There are many great things to do in NYC and there's perhaps nothing more quintessentially New York than Italian and Italian-American cuisine. The quality and authenticity of Italian cooking in New York City is some of the best in the United States. Our list includes famous restaurants as well as undiscovered eateries that let you experience the local flavors.

1. Marea, Central Park South

Marea, Central Park South
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Marea is the recipient of the Best New Restaurant in America Award by the James Beard Foundation. While it is primarily a seafood establishment, Chef Michael White makes some of the best pasta in New York. You’ll find praiseworthy lobster burrata, fusilli with octopus, and bone marrow and steak on the menu.

To get the full experience, you should really dive into some of the seafood dishes, such as the polipo, which is grilled octopus served with smoked potatoes and pickled red onions. It is phenomenal. Lunch and dinner both offer a tasting menu, which is the best way to try as many of the delicious options at Marea as possible. Check out more great places to visit in NY.

240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-582-5100

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2. L’Artusi, West Village

L’Artusi, West Village
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L’Artusi in New York’s West Village puts a creative, modern twist on traditional Italian food, leaving you feeling both comfortably at home and excited by a few of the more bold and unexpected flavor choices. The comprehensive wine list, which is arranged by region, attracts many diners. As far as entrees go, the pizzoccheri comes highly recommended.

It is a buckwheat pasta served with Brussels’ sprouts and potatoes and then topped with melted fontina cheese. L’Artusi has two floors of comfortable seating as well as a bar and a chef’s counter that overlooks the open-concept kitchen. The atmosphere is fun and upbeat, from the decor to the attitude and personality of the servers. Explore the best things to do in NY on vacation.

228 West 10th Street #1, New York, NY 10014, Phone: 212-255-5757

3. 'Cesca, Upper West Side

'Cesca, Upper West Side
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'Cesca is a popular spot for theater-goers to grab a pre- or post-show bite as it is located next door to the Beacon theater in the Upper West Side. The restaurant has a farm-to-table philosophy and sources most of their ingredients locally. The medium-sized dining room is typically quite busy with foodies who flock here for the traditional and diverse Southern Italian menu.

The menu features several varieties of house-made pastas such as the garganelli or the linguini alla vongole as well as several praise-worthy grilled meat entrees. The menu is perfectly accompanied by a deep and varied wine list that highly emphasizes Italian wines as well as the standard selection of desserts.

164 West 75th Street, New York, NY 10023, Phone: 212-787-6300

4. Italian Restaurants NYC: Maialino, Gramercy Park

Italian Restaurants NYC: Maialino, Gramercy Park
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Maialino is a Roman-style trattoria located at the Gramercy Park Hotel overlooking the park itself. Chef Nick Anderer and restauranteur Danny Meyer have developed an experience that, while reminiscent of rustic Italian cuisine, is also relevant to the urban New York scene. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, and comfortable and the food follows suit.

The weekend brunch is especially good with poached egg and porchetta sandwiches or uova al contadino, which is two poached eggs served alongside Brussels’ sprouts and turnips. The word maialino in Italian means ‘little pig’ and the heart of the menu is pork. From the well-done bucatini all’amartriciana to the favorite among carnivores, the maialino al forno, Maialino does pork like no other Italian restaurant in New York.

2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Phone: 212-777-2410

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5. Patsy's Italian Restaurant, Midtown

Patsy's Italian Restaurant, Midtown
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Patsy’s Italian Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that has been a staple on Manhattan’s West Side since 1944. This landmark establishment serves authentic Neapolitan cuisine. Some of Patsy’s signature dishes are the veal chops Siciliano, chicken contadina, and the calamari stuffed with seafood. The theater district restaurant is well known as Frank Sinatra’s favorite restaurant and his family still visits whenever they are in New York.

There are many other high profile patrons who visit Patsy’s on a regular basis, so your chances at a celebrity sighting are high. The restaurant has developed a line of pasta sauces that are available in six varieties both online and at fine and specialty grocery stores throughout the country.

