Ask the Concierge: New York

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27 April 2009

Amy Bowman, The Peninsula New York.

I take visitors for a drink at...
Stone Rose lounge in Uptown’s Time Warner Center, and Employees Only in Downtown’s trendy West Village.

The best New York restaurant is…
Il Mulino in Greenwich Village for classic Italian, and the hip Buddakan in the Meatpacking District for Asian fusion – and great people-watching.

For designer fashion I’d suggest...
Bergdorf Goodman department store.

For the perfect gift I’d shop at...
Henri Bendel, for beauty to martini glasses. Plus they giftwrap in their signature brown-and-white-stripe packaging – quintessential New York.

For a romantic dinner I recommend...
Daniel restaurant on the Upper East Side for its decadence, exquisite service and flawless menu.

For great art I’d be heading to…
Pace Wildenstein, Chelsea, or Gagosian Gallery, Upper East Side.

New York’s best-kept secret is…
The Metropolitan Museum’s Cloisters, [gallery] a respite from the city bustle.

A visitor with a free day should...
Tour the ethnic food neighbourhoods, shop in SoHo or NoLita, see a Broadway show and eat late at Pastis.


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