Friday, November 17, 2017

Re-creating that Breakfast at Tiffany feeling at the 1871 House and the New Cafe at Tiffany & Co






The 1961 movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and its main character Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, are on our minds these days due to an exciting new development. Tiffany & Co. has opened the Blue Box Cafe.  Finally, fans can have Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

And what could be better for locals or out-of-towners to first wake up, before getting breakfast, at the living embodiment of Ms. Hepburns townhouse apartment in the film. One can't help but associate 1871 House with the film Breakfast at Tiffany's for two main reasons: 1. Holly Golightly's apartment was set inside a brownstone townhouse that looks like 1871 House and 2. The actual brownstone from the movie is located just a few blocks north of 1871 House on a similarly tree lined brownstone block. And Tiffany's is located but a mere few blocks South West of 1871 House.

Fans of the iconic film can easily re-create the romantic mood of the movie by staying in one of the 7 apartments inside the 1871 House.  Like in the movie, the apartments are accessed by a curvaceous stairwell. But don't expect to find Mr. Yunioshi standing at the top of the staircase in a towel.  Guests at the 1871 House are generally properly dressed. 

In the early morning hours, after spending a cozy night at the 1871 House, hail a taxi, walk over or even hitch a ride on an elegant horse drawn carriage to Tiffany and Co. on Fifth Avenue & 57th Street and enjoy coffee and croissants at the Blue Box. Miss Golightly would clearly approve. Finally, walk a few blocks North on Lexington Avenue and visit Holly Golightly's apartment building on East 69th Street.  

All this talk about Breakfast at Tiffany's has us thinking about one of our very favorite reviews written by a prior guest. Here it is: 

1871 House Reminds me of the Movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's"If you've seen the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's," you'll recall Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) lived in a NYC walkup apartment converted from a city townhouse. Whenever I think of 1871 House, I'm reminded of the winding staircase in the movie with apartments on every floor. At one time in its storied past, 1871 House served the same purpose, except now its former apartments are elegant rooms at a quiet and cozy inn. It's very romantic for couples and quiet and secure for singles and families.In one of the nicer neighborhoods in the city, the 1871 House is convenient to all sorts of amenities, the bus & subway, shops & businesses, even Bloomingdale's, are all are a short walk away. Within one block are several restaurants and grocery stores, some of which are open 24 hours. For the best bagels, try The Bread Factory in the same block on Lexington. Traveling alone, I always felt safe, even when out walking at night.For me, staying at 1871 House is SO much better than a city hotel, no matter how upscale. You feel like you live in the city, not just passing through. The prices are competitive with 3 and 4 star hotels in NYC. I stayed at one of those "posh" hotels on Central Park South. The room was nice but so small I could barely turn around. I also stayed at a nationwide chain hotel in NYC and was unpleasantly surprised at how poorly kept the facilities were. From what I've seen in "Sex and the City," the room decor at the 1871 House rivals those in the Stanhope Fifth Avenue. True, there's no room service at the 1871 House, but then, if the city loses power, you don't have to climb 22 stories to get to your room!The innkeepers, Warren & Lia, are friendly & helpful without being intrusive. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when I visit New York. For a "Home away from Home" experience, or, if your home's like mine, a MUCH NICER Home away from Home, visit the 1871 House and stay a while! -  A guest from Alexandria, Virginia, USA

So there you have it; 1871 House, Tiffany's, a horse drawn carriage ride, a self-designed tour with stops in Central Park, Holly Golightly's house on East 69th Street and breakfast. Is there a better way to spend a late Fall day?






Friday, November 10, 2017

The Park Avenue Armory and the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory





Why travel to the chaos of times square's theater district when you can walk steps out the door on the peaceful streets of the upper east side?

The Park Avenue Armory, the construction of which was completed in 1881, was built as a fortified base for local militia and social club.  Now, more than 140 years later, the Armory's unique space serves the Upper East Side in a completely different capacity. 

Since the year 2007, The Park Avenue Armory, a magnificent and ornate fortress-like structure, has opened its doors to support visual and performing arts.  In a 2011 article in the Arts section of the New York Times, The Armory's Ambitions Expand to Match It's Hall, Daniel J. Wakin pronounced the Armory as the most important new cultural institution in NYC.  

Because it is within walking distance to the Park Avenue Armory, 1871 House serves as a fantastic home base for  show participants and patrons.  Whether you are a show exhibitor, a performer an artist or a patron, the 1871 House's close proximity to the Armory makes it the most appealing option for lodging.  

One particular upcoming show,  an annual event, the Winter Antiques Show - January 19-28, 2018, will donate all revenue to the East Side Settlement, which sponsors programs on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity, in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan community.



Park Avenue Armory



1871 House
Tucked among gorgeous townhouses and other historic buildings between Park and Lexington Avenues, 1871 House offers charming accommodations in the style of a bed & breakfast inn, a couple of blocks from The Park Avenue ArmoryCentral Park, Madison Avenue shopping and Manhattan’s finest restaurants and cafes.











Saturday, October 28, 2017

1871 House is a Convenient Home Base for NYC Marathon Participants

NYC Marathon and Running in Central Park

The close proximity of 1871 House to Central Park is one of the many reasons so many of our guests come back to 1871 House year after year. Being so near to Central Park allows guests staying with us to easily take advantage of the many activities and events that take place in the Park. For example the NYC Marathon takes place every November.  Over the years, we've had many NYC Marathon runners choose to stay with us because we are so close to the finish line.   But it's not just NYC Marathon Runners who enjoy how close to the Park our NYC B&B is. Many guests are simply avid runners. These guests can take advantage of the close proximity of the Manhattan Accommodations we provide. We see many of our guests heading to the Park early in the morning with their running shoes on and heading over toward Central Park. Central Park is a runner's paradise and is literally just two blocks from 1871 House.



Monday, May 29, 2017

Late-Night Upper East Side Restaurants

It's 9 p.m. and you've just concluded your last meeting of the day.  Or perhaps you've been traveling all day and you have finally arrived in NYC.  You are famished and way too tired to search for a place to eat.  Where to go? Thankfully, we've done the research for you and found these Upper East Side NYC Restaurants which are open late. 


NEARBY RESTAURANTS OPEN LATE -Upper East Side -Lenox Hill Neighborhood


ChimiChurri 
133 E. 61st Street

Call (646) 707-0801
Open Daily until 11:00pm, Closed Sundays

Grass-fed beef plus pasta & empanadas are served with Argentine wines in a snug spot.


Upper East Cafe (UEC)

1048 3rd Avenue
Call 
(917) 475-1721

Open Daily 8 a.m. until midnight 

Café, Restaurant and Bar in the heart of Manhattan's UES. A place of original and colorful creations with a young vibe to match.


Cafe Americano

964 Lexington Avenue Between 70 and 71 Street
Call (646) 870-9007
Open Daily 8:00a - 11:30p

Has a menu that runs the gamut from grass fed double cheeseburger with crispy shallots and onion jam to a macro bowl filled with grains and veggies.

The Bar Room
117 E. 60th Street 

Call (212) 561-5523
Open Sun & Mon until 11:00pm
Tues-Sat until 1:00am

A stylish & sophisticated American bistro serving imaginative fare, craft beers & classic cocktails.


 Lilli and Loo 
792 Lexington Ave
Call (212) 421-7800
Open Daily until 10:30pm


They serve an array of Pan-Asian eats, plus gluten-free options!

Blu On Park
116 E. 60th Street

Call (646) 893-0160
Open Daily until 10:30pm

Set in a brownstone, this sophisticated steakhouse also offers seafood, caviar & cocktails.


 Patsy's Pizzeria
206 E. 60th St
Call (212) 688-9707
Open Sun-Thurs til 10:00
Fri & Sat til 11:30

Authentic NYC Brick Oven Pizza!

Tony's di Napoli
1080 3rd Avenue

Call (212) 888-6333
Open Sun-Thurs til 11:00pm
Fri & Sat til midnight


A bustling eatery serving big, shareable portions of Italian comfort food to the masses.


Farinella Italian Pizza & Panini
788 Lexington Avenue 

Call (212) 256-1872
Open every day until 10:00pm


Pint-sized authentic Italian Pizza Parlor- they even do a traditional Roman-style 4 foot long pizza (aka a Palam), in addition to ordinary pizza, piping hot calzones, and panini.

Serendipity 3
225 East 60th Street

Call (212) 838-3531
Open Sun-Thurs til midnight
Fri & Sat til 1:00am

Famous for their frozen hot chocolates, but they also serve up an extensive array of proper food.


