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About Flatiron District
New York's Flatiron District is a trendy hotspot and not to be missed. The Flatiron Building, completed in 1902, looms large as the second skyscraper to grace the Manhattan Skyline. It's an iconic image of American invention in the heart of the Empire City. The neighborhood, featuring Madison Square Park, Mario Batali's Eataly, tons of trendy bars, restaurants and cafes, offers much more than the opportunity to gawk at its namesake.
See & Do
Designed by renowned Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1902, the Flatiron Building is an iconic feature of the Manhattan skyline, a dominating and beautiful backdrop to the whole neighborhood. Located between Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 22nd Street, the triangular shape construction is striking. Grab an espresso from the Eataly coffee bar and indulge your inner shutterbug. From all sides, the limestone and terra cotta facade and unique design make an impressive and memorable photo op.
Winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, Daniel Humm creates innovative combinations to match the over-the-top opulence of Eleven Madison Park's dining room. Vaulted Ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers create a truly Gotham-like atmosphere. Traditional French cuisine with a twist is the basis for this menu featuring items like honey lavender roasted muscovy duck and suckling pig. Eleven Madison Park was awarded the highest three star rating by Michelin. TRAIN: N, R, 6 to 23rd St
Flatiron District's Best Restaurants
Perfectly complimenting the early 1900's motif created by the Flatiron building, the Flatiron Lounge is a new classic. Soft lighting, an antique mahogany bar and jazz music create ambiance to fit the art deco interior. The cocktails are the most enticing reason to try this joint. Professional mixologists serve up exciting combinations on old world classics. Order a manhattan or a gin fizz and find a comfy corner.
The flatiron hotel is centrally located, modern and provides plenty of luxurious amenities. Guests can enjoy Chef Jordy Lavanderos' culinary creations, live music every night and spectacular views. Plus the central location makes it an ideal jumping off point. The rooms may be a little bit small, but that is standard in Manhattan and the views alone are worth it.
Designed to make the Italian culinary tradition accessible to American consumers, Eataly is a smashing success. Featuring multiple restaurants, a gelato bar, an espresso bar, a cheese bar and much more, it has become a destination in and of itself. Sit down for a meal at Manzo, browse the 50,000 square foot marketplace for delicacies or sip a glass of wine and indulge in some of the best people watching the city has to offer.