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!
2 East 91st Street
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.
1109 5th Avenue & East 92nd Street
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
1269 Madison Avenue
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!
1310 Madison Avenue
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.
1295 Madison Avenue
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.
1308 Madison Avenue
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.