Sel et Poivre
853 Lexington Ave

Call (212) 517-5780
Open Sun-Thurs til 10:30
Fri & Sat til 11

Comfortably elegant French cuisine.

Fig & Olive
808 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 63rd Street)
Call (212) 207-4555
Open Sun-Tues until 10:00pm
Wed-Sat until 10:30pm

Their simple yet extensive menu is centered around local seasonal and imported Mediterranean food.



August
791 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 62nd Street)

Call (212) 935-1433
Open Mon-Sat until 10:30pm
Sunday until 11


August is a charming respite amid the hustle of the Upper East Side, serving up eclectic takes on classic comfort food.

Tavern 62
135 East 62nd Street (btw Park and Lexington)

Call (212) 988-9021
Open Mon-Sat til 10:00pm
Sunday until 9:00pm

A modern and gorgeously classy American tavern run by renowned chef David Burke. On the pricey side, but well worth every penny.


Ginza
800 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 61st)
Call 
(212) 888-7898
Open Sun-Thurs until 11:00pm
Fri & Sat until 11:30pm

A tiny, informal spot where you'll find a menu stocked with traditional Japanese elements like yellow tail, eel, snapper, and scallop sushi.

795 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 61st)
Call (212) 355-0888
Open Mon-Sat unti  10:00pm
Sunday until 11:00pm

Another great spot for sushi, with a more contemporary and upscale interior than Ginza. 



Maison Hugo
132 East 61st Street (btw Park and Lexington Ave)

Call (212) 832-0500
Open Mon-Sat until 11:00pm
Sunday until 9:00pm

Run by Chef Florian Hugo and his wife,  Maison Hugo is a modern French brasserie that specializes in both traditional and modern French dishes to satisfy diners seeking comfort foods as well as those seeking a more refined dining experience. 

804 Lexington Avenue (corner 62nd Street)
Call (212) 838-3580
Open Mon-Sat until 9:15pm
Sunday until 7:45 pm

The very appropriately named Burger Heaven opened its doors nearly 70 years ago! A staple of the UES for juicy, classic burgers.





Donohue's Steakhouse 
845 Lexington Avenue
Call (212) 744-0938
Open Mon-Sat til 10:30
Sunday til 9:30


Open since 1950! A homey institution for steaks & other straightforward classics in vintage, dark-wood quarters.

Eat Here Now
839 Lexington Ave
Call 
(212) 751-0724

Open Sun-Fri until 10:00pm
Saturday until 8:00pm

A classic diner that serves up an extensive array of staple dishes.




As a last resort - there is always Smiley's - our corner market open 24/7!

Smiley's
802 Lexington Avenue (corner 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue)
The corner store closest to both our building and our heart, Smiley's has everything you'd need from a corner store: a large selection of fresh flowers, beer, coffee, deli, a grill for quick n' easy sandwiches, organic snacks,  groceries and your morning paper. One of our Office Assistants was willing to go on the record saying, "those guys know their way around a bacon egg and cheese."







Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What’s the best neighborhood to stay in NYC?


Wondering which New York City neighborhood is the best one to stay in? We at 1871 House would like to posit the Upper East Side's Elegant Lenox Hill neighborhood as simply the best choice.

The Lenox Hill area of the Upper East Side is a wonderful neighborhood that isn’t touristy, is aesthetically beautiful, convenient to museums and galleries, is within close walking distance to Central Park and has easy access to the Best of Upscale NYC Shopping, restaurants, cafes and transportation.   In addition to meeting of all these Traveler Essentials, 1871 House’s neighborhood is also loaded with day to day conveniences such as hospitals, shoe repair shops, dry cleaners, pharmacies, hair & nail salons, grocery and gourmet markets and much more. 1871 House is located just above Midtown and just to the East of Central Park and Central Park South.    



The Upper East Side boasts some of New York's best restaurants, cafes and shops. East 62nd Street in particular is home to countless great cafes, restaurants and speciality shops all within a 1-2-3 minute walk from our lobby- many of our favorites don't even require us to cross any streets! We've compiled a list of select specialty shops and restaurants which are located within a block or so of our house. While the below list of shops is fairly extensive - its not even a complete list of all the shopping & dining opportunities available so close to our house.




