Concierge: Avenue Picks 2010

Some things are constant and some are ever-changing, and one thing that is constant is that New York is always in flux. That’s why you need an expert to keep you up to date on the finest restaurants, hottest clubs, chicest shops and hidden, not-to-be-missed gems of the city. For 35 years, AVENUE magazine has offered access to the people and places that make Manhattan tick. We are the ultimate insiders in a metropolis that is teeming with possibilities. Concierges at the city’s finest hotels can help you cut through the second-best to get you into the top tier, and AVENUE helps you know what that top tier is. We are pleased to present the guide to the very best the city has to offer, from those who know it inside and out.

SHOPPING

BEST JEWELERS AND WATCHES:
Asprey
853 Madison Avenue (between 70th and 71st streets)
212.688.1811

Audemars Piguet
65 East 57th Street
(at Park Avenue)
212.758.8400

Bulgari
730 Fifth Avenue
(at 57th Street)
212.315.2300

Cartier
653 Fifth Avenue
(at 52nd Street)
212.753.0111
828 Madison Avenue
(at 69th Street)
212.472.6400

Chanel
fine jewelry
733 Madison Avenue
(at 64th Street)
212.535.5828

Damiani
796 Madison Avenue
(at 67th Street)
212.375.6474

David Webb
789 Madison Avenue (between 66th and 67th streets)
212.421.3030

David Yurman
729 Madison Avenue
(at 64th Street)
212.752.4255

Dumont Estate Jewelry
780 Madison Avenue
(between 66th and 67th streets)
212.988.0888

Fred Leighton
773 Madison Avenue
(at 66th Street)
212.288.1872

Graff
710 Madison Avenue
(at 63rd Street)
212.355.9292

Harry Winston
718 Fifth Avenue
(at 56th Street)
212.245.2000

Jack Vartanian
996 Madison Avenue (between 77th and 78th streets)
212.988.2881

Kenneth Jay Lane
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and
Central Park South)
646.912.8371

Kwiat
725 Madison Avenue (between 63rd and 64th streets)
212.725.7777

Leviev
700 Madison Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd streets)
212.763.5300

Maurice Fine Jewelry
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.888.2223

Reinstein Ross
29 East 73rd Street
(at Madison Avenue)
212.772.1901

Seaman Schepps
485 Park Avenue
(at 58th Street)
212.753.9520

Tiffany & Co.
727 Fifth Avenue
(at 56th and 57th streets)
212.230.6000

Van Cleef
744 Fifth Avenue
(at 57th and 58th streets)
877.826.2533

Wempe
700 Fifth Avenue
(at 55th Street)
212.397.9000

Yael Sonia
922 Madison Avenue
(at 73rd Street)
212.472.6488

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORES:

Bonpoint
810 Madison Avenue
(at 68th Street)
212.879.0900

Crewcuts
1190 Madison Avenue
(at 87th Street)
212.348.9803

Infinity NYC
1116 Madison Avenue
(at 83rd Street)
212.517.4232

Jacadi
1242 Madison Avenue
(at 89th Street)
212.369.1616

Space Kiddets
26 East 22nd Street
(between Broadway
and Park Avenue)
212.420.9878

Spring Flowers
907 Madison Avenue
(at 72nd Street)
212.717.8182

BEST 24-HOUR DRUGSTORES:

CVS
See cvs.com for
store locations

Duane Reade
See duanereade.com
for store locations

BEST LOCAL “UNDER THE RADAR” BOUTIQUES:

F.S.C. Freemans Sporting Club
8 Rivington Street
(between Bowery and Chrystie Street)
212.673.3209

Parke & Ronen
176 Ninth Avenue
(at 21st Street)
212.989.4245

BEST VINTAGE STORES:

Arthritis Foundation Encore Consignment
1132 Madison Avenue
(between 84th and 85th Street)
212.879.2850

Council Thrift Shop
246 East 84th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.439.8373

Frock
170 Elizabeth Street
(between Kenmare and Spring streets)
212.594.5380

From Around The World Vintage Archive
209 West 38th Street, suite 1201
(at Seventh Avenue)
212.354.6536

Keni Valenti Retro-Couture
155 West 29th Street,
3rd floor, room C5
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
917.686.9553

Resurrection
217 Mott Street
(between Prince and Spring streets)
212.625.1374

Screaming Mimi’s
382 Lafayette Street
(between Great Jones
and 4th streets)
212.677.6464

