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There’s a restaurant in Midtown East to satisfy every craving. From quaint coffee shops to elegant Michelin-starred restaurants, the offerings in the neighborhood are as varied in taste as they are in atmosphere. The only question is what are you in the mood for?


Coffee& Cafe’s
Lattes, cappuccinos, espressos — however you enjoy your morning (or anytime) caffeine fix, there’s a variety of coffee shops in Midtown East.

Little Collins
Named for a street in Melbourne, this small shop serves up delicious coffee from Down Under. Order a “flat white” or a “long black” and, if you’re hungry, you’re in luck. The food at Little Collins is just as delicious as the coffee. Enjoy an excellent menu of “brekkie” options, sandwiches, and salads.
667 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Bluestone Lane Coffee
Another Aussie cafe, Bluestone Lane has a number of locations throughout the city, including two in Midtown East. Situated in Bryant Park and the Meredith Building, these outposts are perfect for a great cup of coffee and healthy eats to go.
805 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Ground Central Coffee Company
If you’re looking for a comfy armchair and a good cup of coffee, Ground Central Coffee on 52nd Street has you covered. Created as an ode to NYC, this shop has a spacious seating area that’s a perfect spot to take a break. Or, if you need your joe on the go, there’s another location on 800 Second Avenue.
155 East 52nd Street, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

Starbucks – Coffee
560 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022 – 50th & Lexington
M-SA 6:00AM-7:00PM / SU 6:30AM-7:00PM

Dunkin’ – Coffee (To-Go Only)
875 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022
3rd Ave between 52nd & 53rd Streets
M-F 6:30AM-3:00PM / S-S Closed

Paris Baguette – Café/French Pastries (To-Go Only)
591 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
52nd and 2nd Ave
(212) 53-0404 – 7-Days 7:00AM-9:00PM


Breakfast & Brunch
The best start to any day is breakfast or brunch in Midtown East. From small cafes serving up breakfast standards (pancakes, eggs, and the like) to sleek restaurants devoted to imaginative menus, the perfect place to enjoy your day’s first meal is just around the corner.

New York Luncheonette Diner
135 E 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
50th Street between Lexington and 3rd

The Horny Ram
Finding tasty drinks, inventive (and mouthwatering) dishes, and a friendly vibe before noon can seem like a tall order. And yet, The Horny Ram delivers all that and more. Classics like eggs benedict are on the menu alongside comfort food creations, including the pork belly croque madame and the chicken & waffle sandwich.
951 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

Lexington Brass
Breakfast and brunch at this 100-seat restaurant doesn’t disappoint. Lexington Brass’ dishes combine organic, nutrient-rich proteins with fresh, seasonal produce, creating a menu that pleases all palates.
517 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

The Smith
Working closely with local farmers and purveyors, The Smith’s farm-fresh fare makes the bistro an easy brunch pick. The food menu ranges from raw bar options to vanilla bean French toast, and the cocktail list is no less diverse. Pair your meal with a traditional bellini or opt for something a little more unique, like the restaurant’s Barnstormer.
956 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

Ess-a-Bagel –Coffee/Sandwiches/NYC Bagels (To-Go Only)
831 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022
50th Street and 3rd Avenue
(212) 980-1010 – 7 Days 6:00AM-5:00PM

NY Grill & Deli (To-Go Only)
882 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022
50th Street & 1st Ave
(646) 952-0037 – Open 24/7


Whether you need a quick bite between seeing the sites, a trusted spot to take clients, or a place to enjoy a meal with friends, you’ll have no shortage of options. When it comes to lunch in Midtown East, the roster of restaurants is staggering.

There are plenty of places to get sushi in Midtown East, but the only one you need to go to is Hasuhana. You can sit at the sushi bar to get recommendations, or grab a booth, and dine on fresh, exquisitely presented sashimi and rolls.
17 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.7 miles

Sofia Pizza Shoppe
A hidden gem serving up New York-style pies with a twist, Sofia Pizza Shoppe is the place to go if you’re craving pizza. Keep it light with a grandma square, or indulge with the spinach dip.
402 E 53rd St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Copinette Upscale American
891 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022
1st Ave & 50th Street

La Vera Pizzeria and Italian (To-Go Only)
922 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022
2nd Avenue and 49th Street
(212) 826-8777 – SU-W 9:45AM-1:45AM / T-SA 9:45AM-3:45AM

