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An Afternoon on Madison Avenue

An Afternoon on Madison Avenue

New York City Guide: Making the Most of Madison Avenue

One of the biggest names in New York City is Madison Avenue. This popular street runs through Midtown, the Upper East Side and Harlem, so you’ll have a taste of everything when you walk along it. Every business will find a way to get you to step inside, whether it’s through the bold artwork, classy atmosphere or quality goods they’re selling. Take a trip to Madison Avenue and see what’s waiting for you down the street!

EAT

Every place on Madison Avenue has something special to it, and that includes the restaurants. Each one has a unique charm and personal atmosphere to it that will make your visit one you’ll never forget. Their meals are created with the finest ingredients that are sure to make flavors from around the world come to life in your mouth. Try some Greek delicacies at Tony Dragon’s Grille, eat Italian at Come Prima, and make sure to grab a stylish cuppa at Ralph’s Coffee.

Ralph's Coffee (©Karly Jones)
Ralph’s Coffee (©Karly Jones)

PLAY

Madison Avenue prides itself on the arts. It may be traditional artwork or something a little more creative, but every block holds something for you to appreciate. Many of the corners that the street connects with will lead you to some of the greatest museums New York City has to offer. Make sure to stop in at the The Morgan Library & Museum (it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the city), enjoy the views at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt (it’s great for thrillseekers), and check out the art at the Graffiti Hall of Fame.

Morgan Library (©Susan Q Yin)
Morgan Library (©Susan Q Yin)

SHOP

Madison Avenue is all about class, and the shops are no exception. Most of the stores you’ll find on the street sell some of the most glamorous goods in the city. They have the latest clothes from some of the best designers, and you can also get accessories that will add the perfect finishing touch to your look. Once you choose an outfit from Tom Ford and spray on some perfume from Diptyque Madison (or grab a candle as a fragrant souvenir), stop into The Corner Bookstore to find your new favorite book.

Diptyque (©Johanne Kristensen)
Diptyque (©Johanne Kristensen)

DRINK

Madison Avenue’s bars are all about style, but they’ll always make sure you’re having fun as well. They each have a classy yet relaxed atmosphere, so you’ll feel like royalty while you sip on some wine. Some of its bars are located inside other locations along the street, so the fun doesn’t have to end once your glass is empty. You can see some artwork after finishing your drink at The Bar Room, have some cheese with your beer at Earl’s Beer and Cheese or listen to live music while you drink at Bemelmans Bar

Bemelmans Bar (©Don Riddle)
Bemelmans Bar (©Don Riddle)
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