236 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-247-3491

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6. Locanda Verde, Tribeca

Locanda Verde, Tribeca
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Chef Andrew Cardellini of Locanda Verde has earned himself a name among New York restauranteurs for his urban-Italian style and consistently flawless execution. The hearty dish My Grandmother’s Ravioli as well as the lamb sandwich on the lunch menu are both among the restaurant’s most popular items. The sheep’s milk ricotta makes for the perfect accompaniment to your meal. It is topped with olive oil and sea salt and served with grilled bread.

Reservations are difficult to secure and the restaurant is nearly always packed. The tables are small and crammed together, but the food is worth it. Locanda Verde also remains one of the best places in New York City to spot celebrities, which adds to its allure.

377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013, Phone: 212-925-3797

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7. Ristorante Rafele, West Village

Ristorante Rafele, West Village
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Ristorante Rafele’s chef and co-owner Raffaele Ronca was born and raised in Naples. He has loved working in the kitchen since a very early age and has gained experience in some of New York’s finest kitchens. His West Village restaurant offers authentic rustic Italian dining in the style of Southern Tuscan home cooking.

The ingredients are farm-to-table and local to the area. The produce comes from Blooming Hill Farm in upstate New York. The fish is caught locally near Long Island and local grass-fed meats also grace the menu. Some of the most popular entrees are the paccheri all’ amatriciana and the bronzino alla griglia. You would be missing out if you didn't finish your meal with the chef’s prized Italian ricotta cheesecake.

29 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10014, Phone: 212-242-1999

8. Pastai, Chelsea

Pastai, Chelsea
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Pastai is a Southern Italian restaurant in Chelsea which specializes in handmade artisan pasta. If you are looking for an intimate, unique lunch or dinner spot with plenty of local charm, this is a great place to visit. The pasta is made on site in an open kitchen where patrons can admire the expert handiwork. There are a few tasty appetizers on the menu, such as the applauded fried olives with pecorino cheese and an Italian cheese selection served with grilled bread.

However, the pasta is what you came here for. One of the best is the busiate con salsicca, which is a whole-wheat pasta lightly tossed with broccoli rabe, chicken sausage, grapes, and spring onions. The menu also features a fantastic beet ravioli and a hearty and satisfying lasagna. Pastai also has a wine bar where guests can choose from a wine list of awesome Sicilian wines.

186 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011, Phone: 646-688-3463

9. Rubirosa Pizza, Nolita

Rubirosa Pizza, Nolita
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Rubirosa is a family-run neighborhood restaurant specializing in Italian-American food and pizza. The restaurant has become famous for their vodka sauce pizza. Their most popular pie features an ultra-thin crust, the signature vodka sauce, and slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.

The menu runs deeper than pizza though, with a selection of antipasti, fantastic pasta, and even rainbow cookies to finish off your meal. The warm and welcoming atmosphere will have you feeling right at home at Rubirosa, whether you are stopping in for a quick slice or celebrating an occasion with your family. The restaurant even has a mobile pizza oven that can be rented out for your holiday party or special event.

235 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212-965-0500

10. Babbo, Greenwich Village

Babbo, Greenwich Village
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Well-known New York chef Mario Batali serves pasta and other Italian specialties at his restaurant in Greenwich Village. Start your meal with some antipasti such as grilled octopus or a sampler platter of high-quality meat. At Babbo, the highlight of the entree menu is certainly the pasta.

The linguine with clams is superb and the gnocchi with braised oxtail will have you coming back again and again. Many of the dishes include unexpected ingredients such as wild fennel pollen and dried orange. These unexpected flavors will excite your senses and leave you feeling pleasantly surprised and satisfied. The restaurant can be quite busy, so reservations are recommended.

110 Waverley Place, New York, NY 10011

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11. Lido, Harlem

Lido, Harlem
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Lido is a cutesy Italian restaurant with a laid-back yet classy atmosphere. The restaurant has become well known as a go-to weekend brunch spot in Harlem. Chef Serena Bass has a Modern Italian style and influences that range from North African to French. Thus, the Italian food served here offers an exciting twist on some classic dishes.

At dinner, it is a good idea to treat Lido as if it were a tapas bar. The appetizers truly steal the show from the entrees, which do not receive such high reviews. The salt-cod fritters are outstanding and come with a garlic aioli for dipping. The pea-shoot salad is a tasty and fresh starter as well.

