Head to Lexington Brass For A Swanky New York Moment Without the Swanky Price Tag
If we told you Lexington Brass was a hidden gem, you'd probably raise an eyebrow considering it's on East 48th street on the corner of a bustling, tourist-filled avenue. But here's what we love about it: it feels like a swanky NYC experience without the $$$$ price tag and snobby attitudes. Picky eaters rejoice! There's something for everyone on this menu (from great French onion Soup to filet mignon) and you can rest assured that whatever you order will be solid. The atmosphere is what makes this a real standout—no matter what night (or day—their brunch is famed) you stop by, this place will be buzzing with energy and crowds. Just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
After, pop across the street to The Gin Parlour inside the Intercontinental Hotel for a swanky nightcap. We recommend the 'Local Martini' made with vodka distilled in Chelsea, lillet blanc and olive juice. The hotel first opened in 1926—and definitely still has that Old New York feel. Every Wednesday the Cafe Society Jazz Band plays classical tunes from the Great American Songbook.
517 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
The Gin Parlour
111 E 48th Street, Manhattan