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Posted: Jun 08, 2022

The Best Places to Eat and Drink Near Penn Station

  • new york city
  • restaurants
  • bars
  • rooftop bars

We see you commuters. You have some time to kill, but you’re near…Penn Station. From rooftop cocktails to a quick lunch to a classic NY steak, here’s the best restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops to hit up while you wait for your train.

01

Keen's Steakhouse

72 W 36th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10018

01

It doesn't get more classic NYC than this old school chophouse with white tablecloths and the whole nine yards. We recommend the steak sandwich lunch special.

02

L'Amico

849 6th Ave (at W 30th St), New York, NY 10001

L'Amico

An Italian forward menu in a rustic-chic setting near Penn Station, L'Amico brings together New York City's historic Italian culture with the contemporary in two large copper-clad wood fire ovens.

03

Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke

36 W 32nd St Fl 5, New York, NY 10001

Turntable LP Bar & Karaoke

36 W 32nd St Fl 5, New York, NY 10001

IYKYK. This 5th floor bar, restaurant, and karaoke joint boasts some of the best fried chicken in K-town. The ginger-soy chicken and a beer tower are both a must.

04

Culture Espresso

72 W 38th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY 10018

04

This independent and locally-owned coffee shop in the heart of the Garment District in Midtown is our go-to for a quick (good) coffee and a bite.

05

Refinery Rooftop

63 W 38th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY 10018,

Refinery Rooftop

Want to stop and breath some fresh air? We recommend the rooftop at the Refinery Hotel. Perfect for cocktails, light bites, and killer skyline views.

06

Winnie's Jazz Bar

63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

Winnie's Jazz Bar

63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

A quintessential New York jazz bar near Penn Station, the Garment District, and Bryant Park that boasts a refined Prohibition-era cocktail list with, an extensive beer and wine selection, and live jazz performances.

07

Castell Rooftop Lounge

260 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

07

The views and atmosphere here are so epic that we'd come here even if we don't need to be near Penn Station. Sitting on top of the AC Hotel, this rooftop serves classic cocktails and iconic views in cozy spaces inside as well as out on the expansive patio.

08

Izakaya MEW

53 W 35th St (btwn Avenue Of The Americas & 5th Ave), New York, NY 10001

Izakaya MEW

Catching the late train? We recommend Izakaya MEW, an underground ramen, sushi, dumplings and fried chicken spot with loud music and a bustling vibe.

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