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Perched on the 9th floor of the Museum of Art & Design (MAD), Robert has one of the most show stopping vantage points in Manhattan. With breathtaking uninterrupted views of Columbus Circle and Central Park, this contemporary styled restaurant is a must for locals and tourists alike.

Robert has a very bold interior and some would argue that it’s excessive. But being located at the top of an edgy design museum, I personally believe the luxurious, modern and dynamic design aesthetic teams perfectly with the museum and contrasting tranquil views of Central Park.

Robert is also perfect for a late night cocktail. Amazing live jazz, teamed with an expansive and lush lounge area, create an atmosphere that is fresh and spirited, yet also warm and welcoming. Relax on an Eames style chair and enjoy the incredibly delicious (and reasonably priced) food and wine Robert has to offer.

ROBERT, 9th Floor Museum of Art & Design, 2 Columbus Circle, New York 212 299 7730

Exterior of MAD photo credit: Zagat

partial view seen from Robert

Crosby Street Hotel

The Crosby Street Hotel has a delicious secret hidden behind its cobblestone street exterior. They are one of the few hotels in Manhattan that serve high tea!

The menu is fabulous anytime of day, but I personally recommend making a reservation for afternoon tea to enjoy the decadent cakes, scones, tarts, sandwiches and gorgeous tea sets. Much like the artistic and quirky hotel decor, high tea is served with a modern twist that is sure to impress. And unlike traditional high tea venues, the Crosby is not overtly feminine so it can be enjoyed by even the most critical male.

The servings are very generous, so unless you are feeling particularly hungry for delightful sweets, I suggest sharing tea platter with a friend. And because your personal tea pot is constantly refilled, you never have to worry about a shortage of tea.

The Crosby is the perfect example of relaxed glamour. It is by no means pretentious, yet it epitomizes the gorgeous, stylish and unique venues that New York has to offer.

Crosby Street Hotel, 79 Crosby Street, Soho, New York City,  212 226 6400

Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria

Pulino’s is conveniently located in the heart of the Bowery. A few blocks from Soho, East Village, Nolita, and Greenwich Village, this heavenly Pizzeria has become my go to breakfast/brunch spot.

It must sound strange to go to a pizzeria before noon, but Pulino’s truly has one of the most spectacular breakfast items in New York City. The Salsiccia Pizza (or as I refer to it, the ‘breakfast pizza’) is one of the most original and delicious breakfast dishes I have ever tasted. It consists of eggs, sausage, mozzarella, bacon and white cheddar, all cooked to perfection on a delicious homemade thin crust.

Of course Pulino’s is perfect for anytime of day. They serve sensational cocktails, heavenly salads, and incredibly delicious pizzas. Highly recommend making a reservation to ensure you have a table, this place is very popular.


Pulinos, 282 Bowery, (Bowery and Houston) 212 226-1966