If You Like Seafood And You're Feeling True New York City Decadence, Do Dinner at Marea
Check out one of the more underrated museums in New York, MAD, or the Museum of Arts and Design right by Columbus Circle. Their focus is on specific objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. The museum itself is located right on the edge of Central Park South (you can't miss it—it's a stunning white building), so there’s definitely no shortage on visual appeal. General admission is $16, and $12 if you’re a student.
Next, get a taste of true New York City decadence at Marea. This Michelin-starred Italian restaurant puts elegance front and center, with celebrated Chef Michael White pulling all the strings in a high-end setting that is simple yet sophisticated. With a general focus on seafood, some standout dishes include the pansotti (lobster, squid ink, Calabrian chili, and bottarga) and the brodetto di peace (Adriatic seafood soup with clams, langoustine scallop, prawns, and bass).
2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
240 Central Park South, Manhattan