Sutton Place Neighborhood Guide
Discover Things to Do in Midtown East
Spanning just five city blocks Sutton Place is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City. Just blocks away, Midtown East is home to numerous corporate headquarters, luxury boutiques and an impressive selection of home furnishings, antiques and design showrooms. Enjoy proximity to all there is to see and do nearby, then return to the quiet streets of Sutton Place.
Where to Eat in Sutton Place
Mr. Chow has been serving Chinese food in its elegant Sutton Place setting since 1979. After all these years, it’s still considered a place to see and be seen. A few blocks to the south, Smith & Wollensky has also been open since the 1970s, serving their famous steaks, surf and turf, and wine.
Mr. Chow: 324 E 57th St
Smith & Wollensky: 797 3rd Ave
Shopping near Sutton Place
For more than 150 years, Bloomingdale's on 59th Street has been one of New York City’s most iconic department stores. The upscale department store carries everything from apparel to accessories and cosmetics, as well as New York’s famous Magnolia Bakery. Another legendary shopping destination in the area is Saks Fifth Avenue, carrying luxury apparel, shoes, accessories, home goods, and more. For furnishings, we recommend Design Within Reach and the D&D Building (Decoration & Design), while Argosy Book Store, founded in 1925, is a must-visit for literary buffs.
Bloomingdale’s: 1000 Third Avenue, 59th Street and Lexington Ave
Saks Fifth Avenue: 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Design Within Reach: 903 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
D&D Building: 979 3rd Ave #333, New York, NY 10022
Argosy Book Store: 116 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
Sutton Place Museums and Art Galleries
There’s nothing quite like Sotheby’s—it is one of the world’s largest brokers of fine and decorative art, as well as jewelry and collectibles just north of Sutton Place on the Upper East Side. Art lovers are always welcome to visit the numerous pre-sale exhibitions and gallery shows, which are free and open to the public. Stay for coffee, pastries, or lunch at the in-house branch of Sant Ambroeus, and be sure to visit the Sotheby’s Wine Store with a selection ranging from $15 to $15,000 bottles. For museums, it doesn't get much better than MoMa (The Museum of Modern Art), housing works by Van Gogh, Rothko, Warhol, and others, while fans of Asian art will want to save time for the Japan Society, which hosts art exhibitions, dance, theater, film, sake tastings, and more.
Sotheby’s: 1334 York Ave
MoMa: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Japan Society: 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017
Outdoor Activities in Sutton Place
Located less than two blocks from the East River, AKA Sutton Place provides easy access to Sutton Place Park and the riverfront promenade. Stroll along the water, relax on one of the many benches, and take in the spectacular views. For a different perspective, hop on the Roosevelt Island Tramway and gaze back at the Manhattan skyline.
Roosevelt Island Tramway: E 59th St & 2nd Ave