How to Spend a Saturday in the Neighborhood
The district offers a variety of activities for a perfect Saturday to spend with friends or solo. We’ve curated an itinerary to kickstart your weekend from morning to night that features memorable experiences, restaurants, and shops.
Start Your Morning on a High Note
Enjoy the plant-filled atmosphere of Devoción (25 East 20th Street) with fresh coffee blends from Colombia and delectable pastries. Or, step back in time at Felix Roasting Co. (450 Park Avenue South) with its 19th-century inspired interior, distinctive coffee, and famed Avocado & Ricotta Fig Toast. For a full sit-down brunch experience, head to L’Amico (849 Sixth Avenue) and enjoy dishes such as the Farmer’s Omelette & Tiramisu French Toast.
Time to Shop
Head to Alo Yoga (164 Fifth Avenue) to shop for women’s activewear including, tops, leggings, shorts and sweatpants, as well as yoga essentials such as mats & blocks. Find new chic pieces to add to your wardrobe from Club Monaco (160 Fifth Avenue) which offers stylish clothing for men and women from business casual to weekend wear. At Jung Lee NY (25 West 29th Street) shop for unique housewares for decorating and entertaining including wine glasses, flower vases, candles, pillows, and throws.
Where to Grab Lunch
For a sit-down restaurant featuring an open kitchen, Barbounia (250 Park Avenue South) has delicious Mediterranean fare such as mezze, salads, seafood and pitas. If you’re looking for a fast-casual spot for lunch, try Mexican restaurant Tortazo (1123 Broadway) by award-winning Chef Rick Bayless which offers tasty sandwiches, bowls, salads, and fresh guacamole & chips.
Solve a mystery challenge in one of six themed escape rooms at Escape Room Madness (38 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor). Fans of the TV show will love the FRIENDS™ Experience (130 East 23rd Street) as you get to step inside the world of the long-running sitcom. At Harry Potter NY (935 Broadway), create your own wand, sip on butterbeer and go on a Hogwarts VR adventure. Practice your golf swing or play a full round at Premier Indoor Golf (1 East 28th Street, 3rd Floor).
Enjoy homestyle Korean cuisine at Her Name is Han (17 East 31st Street) which serves Korean BBQ, hot pot and bibimbap along with seasonal options. At L’Adresse (1184 Broadway), experience a cool atmosphere with a wide-ranging menu including tuna tartare, steak frites and Chilean sea bass. Victorian-style bistro Oscar Wilde NYC (45 West 27th Street) offers an extravagant interior featuring New York City’s longest marble bar as well as American bites.
End the Night at a Speakeasy
A hidden gem, Jewel Thief NoMad (30 West 30th Street) is a boutique speakeasy lounge beneath the restaurant Spritz NoMad that offers themed cocktails and live interactive performances. Within the Radio Wave Building behind a secret door is Patent Pending (49 West 27th Street), which features a unique cocktail experience paying homage to the inventor Nikola Tesla. At Undercote (16 West 22nd Street), enjoy bespoke cocktails amidst a plant-filled bar and lounge that is beneath the top-rated COTE Korean Steakhouse.
Header Photo Credit: Jewel Thief NoMad.
Thumbnail Photo Credit: Club Monaco.
Home Slider Photo Credit: Oscar Wilde NYC.