NY – Looking for some great ideas on where to meet up in Midtown Manhattan? Take a stroll down Madison Avenue for some new twists and old stand-bys in one of our favorite stomping grounds.
1. Meet at the Nespresso Boutique Bar where you can chat for hours over a cappuccino or chose from a light menu of pastries, salads and sandwiches. Feel like a European as you while the time away sipping your coffee and enjoying a complimentary chocolate. The sounds and smells coming from the sleek ergonomic espresso makers in the back room may tempt you to bring one home and the good news is that you can sample all the coffees and machines before you purchase.
2. Madison Ave from 57th Street to 79th Street is the home to some of the most luxurious designer boutiques and flagship stores in the country anchored by the fabulous Barney’s New York department store. Don’t miss the fourth floor shoe department at Barneys (known for great sales and celebrity spottings), discover a new signature scent at Le Labo or indulge in 24K eyelashes. There are also fun weekly events and trunk shows. If it’s a nice day be sure to explore the beautiful stores and magnificent architecture on this Madison Ave map.
3. For a quiet, delicious, local and organic dinner or brunch full of fabulous people watching, head to The East Pole. New on the scene as of this summer, The East Pole is the UES sibling to downtown hotspot The Fat Radish (naturally they serve radishes instead of bread). We’re kind of obsessed with the kale Caesar salad and local Long Island wine list.
4. After dinner, walk up Madison to another New York classic, The Carlyle Hotel, where you can enjoy live music any night of the week. And, if it’s Monday night, you can catch Woody Allen playing clarinet with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. If you’re just in the mood for a drink, drop into the stunning art deco Bemelmans Bar (go in even if you’re not drinking to see the gorgeous interior), which is named after Ludwig Bemelman, best-known for the beloved Madeline book series.