Thrift Shop
1430 Third Avenue
(at 81st Street)
212.772.8816

What Goes Around Comes Around
351 West Broadway
(between Broome and Grand streets)
212.343.1225

BEST LEATHER GOODS:

Ghurka
1 West 58th Street
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.826.8300
683 Madison Avenue (between 61st
and 62nd streets)
212.826.8300

MCM
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.832.2626

T. Anthony
445 Park Avenue
(at 56th Street)
212.750.9797

WHERE THE COGNOSCENTI SHOP FOR ANTIQUES:

Antiques M
220 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.644.3404

AVENUE Antiques and Art at the Armory
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
(at 66th Street)
212.284.9728
(call for dates and details)

Classic Rug Ccollection
205 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.832.3338

Donald A. Heald
217 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.668.1410

Guy Regal LTD./Newel LLC.
223 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.888.2134

Howard Kaplan Antiques
240 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.443.7170

John Salibello Antiques
211 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.838.5767

Karl Kemp Antiques
36 East 10th Street
(between Broadway and University Place)
212.254.1877

Kentshire
700 Madison Avenue
(between 62nd and 63rd streets)
212.752.4255

Luther Quintana Studio
237 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.888.2134

Maison Gerard
53 East 10th Street
(at Broadway)
212.674.7611

Phoenix Antiques
213 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.759.1153

BEST FLORISTS:

Belle Fleur
134 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
(between 18th and 19th streets)
212.254.8703

Bloom
541 Lexington Avenue
(at 50th Streets)
212.832.8094

Floralies
122 East 55th Street (between Park and Lexington avenues)
212.755.3990

L’olivier Floral Atelier
19 East 76th Street
(between Fifth and Madison avenues)
212.744.7676

The Secret Garden
574 Columbus Avenue
(at 88th Street)
212.362.8188

Starbright Ffloral Design
150 West 28th Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
800.520.8999

MOST EXCLUSIVE FURRIERS:

Dennis Basso
765 Madison Avenue (between 65th
and 66th streets)
212.794.4500

G. Michael Hennessy Furs
345 Seventh Avenue, 5th floor
(at 32nd Street)
212.695.7991

J. Mendel
723 Madison Avenue (between 63rd and 64th streets)
212.832.5830

Petrou
850 Madison Avenue
(at 70th Street)
212.249.7111

Pologeorgis
143 West 29th Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.563.2250

BEST PLACES TO PICK UP A LAST-MINUTE TUXEDO:

Baldwin Formals
1156 Sixth Avenue, 2nd floor
(at 45th Street)
800.427.0072

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue (between 57th and 58th streets)
800.558.1855

Brioni
57 East 57th Street (between Park and Madison avenues)
646.624.5600

Brooks Brothers
346 Madison Avenue
(at 44th Street)
212.682.8800

BEST LUGGAGE STORES:

Ghurka
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.826.8300
683 Madison Avenue (between 61st and
62nd streets)
212.826.8300

Hermes
691 Madison Avenue
(at 62nd Street)
212.751.3181

J.Crew
1035 Madison Avenue
(at 79th Street)
212.249.3869
Lexington Luggage
793 Lexington Avenue (between 61st and 62nd streets)
800.822.0404

Samsonite
838 Madison Avenue
(between 69th and 70th streets)
212.861.2064

T. Anthony
445 Park Avenue
(at 56th Street)
212.750.9797

Tumi
1100 Madison Avenue (between 82nd and 83rd streets)
212.288.8802

BEST WINE MERCHANTS:

Crush Wine & Spirits
153 East 57th Street
(between Lexington and Third avenues)
212.980.9463

Millesima
1355 Second Avenue (between 71st and 72nd streets)
212.639.9463

Morrell & Company
1 Rockefeller Plaza
(at Fifth Avenue)
212.688.9370

Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits
505 Park Avenue
(at 59th Street)
212.838.7500

BEST MUSEUM SHOP:

MoMa Design Store
44 West 53rd Street
(between Sixth and Fifth avenues)
212.767.1050

BEST SHOPS FOR HOUSEWARMING GIFTS:

ABC Carpet & Home
881 & 888 Broadway (between 18th and 19th streets)
212.473.3000

Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
(between 57th and 58th streets)
800.558.1855

Harris Levy
98 Forsyth Street
(between Broome and Grand streets)
212.226.3102

Madeline Qeinrib atelier
ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway, 6th floor
(at 19th Street)
212.473.3000 x3780

