9. Petrossian | Alwyn Court Building
Founded in 1984, the Petrossian boutique and restaurant is housed inside the historic Alwyn Court Building (designated a New York landmark in 1966) on 180 West 58th Street in Midtown. It offers a French-influenced menu that includes items like caviar, smoked fish and foie gras, for which the Petrossians are known for. Those who dine at the restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch will enjoy the stunning architecture of the building, which was built between 1907 and 1909, and designed by Harde & Short in French Renaissance style. Look closely its ornate exterior and you’ll spot detailed terra-cotta carvings of animals, plants and flowers. Inside, it’s no less grand: there’s an Art Deco style mirrored bar, Lalique crystal wall sconces, bronze sculptures from the 1930’s, etched Erte mirrors, Limoges china, Lanvin chandelier, Finnish granite and even a courtyard.