2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10026, Phone: 646-490-8575

12. La Masseria, Midtown

La Masseria, Midtown
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In Italian, la masseria is the word for the farmhouse that is the center of farm life. Owners Peppe Iuele, Enzo Ruggiero, and Pino Coladonato have done their best to recreate the Italian masseria in their midtown restaurant. The decor is rustic, warm, and welcoming and includes old farm tools and a wagon wheel chandelier.

The home-style, authentic cuisine fits perfectly into this atmosphere. Guests can start by sharing a sampler plate of antipasti or perfectly fried zucchini strips. These pasta dishes will transport you to the old country, for they have been prepared as Italians in Italy have been doing in their own kitchens for centuries.

235 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036, Phone: 212-582-2111

13. Babbalucci, Harlem

Babbalucci, Harlem
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An Italian-American creation of executive chef and co-owner Andrew LoPresto, Babbalucci offers a menu that is centered around the wood-fired oven. The main draw is the hand-crafted Wood Burning Oven Pizza, which comes atop a thick, Neapolitan-style crust that is both delightfully chewy and charred from the grill.

The burrata pie is one of the most popular options and is topped with creamy mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce. A lighter option is the romana salad, which consists of grilled hearts of romaine topped with pancetta, croutons, and an anchovy dressing. This fun neighborhood restaurant offers brunch on the weekend as well as local artwork for sale in the dining area.

331 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Phone: 646-918-6572

14. Carbone, Greenwich Village

Carbone, Greenwich Village
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Carbone is a high-end Italian-American restaurant created by chefs Mario Carbone, Jeff Zalaznick, and Rich Torrisi. The restaurant’s retro-glam interior has many allusions to mid-20th century Italian restaurants in New York. The food is served by ‘captains’ who act the part of joking, slightly bossy Italians from the time period.

Guests might feel as if they have stepped into the Godfather. Recommended dishes at Carbone include carpaccio piemontese, scampi alla scampi, Caesar salad alla ZZ and the lemon cheesecake. The portions are huge, including a veal parmesan that’s as big as some pizzas and a 2.5-pound lobster fra diavolo. Reservations are taken one month in advance, so dinner at Carbone requires a bit of forward planning.

181 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212-254-3000

15. il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, NoHo

il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, NoHo
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An outpost of the original restaurant, il Buco on Bond Street, il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is a special place because it combines both the specialties of the Italian village grocery with the quintessential Italian cafe. The alimentari, or market side, sells a selection of house-made salami, cheeses, and homemade breads.

The vineria offers a wide selection of Italian fare such as homemade artisan pasta and their ever-popular short rib sandwiches. The dishes feature many of the ingredients sold at the alimentari as well as other market-fresh and seasonal ingredients. The wine bar offers a superb selection of wines. Of course, you are missing out if you don’t finish your experience with some house-made gelato or sorbet.

53 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212-837-2622

16. Pisillo Italian Panini, FiDi

Pisillo Italian Panini, FiDi
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Pisillo is an Italian sandwich joint selling a variety of finely crafted paninis. The jumbo Italian sandwiches are piled high atop fresh bread delivered each morning from a local bakery in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Many of their ingredients, such as the buffalo mozzarella, are imported from Italy and delivered each week.

The sandwiches are not served hot, defying what many people consider a panini to be, but allowing the cold cuts to be served at the highest quality. Virtually every sandwich on the menu receives high accolades. The sandwich joint has rented the space next door, where it now sells coffee drinks, cookies, and pastries. This has added some space to their always busy and small dining area.

97 Nassau Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: 212-227-3104

17. Uva, Upper West Side

Uva, Upper West Side
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Uva is a popular Italian restaurant in the Upper West Side. While the restaurant offers a number of well-executed entree items, such as the black truffle gnocchi and short ribs, it’s best enjoyed as an appetizer and wine bar. Come with a group and enjoy a few plates of antipasti and a couple bottles of wine and you will not be disappointed.

The prosciutto and cheese platter is plenty for sharing. Other popular small bites and sharable appetizers are the crab meat and avocado appetizer, the sheep’s milk ricotta, and the whipped tuna with capers and chives. There is a nice covered area in the back to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets while exploring the expansive wine list.

