Romantic Gramercy Park was created by Samuel Ruggles in 1831 after he drained the area’s swamp and laid out streets in an English style....
National Arts Club
Founded in 1898 to promote public interest in the arts, the National Arts Club holds art exhibitions, usually open to the public from...
71 Irving Place
From keyboard-tapping scribes to gossiping friends and academics, this bustling café is never short of a crowd. Hand-picked beans are...
Guarded by a gang of cacti, easy, affable Javelina gives Tex-Mex some much-needed culinary cred. It’s especially great for brunch, when...
Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave · interesting places nearby
Fans reserve tables up to four weeks in advance at this Danny Meyer classic, but the best seats in the house are at the walk-in bar, manned by sociable, knowledgeable staffers. Wherever you’re plonked, take your taste buds on a Roman holiday, Maialino’s lip-smacking, rustic Italian fare created using produce from the nearby Union Square Greenmarket.
A solid wine list and good-value $40 prix-fixe lunch seals the deal.