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Seven Spots for a Perfect Happy Hour, Quick Lunch, or Business Meeting in ESB’s NoMad Neighborhood | Empire State Realty Trust

March 1, 2023

Hungry for something new?

Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown, the Empire State Building is just steps away from the best that New York City has to offer. Whether you seek the perfect spot to grab drinks and appetizers after work with colleagues, a quick slice of New York pizza on your lunch break from the office, or an elevated place to seal the deal over a meal with a client, the vibrant NoMad district has you covered. Explore the diverse food scene and find your new go-to in a less than 10-minute walk from the “World’s Most Famous Building.”

Quick Lunches

Avocaderia – Create your own bowl, salad, avocado toast, or fresh juice at this grab-and-go spot just a six-minute walk from the Empire State Building. Avocaderia sources its ingredients locally and ethically, and as a major plus, they serve breakfast all day!

Bombay Sandwich Co. – This Indian eatery specializes in quick and healthy meals that are perfect for the lunchtime rush. Bombay Sandwich Co. is a nine-minute walk from ESB but is worth every step.

NoMad Bars: Happy Hour

Osamil – You don’t have to go far to enjoy a happy hour with colleagues. Just a three-minute walk from ESB, lively Korean gastropub Osamil offers solid happy hour specials on signature and classic cocktails and draft beer.

Glass Ceiling NoMad – Host a private event or enjoy a casual happy hour when you walk six minutes to Glass Ceiling NoMad. The rooftop jaunt’s retractable namesake offers stunning views of the Empire State Building.

NoMad Restaurants: Business Lunch

Planta Queen – Host a client or finish an afternoon meeting in style at Planta Queen. The menu offers a range of high-quality options that are sure to please vegans and omnivores alike, and it’s only seven minutes away!

La Pecora Bianca NoMad – Make memorable connections over a plate of homemade pasta at this stylish Italian eatery just an eight-minute walk from ESB.

L’Adresse NoMad – Just seven minutes from ESB, L’Adresse offers a fresh approach to contemporary American fare with seasonal ingredients. Catch up with colleagues over lunch in this refined setting.


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Blog post in collaboration with the Flatiron NoMad Partnership.

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