Cool NYC places
Books Kinokuniya is one of Cool NYC places.

1. Books Kinokuniya

9.4
1073 Avenue of the Americas (btwn W 40th & W 41st St), New York, NY
Bookstore · Midtown East · 203 tips and reviews

Lucky MagazineLucky Magazine: Has a ton of cute stationary, pens, and notebooks in case you forgot yours or need new ones! Plus, it’s directly across from the tents.

The Orchid Show At New York Botanical Gardens is one of Cool NYC places.

2. The Orchid Show At New York Botanical Gardens

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY
Garden · Bronx Park · 12 tips and reviews
Cafe Cluny is one of Cool NYC places.

3. Cafe Cluny

8.7
284 W 12th St (at W 4th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · West Village · 271 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Among the most popular items is the breakfast club sandwich with a fried egg, bacon, tomato, avocado and mayonnaise served with a side of fries. Read more.

Land Thai Kitchen is one of Cool NYC places.

4. Land Thai Kitchen

8.1
450 Amsterdam Ave (btw 81st & 82nd), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Upper West Side · 144 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Worth trying at this posh but low-key place: the two-course prix-fixe lunch ($8) with vegetable dumplings stuffed with shiitake mushroom, sweet corn and peanut, plus steaming pad see ew with beef. Read more.

Asiate is one of Cool NYC places.

5. Asiate

80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY
American Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 56 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Lunch favorites here include the sashimi with avocado mousse appetizer and the salmon with Mandarin orange and ginger entree. Read more.

Yelo Spa is one of Cool NYC places.

6. Yelo Spa

5 E 57th St Fl 12 (btw 5th & Madison Ave.), New York, NY
Spa · Midtown East · 24 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: If all you want to do is sleep, this isn't the place. But if background music, mood lighting and a foot massage sound like helpful additions to your nap, then you'll be nodding off in no time. Read more.

Soba Nippon is one of Cool NYC places.

7. Soba Nippon

19 W 52nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Midtown East · 37 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Soba noodles are made fresh daily, as is the tofu, using soybeans also grown on the owner's farm, situated outside Montreal. Popular dishes include the soba salad, zaru soba, and salmon teriyaki. Read more.

Oceana is one of Cool NYC places.

8. Oceana

8.2
120 W 49th St. (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Theater District · 59 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Seafood is the specialty here, but dessert lovers should save room for the donut plate or the sticky rice pudding. Read more.

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room is one of Cool NYC places.

9. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

16 W 29th St (btwn Broadway & 5th Ave), New York, NY
Gastropub · NoMad · 688 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: This is the place to tweet and be seen. Their meaty lunch menu includes terrines, ham, sea bass and steak, but the most popular entree is the lamb burger ($17). Read more.

Resto is one of Cool NYC places.

10. Resto

111 E 29th St (btwn Park Ave S & Lexington), New York, NY
Belgian Restaurant · Rose Hill · 171 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: For brunch, eggs Benedict gets a twist, being served on crispy waffles studded with chewy lardons. A regular special is deliciously light pancakes with cream and fruit, like freshly sliced peaches. Read more.

Markt is one of Cool NYC places.

11. Markt

676 Avenue of the Americas (at W 21st St), New York, NY
Belgian Restaurant · Flatiron District · 155 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Mussels, served about a half-dozen ways, are the most popular menu item. The restaurant also features an impressive beer list. Read more.

Socarrat Paella Bar is one of Cool NYC places.

12. Socarrat Paella Bar

8.4
259 W 19th St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY
Paella Restaurant · Chelsea · 147 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: If you have about 30 minutes, try a single-serving of paella for about $22. The tab for a plentiful lunch is roughly $30 a person. Read more.

The Penny Farthing is one of Cool NYC places.

13. The Penny Farthing

6.1
103 3rd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 174 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: The brunch menu ventures into playful fare like the most popular dish, "eggs in a nest," two eggs served any style over parmesan toast. The mimosas, bloody Marys and sunflower martinis are also good. Read more.

Ippudo is one of Cool NYC places.

14. Ippudo

8.9
65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 1165 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Beware: they only take same-day reservations, and the lunch crowd must wait five to 30 minutes in the front room. Complex $13 Ramen concoctions include the popular Akamaru and the Shiromaru. Read more.