An Itinerary for a Great Girls’ Getaway in New York City


Gather your girlfriends for a weekend of fine dining and fun, with the help of these recommendations from Jeanie Voltsinis, chef concierge at Viceroy Central Park.



The NoMad Bar is located in the Flatiron District. (Photo by Daniel Krieger)


Global Cuisine

Vandal, is very new, with the same ownership of Tao … and all of their restaurants are very conducive to fun,” especially this latest Bowery addition, which offers global cuisine in a two-level space that boasts a bar, lounge, restaurant, garden dining area, private dining room and a cellar/bar lounge. (199 Bowery; 212-400-0199)


Lively Lounge

Beauty & Essex is very lively… it’s more of a loungey area that you can hang out in, and the cool thing with it is you walk through a … [pawn shop] before you even enter the restaurant.” (146 Essex St.; 212-614-0146)



Take a boat ride around the island with Classic Harbor Line. (Photo by Chris Biggins)

Cruising with a View

“I would recommend one of the boat cruises that take groups around the island. There are cruises that are almost private, where you can enjoy beer and wine and really beautiful views around the island—Classic Harbor [Line] is more conducive to private groups and it’s nice,”—and available year-round. (Chelsea Piers, Suite 103; 888-758-9038)


Interactive Entertainment

Sleep No More is a production that’s like an interactive play … it’s super sexy, and before you even get to the show you’re in this jazz bar with a live performer and you have a cocktail and then once it’s time to go to the performance, someone leads you around to different rooms and it’s just really pretty fun and amazing.” (530 W. 27th St.; 866-811-4111)


Libations and Bites

“If you’re looking for proper cocktails, I’d head to The NoMad Bar, which is part of The NoMad Hotel … [just north of] the Flatiron District, with a restaurant from a very famous chef in the city. But the bar itself, which is adjacent to the hotel and restaurant offers amazing cocktails, and they do have food as well, but people definitely go there more for the drinks.” (10 W. 28th St.; 212-796-1500)


Elizabeth Nutt