Neighborhood Spotlight | Carnegie Hill

Wherever your Manhattan travels take you, one thing is for certain: don’t skip Carnegie Hill, the Upper East Side enclave situated alongside Central Park. From standout eats to a significant portion of the renowned Museum Mile stretch, the neighborhood is home to something for everyone at any time of day. Check out our roundup of the best places to visit below!

Museum Mile

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

2 East 91st Street

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Housed inside New York City’s landmark Carnegie Mansion, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum features four floors of gallery space dedicated to all disciplines of design. Founded in 1897, the institution retains its original mission to advance public understanding of design through dynamic, interactive exhibitions, stimulating programming and a broad array of online learning resources.

Jewish Museum

1109 5th Avenue & East 92nd Street

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The Jewish Museum presents Jewish art and culture as an educational experience for people of all backgrounds. Featuring exhibitions, programs and a collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects and media, visitors can explore 4,000 years of Jewish culture from around the world, all in one space.

Madison Avenue Shopping

Bonpoint 

1269 Madison Avenue

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This Parisian boutique offers a charming selection of children’s clothing, including dresses, jackets, shoes and newborn outfits. Known for its selection of classic European styling pieces, the store is a must-visit for those looking for the perfect gift for their youngest of friends!

Boutique Mirabelle

1310 Madison Avenue

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A Madison Avenue staple for over 30 years, Boutique Mirabelle offers an exclusive line and clothing and accessories hand-selected from the most chic and timeless European fashions. Carrying a variety of top designers including Tricot Chic and Fabrizio Gianni, the store is also the only in the United States with the exclusive right to carry the famous Patchouli, Rem and Amber fragrances from France. 

Upscale Snacking

Sarabeth’s Upper East Side

1295 Madison Avenue

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Debuting in 1983, Sarabeth’s Upper East Side location rapidly became a neighborhood staple, favored for its fresh menus that never disappoint. Conveniently located by the best of Carnegie Hill, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park and the 92nd Street Y, the restaurant is the perfect destination for any meal of the day. The space also proudly boasts a legendary weekend brunch with specialty drinks including the Four Flowers Mimosa and Pickled House Bloody Mary.

Pascalou

1308 Madison Avenue

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Pascalou immediately transports patrons and passersby to southwestern France, with no detail overlooked inside or out. From its vases of fresh flowers and white linen-clad tables to its menu offering both French classics and Italian standout dishes, the experience is lovely from start to finish.

Food News | Parkside Dining

With the dawn of spring comes the long-anticipated opportunity for outdoor dining. Better yet, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants located either inside or alongside some of Manhattan’s greatest parks. Spend your morning, afternoon or evening strolling along the Battery Park promenade or rowboating across the Central Park Lake, and follow up with the meal of a lifetime!

The Loeb Boathouse

Central Park
East 72nd Street & Park Drive North

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For a picture-perfect dining experience, visit the Loeb Boathouse alongside Central Park’s historic lake. After lunch, participate in the 150-year-old tradition and grab a rowboat or take a trip across the lake in an authentic Venetian gondola!

Black Barn Restaurant

Madison Square Park
19 East 26th Street

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For the ultimate farm-to-table dining experience just north of Madison Square Park, visit Black Barn Restaurant. Co-owners John Dohert and Tom Struzzieri’s vision to unite seasonal, rustic fare with a modern farmhouse atmosphere truly comes to fruition in the upscale space.

Battery Gardens

Battery Park
1 Battery Place

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Nested inside the southern-most corner of Battery Park, Battery Gardens offers sweeping panoramic views of the New York Harbor, and delicious American fare. Plus, the space offers a beer garden and a harborside patio bar.

Loring Place

Washington Square Park
21 West 8th Street

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Each dish at the renowned Loring Place is designed for sharing, whether a vegetable-forward small plate, locally-caught seafood or meat from a local farmer. For the tastiest meal in Manhattan just steps from Washington Square Park, visit this standout restaurant!

Maialino

Gramercy Park
2 Lexington Avenue

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The elite and exclusive Gramercy Park culminates in its renowned rustic trattoria Maialino. Chef Jason Pfeifer’s thoughtful Italian cuisine combines his passion for Roman tradition with a commitment to local farmers and purveyors.

Bryant Park Grill

Bryant Park
25 West 40th Street

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Known as the Jewel of Bryant Park, visit this restaurant for Parisian-style dining in a sophisticated atmosphere. Situated behind the landmark New York Public Library, enjoy its seasonal patio and rooftop dining to make any evening magical!