Takashimaya New York
693 Fifth Avenue (between 54th and 55th streets)
212.350.0100


HEALTH AND BEAUTY

BEST DAY SPAS:

Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa
The Plaza
1 West 58th St
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.265.3182

Eden Day Spa
388 Broadway (between Walker and White streets)
212.226.0515

Sense, A Rrosewood Spa
The Carlyle
35 East 76th Street
(at Madison Avenue)
212.744.1600

Smooth Synergy
686 Lexington Avenue, suite 3N
(between 56th and 57th streets)
212.397.0111

Spa Chakra On Fifth
663 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
(between 52nd and 53rd streets)
212.871.3050

Susan Ciminelli Day Spa & Salon
120 East 56th Street, 2nd floor
(between Park and Lexington avenues)
212.750.4441

BEST HAIR SALONS:

Cozy’s Cuts For Kids
1125 Madison Avenue
(at 84th Street)
212.744.1716

David Evangelista at Spa Chakra On Fifth
663 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor
(between 52nd and 53rd streets)
212.871.3050

Frédéric Fekkai
712 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor (at 56th Street)
212.753.9500

John Barrett Salon
754 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor (between 57th and 58th streets)
212.872.2700

Julien Farel Salon
605 Madison Avenue (between 57th and 58th streets)
212.888.8988

The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.223.4694

Toka Salon Mmadison Ave
768 Madison Avenue (between 65th and 66th streets)
212.517.5133

Yves Durif
The Carlyle
35 East 76th Street
(at Madison Avenue)
212.452.0954

BEST BARBERS:

F.S.C. Barber
5 Horatio Street
(at Eighth Avenue)
212.929.3917

Paul Molé Barbershop
1031 Lexington Avenue (between 73rd and 74th streets)
212.535.8461

BEST MANICURES:

Elizabeth Arden
691 Fifth Avenue (between 54th and 55th streets)
212.546.0200

Spa Chakra On Fifth
663 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor (between 52nd and 53rd streets)
212.871.3050

Susan Ciminelli Day Spa & Salon
120 East 56th Street, 2nd floor
(between Lexington and Park avenues)
212.750.4441

BEST PLACES FOR SKIN CARE:

Christine Chin Spa
82 Orchard Street
(between Grand and Broomes streets)
212.353.0503

Clarins Skin Spa
1061 Madison Avenue (between 80th and 81st streets)
212.734.6100

Dr. Douglas S. Steinbrech
620 Park Avenue
(at 65th Street)
212.734.4400

Dr. Howard Sobel’s Skin & Spa Cosmetic Surgery Center
960 Park Avenue
(at 82nd Street)
212.288.0060

Lather
127 East 57th Street
(between Lexington and Park avenues)
212.644.4449

Mario Badescu Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue (between 55th and 56th streets)
212.904.7971

Susan Ciminelli Day Spa & Salon
120 East 56th Street, 2nd floor
(between Lexington and Park avenues)
212.750.4441

BEST PLACES FOR A NAP:

Central Park-Sheep’s Meadow

Exhale
980 Madison Avenue
(at 77th Street)
212.249.3000
150 Central Park South
212.249.3000

Yelo
315 West 57th Street
(between Eighth and Ninth avenues)
212.245.8235

BEST INDOOR SPOT FOR CHILD’S PLAY:

Chelsea Piers
23rd Street and the Hudson River
212.336.6666

Kidville
163 East 84th Street
(between Lexington and Third avenues)
212.630.9600

YMCA
5 West 63rd Street,
6th floor
(at Central Park West)
212.875.4100

BEST YOGA STUDIOS:

Jivamukti Yoga Center
853 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor
(between 64th and 65th streets)
646.290.8106

Pure Yoga
203 East 86th Street
(at Third Avenue)
212.360.1888

Yoga Effect
226 East 54th Street,
suite 600
212.754.5600


CUSTOM SERVICES

BEST EMERGENCY BABY-SITTERS:

American Child Care, Inc.
445 Park Avenue, 9th floor (between 56th and 57th streets)
212.244.0200

The Baby Sitters’ Guild
60 East 42nd Street, suite 912
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.682.0227

Sitters Studio
646.246.6024

BEST LIMOUSINE SERVICES:

