Superb Spots to Eat and Drink

New York is one of the culinary capitals of the world — and for good reason. The city's multi-ethnic heritage has given us endless flavors to savor, and its creative energy continues to put a fresh spin on existing basics.

Places to eat and drink abound in the city, but you have limited time when you visit. So, we've compiled a list of our favorite restaurants, bars and cafes. And with Hotel Pennsylvania's central location, you're never far from an amazing find.

Within the Hotel
  • Statler Grill. Seafood and Steakhouse.
  • Lindy’s famous cheesecake is a must-have for all New York City visitors.
  • City Perk serves beverages and desserts and is open 24-7.
  • Tim Hortons. Affordable coffee shop, perfect for when you are on the go.
  • Charley’s grilled subs. This American chain is famous for their Philly cheese steak sandwiches.
  • Nathan’s world famous hot dogs are a piece of American history.
Right Outside Hotel Penn
Upper East Side
Times Square / Theater District
Little Italy / Chinatown
Union Square / Flatiron
  • Cafe Luna. A fun, casual restaurant in the park, serving light fare and drinks.
  • The Coffee Shop. A great people watching restaurant any time of the day or night, and one of the better casual dining options in the neighborhood.
  • Cibar is a low key bar with an outdoor garden.
  • Flute Bar. A champagne lounge and bar.
  • Flatiron Bar. Lovely decor, great ambience and excellent cocktails.
West Village
  • DeSantos Restaurant. Known for authentic, traditional Italian food, featuring seafood.
  • Spotted Pig. British and Italian food featuring local ingredients.
  • Salt & Battery. A British fish and chips restaurant.
  • Tea & Sympathy. Quintessential English dishes. Perfect for brunch served with tea.
  • AOC (l'Ail ou la Cuisse). Local French bistro with traditional cuisine. A low-key atmosphere with excellent wine, meats and cheese dishes.
  • Caliente Cab Co. Extensive Mexican menu, and famous margaritas.
  • Chocolate Bar. A shrine to coffee and chocolate, with desserts, baked goods and, of course, chocolate bars.
  • Jekyll & Hyde Club. American bar food with a fun and entertaining twist—costumed servers and animatronics hi-jinks.
Upper West Side
Midtown Manhattan
  • Boathouse Cafe in the Park is another good Central Park restaurant.
  • Try Bryant Park for a fun restaurant that's right by New York Public Library.
Battery Park / Wall Street / Tribeca
  • L'Artusi offers Italian dining, cocktails and a great wine list.
East Village / Lower East Side / Nolita
  • Yaffa Cafe. Cool restaurant with reasonably-priced food and a relaxed vibe.
  • McSorleys. New York's oldest saloon, McSorley's has been serving the public since 1854. Technically, though, only half the public: women were allowed into the bar starting in the 1970s.
  • ChikaLicious. An amazing top notch dessert bar on East 10th Street that includes a 3 course prix fixe dessert offering.
  • Rayuela Restaurant. Trendy, contemporary Latino cuisine.
  • Cafe Habana. This cozy, popular Cuban restaurant is a local favorite, with excellent food.
  • Spitzer's Corner. A local hotspot serving haute bar food, and featuring eighty international beers.
  • Eileen's cheesecake. A long-time favorite known for scrumptious cheesecakes.
  • 'inoteca. Small-plate Italian fare, with great food and a good wine list.
  • Rice to Riches. A bonanza for rice pudding lovers, specializing in many different flavors of rice pudding.
  • Freeman's Restaurant. American traditional cuisine.
Meat Packing District / SoHo / Chelsea
  • Magnolia Cupcakes. Best in New York.
  • Brandy Library. Specializing in rare spirits, but also offering an extensive range of cocktails, wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres.
  • Bar 89. Fashionable SoHo bar known for fruit-infused martinis and hearty sandwiches and salads.
  • Txikito. Basque tapas restaurant, with great food.
  • Cafeteria. A hip space with great American comfort food.
  • Aurora. Wonderful Italian restaurant.
  • Basta Pasta. A Chelsea restaurant offering Japanese/Italian fusion cuisine: classic dishes with a fresh twist.


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New York, NY 10001