Our Neighborhood Picks
Rare Bar & Grill and Rare View303 Lexington Ave.
The Shelburne is home to this tavern-styled Murray Hill hot restaurant. Along with a unique perspective of Manhattan at its rooftop bar Rare View, guests rave about the burgers, fun menu and classic cocktails.
Penelope159 Lexington Ave.
Perfect for brunch, Penelope feels like a New England cafe on of one of New York’s busiest avenues.
Salvation Taco145 E. 39th St.
Salvation Taco is a neighborhood favorite restaurant and lounge, offering a ping-pong table in addition to its tacos, tortas, and crispy pig ears.
Second Avenue Deli162 East 33rd St.
This landmark Jewish deli serves classic matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches, and potato pancakes to loyal New Yorkers and tourists alike.
Resto111 E. 29th St.
For Belgian food, Resto is spot-on. The cheeseburgers, deviled eggs, and Belgian fries are irresistible at this comfort food haven.
Defonte's of Brooklyn261 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn’s famous Italian sandwich parlor Defonte’s, now in Murray Hill—new takeout counter, same rich chicken parm sandwiches.
Little Basil153 E. 26th St.
Third Avenue has no shortage of Thai restaurants, but Little Basil is one of the more notable options. Dine-in and take-out are both available.
Bhatti100 Lexington Ave.
Bhatti is a great representation of the authentic North Indian food in Curry Hill.
Bon Chon325 5th Ave.
One of Koreatown’s many fried chicken spots, Bon Chon offers crispy wings made fresh to order.
RARE View303 Lexington Ave.
A seasonal rooftop bar located at the Shelburne NYC and voted of of the best New York City Rooftops for Spectacular Views. Enjoy refreshing cocktails under the stars over looking Manhattan’s skyline. Open May - September.
Brother Jimmy's181 Lexington Ave.
Join the party at Brother Jimmy’s, where students cheer for their home teams, gobble down barbecue, and throw back shots until the early morning hours.
Whiskey Rebel129 Lexington Ave.
Free popcorn and pickleback shots attract lively crowds for happy hour and sports games.
Joshua Tree513 3rd Ave.
Joshua Tree is a classic college bar with big TVs and flip cup games. Patrons often know one another, but that doesn’t stop newbies from signing up for beer pong tournaments.
Blockhead's499 3rd Ave.
This burrito hotspot serves oversized portions of favorite Mexican dishes and is great for happy hour, margaritas, and tequila shots.
Milk and Honey30 E 23rd St.
This game-changing cocktail den, speakeasy and Art Deco sports bar serves a lineup of meticulously crafted cocktails and a light appetizer menu.
Waterfront Ale House540 2nd Ave.
Order a shot of the signature liquor, Grandma’s Apple Pie vodka, and relax at this low-key bar on 30th Street. Added perk: free popcorn
MK Karaoke11 West 32nd St.
Take the elevator up to this authentic Koreatown karaoke bar. The tables are covered in glitter, and the extensive songbook will keep you singing, sipping, and laughing for hours.
Bryant Park42nd St. between 5th & 6th Ave.
This giant park on the edge of Murray Hill offers movie screenings during the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. Chairs, tables, and a carousel welcome visitors to its bars and cafes all year round.
*Distance from hotel: .7 miles
Broadway Theater DistrictFrom West 40th St. to West 54th St.
Noted as one of NYC’s most popular tourist attractions, The Broadway Theater District, Broadway, hosts world renowned theatrical performances, presented in over 40 professional theaters in Manhattan.
*Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles
New York Public Library5th Ave. & 42nd St.
The beautiful backdrop to Bryant Park is more than just a library. It’s a New York landmark that houses over 25,000 bindings, a handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence, and rotating series of art and science exhibits.
*Distance from hotel: .9 miles
East RiverEastern coast of Manhattan
Ride along the East River in one of our Republic Bikes with other cyclists and joggers or hop on the East River Ferry for a day trip to Brooklyn.
*Distance from hotel: .6 miles
Sniffen CourtEast 36th St.
Sandwiched between two brick carriage houses, a tiny courtyard with manicured bushes and stable-style doors is a quiet respite from bustling Lexington Avenue.
*Distance from hotel: .1 miles
St. Vartan's Park1st Ave.
Playgrounds, baseball fields, and basketball courts are all open during the summer at this intimate park.
*Distance from hotel: .8 miles
69th Armory68 Lexington Ave.
Consisting of two buildings, this landmark armory was designed in medieval styles and serves as training and marshaling center for the National Guard. It offers food conventions, flea markets, and large-scale events throughout the year.
Designlush200 Lexington Ave.
Order high-end furniture from Designlush or window shop in its massive showroom.
*Distance from hotel: .2 miles