Capricorn Llimousine Service
718.729.3000

Carey
1.800.336.4646

Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation
617.787.5575

EmpireCLS
worldwide chauffeured services
201.784.1200

BEST PLACES FOR SHOE REPAIR:

Artie’s Shoe Repair, Inc.
243 Eighth Avenue (between 22nd and 23rd streets)
212.255.1451

Infinity Shoe Repair
599 Lexington Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd streets)
212.755.4901

Jim’s Shoe Repair
50 East 59th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.355.8259

Leather Spa
10 West 55th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.262.4823

BEST PET GROOMERS:

Biscuit And Bath
1535 First Avenue
(at 80th Street)
212.419.2500

Hydrosurge Therapeutic Holistic Pet Bathing and Professional Grooming
207 West 80th Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam avenues)
212.787.3073

Ritzy Canine Carriage House
148 East 40th Street
(between Lexington and Third avenues)
212.949.1818

BEST PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND SECURITY SERVICE:

Gold Shield Executive Sservices, Inc.
900 South Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y.
212.619.4844

BEST PERSONAL SHOPPERS:

Christine James and Danielle Paltrowitz
Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue (between 57th and 58th streets)
212.872.8700

BEST PLACES TO RENT A HELICOPTER:

Associated Aircraft Group, Inc.
845.463.6500

Helicopter Flight Services
609.265.0822

Liberty Helicopters
888.692.4354

Shoreline Aviation
800.468.8639

Wings Air
866.445.5434


FOOD & DRINK

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS:

Popover Café
551 Amsterdam Avenue (at 86th Street)
212.595.8555

Serafina Fabulous Pizza
1022 Madison Avenue
(at 79th Street)
212.734.2676

Serendipity 3
225 East 60th Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.838.3531

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH SPOTS:

BLT Market
The Ritz-Carlton
New York, Central Park
1430 Sixth Avenue (between 58th
and 59th streets)
212.521.6125

Blue Water Grill
31 Union Square West
(at 16th Street)
212.675.9500

Eatery
798 Ninth Avenue
(at 53rd Street)
212.765.7080

Norma’s
Le Parker Meridien
118 West 57th Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.708.7460

Pastis
9 Ninth Avenue
(at Little West 12th Street)
212.929.4844

Sarabeth’s
1295 Madison Avenue
(at 92nd Street)
212.410.7335

BEST PLACES FOR A BREAKFAST MEETING:

Barney Greengrass
541 Amsterdam Avenue (at 86th Street)
212.724.4707

Brasserie Ruhlmann
45 Rockefeller Plaza (between Fifth
and Sixth avenues)
212.974.2020

The Four Seasons
57 East 57th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.758.5700

Loews Regency Hotel
540 Park Avenue
(at 61st Street)
212.759.4100

Norma’s
Le Parker Meridien
118 West 57th Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.708.7460

BEST PLACES FOR A POWER LUNCH:

‘21’ Club
21 West 52nd Street
(at Madison Avenue)
212.582.7200

Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street
(at Park Avenue)
212.499.0599

Fred’s at Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue, 9th floor
(between 60th and 61st streets)
212.833.2200

The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street
(at Park Avenue)
212.754.9494

Le Caprice
795 Fifth Avenue
(between 60th and 61st streets)
212.555.1212

Michael’s Restaurant
24 West 55th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212. 767.0555

Swifty’s
1007 Lexington Avenue (at 72nd Street)
212.535.6000

BEST PLACES FOR AFTERNOON TEA:

The Carlyle
35 East 76th Street
(at Madison Avenue)
212.744.1600

The Gotham Lounge
The Peninsula New York
700 Fifth Avenue
(at 55th Street)
212.956.2888

Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon
The Inn at Irving Place
56 Irving Place
(between 17th and 18th streets)
212.533.4466

Tea & Sympathy
108 Greenwich Avenue (at Jane Street)
212.989.9735

Terrace Room
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.759.3000

BEST PLACES FOR DRINKS AL FRESCO:

230 Fifth
230 Fifth Avenue
(at 27th Street)
212.725.4300

Bryant Park Grill
Bryant Park’s Upper Terrace
(between 40th and 42nd Streets)
212.840.6500

The Loeb Boathouse
Central Park
East 72nd Street and Park Drive North
212.517.2233

Salon De Ning
The Peninsula New York
700 Fifth Avenue
(at 55th Street)
212.903.3861

BEST CHOCOLATIERS:

