Breakfast/dinner near Times Square
Hi all, I'm coming to NY soon with my bf and my parents. We are staying @ the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square. Looking for good breakfast/dinner places close by. Also we will be doing the statue of libery & Ellis Island tour followed by the 9/11 memorial. Any great places to eat close by the 9/11 memorial? We plan on hitting Scarpetta one night, but right now that is all the dinner reservations I have planned. Oh, and I definitely want to hit The View Lounge...perhaps not to fully dine, but probably cheese/dessert special while taking in the views of the city.
The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square is on 8th and 48th, which is good, since you're actually closer to Hell's Kitchen, a neighborhood with some great restaurants.
Good eats near Times Square:
Breakfast near Times Square: I assume you're looking for weekday breakfast and not weekend brunch. (If you're looking for weekend brunch, you'll have more options in Hell's Kitchen.)
For breakfast, if you're OK with a bakery: go to Rockefeller Center (a short walk to 6th Ave from where you are staying) you have a few options. 'wichcraft does good breakfast sandwiches and has a great sticky bun alongside some other pastries. Bouchon Bakery just opened as well as Jacques Torres.
If you want to combine something more "touristy" with your coffee and pastry, I would go to the location of Joe the Art of Coffee inside of Grand Central, and pick up coffee & some Doughnut Plant doughnuts and/or some Ceci-Cela croissants. Takeout only.
A little bit further away is Amy's Bread (9th Ave and 47th), one of the better bakeries in town. Mostly takeout, but has some seating, not a lot. Le Pain Quotidien on 6th Avenue and 50th St is a chain but a good one, although a bit pricey.
If you want something more sit-down, try DB Bistro Moderne on 44th St., b/t 5th & 6th, by Daniel Boulud of Daniel restaurant fame.
Where to eat near the 9-11 Memorial:
There's also a Shake Shack nearby and North End Grill just opened.
You may be exhausted after doing the Statue of Liberty AND Ellis Island AND the 9-11 Memorial, though. That is a very long day's itinerary, and I'm not sure what mood I'd be in after seeing the memorial -- if I'd want something loud or quiet or what.
DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Joe the Art of Coffee
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
North End Grill
104 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282
1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
215 Murray St, New York, NY 10282