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Spend a day at The Peninsula Spa New York and you’re bound to work up an appetite: You’ll likely sweat off some calories on the treadmill at this New York City hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center. Luckily, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa is conveniently located near a slew of restaurants we adore.
Whether you have a taste for American, French or Italian, you’ll find it all near The Peninsula Spa New York. Located inside The St. Regis New York (2 E. 55th St.), Astor Court and King Cole Bar offer ambiance in spades, while David Chang’s Má Pêche offers Asian fare — despite the French name — that transcends any category (15 W. 56th St.). If you’d prefer garlic and basil, Armani Ristorante (717 5th Ave.), decked with modern metal and glossy, black décor, offers Italian fare. BiCE Restaurant (7 E. 54th St.) blends Northern Italian and American flavors in entrées such as Ravioli Massala and a variety of different antipasti. For a dinner outside of the norm, try a truly unique dining experience at the Modern restaurant, located inside the Museum of Modern Art (9 W. 53rd St.). Their French-American cuisine is spiked with innovative plating techniques and ultra-creative flavor pairings. If you’ve spent the day prepping for a special night out, book a dinner reservation at 21 Club (21 W. 52nd St.), known to be one of the most romantic spots for dinner in the Big Apple. They do everything from burgers to steak and seafood to chicken, so both you and your date will be happy. The Trump Grill (725 5th Ave.) is another fancy option, with an American steakhouse menu, and ultra-luxe prices to match its extravagant décor.