Jacques Torres Chocolate
285 Amsterdam Avenue (between 73rd and 74th streets)
212.414.2462

Maribelle New York
484 Broome Street
(at Wooster Street)
212.925.6999

La Maison du Chocolat
1018 Madison Avenue
(at 78th Street)
212.744.7117

Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
Rockefeller Plaza
620 Fifth Avenue (between 49th and 50th streets)
212.246.4416

Vosges Hhaut-Chocolat
1100 Madison Avenue
(at 83rd Street)
212.717.2929

BEST BAGELS:

Ess-A-Bagel, Inc.
359 First Avenue
(at 21st Street)
212.260.2252

H & H Bagels
2239 Broadway
(at 80th Street)
800.692.2435

Tal Bagels
333 East 86th Street
(between First and Second avenues)
212.427.6811

TOUGHEST RESTAURANTS TO GET A RESERVATION:

Fred’s at Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue, 9th floor
(between 60th and 61st streets)
212.833.2200

The Grill Room at The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street
(between Lexington and Park avenues)
212.754.9494

Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.554.1515

Momofuku Ko
163 First Avenue (between 10th and 11th streets)
www.momofuku.com

Monkey Bar
60 East 54th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.308.2950

Per Se
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, 4th floor
(at 60th Street)
212.823.9335

Rao’s
455 East 114th Street
(at Pleasant Avenue)
212.722.6709

The Waverly Inn
16 Bank Street
(at Waverly Place)
No phone

BEST CATERERS:

2 Peas & A Pot
475 Broadway
(between Broome and Grand Streets)
212.362.1910

Cer Té
20 West 55th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.397.2020

Elegant Affairs
16 Gramercy Park South (at 20th Street)
212.991.0078

Gourmet Gal, Inc.
504 East 12th Street
(at Avenue A)
212.995.2238

Great Performances
304 Hudson Street
(between Vandam and Spring streets)
212.727.2424

Restaurant Aassociates
330 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
(at 33rd Street)
212.613.5500

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS:

Da Silvano
260 Sixth Avenue
(at Bedford Street)
212.982.2343

Del Posto
85 Tenth Avenue
(between 15th and 16th streets)
212.497.8090

Elio’s
1621 Second Avenue (between 84th and 85th streets)
212.772.2242

Harry Cipriani
The Sherry Netherland
781 Fifth Avenue (between 59th and 60th streets)
212.753.5566

Il Mulino
86 West 3rd Street
(between Thompson and Sullivan streets)
212.673.3783

Peasant
194 Elizabeth Street
(between Spring and Prince streets)
212.965.9511

Sette Mezzo
969 Lexington Avenue (between 70th and 71st streets)
212.472.0400

Vico Ristorante
1302 Madison Avenue (between 92nd and 93rd streets)
212.876.2222

BEST SUSHI RESTAURANTS:

Jewel Bako
239 East 5th Street
(at Second Avenue)
212.979.1012

Masa
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle
(at Broadway and 59th Street)
212.823.9800

Megu
62 Thomas Street
(between Church Street and West Broadway)
212.964.7777

Sushi Seki
1143 First Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd streets)
212.371.0238

Sushi Yasuda
204 East 43rd Street
(between Second and Third avenues)
212.972.1001

BEST GOURMET FOOD STORES:

Butterfield Market
1114 Lexington Avenue (between 77th and 78th avenues)
212.288.7800

Citarella
2135 Broadway
(at 75th Street)
212.874.0383
1313 Third Avenue
(at 75th Street)
212.874.0383

Eli’s Manhattan
1411 Third Avenue
(at 80th Street)
212.717.8100

Fairway
2127 Broadway
(between 74th and 75th streets)
212.595.1888

Murray’s Cheese
254 Bleecker Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.243.3289

Zabar’s
2245 Broadway
(at 80th Street)
212.787.2000

BEST PLACES FOR CAPPUCCINO:

Bottega Del Vino
7 East 59th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.223.2724

Joe the Art of Coffee
141 Waverly Place
(at Gay Street)
212.924.6750

Nespresso Boutique Bar
761 Madison Avenue (between 65th and 66th streets)
800.562.1465

Via Quadronno
25 East 73rd Street
(between Fifth and Madison avenues)
212.650.9880

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS:

Bistro Chat Noir
22 East 66th Street
(between Fifth and Madison avenues)
212.794.2428

Daniel
60 East 65th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.288.0033

