Irina Shayk’s New York Address Book
The Russian top model and cover star of this month’s Numéro shares her favorite hang-outs.
It might seem strange but I love crowded places! The Balthazar restaurant in SoHo is one of my favourites. It's like a sort of chic American style Coupole: you go there to see and be seen. The crowd is a mix of regulars and tourists… There's always a queue but that's part of the experience… It's the perfect opportunity to people watch and have unexpected encounters.
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012.
When I crave a more intimate ambiance I like Hudson Clearwater in the West Village, where I can see a friend in complete peace and just have lunch in a quiet corner gossiping. I recommend it for the imaginative cocktails and its cosy vibe.
447 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014.
Totally overcrowded, Roberta’s is the meeting spot for artists and people in the neighbourhood. And they serve the best pizzas around. Everyone is squashed in together, conversations get all mixed up, and it’s friendly with no fuss.
261 Moore St, New York, ny 11206.
For me the best restaurant in the world is Mari Vanna in Manhattan. Everything is just perfect. The décor is sophisticated and typical of Russian apartments with a sublime wallpaper, Matryoshkas, chandeliers and old black and white photos. They serve borsch (traditional beetroot soup, with vegetables and meat) and I love it! E 20th St, New York, NY 10003.
41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003.
I like taking my American friends to the Russian restaurant/night-club, Tatiana with its traditional dance shows. It's on the promenade in Brooklyn. Its décor is very glamourous and colourful.
3152 Brighton 6th St, New York, nY 11235.
I never get tired of the restaurant Nobu Next Door in TriBeCa, the second Nobu in New York. The cooking is always delicate and refined, and the service is excellent. I really love the electric and energetic ambiance of the place.
105 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013.
By Delphine Roche and Léa Zetlaoui