1486 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10075, Phone: 212-472-4552

18. Italian Restaurants Near Me: Tony's Di Napoli, Midtown

Italian Restaurants Near Me: Tony's Di Napoli, Midtown
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Tony’s Di Napoli is a New York City landmark that has been serving Italian food in the Casablanca Hotel since 1959. The food is traditional Southern Neapolitan and is served on huge, family-style platters. In addition to the flagship restaurant, Tony’s also has a location in the Upper East Side.

The menu features a large selection of appetizers ranging from stuffed mushrooms to mussels three different ways. There are several choices for a salad course. You can find pasta in almost any imaginable way on the menu as well as several meat-based entrees. Portions are very large and are designed for two or three people. Come early for dinner to avoid a long wait.

147 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036, Phone: 212-221-0100

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19. La Lanterna di Vittorio, Greenwich Village

La Lanterna di Vittorio, Greenwich Village
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La Lanterna di Vittorio has three dining areas to choose from and all boast a romantic appeal. The 200-year-old garden out back features four fireplaces, making it a romantic place to share a meal almost all year round. The intimate upstairs dining room features small marble tables and cane-backed chairs with a quirky selection of mix-and-match artwork and excellent street views of MacDougal street.

The downstairs dining area has incredibly low ceilings, a working fireplace, and an adjoining dessert cafe serving a fantastic dulce de leche gelato. The menu offerings are modest in comparison to the surroundings. However, they do good 10-inch-pizzas with a variety of toppings and have a small selection of paninis.

129 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012, Phone: 212-529-5945

20. Italian Village Pizzeria, Upper East Side

Italian Village Pizzeria, Upper East Side
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Italian Village Pizzeria has been serving pizza on the Upper East Side since 1970. They offer countertop pizza by the slice as well as full pies. The thin crust pizza is pretty hearty and one or two slices is enough to make a meal for most people.

The restaurant’s long-standing presence is clear from its drab interior, however this is compensated by the affordable pizza in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Other menu items that have quite a loyal following include the mozzarella sticks, chicken parmesan, and the eggplant parmesan hero. The restaurant features two seating areas with a casual dining front of house and a more formal back of house with tablecloths and full-service.

1494 1st Ave. #1, New York, NY 10075, Phone: 212-535-5950

21. Bottega, Upper East Side

Bottega, Upper East Side
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Bottega is a neighborhood restaurant in the Upper East Side that is friendly, comfortable, and elegant. The restaurant features old-school Italian cuisine, a great wine list, and warm service. The ingredients they use are sourced from all over the world and the entire menu is made from scratch in house each day. Start your meal with a selection of antipasti ranging from crostini to caprese and grilled polenta served with truffle-flavored mushrooms.

Bottega serves some of the best soups in New York, including a lentil soup and a Tuscan bread and tomato soup as well as a rotating soup of the day. The daily specials also include a homemade ravioli of the day. Other recommended pastas are the linguini alla vongole and the gnocchi.

1331 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10021, Phone: 212-288-5282

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Attraction Spotlight: Children’s Museum of the Arts New York

The Children’s Museum of the Arts New York was founded in New York City by Kathleen Schneider in the fall of 1988. The museum has been in the SoHo district since its construction. In 2010, the number of children artists had grown and the need for a new, state of the art building. Thus, ground was broken that same year on Charlton Street that would turn an old shipping and loading dock just west of SoHo into the 10,000sq. foot brand new Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Although the location changed slightly, the mission has always remained the same—to introduce children and their families to the arts and the amazing transformative power that can happen when engaging in the arts together with professional artists. The museum is designed for children age 10 months to 15 years and offers classes for aspiring young artists to create through a variety of mediums and modes. The museum is especially proud to work with at-risk and underserved communities in New York.

The museum’s collection is comprised from over 2,000 works spanning 50 countries and dating to 1930. All of the works in the museum are made by children and were graciously donated through several collections including The Leon Bibel Collection, The Kuniyoshi Collection, and The Henry Schaefer-Simmern Collection. There is also the Solman Collection and Sona Kludijan Collection. Each collection comes from a different time and explores how the children in that time and place viewed their world.