One If By Land, Two If By Sea
17 Barrow Street
(between West 4th and Bleecker streets)
212.255.8649

The River Cafe
1 Water Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.
718.522.5200

BEST RESTAURANT WINE LISTS:

Bouley
163 Duane Street
(at West Broadway)
212.964.2525

Chanterelle
2 Harrison Street
(at Hudson Street)
212.966.6960

Cru
24 Fifth Avenue
(at 9th Street)
212.529.1700

D.O.C. Wine Bar
83 North Seventh Street Brooklyn, N.Y.
718.963.1925

Orsay
1057 Lexington Avenue (at 75th Street)
212.517.6400

Sistina
1555 Second Avenue (between 80th and 81st streets)
212.861.7660

Veritas
43 East 20th Street
(between Broadway and Park Avenue South)
212.353.3700

BEST RESTAURANTS FOR LATE-NIGHT DINNER (AFTER 10PM):

Blue Ribbon Brasserie
97 Sullivan Street
(between Prince and Spring streets)
212.274.0404

Brasserie
100 East 53rd Street
(between Park and Lexington avenues)
212.751.4840

Cafeteria
119 Seventh Avenue
(at 17th Street)
212.414.1717

’Ino
21 Bedford Street
(between Downing and West Houston streets)
212.989.5769

Pastis
9 Ninth Avenue
(at Little West 12th Street)
212.929.4844

BEST RESTAURANTS FOR PRE-THEATER DINNER:

Bar Americain
152 West 52nd Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.265.9700

Carmine’s
2450 Broadway
(at 91st Street)
212.362.2200

Chez Josephine
414 West 42nd Street
(between Ninth and Tenth avenues)
212.594.1925

DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.391.2400

Lattanzi Ristorante
361 West 46th Street
(between Eighth and Ninth avenues)
212.315.0980

BEST CLASSIC RESTAURANTS:

Daniel
60 East 65th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.288.0033

La Grenouille
3 East 52nd Street
(between Fifth and Madison avenues)
212.752.1495

Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.554.1515

Le Cirque
One Beacon Court
151 East 58th Street
(at Lexington Avenue)
212.644.0202

Orsay
1057 Lexington Avenue (at 75th Street)
212.517.6400

BEST RESTAURANTS FOR NOUVELLE CUISINE:

DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.391.2400

Grayz
13-15 West 54th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.262.4600

Oak Room
The Plaza
1 West 58th Street
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.758.7777

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS:

Aquagrill
210 Spring Street
(at Avenue of the Americas)
212.274.0505

Esca
402 West 43rd Street
(between Ninth and Tenth avenues)
212.564.7272

Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.554.1515

Milos New York
125 West 55th Street
(between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
212.245.7400

BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS:

Blossom
187 Ninth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd streets)
212.627.1144

Candle Cafe
1307 Third Avenue (between 74th and 75th streets)
212.472.0970

Gobo
1426 Third Avenue
(at East 81st Street)
212.288.4686

Hangawi
12 East 32nd Street
(between Fifth and Madison avenues)
212.213.0077

Pure Food and Wine
54 Irving Place
(between 17th and 18th streets)
212.477.1010


CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

BEST WALKING TOUR COMPANY:

Big Onion Walking Tour
476 13th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.
212.439.1090

BEST SPORTS BARS:

The 40/40 Club
6 West 25th Street
(between Sixth Avenue and Broadway)
212.832.4040

Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
42 Central Park South
(at 59th Street and Sixth Avenue)
212.688.7777

Proof Bar & Lounge
239 Third Avenue (between 19th and 20th streets)
212.228.4200

Tonic Bar & Restaurant
727 Seventh Avenue (between 48th and 49th streets)
212.382.1059

BEST BOOKSTORES:

Assouline
The Plaza
758 Fifth Avenue
(at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South)
212.593.7236

Borders
461 Park Avenue
(at East 57th Street)
212.980.6785

Rizzoli Bookstore
31 West 57th Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.759.2424

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway
(at 12th Street)
212.473.1452

BEST BOOKSTORES FOR RARE BOOKS:

Argosy
116 East 59th Street
(between Park and Lexington avenues)
212.753.4455

Bauman Rare Books
535 Madison Avenue (between 54th
and 55th streets)
212.751.0011

Crawford Doyle
1082 Madison Avenue (between 81st and 82nd streets)
212.288.6300

Strand
828 Broadway
(at 12th Street)
212.473.1452

Ursus Books and Prints
981 Madison Avenue
(at 76th Street)
212.772.8787

BEST DROP-IN AUCTION HOUSES:

