Dining at Preserve24 will feel a bit like stepping inside of a Tim Burton movie. The kooky, dreamlike Lower East Side restaurant, which spans three 111-year-old tenement buildings, is also an art expedition designed by sculptor Brian Goggin. All decorative items are environmentally conscious and up-cycled, and the food follows suit: Chef John Parlatore, formerly of Fig & Olive, is making seasonal, locally sourced rustic dishes like a farmer's market salad, Saxelby's cheese plate, and fennel-crusted upstate veal chop. The restaurant officially opens for daytime, evening, and late-night service on Thursday — you can even eat until 4 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Take a look at the cool space, a few of the dishes, and the menus, straight ahead.
Preserve24, 175-177 East Houston St., at Allen St., 646-837-6100