The Citiblog

Where to Eat While Shopping Fifth Avenue for the Holidays
November 27, 2022, 7:27.09 pm ET


Photo: L'Avenue at Saks

Sneak into midtown’s most stylish secret to rest near the fireplace and be transported into the chicest cabin with apres-ski style interiors. You don’t even have to step outside Sak’s to dine at this celebrity favorite restaurant. L’Avenue at Saks has also partnered with Parisian cafe Angelina, where guests can sip on an old-fashioned hot chocolate or an eclair choclat. Put down your bags and fill your tummy with the signature tuna carpaccio, morel rigatoni, Saks’presso Martini, or the Finest Rhymes cocktail which has been described as a madeline dipped in lime flower tea. Save room for s’aks s’mores, or a fine aux pommes. PRO TIP: If you dine between 5-11PM. You can catch the famous Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Light Show and holiday windows before or after your dine.

Lodi just steps away from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting Party on Nov 30th (Tickets are $300 pp) or stop in throughout the season for Chef Ignacio Mattos and team’s popular Italian pastries and other favorites for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are a number of new restaurants to choose from at Rockefeller Center including the new Le Rock, Jupiter and Naro, or duck inside a holiday igloo at City Winery.

If you’re shopping at Bergdorf Goodman’s step into Kit Kemp’s whimsical restaurant, Palette, on the Beauty Level for brunch, lunch and drinks with an innovative menu including many plant-based dishes.

For a taste of Greece, stop into Avra within walking distance of Fifth Avenue shops for its seafood-inspired menu and cocktails. Or, take a trip to Monterey, a lively spot with tableside carts serving everything from prime ribs and bananas foster to martinis.