Things To Do
Cultural Attractions & Museums:
The Frick Collection-
1 East 70th Street
Housed in the former residence of Henry Clay Frick, this eponymous collection includes some of the most renowned paintings, sculptures in the world.
North to South from 110th Street to 59th Street
West to East from Central Park West to 5th Avenue
Located just steps from The Surrey, New York City’s most notable park includes the famed Central Park Zoo, Wollman Rink, Belvedere Castle, and the Alice in Wonderland statue.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Houses an exhaustive collection of works from Ancient Egypt and nearly all the European masters, as well as American, African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, The Guggenheim’s cylindrical architecture features impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early modern and contemporary art.
The Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
Visual art and new media by over than 2,900 artists, both living and important to the last century. The museum's Annual and Biennial exhibitions are known to showcase lesser-known artists.
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Displays over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts as well as offering a planetarium and a library.
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park
Housing art, architecture and artifacts from Medieval Europe, The Cloisters’ landscape includes multiple medieval-style cloistered herb gardens.
980 Madison Avenue
A contemporary art gallery featuring works by Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly and Jackson Pollock. This location is one of eleven curated in New York, Europe and Asia.
Café Boulud- Inside The Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St.
Chef Gavin Kaysen offers a Daniel Boulud inspired menu with French and American accents. This Upper East Side staple is a gem for casual elegant dining, seasonal wine tastings, Sunday brunch, and private events.
Bar Boulud- 1900 Broadway
Perfect for before or after Lincoln Center, this is Daniel Boulud’s love letter to charcuterie. Dishes to order include a chartcuterie tasting, steak tartare, boudin blanc and chocolate tart.
Amaranth- 21 East 62nd Street
Alberto Tatti runs the long narrow dining room at this Upper East Side favorite. Order a raspberry bellini upon arrival and try the focaccia robiola with baby artichokes and grilled salmon. On warmer nights, savor the sidewalk seating.
San Matteo - 1739 Second Avenue
For a casual family lunch on the fly, grab a slice of pizza or prosciutto panuozzo at this Italian favorite.
Slice- 1413 2nd Ave
A few blocks down, and order an organic whole-wheat pie—the Miki is a favorite, topped with pesto, chicken sausage and goat cheese.
Candle Café- 1307 Third Ave.
A 79th street vegan mecca offering picks like a tofu club sandwich with tempeh bacon, Angel’s nachos and seitan piccata.
Lady M.- 41 E. 78th St.
A minimalist, all-white cake boutique known for its flaky mille-feuille, populated by the chic, sweet-toothed upper crust of Manhattan.
Bar Pleiades- Inside The Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St.
Right in the lobby of The Surrey. Sip a reinvented gin sour in a plush white leather-quilted booth before heading to dinner.
Flex Mussels- 174 E. 82nd St.
A nautical-blue seafood restaurant that imports Prince Edward Island mussels daily along with its copious guests--happy to wait until 10 p.m. for a steaming cauldron of mussels and distinctive desserts.
The Mark Bar-25 East 77th Street
Just off Madison Avenue’s Upper East Side luxury corridor is the playful hot spot Mark Bar. Unwind over a martini, wasabi peanuts and a croque monsieur.
BOOKS AND ART
• Galerie Perrotin
• Assouline at The Mark
• Morgan Le Fay
• Monique Lhuillier
• Vera Wang
• Cornelia Spa at The Surrey
• Exhale Mind Body Spa
• Uptown Pilates
• Refine Method
• Soul Cycle
• John Varvatos
• Perrin Paris
• Ralph Lauren
• Tom Ford
• Yves Saint Laurent
• Bergdorf Goodman
• Saks Fifth Avenue
• Jack Vartanian
• Stephen Russell
• Editions de Parfums Frederic M
• Jo Malone