Luisa Gonzalez, Operations Manager at our Madison Square Park meeting space, Meet on Madison shared a few of her favorite neighborhood go-tos.

Midtown South is the perfect mix of easy access from all points South, North, East, and West while still being a touch off the beaten path. A Madison Square Park meeting is ideal as the streets are less crowded than Times Square, but the neighborhood is brimming with restaurant, hotel, and coffee shop options (and the art in Madison Square Park is always a highlight).

Caffeination Craving:

  • Maman– 25th Street, just off 5th This charming French café is a perfect spot for a guilty pleasure (their Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies are TDF) and for a coffee break with colleagues.
  • Birch Coffee– 27th and Madison- this is my go-to spot on the way to Meet on Madison. My favorite menu item is their Filtron-brewed cold brew.
  • Bluestone Lane-Located in 11 Madison Avenue. If you like your coffee with a little Aussie charm, you will love this shop just around the corner from Meet on Madison! My favorite is the #AvoSmash


Lunch Time:

  • Mexicue is a great fusion restaurant
  • You can’t go wrong with Eataly
  • Flatiron has it all to match your tastebuds!


After-Work Cocktails:


Nature Break:

  • Madison Square Park is such an under-rated park! Rich with history and just the right size. The Madison Square Park Conservancy does an amazing job at curating amazing art exhibits to keep the park ever-evolving. Check out Brier Patch by Hugh Hayden