There are also several paintings that are part of the Young Artists Residency Program which took 21 students from all parts of New Jersey that participated in a special 6 week class to create art based on how they see their world.

Operation Healing is a special commemoration of the 9/11 aftermath and healing process that is on display.

Mission to Space- There are 8 total artists that are exhibiting in this space. All pieces in the exhibit have a common theme of outer space and our imagination. This exhibit is meant to explore the boundaries of space travel and what that future holds for humankind’s future generations. There are paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, sound, and video mediums all present in this exhibition.

New Work by Ellen Van Dusen- Two installations from designer Ellen Van Dusen are on display that play with the ratio of space between clothing and home goods in large scale environments.

The Bridge Project: Crazy Space Odyssey- This exhibit features work by the teaching artists at CMA who are creating an interactive space station that will make visitors feel as though they are really in outer space when they enter.

CMA fulfills its mission statement by providing access to art through community programs that bring licensed artists and therapists together with communities that may not be able to experience art in any other way. Through generous donations, CMA is able to offer free summer classes on weekends, AR Together that helps brings children in the child welfare system to a friendly, happy, art filled place that help to reunite families in a nurturing environment, and Restart which offers free after school art classes to students in transitional housing.

CMA also offers classes in the museum where licensed teaching artists provide classes to students of all ages with interest in many mediums. WEE Art is for children ages 10 months to 5 years and is an introduction to art making.

After School is a semester long program after school that is divided up into two levels, Investigating Techniques and Refining Techniques. Students will choose which class based on their level of artistic ability and experience.

YAK stands for Young Artist Kollective and is a program for teen artists with studio space and materials to create their art, professional guidance, and worldwide opportunities, all for free.

Girlstories is for females who are 12-15 who want to be individuals, leaders, and empower people through the arts. This class teaches young girls how to express their own unique perspective.

There are also internships opportunities for teens, and the ability to earn class credit by working at the museum.

Art Colony- There are three Art Colony Sessions, winter, spring and summer. These are daycamp setting for kids age 6-15 who are then immersed in the arts all day long.

Private Lessons are available for individuals and small groups age 5-15. These classes are taught by licensed professional artists. The class length is at the discretion of the parent, student and teacher but can be to learn a new skill over several weeks, or one time guidance on a portfolio project, or refining a skill they are trying to master.

103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014, Phone: 212-274-0986

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Soho House New York is a hip boutique hotel based in a converted warehouse in the heart of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The boutique hotel features 30 high-end bedrooms of varying sizes, a trendy, award-winning Italian restaurant, and vintage-style bar, an elegant drawing room and library, an exclusive spa and a heated rooftop swimming pool. A 44-seat screening room offers theater-style movies to enjoy.

Soho House New York offers 30 guest rooms of different sizes from intimate and cozy to large and spacious. Beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites boast designer furnishings, luxurious beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and en-suite bathrooms with rainforest showers and free-standing tubs, and modern amenities in every room include flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars, Nespresso machines and complimentary wireless Internet.

Small rooms are intimate and cozy at 300 square feet in size and feature queen-size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, en-suite bathrooms with rainforest showers, plush towels, and organic bath products, and modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars, Nespresso machines, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Medium rooms are 400 square feet in size and feature oversized beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, an en-suite bathroom with rainforest steam showers and freestanding tubs, plush towels, and organic bath products, and comfortable living areas with comfy chairs and a dining table for two. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars, Nespresso machines and complimentary wireless Internet.

Large rooms are 750 square feet in size and feature hand-carved bedsteads with Egyptian cotton sheets, an en-suite bathroom with rainforest steam showers and freestanding tubs, plush towels, and organic bath products, and comfortable sitting areas with plush armchairs and velvet sofas. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars, Nespresso machines and complimentary wireless Internet.

A trendy restaurant serves seasonal Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, laid-back atmosphere, while a Pantry Bar has a cheese and meat counter with a self-service candy counter. The hotel’s Club Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a daily basis, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can enjoy their meal in front of the crackling fire, in a cozy booth or at the vintage bar.