FOOD MARKETS


Smiley's

802 Lexington Avenue (corner 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue)
The corner store closest to both our building and our heart, Smiley's has everything you'd need from a corner store: a large selection of fresh flowers, beer, coffee, deli, a grill for quick n' easy sandwiches, organic snacks and groceries. One of our Office Assistants was willing to go on the record saying, "those guys know their way around a bacon egg and cheese."






Green Gourmet Deli & Sushi

790 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st & 62nd Street)
Perfect for if you're feeling too lazy to go to the Food Emporium or only need a couple of things, the Green Gourmet has got you covered. Plus a gorgeous baked goods section and delicious pre-packaged paninis, you really can't lose!

MISCELLANEOUS


Embassy Wines & Spirits

796 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st & 62nd Street)
A great go-to spot with a wide selection of liquors and wines- they even support local wineries! With decent prices given the neighborhood and a discount cupboard if you're pinching pennies, Embassy is a great spot to swing by whether you're on the way to a party, or just want to kick back & relax in your room with a nice bottle of red.

Pasteur Pharmacy 

806 Lexington Avenue (btw 62st & 63rd Street)
Reminiscent of European pharmacies- full of lots of unique products that you'd normally have to purchase on Amazon. 

Newton-Timmermann Pharmacy

799 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 61st street)
The type of pharmacy your grandparents grew up with.  Great service. 

Duane Reade Drugstore

773 Lexington Avenue (btw 60th & 61st Street)
One of NYC's most popular drugstore chains. Whether you need to pick up some medicine, toiletries, or a greeting card, Duane Reade will have you covered for anything you might need, and is located just one block away.





Lexington Luggage 

793 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st & 62nd Street)
A classy little hole-in-the-wall. Excellent service, quick repairs, name brands and prices that compete with or beat larger retail chains like TJ Maxx or Macy's.

H. Lowy Cleaners & Tailors 
141 East 61st Street 
Whether you need a blouse dry cleaned or a pair of pants hemmed, H. Lowy's will have you covered for all your laundry & tailoring needs. They'll even deliver your clean clothes right to our front door! 

Peppino Tailors
138 East 61st Street, Suite #205
Tailoring that's second to none, Peppino has had New Yorker's backs for decades. Peppino and his team work with you to bring you a masterful result.



Lee's Cleaners

134 1/2 East 62nd Street 
Another option that will service all your laundering needs.

62nd Street Shoe Repair
141 East 62nd Street
An incredibly skilled cobbler who can fix any shoe-related crisis you might encounter while you're here!

HAIR & NAILS

Orchid Nail Spa

791 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st & 62nd Street 2nd floor) 
A high quality mani/pedi for under $30 in NYC is something quite special!  All the employees are kind, professional, well trained and go out of their way to make the customer happy.   The salon is very clean and offers a relaxed, quiet environment perfect for enjoying a quick polish change or a spa pedicure.

Issa Nail Salon

800 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st & 62nd Street)
A nice, tidy, hole in the wall tucked away on the 2nd floor between 61st and 62nd Street. Praised for doing great work for enviable prices (by UES standards!). They tend to always be busy (particularly on Fridays, weekends and around the holidays) so be sure to have a reservation. That said, they do quick and thorough work so it's a perfect place to slip away to if you've got an hour on your hands. Be sure to bring cash as they charge a $3 credit card fee and ask for their punch card and get a discount on your 10th visit!




Julien Farel Restore Salon, Spa & Haircare
540 Park Avenue (61st Street btw Park and Madison Avenue)
Excellent full-service salon with great customer service and results. Prices comparable to other top salons such as Frederick Fekkai. 

Sanat Hair Salon

328 East 66th Street
A go-to for the UES natives, this detail oriented staff will work to get you a great haircut. Even if you have untamable hair, this team can handle it! Yuskel and UK are the fan favorites, but even if you can't get in the chair with either of them, the entire team are a group of friendly and competent professionals who can handle any type of hair and any kind of style. Decent prices for phenomenal results!

MK Hair Salon

788 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 62nd Street)
In business since 1990, MK is one of New York's best and most reasonably priced salons. The calm, quiet atmosphere and friendly & highly talented staff aim to make you feel right at home. It's the perfect place to unwind from all your daily stresses and to leave with a fresh & stylish new hairstyle!

