MIDTOWN EAST

 
 Image courtesy of the Pursuitists

Image courtesy of the Pursuitists

 
 

Whether you spend your day power lunching at Casa Lever, marveling at the incredible architecture of Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building or relaxing beside the rooftop pool at the Peninsula Spa, Midtown East is classic New York at its finest.

 
 

 
 

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR
89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue
Venerated eatery serving raw oysters, pan roasts & chowders in a bustling, vaulted setting.

SUSHI YASUDA
204 East 43rd Street
Traditional sushi often using fish flown in from Japan served in a minimalist, bamboo setting.

LAVO
39 East 58th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Upscale, industrial-chic Italian eatery with a downstairs nightclub featuring DJs & bottle service.

THE POLO BAR
1 East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue
Handsome American restaurant by designer Ralph Lauren, serving classic dishes, bar bites & drinks.

MR. CHOW
324 East 57th Street near Second Avenue
Elegant Chinese restaurant, around since 1979 and still considered to be a scene.

THE GRILL
99 East 52nd Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues
Steakhouse in an iconic Seagram Building setting with midcentury style, classic dishes & cocktails.

THE POOL
99 East 52nd Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues
In the landmark setting of the former Four Seasons, this reimagined room specializes in seafood.

JOJO
160 East 64th Street, at Lexington Avenue
Elegant townhouse restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten with a seasonal French menu.

SMITH & WOLLENSKY
797 Third Avenue
Chophouse chain outpost serving prime steaks & seafood in a clubby, power-dining setting.

AVRA ESTIATORIO
141 East 48th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues
Upscale Greek seafood eatery with fresh fish by the pound, villa decor & expansive outdoor seating

THE LOBSTER CLUB
98 East 53rd Street, at Park Avenue
High-end Japanese locale serving sushi & teppanyaki dishes in a sophisticated, lounge-style setting.

LA GOULUE
29 East 61st Street, between Park and Madison Avenues
Revival of a longtime restaurant for traditional French fare in a setting with dark woods & mirrors.

THE MONKEY BAR
60 East 54th Street between Park and Madison Avenues
Retro murals & swanky furnishings fill this exclusive American eatery with a powerful clientele.

CASA LEVER
390 Park Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets
Refined Milanese dishes star at this Italian eatery in a sleek, modernist space in the Lever House. 

FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT
42 East 49th Street, at Madison Avenue
Upscale American dishes in a high-design, midcentury-chic haunt of the famous & powerful.


 
 

ARTS & CULTURE

ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
Fifth Avenue at 51st Street
Towering Neo-Gothic church from 1879 with twin spires & storied history opposite Rockefeller Center.

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue
Iconic train station known for its grand facade & main concourse, also offering shops & dining.

CHRYSLER BUILDING
405 Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street
Shimmering art deco skyscraper from 1930 whose spire once made it the world's tallest building.

UNITED NATIONS
42nd Street at the FDR Drive
18-acre complex on the East River where 193 member-nations participate in international diplomacy


 
 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

THE PENINSULA SPA
700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street
A full-service urban retreat above the bustle of midtown.

SOULCYCLE
240 East 54th Street between Second and Third Avenues
Indoor cycling, reinvented.

PIERRE MICHEL SALON
135 East 57th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
A highly trained staff of 75 stylists, colorists, estheticians, makeup artists and manicurists ensure excellence in service

BUMBLE & BUMBLE
146 East 56th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues
A full-service hair salon set in a East Side Townhouse specializing in cuts and color.


 
 

HOTELS

THE WALDORF ASTORIA
301 Park Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets
Luxe 1931 art deco landmark featuring refined quarters, a renowned spa & high-end dining.

BACCARAT HOTEL
28 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Luxury Midtown hotel nearby the MoMA and Central Park with polished rooms with stylish, French-inspired decor.

THE PENINSULA HOTEL
700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street
Period pick with high-end rooms, free WiFi & a trendy rooftop bar with city views.

THE WHITBY HOTEL
18 West 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Ultrachic hotel featuring hip rooms with an English-country vibe, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a stylish restaurant with vibrant decor.

THE FOUR SEASONS
57 East 57th Street at Park Avenue
Chic, refined rooms with free Wi-Fi & marble baths in a posh tower with a spa, gym & swanky bar

THE ST. REGIS
2 East 55th Street at Fifth Avenue
Luxury hotel offering glamorous quarters with butler service, plus a lounge/bar with fine dining. 


NEIGHBORHOOD NECESSITIES

CRUSH WINE & SPIRITS
153 East 57th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
89 East 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue
Commuter-friendly set of food vendors in Grand Central offering prepared dishes & specialty items.

URBANSPACE
General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Avenue, at 51st Street
Food hall in a historic space selling global dishes & drinks by big names in street eats.


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