Bonhams
580 Madison Avenue
(at 56th Street)
212.644.9001

Christie’s
20 Rockefeller Plaza
(at 49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
212.636.2000

Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
(between Lexington and Third avenues)
212.427.2730

Sotheby’s
1334 York Avenue
(at 72nd Street)
212.606.7000

Tepper Galleries
110 East 25th Street
(at Park Avenue)
212.677.5300

QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORK CABARETS:

Bemelmans Bar
The Carlyle
35 East 76th Street
(at Madison Avenue)
212.744.1600

Don’t Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street
(between Eighth and Ninth avenues)
212.757.0788

Feinstein’s At Loews Regency
540 Park Avenue
(at 61st Street)
212.339.4095

Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
(between Fifth and
Sixth avenues)
212.206.0440

BEST KARAOKE BARS:

Sing Sing
81 Avenue A
(between Fifth and Sixth streets)
212.674.0700

Winnie’s
104 Bayard Street
(at Baxter Street)
212.732.2384

BEST PLACES FOR CELEBRITY SPOTTING:

Cipriani Downtown
376 West Broadway (between Spring and Broome streets)
212.343.0999

Monkey Bar
60 East 54th Street
(between Madison and Park avenues)
212.308.2950

Orsay
1057 Lexington Avenue (at 75th Street)
212.517.6400

Tenjune
26 Little West 12th Street
(at Washington Street)
646.624.2410

The Waverly Inn
16 Bank Street
(at Waverly Place)
no phone

BEST PLACES TO HEAR JAZZ AND BLUES:

Blue Note
131 West Third Street
(between MacDougal Street and Sixth Avenue)
212.475.8592

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Frederick P. Rose Hall Jazz at Lincoln Center
33 West 60th Street
(at Columbus Circle)
212.258.9595

Iridium
1650 Broadway
(at 51st Street)
212.582.2121

Lenox Lounge
288 Lenox Avenue (between 124th and 125th streets)
212.427.0253

BEST NIGHCLUBS FOR DANCING:

Avenue
116 Tenth Avenue (between 17th and 18th streets)
212.337.0054

The Box
189 Chrystie Street
(between Stanton and Rivington streets)
212.982.9301

Marquee
289 Tenth Avenue (between 26th
and 27th streets)
646.473.0202

Pink Elephant
527 West 27th Street
(between Tenth and Eleventh avenues)
212.463.0000

BEST COMEDY CLUBS:

Caroline’s On Broadway
1626 Broadway
(at West 50th Street)
212.757.4100

Comix
353 West 14th Street
(between Eighth and Ninth avenues)
212.524.2500

Gotham Comedy Club
208 West 23rd Street
(between Seventh and Eighth avenues)
212.367.9000

BEST PLACES FOR PEACE AND QUIET IN MANHATTAN:

Central Park

The Cloisters
Fort Tryon Park
99 Margaret Corbin Drive (at Park Drive)
212.923.3700

MOST BEAUTIFUL PUBLIC GARDENS:

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, N.Y.
718.623.7200

Conservatory Garden
Central Park
Fifth Avenue and 105th Street
212.310.6600

New York Bbotanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
The Bronx, N. Y.
718.817.8700

Shakespeare Garden
Central Park
Central Park West and 79th Street
212.310.6600

Wave Hill
West 249th Street,
The Bronx, N.Y.
718.549.3200

BEST PLACE TO PLAY TENNIS:

Sutton East Tennis
488 East 60th Street
(between First Avenue and Sutton Place)
212.751.3452

BEST PLACES TO GOLF IN THE AREA:

Bethpage State Park
Farmingdale, N.Y.
516.249.0700

DykerBeach
golfinnyc.com

La Tourette Golf Course
1001 Richmond Hill Road
Staten Island, N.Y.
718.351.1889

BEST BOWLING ALLEY:

Bowlmor Lanes
110 University Place (between 12th and 13th streets)
212.255.8188

BEST PLACES TO KEEP CHILDREN ENTERTAINED:

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West
(at 79th Street)
212.769.5100

Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Avenue
(at 64th Street)
212.439.6500

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 West 83rd Street
(between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
212.721.1234

Fao Schwarz
767 Fifth Avenue
(at 58th Street)
212.644.9400