​What Not to Miss in The Meatpacking District

Posted December 5th, 2017 by Christopher L Riccio, Matthew Pravda, Elana Zinoman

The Meatpacking District, located downtown in between Chelsea and The West Village, is home to numerous bars, restaurants, and attractions. Here you will find a wide variety of unique places to visit with friends and family. So which ones are worth your time?

Start your day with one of the many activities listed below:

The High Line - A magnificently preserved New York City landmark. The High Line began in 1934 as an above ground train track running from 34th Street to Spring Street. After the trains stopped running in the 1980’s, it was clear something else spectacular could be created with space. In 1999, The Friends of the High Line was formed and in 2009 the first section of the walkway opened to the public. The High Line is a must-see for New Yorker's and visitors alike, as well as the perfect way to start your day in the Meatpacking district.

Chelsea Market - A neighborhood staple consisting of countless vendors selling some of the most unique (and most instagramable) types of food. Be sure to come to the market hungry and willing to splurge a bit on the numerous unique items you can find.

Artist and Fleas - Artist and Fleas began as a temporary pop-up market attached to the Chelsea Market but has quickly gained it’s own fame. Artist and Fleas is a daily market made up of local artisans and vendors. From unique pieces of clothing, jewelry, and art, every vendor in the market is extremely talented and more that happy to discuss their works and exactly how they come to be.

Gansevoort Market - The Gansevoort Market began as a farmers market in the 1800’s, now it's home to many unique food vendors, similar to Chelsea Market on a more condensed scale.

Whitney Museum of American Art - With a special focus on art by living artists, the Whitney holds many unique pieces that can’t be seen anywhere else.The exhibits change periodically so be sure to check the website before planning your ideal visit.

The Standard Biergarten - A more relaxed and large Biergarten in the center of this busy neighborhood, the perfect place to grab a quick pint.

Brass Monkey - Another neighborhood staple, with its many different interior spaces as well as roof deck you are sure to find an area of this downtown spot that works for you.

Le Bain - Located on the roof of the Standard on the High Line, this is the perfect place for those idealistic New York days. With spectacular views of the skyline, it's a must see!

Dinner Time! As your final meal in the Meatpacking District there are a plethora of notable restaurants to choose from, and be sure to make a reservation ahead of time!

1. Morimoto - Chef Morimoto has created a serene Japanese environment in the middle of the busy Meatpacking District. Morimoto offers a unique cuisine blending Eastern and Western styles.

2. Del Posto - This famous downtown restaurant is the perfect setting to enjoy an authentic Italian meal by world renowned chefs.

3. Old Homestead Steak House - With its idealistic location for a steakhouse, the connections that the owners have formed over the years give them access to some of the best cuts of steak in the city.

Similarly to most other New York City neighborhoods, the Meatpacking District is home to endless amounts of places waiting to be discovered!