
Claim a seat next to the fireplace atThe Vine, where they are offering complimentary hot chocolate with every purchase.
Snow or not, it’s still Pi Day. Find specials at Lower East Side gourmet pie show Petee’s, which will be handing outPi Crust Cookiesto everyone who purchases a slice.
BothFour and Twenty Blackbirdslocations are open – come hungry for their Pi Day special:
Try modern Italian restaurantL’Amico’s Snow Day Soup Special, a nettle soup with smoked ricotta.
East Asian newcomerLautis offering complimentary teh tarik (Malaysian hot milk tea) and a pulut hitam hot dessert (Malaysian rice pudding) for dine-in customers.
AtThe Chinese Clubin Williamsburg, warm up with a complimentary cup of tea.
Chelsea Market is open. If you’re looking for hot chocolate, head toCreamline, where you can get a handmade cuppa and some fried Oreos dunk in it, too.
Upper West Side comedy clubStand Up NYis open; pay no cover if you book online with the code “freetuesday.”
Starting at 4 p.m. until close, Lower East Side barRochelle’swill be doing all-night happy hour and $5 shots of Fireball to warm you up.