Entertainment Guide

NAIC Summer 2019 National Meeting
Saturday, August 3 – Tuesday, August 6 – New York, NY

Hilton New York Midtown

‎1335 Avenue of the Americas‎ | New York, NY | 212-586-7000

Fun Things to do Just a Short Distance Away

Times Square – Is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.
Museum of Natural History – Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
Empire State Building – Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, our 86th and 102nd floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NYC is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building.
Central Park Zoo – Manhattan’s Central Park Zoo is one of the oldest in the country, first opening on its current site in 1861. The zoo is open every day of the year and features three major biomes: the Tropic Zone, Temperate Territory, and the Polar Circle. From tropical birds, to snow leopards, grizzly bears, and one of the nation’s largest colonies of Antarctic penguins, there are animals to enjoy in every season.

Nearby Shopping

Fifth Avenue Shopping – Located in the center of Manhattan, the best Fifth Avenue shopping takes place between 39th and 60th Street at NYC flagship stores. Whether you are searching for the latest fashions, NY souvenirs, or useful housewares, New York outlets on Fifth Ave cater to every taste and budget.
The Shops at Columbus Circle – In the heart of Manhattan, an iconic indoor destination attracting more than 16 million visitors annually. It’s the place to shop, dine, live, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

New York Restaurant Recommendations

FINE DINING
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Steakhouse, 1285 Avenue of the Americas – 0.1 mi – Recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere.
Ocean Prime – Seafood, Steakhouse, American (New), 123 W 52nd St – 0.1 mi – Stunning settings and a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list & truly genuine hospitality make Ocean Prime an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate & indulge.
Caviar Russe, American (New), Seafood, 538 Madison Ave, Fl 2 – 0.3 mi – Maintains the reputation as the premier supplier to the nation’s top chefs by offering the finest caviar available, directly sourced and hand-selected from each catch.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, American (New), Steakhouse, Seafood, 1221 Avenue of The Americas – 0.3 mi – An energetic and luxurious three-story restaurant, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Sixth Avenue.
La Grenouille, French, 3 East 52nd St – 0.3 mi – Serves classic French cuisine and spontaneous creations in a glowing setting that many consider home. Jacket required.
The Grill, American (Traditional), Cocktail Bar, 99 E 52nd St – 0.5 mi – A historically based American chophouse set in midcentury New York. It takes great inspiration from history, both the time the Seagram Building was built and the restaurants that existed at that time.
The Pool, Seafood, Desserts, Cocktail Bar, 99 East 52nd St – 0.5 mi – A celebratory experience for all of the senses that incorporates art, architecture, food, and drink. Seafood in all of its forms raw, cooked, and whole.
The Lobster Club, Sushi Bar, Japanese, Asian Fusion, 98 E 53rd St – 0.5 mi – A Japanese Brasserie designed by Peter Marino, and with chef Tasuku Murakami at the helm, this concept celebrates a unique interpretation of Japanese cuisine.
Marea, Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar, 240 Central Park S – 0.6 mi – In the hands of chef Michael White, Marea charts the tide for restaurant culture, with the authentic, bracing flavors of coastal Italy meet the style and swagger of New York to form a new kind of gusto.
Benjamin Prime, Steakhouse, 23 E 40th St – 1.0 mi – Combining modern elegance with the steakhouse classics by serving only the best USDA prime steaks, succulent seafood and more from the grill.

BUSINESS CASUAL
REMI, Italian, Wine Bar, 145 West 53rd St – 0.1 mi – Combines the rich traditions of Northern Italian cuisine with the romance and elegance of Venetian design and architecture in an updated and innovative style.
The Polo Bar, American, Cocktail Bar, 1 E 55th St – 0.3 mi – Inspired by classic New York establishments and Ralph Lauren’s love of gathering around the table with family and friends, The Polo Bar offers a casual yet refined setting for food and drink in the heart of NYC.
Oceana, Seafood, 120 W 49th St – 0.3 mi – Bold flavors emerge from the innovative compositions, with a focus on seasonal products and the finest seafood, ensuring a dining experience unlike any other.
Hillstone Restaurant, Jazz & Blues, American (New), Sushi Bar, 153 E 53rd St – 0.5 mi – Step in to feel the energy of the city with live jazz and the warm wood finishes and atmospheric lighting. Sushi is a highlight.
TAO Uptown, Asian Fusion, 42 E 58th St – 0.6 mi – One of the most popular Asian restaurants in New York City with a focal point of a towering 16-foot tall Buddha that floats above a virtual reflecting pool complete with Japanese carp.
Fabio Cucina Italiana, Italian, 214 E 52nd St – 0.7 mi – Chef Chicco is one of New York’s best chefs, updating traditional recipes with his own creative culinary techniques, his menu offers an exciting, contemporary take on classic Italian cuisine.
Pampano, Mexican, Latin American, 209 E 49th St – 0.8 mi – The award winning, fine dining room serves Chef Richard Sandoval’s sophisticated Coastal Mexican Cuisine in elegant, white-on-white surroundings inspired by the shores of Mexico.
The Loeb Boathouse – Central Park, American, E 72nd St 5th Ave – 1.1 mi – Undeniably one of the most romantic spots in the city, the relaxed formality of Lakeside dining infuses a beautiful breeziness into an elegant dining experience.
Atomix, Korean, 104 E 30th St – 1.5 mi – Offers a multi-course tasting menu that features modern and traditional techniques that best highlight the new Korean cuisine in NYC.
Chouchou, Moroccan, Mediterranean, 215 E 4th St – 3.1 mi – Brings a taste of exotic Morocco to the eclectic neighborhood with a unique and modern Moroccan menu.

CASUAL
Bridges Bar‎, American Bar, NY Hilton Midtown – 0.0 mi‎ – Celebrate the romance of Manhattan’s Seven Bridges while sipping your favorite cocktail at the spacious ‎bar. Enjoy some of the best martinis in town or choose from the ever-changing selection of fine regional ‎wines in a welcoming atmosphere.‎
21 Club, American (Traditional), 21 W 52nd St – 0.2 mi – When the doors first opened on January 1, 1930, few could imagine that ’21’ would become one of the most famous speakeasies of the Prohibition Era. Step inside today, and you’ll find a space that’s alive with history.
Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina, Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, 590 Madison Ave – 0.4 mi – Offers the freshest Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, pizza and traditional Italian dishes in a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Haven Rooftop, American (Traditional), Lounge, 132 W 47th St – 0.4 mi – Offers an urban oasis in the heart of Manhattan. Haven projects an ambiance reminiscence of the French Riveria showcasing lush greenery, complimented by custom-built cedar wood furnishings and energetic music to create the vibe.
Omar’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, 154 E 55th St – 0.6 mi – Customers line up for lunch, drawn by the scent of hundreds of pounds of marinated chicken shawarma roasting on two massive spits.
The Shadmoor, Seafood, Cocktail Bar, American (New), 1066 2nd Ave – 0.8 mi – Offers top quality seasonal seafood, fish and meat served with the best, regional produce available.
Allora Ristorante, Italian, Roof top, Bar, 145 E 47th St – 0.9 mi – Enjoy the robust and delicious collection of entrées, many of which are prepared tableside, like the Bistecca di Manzo à la Diane or the flambéed desserts.
Agern, Scandinavian, Bar, 89 E 42nd St – 0.9 mi – A season-driven restaurant focused on locally-sourced ingredients exposed to time-honored techniques and flavors rooted in Nordic Cuisine.
MIFUNE New York, Japanese, ‎245 E 44th St – 1.1 mi – Takes traditional Japanese cooking that places supreme importance on the seasonal bounty of the land and sea and reimagines it using French technique to create innovative, artistically composed dishes.
Kajitsu, Japanese, Vegetarian, Vegan, 125 E 39th St – 1.2 mi – Shojin cuisine refers to a type of vegetarian cooking that originates in Zen Buddhism. Even though it does not use meat or fish, shojin is regarded as the foundation of all Japanese cuisine, especially kaiseki, the Japanese version of haute cuisine.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, Steakhouse, 4 Park Ave – 1.4 mi – The old world artistry and architecture of it’s location created a Golden Age atmosphere that suits it’s traditional menu quite dramatically and encourages diners to relax and thoroughly enjoy their meal.
Sabai Thai Restaurant, Thai, Vegetarian, 432 Park Ave S – 1.5 mi – Enjoy the aromatic, distinctive and delicious flavors of Thai cuisine while dining in an elegant and beautifully decorated space.
VinoTapa, Tapas Bar, Wine Bar, Spanish, 201 E 31st – 1.7 mi – A neighborhood Spanish Tapas bar located in the Murray Hill section of New York City. Our sidewalk cafe, on a beautiful tree-lined street, is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC.