Neighborhood Favorites

Sanyuu West
Kona Coffee
Foreigner
Planta Queen
Milu
Patent Pending
Verōnika

Jayaram Law’s New York studio is conveniently located 21st Street between 5th and 6th avenue. We’re central to some of New York’s most vibrant and diverse culinary scenes tucked within NoMad, the Garment District, Chelsea, and the Flatiron District—to name a few. In the spirit of highlighting just some of the many things we love about our new space, our very own Morgan Dufault and Srinidhi Krishnan sat down to name a few of our favorite neighborhood gems. Disclaimer: we couldn’t rank these spots – they’re all so good, we just couldn’t choose.

Sanyuu West

228 W 18th Street

Inspired by flavors around the world from Japan to Spain, this omakase restaurant is not to be missed. The meal is designated for 60-70 minute increments with limited counterspace. We came for the 15 course omakase meal and every bite was unique, fresh, and worth coming back for.

Kona Coffee Roasters

188 7th Avenue

Kona Coffee is the only coffee shop that brings Hawaii’s premium Kona coffee to the city, and for that we’re grateful! The spot has some great lighting and even better drinks and pastries. It’s a great option to catch up with one of our team members on exciting projects you have ~brewing, or to unwind and pretend that you’re on a tropical island (at least for the time being) with their signature Hawaiian Latte and a good book.

Foreigner Coffee

64 W 21st Street

Located right outside of our office, Foreigner is one of the most delicious coffee shops in the city—lucky us! We love this spot for their matcha lattes and perfect menu of traditional espresso drinks like americanos, macchiatos, and lattes that often serve as our mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

Planta Queen

15 W 27th Street

Planta Queen is a dream, especially for vegans and vegetarians. This vegan restaurant boasts a dimmed, glamorous aesthetic – the minute you step in, it’s obvious why this spot is frequented by social media influencers and the likes. Planta Queen offers an equally impressive menu with several options that will keep you on your toes during the culinary journey. Adventurous foodies will especially like the cool twists they take with otherwise widely known dishes. Some personal favorites include the Bang Bang Broccoli, the Ahi Watermelon Nigiri, the Truffle Mushroom Udon Noodles and their Matcha Cheesecake. 

Milu

333 Park Avenue S

Milu is a casual but memorable restaurant behind heavy gray doors that blend in on Park Avenue (and have recently opened up a spot in Williamsburg as well). It offers an excellent exploration of regional Chinese dishes with generous portion sizes, making it perfect for lunch. The spot is bright and airy and is perfect to catch up on matters with a colleague for work or to wind down for a lunch hour while escaping busy city life with your favorite music or podcast. Their aesthetic is inspired by Hong Kong-style cafes and the vibes go hand in hand with their thought behind the name “Milu” which they say sounds like the Chinese words for “getting lost.” For vegetarians, their Sichuan Spiced Cauliflower bowl with their cilantro aioli sauce is a personal favorite!

Patent Pending

281 Park Avenue S

This an IP themed cocktail bar located within the very building that Nikola Tesla conducted his experiments on radio waves, transmitting them to his lab near Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan. The cocktails are just as creative as the concept behind this local gem, and they have low ABV and non-alcoholic options that appeal to any and everyone within your crew. The atmosphere is best described as dimly lit and vibey with a consistently solid playlist and cozy booths for larger groups. We promise it’s not one of our favorites because it’s IP themed, but that certainly helps, doesn’t it?

Verōnika

281 Park Avenue S

This gorgeous and relatively new restaurant is hidden inside of Fotografiska Museum, making it the perfect one-stop-shop for an evening with friends or a date night. Unlike most New York restaurants in surrounding neighborhoods, Veronika’s dining room is super spacious! Their perfectly curated menu, extensive wine and cocktail lists, art deco décor, and unparalleled service come together to create a truly unforgettable dining experience. If you don’t have a few hours to spare, you can also pop into Bar Verōnika for a quick drink or two—but regardless of what you opt for—be sure and make a reservation as availability tends to be quite limited!

What are your favorite spots in the area? Drop us some more recs, or even better, let’s meet up and connect in person!