Once you check out these luxurious designer digs, you may never want to check out of them. There's more Western flavor in the big apple these days than you might think. Plus much more.Manhattan has long had a small but hearty dose of Western restaurants and shops on its grid, but with the addition of two new cowboy-country eateries, Lonesome Dove and Ted’s Montana Grill, the city’s finally starting to find its inner cowboy.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
Like the novel that chef Tim Love’s restaurant is named after, his cuisine is proof that the biggest thing to come out of Texas is talent. But Love knew that in order to prove himself as a world-class chef, he had to take Manhattan — and the city is better for it.
29 West 21st Street, (212) 414-3139, www.lonesomedovenyc.com
Take it easy on the tequila; you’ll want your head clear and ready for the moment when this restaurant’s mouthwatering Southwestern fare knocks it off your shoulders. So. Good.
140 Seventh Avenue South, (212) 989-2100, www.agaveny.com
Billy Martin’s Western Wear
There may be no range to ride, but the city has miles of (concrete) trails to travel, so you’re going to need a good pair of boots. Might as well kick up a spending spree at this shop, founded by one of the Yankees’ most legendary managers.
220 East 60th Street, (212) 861-3100, www.billymartin.com
No, you can’t cast a line into Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain. But gear up at Urban Angler and they’ll be happy to send you on your way to top fishing spots just a stone’s skip outside the city.
206 Fifth Avenue, (800) 255-5488, www.urban-angler.com
It was just a matter of time before that ol’ buffalo rancher Ted Turner decided to hitch part of his chain’s future to New York. And he claimed the perfect spot in Midtown to serve up his bison-meat-and-potatoes fare — just steps away from the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
110 West 51st Street, (212) 245-5220, www.tedsmontanagrill.com