You’re one of the smart folks who figured that 3 hours in a car on the LIE to the Hamptons is not for you! Whether you’ve decided to inaugurate the outdoor season by entertaining, or by taking some time out, we have some suggestions in NoMad that are just the thing for a savvy New Yorker like yourself.
If you’re entertaining…
200 Fifth Avenue (And 23rd Street)
Having friends over to your rooftop pad? Did you know it’s Grill Week at Eataly? Just in time for the holiday! So head over to get 30% off on bone-in New York strip steaks, prime dry-age sirloins and dry-age tomahawk steaks. All their meat is sustainably sourced, and there are no hormones, antibiotics or other funky additives. You can also find just about everything else you could want and while you are there, check out the great cookbook selection next to the seafood restaurant Il Pesce.
J.B. Prince Company
36 East 31st Street (And Park Avenue South)
It’s your first big almost-summer party, and you’re in need of some supplies. J.B. Prince is an off-the-radar spot for everything on your culinary tool wish list. Get skewers for the kebabs, bar tools for your signature margaritas, or that new apron so your friends will have to call you ‘Chef’. More of a place for the pros, you probably won’t be stuck in a crowd, either.
23 East 28th Street (And Madison Avenue)
Your party is a little light on the wine and spirits, so you look to Kessler Wine for all your tippling needs. A California cabernet to go with the steaks or Beefeater for your gin and tonics, or Aperol and Champagne for the Aperol spritzes; they’ve got it all at a great price. And they can deliver in 20-40 minutes via Drizly if you’re in the middle of marinating.
If you want to be entertained…
115 East 27th Street (Between Park Avenue and Lexington)
If you’ve got a hankering for warm weather barbecue, but don’t have a grill to fire up, let Danny Meyer handle the meaty details. 7-pepper brisket with a side of Nana’s Potato Salad and Mac & Cheese, too? Yes, please. You’ll feel very USA! And there’s no cooler way to digest your meal than listening to live jazz downstairs at the Jazz Standard.
Vin Sur Vingt
1140 Broadway (And 26th Street)
If you’re looking for a quieter way to celebrate the rosé, white and blue, then head over to this intimate wine bar reminiscent of old Paris, far removed from the rowdy rooftops of Manhattan. Order some charcuterie or steak tartare and lounge the day away. You can pretend you’re having a romantic weekend in France.
Madison Square Eats
Worth Square – Fifth Avenue (And West 25th)
There’s nothing more American than celebrating the diversity of flavors that this country has to offer. Luckily a whole bunch of them can be found in Worth Square right now. There aren’t too many places in NYC where you can find pizza, baos, fish tacos, gelato and lobster rolls all within a few feet of each other. A great melting pot of flavors here in NoMad ’til June 9th.
While you’re near Madison Square Park, you may want to stop by the Eternal Light Flagstaff on the West Side of the park to pay tribute to the dedicated men and women who have defended us.