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Why Stay in Midtown East?

Kelli White Travel Tips

Deciding where to stay in New York can be overwhelming, there’s so much to do, see, eat and explore. Home to a vibrant, timeless and bustling neighborhood, Midtown East is just steps away from some fantastic dining, entertainment, shopping, and New York City sightseeing! You’re sure to fall in love with this art deco inspired part of the big apple.

Best Manhattan Attractions

Midtown East is no stranger to incredible views and jaw-dropping architecture like the iconic Chrysler Building. Staying here means you get to experience the bustle of NYC amongst tree-lined streets and lush parks. Just steps away from Midtown East, you can experience the grandeur of the Rockefeller Center and take in all of Manhattan from the Top of the Rock, home to stunning 360-degree views of NYC.

Great NYC Shopping

Grab your credit card and take to the streets of Madison and Fifth Avenues for some serious retail therapy. Midtown East is home to some of the most sought-after shopping and luxury retailers the nation has to offer. You’ll be able to visit stores like the veer famous Tiffany & Co., or stop by Bergdorf Goodman’s and take in all nine floors of luxury shopping. If you prefer to do all of your shopping under one roof, pay a visit to the Shops at Columbus Circle. You’ll find a wide selection of stores and you can even stay for dinner at one of the hip restaurants, like Per Se.

Amazing Restaurants

Exploring the culinary wonder that NYC has to offer is a must-do for anyone visiting the city. Midtown East is home to some pretty fantastic foodie finds you’re sure to write home about! ON the go in search of a quick bite? Head down to Urbanspace at 570 Lex, where you can grab a quick slice of Roberta’s pizza, hot French fries at Bobwhite, or head over to Taïm for some falafel and hummus. If you fancy a nice sit-down dinner, TOTO Ramen is sure to hit the spot with its chicken broth-based ramen bowls. Have a carnivore in the group? We have just the spot! Head over to Smith & Wollensky to feast on a dry-aged Colorado rib steak that’s sure to leave you in need of your stretchy pants! Date night may lead you to the doors of Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, where you can find super fresh seafood options all under gorgeously arched ceilings. Don’t forget to top off that seafood dish with a stiff martini!

The Best New York Bars

New York City is no stranger to hip bars and swanky cocktail lounges. Midtown East hosts some quirky, fun and unique places to find a delicious cocktail. If its view you’re after while you sip your handcrafted cocktail, look no further than Ophelia Lounge. Located on the 26th floor of Beekman Tower, this cocktail lounge features sweeping views, and various eclectic antiques. Did we mention, Frank Sinatra used to be a regular here! If you’re looking for a chill, speakeasy vibe, check our Lantern’s Keep on 44th Street. This gem is hidden in the Iroquois Hotel, giving it a cozy, quaint vibe which is perfect for an intimate cocktail hour. We couldn’t forget this swanky, art deco cocktail bar, The Campbell. Attached to Grand Central Station, this bar takes you back in time to old NYC. Sit back and enjoy this old-world charm after a day of exploring the city, and don’t forget to order the signature Prohibition Punch!