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created by | Perry
transit | walkable
total distance | 0.6 miles
est. transit time | 13 minute walk end to end

Maialino is one of those spots that leaves you wondering how you are going to be able to eat anywhere else. You may be asking yourself where should I get brunch in gramercy park? Or, what’s the best gramercy brunch? You’re in luck. They are one in the same. This guide kicks off with one of my favorite brunch spots in New York and ends with an afternoon cocktail atop one of the cities best rooftop terraces.

As if that isn’t enough for the perfect afternoon there is plenty of window shopping involved and it’s all set around the quaint Gramercy Park neighborhood. While only residents that live on the streets surrounding Gramercy Park can get one of the coveted keys to the park, guests of the Gramercy Park Hotel can also get inside, all the more reason to book your stay now and enjoy the park and this guide as a local would.


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$$$ American Italian Cuisine | Casual but elegant vibe
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 (near 21st street)
(212) 777-2410


Next time you eat at Maialino (we’re already skipping ahead to the second time) you will be stricken with anxiety over whether or not to order the same thing you ordered first time because it was so amazing you can’t imagine not getting it. Or do you order something new? After all there is an entire menu that you haven’t explored and it would be a waste to only ever try one dish…..but would it?!? eek!

Here’s what you do. Encourage the rest of your party to order new dishes and then order your favorite. Exchange a few bites of your favorite dish for a little taste of everyone else’s and be glad you’ve found a brunch loop hole. My brunch order is always the same, Ricotta Pancakes and a side of their Thick Cut Black Pepper Bacon. Next step you won’t be asking yourself where should we get brunch in gramercy park? You’ll be asking, when are we getting brunch at Maialino?


Fishs Eddy

$ | Eclectic home goods and kitchen ware
889 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (near 19th Street)
(212) 420-9020


Regardless of what you ordered, you will need a walk after a Maialino’s brunch. Just a short five minute walk two blocks west you'll find Fishs Eddy. There's always something fun and interesting to find at this quirky kitchen and homeware shop. Plenty of New York centric mugs and dishes as well as various home knick knacks.


Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Shop

$$$ | Downtown outlet of longtime clothing label offering slimmer and younger cuts
901 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (near 20th)
(212) 228-3580


There are a number of great stores located right along Broadway that offer tons of great window shopping. In addition to Fishs Eddy and Brooks Brothers there is also the quirky kids and home goods shop Flying Tiger Copenhagen and a number of home and design stores including; The Chilewich, Farrow & Ball and ABC Carpet & Home all located within a block. In the Brooks Brothers shop there is also a nice cafe located on the lower level. You can easily grab a book or bring your laptop and sink into one of the large leather chairs for a little downtime during your day out.

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Gramercy Terrace

$$$ | Upmarket hotel lounge atop the Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 (near 21st street)
(212) 920-3300


When you’ve shopped and browsed to your hearts content grab a drink a top the Gramercy Park Hotel at the Gramercy Terrace. Widely regarded as one of the best rooftop terraces in the city, it’s lined with plants and art and a well styled place to put your feet up and enjoy the afternoon.

Book a stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel

5 star hotel | rooms ~$400 / night
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
(212) 920-3300

In addition to having an idyllic rooftop, the Gramercy Park Hotel is also a beautiful place to stay and perfectly situated in one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. Book your room now!

“Great location, old fashioned style combined with a hip feel to it…”

- Sweden |

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