Sutton Place Neighborhood Guide
Discover Things to Do in Midtown East
Spanning just five city blocks between First Avenue and its namesake avenue, Sutton Place is one of the tiniest and most exclusive neighborhoods in New York City. Just blocks away, Midtown East is all business—home to corporate headquarters for the 9-5 crowd and luxury boutiques for the shopping-savvy. 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; don’t miss the Beijing chicken and Chinese broccoli lightly stir-fried with garlic. 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 in 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 a David Burke restaurant and New York’s famous Magnolia Bakery.
Bloomingdale’s: 1000 Third Avenue, 59th Street and Lexington Ave
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.
Sotheby’s: 1334 York Ave
Outdoor Activities in Sutton Place
Take in city views of Manhattan and the East River from the Roosevelt Island Tramway.
Roosevelt Island Tramway: E 59th St & 2nd Ave