MIDTOWN

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Midtown Manhattan, other than the iconic Times Square, has historically been associated with office buildings and the occasional deli. In recent years, this area has experienced a renaissance of sorts, with a plethora of dining, nightlife, and shopping experiences adding to the bustling action of one of the world’s greatest cities. Here, our favorites for everything from fine dining to neighborhood essentials.

 
 

 
 

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

 

SPOON TABLE & BAR
40 East 33rd Street between Madison and Park Avenues
Seasonal New American dishes from brunch to dinner, plus craft cocktails, in a cozy, warm space

MONARCH ROOFTOP BAR
71 West 35th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Spacious penthouse cocktail bar with clubby decor, light fare, indoor/outdoor seating & urban views

PARKER & QUINN
64 West 39th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
American dining & creative cocktails set against a vintage backdrop in the Refinery Hotel

THE HAROLD
1271 Broadway between 31st and 32nd Streets
Two-story quaint, modern eatery turning out elevated American & international fare, plus cocktails

THE VINE
851 Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets
Hotel lounge serving classic cocktails, wine and polished Italian fare in stylish digs with a patio
 

THE ARCHIVE
12 East 36th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
This upscale bar & lounge features contemporary decor with a grown-up vibe, plus refined bar food

GAONNURI
1250 Broadway at 32nd Street
Upscale, stylish Korean eatery on skyscraper’s 39th floor offers panoramic views and tabletop BBQ

HAVEN ROOFTOP
132 West 47th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Cabanas & views go with cocktails & French-influenced bites at this heated, glassed-in rooftop spot

FINE & RARE
9 East East 37th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
Richly furnished setting for hard-to-find spirits, raw-bar items, live jazz & classic American food

STAND BISTRO
33 West 37th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Sophisticated American meals in a modern space featuring a bar, library lounge & dining room

THE LAMBS CLUB
132 West 44th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway
An expense-account crowd samples cocktails & steaks at this clubby, art deco-styled eatery

L’AMICO
Eventi Hotel | 849 Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets
Laurent Tourondel, rustic-chic Italian restaurant in the Eventi Hotel serving pizza, pasta & more

REFINERY ROOFTOP
63 West 38th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Industrial-chic rooftop spot in the Refinery Hotel featuring cocktails, light fare & dramatic views

BRYANT PARK GRILL
25 West 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
American eatery situated on a prime patch of park real estate behind the New York Public Library

CLOUD SOCIAL ROOFTOP BAR
6 West 32nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Hip lounge with modern decor offering craft beer, wine & cocktails, plus skyscraper views

PROPER WEST
54 West 39th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Sleek, dimly-lit sports bar with walls of flat-screen TVs plus elevated pub eats and seating

CROTON RESERVOIR TAVERN
108 West 40th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Popular neighborhood hangout for drinks and American cuisine served in a cozy setting

HUNT & FISH CLUB
125 West 44th Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway
Upscale seafood and steak focused menu perfect for special occasion

MASSONI
11 East 31st Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
Brick-walled restaurant inside Arlo NoMad serving Italian-American pizzas and pastas

FERRIS
44 West 29th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Sleek yet cozy New American in the MADE Hotel offering seasonal, eclectic dishes and creative cocktails

THE BAR AT THE NOMAD HOTEL
10 West 28th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
The NoMad Hotel the NoMad Bar is a dark and swanky cave

AYZA WINE & CHOCOLATE BAR
11 West 31st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
French-Mediterranean restaurant offering nearly 100 wines, champagnes, chocolates and cheeses

MAGIC HOUR ROOFTOP BAR AND LOUNGE
485 Seventh Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
Rooftop cocktail bar at the Moxy Times Square with an amusement park theme, including mini-golf.

ARNO
141 West 38th Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway
White-tablecloth restaurant serving traditional Northern Italian cuisine

DELMONICO’S KITCHEN
207 West 36th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
Upscale offshoot of the storied steakhouse serving an updated menu in a chic and modern setting

ZUMA
261 Madison Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets
Trendy, high-end Japanese place with an izakaya-inspired menu

AI FIORI
400 Fifth Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
Gourmet fare from the Italian and French Riviera plus regional wines in an elegant hotel setting

O YA
120 East 28th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Upscale Japanese spot for inventive omakase menus, a la carte options

PETIT POULET
52 West 33rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Warm, candlelit bistro inside the Radisson Hotel dishing up meat-centric French classics

RAINES LAW ROOM AT THE WILLIAM
24 East 39th Street between Madison and Park Avenues
A semi-secret entrance leads to this plush lounge crafting cocktails


 
 

ART & CULTURE

 

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
4 Pennsylvania Plaza at 31st Street and Seventh Avenue
Iconic sports and entertainment venue

JAZZ AT KITANO
66 Park Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets
Intimate spot in the Kitano Hotel boasts live music most nights, eclectic fare & Sunday jazz brunch

BRYANT PARK
Fifth and Sixth Avenues between 40th and 42nd Streets
Year-round destination for activities, eats and seasonal gardens

