Where to Eat
La Mercerie: A charming French eatery in Instaworthy SoHo. With dusty blue banquettes and a simple menu of French favorites, it’s the perfect brunch spot to get pumped for your adventures.
Gramercy Tavern: A beloved New York haunt serving delicious food with unparalleled service. The décor changes with the seasons and the space is surprisingly large (for New York City standards).
44 and X: Better food, ambiance and prices than most pre-theatre restaurants. You’ll feel like a New Yorker here and make it to your show on time.
What to Do
View the Department Store Holiday Windows: Bergdorf Goodman’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales are my favorites. They all have their own themes and the artistry is out of this world. Then, pop by Rockefeller Center to see the tree.
See a Broadway Show: What’s New York without Broadway? Current top picks: Merrily We Roll Along, Kimberly Akimbo, Spamalot.
Stay to the right. On an escalator, stairs, moving sidewalk or really anywhere for that matter. If you want to blend in with the locals stick to the right when standing; walk or pass on the left.