A Jamaican style diner, located at 132 Houston Street, on the far end of Greenwich Village, is best described as "a Caribean oasis in the middle of downtown Manhattan".
This is Miss Lily's restaurant, a project by Paul Salmon, the designer Serge Becker, and the Jakupi brothers (Binn and Genc), also known for having been an integral part of New York City's most exclusive nightclubs including Bungalow 8, 1Oak, and The Box.
Inspired in the diverse roots of Jamaican cuisine the kitchen offers delicacies like jerk chicken, escovitch fish, oxtail and curried goat seasoned with scotch bonnet peppers and fiery jerk spices.
In short, Miss Lily's is an island vacation in the middle of a busy city, plus hosting several cool people from the fashion industry like Giovanna Battaglia and hype New Yorkers.
Their outdoor seating if obviously the most coveted place in the restaurant!
They have a second location that is pretty cool in the Lower East Side, right at the corner of Thompkin Square Park, called Miss Lily's 7A Café.
Location: 132 West Houston Street and the Miss Lily's 7A Café at 109 Avenue A.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Miss Lily