It’s a lovely area for café hopping and window shopping. Even if you’re just out for a stroll, the distinctive 19th century cast iron architecture makes for great scenery. Read more.
Anthropologie offers the kind of charmingly retro finds that are usually discovered at insider vintage stores and markets—but in pristine condition, and minus the hassle. Read more.
Unless you want to browse Bloomingdale's home furnishings, avoid the chaotic flagship Midtown location. This quieter, more selective in SoHo offers a better-edited collection and smaller crowds. Read more.
INTERMIX is a one-stop-shop for a perfectly on-point seasonal wardrobe, with a carefully chosen selection of luxury accessories. Be warned, must-have items or labels sometimes sell out quickly. Read more.
As big Jill Stuart fans, we love being able to scope the pieces that inspire her…before heading upstairs and stocking up on her actual designs. We can't enough of the flirty dresses. Read more.
A visit to Prada is always an experience in the unexpected—from the gems you’ll find on the sale rack to funky exhibitions on the “wave.” It's the ultimate designer store. Read more.
The best-of-both-worlds location: it’s in a sweet SoHo spot close to tons of must-do’s but tucked away on a quiet side street. The roof terrace and upper-story rooms offer memorable city rooms, too. Read more.
We love the guests-only courtyard. What a treat to have exclusive green space access in NYC! We also dig the fabulous views (either of SoHo or the LES) from the huge, floor-to-ceiling windows. Read more.
The service is incredible (we love the “One-Touch” buttons in-room), and the location is perfect if trendy gallery-hopping, shopping, and nightlife are your things (as they are ours!). Read more.
The Mercer has hit on the perfect combination of laidback & luxury. We dig how the service is flawless yet cheerfully personable. And we love the buzzy lobby, complete with 24-hours of food and drink. Read more.
Good to know: The general rules: customers can only order from the pre-set menu (no create-your-own), condiments are not offered, and they only accept cash (no credit cards). Read more.
Enjoy high-quality fish that tastes like it came right off the boat at this lively SoHo seafood bar & neighborhood corner hotspot. Good to know: reservations recommended for main dining room seating. Read more.
Breakfast is fantastic here: we like the USD 19 full English breakfast, or, when we just want a quick bite, a plain croissant or pain au chocolat and a café au lait. Read more.
This romantic hotspot is open late every day, which allows for unforeseen extended hours with that special someone, while nibbling on some of the freshest raw seafood the city has to offer... Read more.
It’s definitely not your everyday grocery store–it’s a foodie mecca. You can find anything your taste buds desire, from fully prepared meals to desserts, breads, coffee, flowers, and kitchenware. Read more.
Looking for a good brew and respite from the ritzy neighborhood? The history of Fanelli Cafe is delicious, and we get a thrill from finding an economical meal in SoHo. Read more.
This is a gorgeous spot for people watching while enjoying a Sunday brunch. It’s also a lively place for a group dinner–the atmosphere teems with energy so it's perfect for getting the night started. Read more.
The distinct design elements make for a magical evening. Though one of the most popular deals is the prix-fixe weekend brunch ($25 for unlimited brunch cocktails & an entrée) from 11:30am-3:00pm. Read more.
The place has this air of exclusivity and mystery that New Yorkers never cease to crave. We also like to come to the quiet café for lunch on a weekend–the tacos make surprisingly good hangover cures. Read more.
Happy hour at the bar is great fun (the bartenders are friendly, the fare is fabulous, and the prices beat any Uptown establishment of equal caliber). Also, the Bloody Mary Royale is fabulous. Read more.
It’s an NYC classic, with a deliciously vintage 1980s feel. Sure, the screening rooms have sticky floors and not-so-comfy seats, but that’s all part of the experience. Also, you MUST try the popcorn. Read more.
When you're not in the mood for a blockbuster, come here for a great selection of independent, foreign, art house, & classic films. They also have a fab snack bar w/ goodies (Jacques Torres cookies.) Read more.
They've got the right balance of not too kitschy, not too trendy. Plus, the huge selection of tequilas is one of the largest in the city (and offers a better way to start a weekend off right!). Read more.
The art of creating the perfect cocktail. Juices are freshly squeezed daily, spirits and syrups infused in-house, and ice cubes selected to ensure that these cocktails are of the highest caliber. Read more.
The tucked-away appeal is still fun, even if this isn’t so much of a speakeasy as it is a clubby underground lounge. The scene, of course, is still a draw as well. Read more.
As annoying at it is to get through, a tough door does mean the hot and hip Manhattan party scene's inside. And the gorgeous Moroccan décor is so atmospheric you almost forget that you are in NYC. Read more.
It’s not your run-of-the-mill bar–in fact, it’s hard at times to even consider it one! Along with its broad cocktail menu of fruit concoctions, it also offers a full menu of decadent delights all day. Read more.
For surrounds this swank and semi-exclusive, the bartenders and accompanying staff are surprisingly friendly and gracious–refreshing after the attitude often found at bars of similar caliber. Read more.
We love dropping in at this neighborhood favorite for a glass of wine. Plus, the low lighting and intimate quarters make for the perfect venue to bring (and captivate) a new beau/belle. Read more.
Its intimate environs and glamorous hotel digs make this spot a favorite Downtown hotspot for sophisticated socialites and well-coiffed diners. Read more.
Bliss is praised for giving the most painless waxes, using a revolutionary “wonder wax” and tailoring the product to your skin’s sensitivity. We can attest to its miracle-like powers firsthand. Read more.
The women-only aspect is inviting, especially for those who get shy around the opposite gender, and it means that the staff understands issues specific to women's bodies. The menu for moms is varied. Read more.
The facials really are magical–our skin looked exceptionally fresh and dewy post-treatment. Space NK hails from London, so you can get the same skin-glowing goodness on both sides of the pond. Read more.