Premium Barber Shop

134 1/2 East 62nd Street
Top quality services and affordable prices whether you're looking for just a trim, or an elaborate style.


Yuva Threading Salon

789 Lexington Avenue
From their modest beginnings in the basement of a Downtown neighborhood, YUVA Threading Salon has been steadily growing its clientele, with an eye on expansion of services and locations. Their mission is to become the respected leading expert in providing the best eyebrow threading experience at a convenience


CLOTHING, ETC.


Pookie & Sebastian

794 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 62nd Street)
Great selections for great prices (at least by UES standards)! Bubbly staff who want to give you a personalized shopping experience. Honest with their advice/selections for you, they're a staff who know what they're talking about.

Bloomingdale's 
Lexington Avenue between 59th & 60th Street

How could we not mention that this iconic department store is only 2 blocks away from 1871 House?! 


Suzanne Couture Millinery

136 East 61st Street (btw Lexington & Park)
Suzanne has been making hats for 25 years-- she has even designed one for Martha Stewart! She specializes in creating stunning handmade hats, fascinators, turbans & bridal veils.

Judith Optical 

799 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 62nd Street)
Small shop where you get personal service. Irwin is very knowledgeable, honorable and reliable. No pressure, fair pricing and a good selection of frames.  

Illesteva

814 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 63rd Street)
Handmade in Italy, designed in New York.  Handmade Italian eyewear is built on a tradition of design and contemporary styling. 

Ultimate Spectacle

789 Lexington Avenue
Optical store offering eye exams, sunglasses and a selection of designer & luxury frames.




SPECIALTY


Lush

783 Lexington Avenue (corner 61st Street)
If you're not familiar with the worldwide chain, Lush produces creams, soaps, shampoos, shower gels, lotions, moisturizers, scrubs, masks and other cosmetics using only vegetarian or vegan recipes. Stop in even just to sniff some products and test them out, and grab a bath bomb while you're there- you won't regret it! 

Sabon

782 Lexington Avenue (corner 61st Street)
Stock up on lovely smelling and luxurious soaps, lotions, bath & shower products, fragrances, and more. Fun fact: all of their products are made in Israel, and some of their body scrubs include salt from the Dead Sea!


The Art of Shaving (btw Lexington & 3rd Avenue)

141 East 62nd Street
Elegantly crafted shaving tools and products (creams, oils, scrubs, etc.) for men who take shaving seriously! Their classy & unrivaled products will elevate shaving from an act to an art. 

Tender Buttons

143 East 62nd Street (btw Lexington & 3rd Avenue)
The only shop in America devoted entirely to the sale of buttons, this little gem has an ever-changing collection of rare and unusual buttons from around the globe, and from many different eras. Tender Buttons is a mecca for button collectors, designers, sewers, knitters, and tourists- well worth a visit to! 



FITNESS


Equinox

817 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 63rd Street)
This 45,000 square-foot fitness haven houses four floors of state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, as well as stunning Group Fitness, Pilates and Boxing studios. To cap it off, this specific location showcases the largest full-service Spa of any fitness club in the country.

Soul Cycle

140 East 63rd Street (btw Lex & 3rd Avenue)
Soul Cycle is indoor cycling re-invented. With inspirational instructors, candlelight, epic spaces, and rocking music, riders can let loose, clear their heads and empower themselves (while burning some serious calories & fat!).


SWEET TREATS

Baked By Melissa

784 Lexington Avenue (corner 61st Street)
Baked By Melissa is famous for their bite-sized cupcakes (so you can sample lots of flavors without feeling the guilt!). They also sell muffins, macarons, and even gluten free cupcakes.

Sprinkles Cupcakes & Ice Cream

780 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 60th)
You simply must go and check out their legendary cupcake ATM!  Their ice cream and cookies aren't too shabby, either. 

RESTAURANTS & CAFES


Tavern 62

135 East 62nd Street (btw Park and Lexington)
A modern and gorgeously classy American tavern run by renowned chef David Burke. On the pricey side, but well worth every penny. 


Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar at Loews Regency Hotel
540 Park Avenue (61st Street btw Park and Madison)
To complement the espresso and cappuccino bar offerings and the take-out concept, the Coffee Bar menu also features warm pressed Panini and crisp salads, Sant Ambroeus’ beloved desserts, pastries and croissants, and even a menu of delectable cocktails and wines by the glass. 

