Culinary Gems: Must-Try Restaurants Close to Summit One Vanderbilt

By Harshitha Jagathiesh

Summit One Vanderbilt provides picturesque views and fine dining options all in the same space. 

A trip to the Summit One Vanderbilt would only be complete with dining in the restaurant and cafe at the Summit. 

Visitors must have a Summit admission ticket to enter the restaurant because it is a part of Summit One Vanderbilt.

Find out more information about the eateries in and around Summit One Vanderbilt. 


Summit One Vanderbilt’s signature bar and cafe is Apres, perched 1063 feet from the ground. 

Visit this Michelin-starred chef-run cafe to try authentic New York cuisine and classic cocktails and enjoy the best views of NYC. 

Apres offers international flavors in an indoor cafe or you can choose to dine out on the outdoor terrace space.

Griddled Hot Dogs and Pretzelsaults, stuffed or sweet pretzels and signature savory pinwheel are some of the must-try items of this Cafe. 

They also offer one of the best beverage programs with more than 70 varieties of handpicked wines and spirits. 

The bar at Apres also serves cocktails after dawn for visitors enjoying the Summit at night experience

  • Location: Summit Terrace, Vanderbilt building.
  • Opening hours: 9 am to 12 am

Le Pavillon 

On the second floor of One Vanderbilt, an elegant restaurant is available to any guests seeking a more opulent dining experience. 

Traditional French cuisine with a New York flair is served at Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred eatery Le Pavillon. 

The restaurant also has a wine list with more than 650 French options, which wine director and expert Daniel Johnnes handle. 

Le Pavillon is a charming restaurant with a minimalist design, glass chandeliers, and huge windows that frame the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal frame. 

  • Location: 2nd floor, One Vanderbilt (Enter on the south side of One Vanderbilt Plaza)
  • Opening hours:

Lunch: Monday to Friday – 11.45 am to 2 pm (Bar and Lounge: 11.45 am to 2 pm)

Dinner: Monday to Saturday – 5 pm to 10 pm (Bar and Lounge: 4.30 pm to 11.30 pm)

Top 5 Restaurants near Summit One Vanderbilt 

The Summit One Vanderbilt offers a variety of dining establishments. 

The following is a list of some top restaurants near Summit One Vanderbilt.

1. Shake Shack 

The best place to sample New York City burgers, fries, and milkshakes is Shake Shack. 

Try the chicken bacon cheese fries, holiday shakes, and the Shake Shack X hot ones spicy burger when you visit the restaurant. 

Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York

Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm

2. Pershing Square

Pershing Square is a restaurant, bistro and cocktail bar across from Grand Central Terminal. 

This eatery, which serves traditional American fare, is renowned for its famed pancakes. 

Address: 90 E 42nd Street at Park Avenue, near Grand Central Station, New York 

Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm, Saturday to Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm. 

3. The Campbell 

The Campbell is the place to go if you want to treat your family to mouthwatering appetizers, charcuterie platters, and NYC pizza. 

This restaurant offers a variety of spaces, including the Campbell Bar, Campbell Palm Court, and Campbell Terrace, along with live jazz concerts close to Summit One Vanderbilt. 

Address: 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd Street), New York. 

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 1 am, Friday to Sunday from 12 pm to 1 am. 

4. Benjamin Steakhouse Prime

The locals’ favorite steakhouse is Benjamin Steakhouse Prime because it serves the tastiest steaks, has gorgeous scenery, and has a great outside space. 

The best traditional steakhouse classics and seafood dishes are served at this establishment. 

Address: 23 E, 40th Street, New York 


Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 10.30 pm

Saturday from 4 pm to 10.30 pm

Sunday from 4 pm to 10 pm 

5. Madison and Vine

In the Liberty Hotel, the American café and wine bar Madison and Vine provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. 

It is a well-liked location for grabbing a quick snack, a glass of wine, or a fine meal close to Summit One Vanderbilt. 

Address: 299 Madison Avenue East, 41st Street, New York 


Breakfast: 7 am to 10 am every day

Lunch: Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 4 pm 

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm 

Dinner: Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 4.30 pm to 11 pm.

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Harshitha’s heart lies where greeny mountains meet stretches of beach. She believes getting lost is the best way to explore