BG Restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman • New York city in style. Located on the seventh floor of the Bergdorf Goodman department store, with great panoramic views of the Central Park, 5th Ave. and 59th. Street. Book in advance and if you can, ask to be seated at the tables next to the window (the picture above was my table), so you will enjoy not only your food and wine experience (well actually I had a Bellini) but also the views. The BG Restaurant has been featured multiple times in movies and shows, so you will get flashbacks once you step in.
Well-appointed and bright, the drawing room atmosphere is an intimate conversational setting for lunch, tea and early supper or martinis and caviar, the light and sparkling menu is a modern take on classic New York fare. After a nice and relaxing meal, go and explore the department store.
An alternative option, just across the street, is BAR III. This does not have the views as BG but still and interesting option for a quick lunch while browsing around the Men section of Bergdorf Goodman. Bar III is a tiny island of classic cosmopolitan-lounge civility tucked-away on the third floor of the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s store. The dark wood and white marble décor is a handsome backdrop for an intimate cocktail tete-a-tete or lunchtime soups, salads or sandwiches. Thank you Frances for sharing this with me and showing me around. CM