AKA expands reach to
Asia Pacific, Europe, Gulf Region
with Ascott the Residence
42 West 58th St.
New York, NY
1 Angelo’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
Pizzas are baked in 900-degree coal
ovens, ensuring that the thin crust of the pies are crispy and blackened, with
a smoky taste that lingers in the mouth and on the mind.
2 Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
The uptown outpost of normally
downtown–focused Blue Ribbon mini–empire occupies several rooms of the 6
Columbus Hotel lobby floor. Feels intimate and clubby, but in a relaxed way due
to it’s warm wood and flattering lighting. Supremely fresh sushi is the focus
while the grill menu includes selections from the Blue Ribbon brasserie, such
as mahi mahi or a grilled hanger steak with wild mushrooms.
3 Il Gattopardo
Chef Vito Gnazzo lights up this tiny
spot with its ivy–covered garden with a Sicilian rustic classics.
Upscale salad bar and more with
flavorful salads, sandwiches, and hot dishes, served from various food
‘stations’ in a fast–paced and friendly environment.
5 Quality Meats
Modern take on a classic steakhouse with a warm industrial décor
that draws on cues from traditional NYC butcher shops. Expertly cooked steaks
are fairly priced as far as steakhouses go, and the salad and seafood offerings
transcend the genre—the shrimp cocktail is one of the best we’ve tasted.
6 Rue 57 Brasserie
Crowd–pleasing mix of French, American, and sushi bar fare on the
southeast corner of 57th and Sixth Aves, one block from AKA. It’s a
boisterously attractive imitation of a Parisian brasserie, good for a breakfast
or lunch of classics such as tuna nicoise. Rue 57 is reliable for a quick,
casual meal. Also in nice weather, sidewalk seating.
7 Sarabeth’s Kitchen
Omelets, pancakes, baked goods, and more define this classic breakfast and brunch haven.
8 Shun Lee Chinese
Lincoln Center standby with
excellent cooking, open most nights until midnight.
9 The Modern – Bar Room
The Modern is two restaurants in one—a vibrant café and a formal
dining room. Depending on our mood, we sometimes prefer the Bar Room cafe with
it’s busy, eat–at–all–hours energy. The chef is Gabriel Kreuther, a classically
trained Frenchman from Alsace, who has a taste for earthy comfort foods, which
show up on the café menu in about thirty dishes which are meted out in
fashionable “small plate” portions, which you can enjoy late in the evening, or
10 The Plaza Food Hall
Upscale food court in the
tradition of European food halls with an American bent. Part market, part
restaurant, with a series of themed food counters (grill, sushi, wood–fired
oven for pizzas, noodle and dumpling bar). Convenient for purchases of cheese
and bread from NYC superstar purveyors Murray’s Cheese and Sullivan Street
11 Avra Estiatorio
a breath and relax, as Avra Estiatorio takes you away from the bustling streets
of New York City into a Mediterranean sanctuary. The open kitchen with its magnificent fish
display prepares the freshest selections right from the sea, including Mediterranean
specialties such as Barbounia, Lithrini, and Fagri.
12 Fig & Olive
& Olive’s elegant and warm design with limestone stucco walls, terra-cotta
ceiling, and green rosemary and olive trees exudes the essence of the
Mediterranean. Signature dishes such as grilled branzino, porcini &
gorgonozal jamon ravioli and Provence rosemary grilled lamb chops embody
Executive Chef, Pascal Lorange’s passion for the best olive oils and cuisine
from the Mediterranean region.
13 Rouge Tomate
a seasonally changing, locally sourced modern-American menu, Rouge Tomate takes
every measure to capture the essential flavor of each dish. Rouge Tomate goes a step beyond simply using
farm-to-table ingredients, the executive chef Jeremy Bearman has teamed up with
nutritionist Kristy Lambrou in designing the menu. This mentality was also carried over into the
interior design, which consists of many features of the outdoor environment
such as water, light wood, and colorful foliage.
is serving the best Indian food in the neighborhood by far, and although the
menu is a little pricey the value is all there.
The food is cooked to the highest of standards and a large menu, with
options for those that do not like the spice and zing that is commonly
associated with Indian cuisine. They are
known for their Sea Bass Tikka and Roasted Vegetable Tandoori.
15 American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific
and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced
its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about
human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging
program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned
for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to
the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
16 Broadway Theatre District
The stretch of Broadway known as “The Great White Way” runs through the midtown theater district where millions of people come every year to see classic Broadway theater performances as well as a variety of brand new shows introduced every season. Even if you don’t choose to see a show, a stroll through Broadway’s bright lights and bustling activity proves entertaining enough.
17 Central Park
843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is one of the world's
greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields,
walking trails and tranquil bodies of water. Designed in the mid-19th century
by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park today is the
centerpiece of the City's public parks system. Among its landmarks are Wollman Rink, the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle and the Friedsam Memorial Carousel, great for kids of
all ages. Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn offer sprawling expanses where
visitors can relax and enjoy the outdoors. In the summer, the Great Lawn plays
host to free shows courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York
Philharmonic, while the Delacorte Theater is the location for Shakespeare in
18 Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design
Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted
exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling
perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational
and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt’s staff and
Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of design across the
twenty-four centuries of human creativity represented by the Museum’s
19 Empire State Building
Iconic NYC skyscraper which
soars more than 1/4 of a mile into the air. The open–air observatory is on the
86th Floor, 1,050 feet in the air. Quite simply one of the most
spectacular views in the world
20 Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest
and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of
art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the
present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan
Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th
to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
21 Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as an
educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is one of the foremost
museums of modern art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's
mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of
modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international
audiences that it serves.
22 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as
"The Guggenheim") is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is one of the 20th century's most important
architectural landmarks. The museum opened on October 21, 1959, and was the
second museum opened by the Solomon R.
23 The Frick Collection
The Frick is one of the
preeminent small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality
collection of old master paintings and fine furniture housed in 16 galleries
within the formerly occupied residential mansion of Henry Clay Frick, and in
fact, the paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to Frick's