Celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s hotel dining room serves up fresh cosmopolitan fare, like black-truffle-and-fontina pizza and slow-cooked salmon with chili vinaigrette and bok choy. The chic but relaxed environs draw a tony uptown crowd.
Also known as the Boom Boom Room, this honey-toned aerie has some of the best skyline views in the city. The main room has tiers of cushy banquettes; the black-marble bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows almost demand naughtiness.
A year ago, the influential LA gallery opened this Manhattan branch in a revamped townhouse. It’s a go-to for strong works from Asia in particular; Blum & Poe was an early champion, for example, of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara.