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Park Central Hotel is located in the heart of Midtown NYC with tons of dining options available to suit even the pickiest of eaters. To help on your quest of where to eat some of the best cuisine NYC has to offer, we have provided insider tips to some of the best local spots to grab a bite or more. 

Breakfast & Coffee

Epicerie Boulud

Walk: 11 minutes

Grab one of Epicerie Boulud’s amazing breakfast sandwiches, a coffee, and a White Mustache yogurt to spend your morning wandering Central Park. Or perhaps pick-up some house-made chocolate covered raisins and snacks before a show at Lincoln Center. Open from 7am-10pm this beautiful food market will become a frequent stop. 

Breakfast & Coffee

Ivan Ramen - Gotham West Market

Walk: 24 minutes

After a nice morning walk along the West Side Highway reward yourself with a breakfast that can be found in only NYC. Ivan Ramen’s morning time menu will change the way you think about breakfast. From 8am Ramen to Sweet Silken Tofu (pictured on the left), Ivan Ramen will indulge any breakfast craving. 

Breakfast & Coffee

Ralph's Coffee

Walk: 23 minutes

A seriously local spot, Ralph’s Coffee is on the second floor of the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on Madison Avenue.

People watch in this airy, light filled space while reenergizing for shopping, museums, and of course, more eating. 

Lunch & Dinner

Redeye Grill

Walk: 1 minute

 Located directly across from Carnegie Hall, the Redeye Grill's name is derived from the infamous late-night flight linking America’s two cultural hubs: New York City and Los Angeles.
The Redeye Grill menu features such classics as our famous "dancing shrimp," sushi burger, lobster cobb salad, and banana cream pie. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Of the hotels in Midtown NYC, Park Central is closest to this sumptuous dining option.

**As a guest of Park Central, enjoy preferred seating a glass of prosecco.

Lunch & Dinner


Walk: 16 minutes

Amali boasts affordable, beautiful and delicious food for lunch and dinner, a spot you shouldn’t miss. From their brick chicken, roasted whole fish, and house made pasta, everything here feels as if it’s cooked with love — a refreshing break from the standard uptown restaurant.


Partner/GM James Mallios’ neighborhood favorites:

“Tori Shin may have left the neighborhood, but Sushi Sekkei on 1st serves excellent sushi until 3 am. The fluke with jalapeno is knock out. For drinks I would go to The Bar Room (the late night industry spot), or the Jeffrey (for beer). If you remember a older New York City before Guliani (or wish you did) check out Neerys in Sutton Place (it is a classic but not just because people there are classics).”

Lunch & Dinner

Joe’s Shanghai

Walk: 8 minutes

Best known for their soup dumplings, these iconic little sachets of soup delicately wrapped in the thinnest of dough and steamed to perfection are the ideal way to experience the lively Chinese culture in New York without stepping foot in Chinatown.


Milk Bar

Walk: 6 minutes

Do not even think about leaving New York without trying one of the many desserts from Milk Bar. Grab a cereal milk soft serve or a compost cookie at their midtown location and plan to pair it with something savory from Milk Bar’s partner restaurant má pêche — you can’t go wrong with pork buns and fried chicken.


Chef/owner Christina Tosi’s neighborhood favorites:

Le Bernardin - "This midtown classic known for the finest fish is a promised homerun for lunch, pre theatre or classy dinner." Lincoln Ristorante - "This is my FAVORITE splurge for the most mind-blowingly delicious take on Italian food. Benno has a way of presenting the most clever, beautiful food, but with the most comforting, soulful notes of flavor every time."



Walk: 23 minutes

This cookie is unlike any other. Always served warm with a perfectly crispy exterior and half-baked interior, these monster size cookies are the perfect reward after a day exploring the city. Chocolate chip walnut (pictured on the left) is a crowd favorite but you can’t go wrong with anything that comes out of this tiny kitchen.


SixtyFive Rainbow Room

Walk: 12 minutes

Locals and travelers can’t help but feel that New York charm while gazing off at the panoramic views of the skyline. Order a Manhattan and one of the many delicious small plates by Chef Jonathan Wright. A stunning space, delicious food, and did we mention the view?


Chef Jonathan Wright’s Neighborhood favorites:

“Grand Central Oyster Bar is one of my favorite places to go with or without a group of friends, it's great for grazing on oysters from near and far and offers a good variety of fresh seafood. I sometimes take away a fried oyster or shrimp Po Boy for the ride home. Also, I like seeing familiar faces behind the counter, guys who have been there for years and actually remember repeat customers.”


Aldo Sohm

Walk: 5 minutes

Tucked inside an unassuming corridor between 51st and 52nd streets, this wine bar will be your cozy hideaway. Aldo Sohm is the wine director at Le Bernardin and created his namesake space to celebrate his love of wine and New York. With delicious snacks like this whole roasted cauliflower and a wine list that will make you swoon, Aldo Sohm leaves pretension at the door and provides a relaxing space to experience good company and good wine.


Partner/Sommelier Aldo Sohm’s neighborhood favorites:

"Some of my regular and favorite go-tos in the neighborhood include Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill at Columbus Circle, The Bar Room at the Modern if it’s still open, and Ardesia Wine Bar on 52nd street. I usually skip wine late after work and have a beer instead!"