In the midst of the mayhem that bustles relentlessly along Seventh Avenue between Times Square and Central Park, there is an oasis that could easily remain the secret place of a few. Without wishing to ruin it for these regulars, the Petrossian Cafe has a mezzanine of small tables pocketed behind the austere offerings of the gourmet frontage where you can pause for lunch or afternoon tea. From the window, caviar and champagne appear to be the order of the day – and they certainly could become so, but tea and tarts were more to our mood yesterday.
The cafe shares the same kitchen that serves the fine dining Petrossian restaurant next door on the corner of 58th and 7th Avenue. This elegant establishment is the flagship for the French family who’s name it bears – along with their legacy of being purveyors of the best caviar in the world for almost four generations. To the great benefit of the cafe, this reputation means the food is exquisite. The pastry on my tart was politely crunchy with sumptuous fruit and a perfect chocolate button to finish. The tea was real, the coffee served in silver pots. And this being New York, you can cafe casually, and then spend $12,400 on a kilo of caviar to take home….
We will be in New York for the first time mid October. This will be a must on our “places to visit”.
Coffee & Cake (maybe not the $12,435 Special Reserve Osetra.)
Great to hear. Apparently lunch is fabulous as well – maybe late in the afternoon before a concert at Carnegie Hall next door….? Have fun!
sound good and it looks even better
You have one of the most interesting ” jobs ” in the world..Do all New Yorkers take as much pride / interest / or participate in the wonderful world you show?? …. Thank you for your insights into this New York Wonderland.. …….and You may have guessed my ABC Overnights tag , … phantom .. Sunny Coast
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Ah, the Phantom, the Ghost Who Walks! Thank you for your kind words Mr Walker and yes, I do enjoy sharing my adventures here in NYC. It makes all the difference though to have an interested audience – thank you for listening!