If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy all the culture and excitement New York City has to offer without ever leaving your neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen is an ideal place to call home. This section of the West Side has been on the rise for the past decade, seeing an influx of amazing shopping, restaurants, visual art, music, and more. Fortunately, this in-demand neighborhood is also meeting the need for new homes as well, thanks to new residential developments, like the soaring, amenity-packed luxury rentals at 555Ten.
For those lucky enough to call Hell’s Kitchen home, here’s how to make the most of this amazing neighborhood in a single weekend.
Grab brunch at Friedman’s | 450 10th Avenue
Start your weekend right with the most important meal of the week — that’s brunch, if you didn’t know. Friedman’s combines the stick-to-your ribs quality New Yorkers have come to expect from their favorite diners with an elevated aesthetic that combines local fare, gluten-free options, and classic comfort food like chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and avocado toast.
Go shopping at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market | 519 9th Avenue
Vintage lovers may find just the prize piece they’ve been looking for, be it a pair of vintage Chanel button earrings or inlaid mid-century modern table. Just make sure to get there early — this market is a top destination for pro vintage buyers.
Catch a show at the Westside Theatre | 407 West 43rd Street
Hell’s Kitchen’s proximity to the Theater District means you’re never more than few minutes from an amazing performance if you call this eclectic enclave home. This weekend, spend an evening catching shows like Cagney, Othello: The Remix, and White Rabbit Red Rabbit.
Have dinner at 44 & X Hell’s Kitchen | 622 10th Avenue
After an evening at the theater, enjoy one of the best meals you’ll have anywhere in the city by stopping into 44 & X Hell’s Kitchen on 10th Avenue. This New American restaurant incorporates Asian influences into much of its cuisine, creating flavorful fusion dishes you won’t soon forget, like spicy salmon tartar with daikon radish, wakame seaweed salad, and soy serrano dressing, and diver sea scallops with avocado, grapefruit, orange, and vanilla-scented Thai citrus broth.
Sip some cocktails at Bea | 403 West 43rd Street
End your evening right with a nightcap at Bea. This charming and intimate restaurant and cocktail lounge has some of the most talented bartenders in Manhattan, who mix old-fashioned cocktails like the Brooklyn Cue, a mixture of Brooklyn gin, St. Germain, cucumber, lemon juice, and a sugared rim, for grateful patrons who quickly become regulars.
New York City may be home to the best art, food, and shopping anywhere in the world, but few neighborhoods can claim to have them all in one place. Luckily, Hell’s Kitchen residents have the best of the city right at their fingertips, so spend your weekend discovering just what this dynamic neighborhood has to offer.