HERALD SQUARE
Broadway and Avenue of the Americas between 34th and 35th Streets
Iconic shopping destination

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets
Art deco NYC staple with exhibits & observatories on the 86th & 102nd floors

MADISON SQUARE PARK
11 Madison Avenue
Public green space featuring sculptures, a dog run and views of the Flatiron Building

MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
225 Madison Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
Celebrated museum and library gift shop featuring books, accessories and collection-related wares


 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

 

((305)) FITNESS
33 East 33rd Street between Madison and Park Avenues
A new style to working out, dance inspired workout routines

EQUINOX PARK AVENUE
1 Park Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets
Voted Best Gym in America with modern facilities to fulfill all fitness needs

CYC FITNESS
700 Eighth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets
45-minute indoor cycling with upbeat music and instructors

DRYBAR BRYANT PARK
19 East 39th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues
Fast and easy blowouts with signature products

HAIRROIN SALON
1333 Broadway between Seventh Avenue and Broadway
Creative hair salon

YOGA HERALD SQUARE
139 West 35th Street, 8th Floor
between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

Large fitness center with yoga, barre and Pilates classes in heated rooms

SOULCYCLE NOMAD
12 West 27th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Trendy group fitness featuring high-intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting strength training, and rhythm-based choreography

SERENITY SPA - NOMAD
49 West 27th Street between Sixth and Fifth Avenues
Unique beauty and wellness experience

BODE NYC
797 Eighth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets
Upstairs studio featuring Bikram yoga and hot HIIT group classes in an unpretentious atmosphere


 
 

HOTELS

 

LANGHAM PLACE
400 Fifth Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
Contemporary luxury with urban sophistication

KIMPTON HOTEL EVENTI
851 Sixth Avenue at 30th Street
Posh high-rise hotel offering extensive dining and terrace with a multimedia screen.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL NEW YORK
80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street
Upscale hotel featuring contemporary rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a chic modern American eatery, airy lobby lounge, specialty cocktail bar, and a posh spa.

THE NOMAD HOTEL
1170 Broadway at 28th Street
The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility

ARCHER HOTEL NEW YORK
45 West 38th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Industrial-chic hotel with rooftop bar and plush quarters

THE ACE HOTEL NEW YORK
20 West 29th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
Stylish quarters in a trendy hotel with an art gallery and a lively lounge

REFINERY HOTEL
63 West 38th Street between
Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Stylish rooms with industrial-chic flair, plus a fitness room, a gastropub and a rooftop lounge

HYATT HERALD SQUARE NEW YORK
30 West 31st Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
Contemporary high-rise hotel offering a bistro, plus a seasonal rooftop lounge with city views

PARK HYATT NEW YORK
153 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Sleek hotel boasting posh, airy rooms with an elegant restaurant, cocktail lounge, chic spa, indoor pool, and a fitness center.


 
 

SHOPPING

 

MACY’S HERALD SQUARE
151 West 34th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

TARGET
112 West 34th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

BERGDORF GOODMAN
754 Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
611 Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets

SEPHORA
112 West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenues

UNIQLO
31 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

BANANA REPUBLIC
17 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

SUNGLASS HUT
1313 Broadway between 34th and 35th Streets

LORD & TAYLOR
424 Fifth Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets


NEIGHBORHOOD NECESSITIES

 

MARKETS

 

FAIRWAY MARKET CHELSEA
766 Sixth Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets
Grab-and-go selection of upscale prepared foods attached to a sprawling gourmet grocery store

THE FOOD EMPORIUM
810 Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets
Supermarket chain combining groceries with gourmet gifts, imported foods & housewares

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
89 East 42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
Gourmet food vendors in Grand Central offering fresh produce, prepared dishes & specialty items

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
1095 Sixth Avenue between 41st and 42nd Streets
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares and other products

WINE & SPIRITS

 

OAK & STEEL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS
171 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

EPIC SPIRITS INC.
875 Sixth Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets

HERALD SQUARE SPIRITS
34 West 31st Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway

 

HEALTHCARE

PHARMACY

MOUNT SINAI BETH ISRAEL
55 East 34th Street between Madison and Park Avenues

WALK IN CLINIC OF NYC
274 Madison Avenue,
Suite 304 between 39th and 40th Streets

DUANE READE
1270 Broadway between 32nd and 33rd Streets

WALGREENS
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street

POST OFFICE

TRANSIT

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
16 West 33rd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway

FEDEX OFFICE SHIP CENTER
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue
Subways: S, 5, 4, 6, 7

PENNSYLVANIA STATION
On West 31st Street
between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Subways: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E

ATM & BANKS

CHASE BANK
349 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets

CAPITAL ONE BANK
404 Fifth Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets

TD BANK
469 Seventh Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets

PET CARE

PET CENTRAL MADISON AVENUE
193 Madison Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets
Outpost of a local chain carrying a wide range of food, accessories and supplies

PAWFECT DAY
276 Fifth Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets
Dog walking, pet sitting and boarding

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