Unreal Haitian Food in Hell's Kitchen & A Concert at Terminal 5
Sometimes a restaurant is about more than good food, it’s about a really good story. Le Soleil’s Rolande Bisserth came to New York from Haiti in 1973 and opened her restaurant in midtown Manhattan. As rent prices rapidly rose, she was forced to close. But true grit—and heart—led to its reopening 11 months later (a day after Bisserth’s 72nd birthday) in Hell’s Kitchen. Le Soleil’s charm is less about its casual space or spare décor and more about Ms. Bisserth’s dedication to authentic food that takes you on a journey to Port-Au-Prince daily. The menu includes fried meats—goat, chicken, pork and beef—and red snapper. The spot also offers additional specialties, like oxtails, turkey stew, and beef okra, which vary by day. This restaurant is cash only, so be sure you stop by an ATM before you visit.
After dinner, treat yourself to an epic night of live music at New York’s Terminal 5, an intimate, multi-level venue in Hell’s Kitchen. You can catch award-winning, uber-talented musicians here at pretty affordable ticket prices—leading to an unforgettable night that continues to push genre boundaries and move you.
858 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan
610 W 56th Street, Manhattan