AKA expands reach to
Asia Pacific, Europe, Gulf Region
with Ascott the Residence
123 West 44th St.
New York, NY
1 Bar 44 at The Royalton
New York City's Bar 44, the
reincarnation of the Royalton’s legendary Round Bar, features bar and
pre-theater menus. Bar 44 is an inviting scene for conversation and unwinding
at the end of a long day.
2 Bar Centrale @ Joe Allen
An insider’s establishment, located
up the steps from Joe Allen’s restaurant. There's no sign or other indication
that there's a bar up here at all. Open nightly from 5pm, this intimate locale
has a retro noir feel to it, and the size of the space almost demands
3 Bond 45
Large–scaled, theatrical, yet
welcoming Italian steakhouse just one block from AKA. Designed with dark wood
and stained glass, aiming to look as if it’s been around for a century, Bond 45
produces an excellent Cacio e Pepe (pasta with black pepper and cheese, a
sizable fish of the day, as well as solid cuts of well–prepared beef.
4 Café Un Deux Trois
Long–running Theatre District French
bistro mainstay that’s in the same roomy location since 1977.
5 Dean & Deluca
Modern café with good coffee and
espresso drinks, brewed with boutique roaster Counter Culture Coffee beans.
Also pastries, and a varied café menu selection.
NY Times 3–Star, fish–centric
Italian from Mario Batali and hard–working chef Dave Pasternak. Known for some
of the freshest fish in NYC (Pasternak has a network of local fisherman
supplying him) as well as seamless service and a compelling wine list. For single
diners, the small bar is a smart place to eat.
7 Il Gattopardo
Chef Vito Gnazzo lights up this tiny
spot with its ivy–covered garden with a Sicilian rustic classics.
8 John’s Pizzeria
The Margherita is the NYC reference
standard. Sit down for cheap chianti, a salad, and one of these classic pies.
9 Kellari Taverna
A welcoming Greek taverna known for
simply grilled fish sold by the pound and as a great after–work drinks stop. A
sign above the bar reads ‘enter as strangers, exit as friends,’ and this motto
informs the friendly service and menu that encourages sharing.
Sushi of great freshness, as well as
a kitchen excelling in interesting sauces, in a boisterous and cutting edge
room full of revelers.
11 Little Italy Pizza
Very good NY–style pizza by the slice or pie.
12 Osteria al Doge
Great choice in the theatre district
for lunch or dinner. Satisfying Northern Italian cooking (we’re particularly
enamored with the pasta Bolognese) in a vibrant, bustling room.
13 Pret a Manger
Natural sandwiches and salads in an
upscale fast food environment.
14 Red Flame Diner Coffee House
Classic diner with booths and
hyper–efficient waiters. This is where we go for eggs over easy with toast or a
quick tuna salad sandwich.
15 Saju Bistro Bar & Restaurant
Saju is an eclectic French bistro with an
inviting, warm atmosphere. The restaurant, which seats 110 guests, also
features a full-service bar offering several signature cocktails. Located very
conveniently across the street from AKA.
16 Shake Shack
Modern–day ‘roadside burger stand’
operated by the uber–restauranteur Danny Meyer with all natural black angus
burgers. Also very good frozen custard with gourmet flavors such as black
17 Sushi Zen
A solid citizen of the NYC sushi
world, Sushi Zen serves impeccably fresh fish as well as flavorful renditions
of Japanese hot dishes.
18 The Long Room
An Irish gastropub with 40 beers on
tap, and an unbelievably good perhaps signature sandwich—a pulled pork reuben
on pretzel bread.
19 Trattoria Dopo Teatro
Regional Italian specialties served in a traditional trattoria setting. Award winning wine cellar boasts 500 selections.
20 American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of
the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding
in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and
disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the
universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and
exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific
collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a
panorama of the world's cultures.
21 Broadway Theatre District
stretch of Broadway known as “The Great White Way” runs through the midtown
theater district where millions of people come every year to see classic
Broadway theater performances as well as a variety of brand new shows
introduced every season. Even if you don’t choose to see a show, a stroll
through Broadway’s bright lights and bustling activity proves entertaining
22 Central Park Area
Spanning 843 acres in the heart of
Manhattan, Central Park is one of the world's greatest urban oases,
encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails and tranquil
bodies of water. Designed in the mid-19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and
Calvert Vaux, Central Park today is the centerpiece of the City's public parks
system. Among its landmarks are Wollman Rink,
the Central Park Zoo,
and the Friedsam Memorial Carousel, great for kids of all ages. Sheep Meadow
and the Great Lawn offer sprawling expanses where visitors can relax and enjoy
the outdoors. In the summer, the Great Lawn plays host to free shows courtesy
of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, while the Delacorte
Theater is the location for Shakespeare in the Park.
23 Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design
Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted
exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling
perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational
and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt’s staff and
Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of design across the
twenty-four centuries of human creativity represented by the Museum’s
24 Empire State Building
Iconic NYC skyscraper which soars
more than 1/4 of a mile into the air. The open–air observatory is on the 86th
Floor, 1,050 feet in the air. Quite simply one of the most spectacular views in
25 Grand Central Terminal
One can easily get lost in the
sprawling center of New York City’s mass
transit system, but be prepared for the crowds as this is the commuting center
of the city! Grand Central Station has been completely restored to its original
1913 splendor and houses five exquisite restaurants and cocktail lounges, 20
casual international eateries in the lower level Dining Concourse, gourmet
foods from the Grand Central Market and the 50 unique specialty shops
throughout the concourses.
26 Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest
and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of
art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the
present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan
Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th
to 84th Streets). Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
27 Museum of Modern Art
Founded in 1929 as an educational
institution, The Museum of Modern Art is one of the foremost museums of modern
art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the
encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and
contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences
that it serves.
28 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as
"The Guggenheim") is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side.
It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist,
and contemporary art
and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright,
it is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. The
museum opened on October 21, 1959, and was the second museum opened by the Solomon R.
29 The Frick Collection
The Frick is one of the preeminent
small art museums in the United States, with a very high-quality collection of
old master paintings and fine furniture housed in 16 galleries within the
formerly occupied residential mansion of Henry Clay Frick, and in fact, the
paintings in many galleries are still arranged according to Frick's design.