Soho House New York has an array of upscale facilities and amenities, including a stylish rooftop bar and swimming pool with spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River. The heated swimming pool is open year-round and offers all-day dining and drinks during the summer months from the poolside bar.

A trendy restaurant serves seasonal Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, laid-back atmosphere, while a Pantry Bar has a cheese and meat counter with a self-service candy counter. The hotel’s Club Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a daily basis, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can enjoy their meal in front of the crackling fire, in a cozy booth or at the vintage bar.

The Cowshed Spa offers an array of pampering treatments and massages, as well as a range of skin care treatments and facials.

The adults-only Vinyl Room is an exclusive space for members-only to work, dine and socialize and features custom menus serving food and drinks, and offer panel discussions, workshops, and performances every evening. A modern 44-seat cinema screens classics, new releases, and children’s movies throughout the week and can be hired for private events and functions.


The Cowshed Spa offers an array of pampering treatments and massages, facials, waxing and body therapies, as well as a range of skin care treatments and facials.

Soho House New York has a selection of spaces for events, functions, and meetings, including the Club Room which can accommodate up to 60 guests for cocktails and 20 guests for dinner. The adults-only Vinyl Room is an exclusive space for members-only to work, dine and socialize and features custom menus serving food and drinks, and offer panel discussions, workshops, and performances every evening.

Situated just a few miles from Bryant Park and a short walk from the High Line, Soho House New York features stylish guest rooms and suites with designer furnishings, en-suite bathrooms, and modern amenities. An elegant Drawing Room overlooking Ninth Avenue offers a comfortable space for meeting, working and socializing with food and beverages served all day, while the vintage style bar and Italian restaurant present delectable cuisine and handcrafted cocktails.

29-35 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014, United States, Phone: 212-627-9800

More Ideas: Rainbow Room

The Rainbow Room is an exclusive private event space on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan. Located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, it is one of the highest venues in New York City and boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the city, along with historical prestige, award-winning classic and contemporary American cuisine and exceptional service. Designed by renowned architectural firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates, and exuding a timeless New York style, the opulent venue features a selection of beautifully appointed and customized spaces from elegant ballrooms to a spectacular rooftop garden. Framed by iconic city backdrops, these sophisticated areas cater for a variety of private events such as weddings, social affairs, corporate events and lavish gala affairs. The Rainbow Room works with the city’s top vendors for services such as catering and beverages, décor, music and entertainment, wedding cakes, floral arrangements, photography and videography, and more.

Amenities & Facilities

Established in 1934, the Rainbow Room has accommodated indulgent and tailor-made celebrations for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and grand social affairs. Set 65 floors above the landmark Rockefeller Center with impressive city views, the Rainbow Room features a landmark domed ceiling with an extraordinary crystal chandelier and revolving dance floor, large windows adorned with custom-made crystal curtains, handsome brass railings, and crystal wall sconces. The magnificent venue can accommodate up to 250 guests for seated dinners and 300 for dinner and dancing.

Framed by stunning urban views of New York, Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room is a stylish and sophisticated bar and cocktail area that is perfect for private ceremonies, intimate cocktail parties, and small gatherings. The space can accommodate up to 250 guests and features a contemporary, full-service bar that serves a wide selection of signature libations. The breathtaking views city views are ideal for unrivaled photographic shoots.

Located next to the Rainbow Room, the Private Dining Room is a warm and inviting space with striking views to the south and west through floor-to-ceiling windows and is ideal for personalized dinners and intimate cocktail parties.

The 620 Loft & Garden is an extraordinary loft space with unbelievable views of Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The garden has a beautifully manicured garden completed with a fountain and a reflective pool and caters for one-of-a-kind alfresco-style cocktail parties and intimate ceremonies under the stars.


The Rainbow Roomworks with a team of outstanding vendors for providing services such as catering, libations, décor, floral arrangements, entertainment and music, photography, videography, and more.


The Rainbow Room has an exclusive on-site catering team that specializes in classic and contemporary dishes created and prepared from fresh locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Guests can discuss customized menus with the catering team and choose from a selection of serving options, from buffet and food stations to full plated dinners.

General Information

The Rainbow Room is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan and is wheelchair accessible.

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor New York, NY 10112, Phone: 212-632-5000