In search of the most fashionable plate of food in the city? These chic eateries are located inside some of New York’s iconic retailers.
BG RESTAURANT AT BERGDORF GOODMAN
Designed by Kelly Wearstler and featuring panoramic views of Central Park, there may be nowhere more glamorous to lunch than this spot on the seventh floor of the venerated department store. For a new take on an old classic, stop by in the evening for a pre-dinner drink; the bar menu offers six different sparkling wines and Champagnes by the glass, as well as delectable bites. 754 Fifth Ave., 212.872.8977, bergdorfgoodman.com
THE BLUE BOX CAFE AT TIFFANY & CO.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is finally here, and it’s delicious. Bathed in signature Tiffany blue, this charming cafe has been thronged with fans since opening in November. We recommend ordering, naturally, the Breakfast at Tiffany: coffee or tea, a croissant, berries and your choice of entree like truffle eggs or avocado toast. 727 Fifth Ave., 212.605.4270, tiffany.com
COFFEE BAR AT NORDSTROM NYC MEN’S STORE
Caffeine lovers will delight in the multitude of offerings here; the new bar is a partnership between Nordstrom Specialty Coffee and Brooklyn’s Toby’s Estate Coffee. Pour-over, Chemex and Kyoto-style brews are all available, and—to make your happy-hour shopping a little more fun—there’s even draft beer on tap. 235 W. 57th St., nordstrom.com
DV CAFÉ AT DOMENICO VACCA
For the most authentic Italian coffee experience outside of Milan, look no further than this sleek, oak-paneled, leather-filled spot in Midtown West. When the sun is out, cognoscenti flock to the 2,500-square-foot terrace (which is paved with stones from Vacca’s home region of Puglia) for a cocktail hour straight out of a Fellini film. 15 W. 55th St., 646.290.6742, dvcafeny.com
FREDS DOWNTOWN AT BARNEYS NEW YORK
When it opened two years ago, Barneys’ signature restaurant tweaked its menu a bit to reflect below-14th Street sensibilities. To wit: All the cocktails are named after downtown neighborhoods. But while the crowd here may be more trend-focused, there’s one item you’ll still see on nearly every table: the fantastic chopped chicken salad, tossed with an inimitable Dijon mustard and balsamic dressing. 101 Seventh Ave., 646.264.6402, barneys.com
ROSE BAKERY AT DOVER STREET MARKET
If your school cafeteria got a design degree at Parsons, it might look something like Rose Bakery. The space may be stainless steel-minimalist, but the food is certainly not: Think delicate cakes flavored with coconut and pistachio and heady teas from Bellocq. Make sure to swing by on a weekend to try their hearty breakfast sandwich comprised of cheddar, bacon, avocado mash and tomato jam. 160 Lexington Ave., 646.837.7754, newyork.doverstreetmarket.com