Atomic Wings (To-Go Only)
980 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
2nd Ave between 51st & 52nd Streets
(646) 833-7199 – 7 Days 11:00AM-11:00PM

La Bellezza Pizzeria and Italian (To-Go Only)
145 E. 49th Street, New York, NY 10022
49th Street bet Lexington and 3rd Avenue
(212) 871-3223

Souvlaki GR Greek
162 W 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
53nd between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
(212) 974-7482 – 7 Days 11:00AM-9:30PM


Dinner (Casual & Fine)
Dinner in Midtown East can certainly be an elaborate affair. Glamorous hangouts where it’s no surprise to spot celebrities and elegant eateries touting multiple Michelin stars aren’t uncommon. But the lineup of more casual venues is just as impressive, running the gamut from Italian to Indian.

Rosemary’s Midtown
When people talk romantically about the charm of the Italian countryside, this is what they mean. In New York, Rosemary’s has become synonymous with a lovely time, due in large part to their handmade pastas and sourdough pizzas, and their impeccable, warm service.
825 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Gyu-Kaku Midtown
This NYC-centric chain of Japanese steakhouses gets great reviews for its very unique approach to their steaks. Guests have the option of sitting at a table with a stove embedded in the center so they can barbeque their meat to their own liking. It’s ideal for groups who love a fun and interactive dining experience.
805 3rd Ave #2, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

Aretsky’s Patroon
This classic, white-clothed American steakhouse offers not only delicious steaks, but also an extensive menu of classic, well-loved American fare. True to the steakhouse ethos, food and drink here skew towards the decadent: a lobster BLT, a Wagyu sirloin served with truffled hand-cut fries, and, for dessert, a butterscotch pot de creme. After dinner, head up to the larger bar on the roof for cognac and cigars.
160 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

Il Postino
This upscale pan-Italian restaurant delivers on the high quality food promised by the décor and prices. Attentive staff and an impressive menu make this Italian restaurant a must for any food-lovers visiting the city. Looking for a date-night spot? There are always colorful flowers on the table here, and the spectacular service will make your date’s mushroom ravioli and veal chop that much more delicious.
337 E 49th St # A, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

P.J. Clarke’s
PJ Clarke’s offers traditional American pub food and burgers, but still stands out amongst the rest in the city, and is not to be missed. The den of beef may be known for its burgers—including The “Cadillac” made with double-smoked country bacon and American cheese—but you won’t go wrong with steak frites, baby back ribs, or a country-style chicken pot pie either.
915 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

The Grill 
Occupying the historic landmark space inside the Seagram Building, The Grill’s menu pays homage to old-school American restaurants — precursors to the modern day steakhouse — with signature dishes that include avocado crab Louis, Dover sole, and classic steaks.
99 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

One of New York’s most esteemed Scandinavian restaurants, Aquavit is where you can dine on Nordic cuisine transformed into an extraordinary affair. The two-star Michelin restaurant is dedicated to incorporating new techniques and ingredients into its rotating seasonal dishes, which are served in an ultra-elegant setting.
65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Alcala Restaurant
Alcala transports diners to the Basque region of northern Spain. The lineup of tapas is impressive, making it easy to create a dinner of sampling, and of course, there’s always paella.
246 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

La Pecora Bianca
There are a variety of Italian restaurants in Midtown East, and La Pecora Bianca is among the best. The space is perfectly polished, and the menu will leave you deliciously satisfied. All the pastas are made fresh daily in-house, and paired with meats and produce that are often locally sourced.
950 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

Barolo East
This Italian dinner spot offers Northern specialties highlighted in a rustic-chic restaurant with terrace dining. A great option for fresh and delicious pasta and other cuisine.
214 E 49th St. New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

Amata means “beloved” and this beloved Italian restaurant in Midtown is a must-hit vibrant yet cozy restaurant serving delicious traditional Italian fare with a modern flair.
209 E 56th Street, New York, NY 10022
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles

Empire Steak House
151 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
50th Ave – Between Lexington & 3rd Ave
212-582-6900 – M-F 12:00PM-10:00PM / S-S 3:00PM-10:00PM

Rosie Dunn’s Pub English Style Pub
729 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
3rd Ave Between 45th & 46th Streets
(212) 888-4679
M-F 12:00PM-10:00PM / SA 1:00PM-10:00PM / 2:00PM-10:00PM