Pick-a-Bagel

1101 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 62nd Street)
Serves freshly made bagels and bagel sandwiches, soups, smoothies, and more. They deliver, too, should you find yourself desiring a warm bacon egg & cheese in bed on a Sunday morning. 

Sweetgreen

137 East 61st Street (btw 61st and 62nd Street)
A popular destination for simple, seasonal, and healthy (also locally sourced!) food, including warm bowls, specialty salads, and a build-your-own salad option. Beat the crazy lunchtime queues by ordering online and then walk around the corner to pick it up! 

Gina Mexicana

145 East 61st Street (btw Lexington and 3rd Avenue)
Authentic and delicious Mexican food, including excellent happy hour offers on tequilas and margaritas. Taco Tuesday, anyone?


Agra

807 Lexington Avenue (2nd flr btw 62nd and 63rd Street)
One of the best Indian restaurants in NYC. Lovely ambiance, attentive staff, and amazing food. Its on the second floor, so be careful or you'll walk right by it!

Maison Hugo

132 East 61st Street (btw Park and Lexington Ave)
Maison Hugo is a modern French brasserie that specializes in both traditional and modern French dishes to satisfy diners seeking comfort foods as well as those seeking a more refined dining experience. 

August

791 Lexington Avenue (btw 61st and 62nd Street)
August is a charming respite amid the hustle of the Upper East Side, serving up eclectic takes on classic comfort food. They also do brunch! 



Cool Mess

137 East 62nd Street (btw Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue)
The CoolMess concept is simple: you make the ice cream yourself. Choose a base flavor and follow one of their great tasting "messipes", or better yet, create your own flavor! They supply the ingredients, and the tools; the rest is up to you!

Fig & Olive

808 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 63rd Street)
Their simple yet extensive menu is centered around local seasonal and imported Mediterranean food, served in a gorgeous setting. 

Farinella Italian Pizza & Panini (btw 62nd and 61st Street)
788 Lexington Avenue 
Pint-sized authentic Italian Pizza Parlor- they even do a traditional Roman-style 4 foot long pizza (aka a Palam), in addition to ordinary pizza, piping hot calzones, and panini. 

Lili and Loo

792 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 61st Street)
They offer an array of pan-Asian eats, including dumplings, sushi, noodle bowls, and lots more. 


Ginza
800 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 61st)
A tiny, informal spot where you'll find a menu stocked with traditional Japanese elements like yellow tail, eel, snapper, and scallop sushi.

Ajisai

795 Lexington Avenue (btw 62nd and 61st)
Another great spot for sushi, with a more contemporary and upscale interior than Ginza. 

Burger Heaven 

804 Lexington Avenue (corner 62nd Street)
The very appropriately named Burger Heaven opened its doors nearly 70 years ago! A staple of the UES for juicy, classic burgers, they are also open for breakfast & lunch.




Chimichurri Grill 

133 East 61st Street
A snug, South American gem that serves things like grass-fed beef, pasta & empanadas along with an extensive selection of wine, spirits and cocktails.

Korean Express
807 Lexington Avenue

Small stop for Korean classics like kalbi & bibimbop, plus other Asian items like udon and fried rice. 


Upper East Cafe
1048 3rd Avenue 

A favorite spot among Upper East Side residents for brunch, lunch & dinner in a charming & unique atmosphere. 




Starbucks

822 Lexington Avenue (corner 63rd Street)
Don't worry: when you stay with us, you'll be less than 400 feet from your caffeine fix. 



Birch Coffee 

134 1/2 East 62nd Street
Everything you'd want from a local, non-chain coffee shop. A hipster haven with expert baristas who go out of their way to know your name and order, the owners' passion for people and coffee is clear from the moment you walk in the door. 




Juice Press
1050 3rd Avenue
A popular East Coast chain, they serve organic, cold-pressed juice, smoothies, salads, soups and vegan snacks. 


Juice Generation 
817 Lexington Avenue 

New York’s premier juice bar, independently owned and operated since 1999, serving must-have juices and smoothies and fresh, ready-to-go meals like acai bowls. 



1871 House


1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums. The historic turn-of-the-century brownstone townhouse in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, brings bed-and-breakfast-style and quaintness to the busy city. Enjoy views of beautiful East 62nd Street or serene garden views from your own private terrace.