By way of tempting us with chocolates, melted cheese and contemporary art, the Swiss are finally staking their claim on the city. Here’s a short list of what they have to offer us.
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art
New York, NY 10012
In just 20 years since its inception, the Swiss Institute has grown from a living room showcase of Swiss art and artists for a mostly Swiss audience, into an innovative international venue for art that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between Switzerland, Europe, and the United States.
43 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010
Named after a popular skiing town in the Swiss Alps, this sleek bar is fashioned after a posh ski lodge. The bartenders look like Swiss modles, there is there is big screen tv with snowboarding videos on constant rotation, and you can reserve the cozy Cabin Room for small groups without a deposit.
620 5th Ave
New York, NY 10020
Fancy international chocolate shop specializing in truffles, pralines, and other chocolaty Swiss goodness.
310 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
Never mind that the restaurant name combined with the mental image of their famed fondue dish makes me think of cheese wiz, this luxe restaurant boasts an impressive menu and wine list.
315 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036
Located near the theater district this a great pre and post show destination. Predominately Swiss, the menu also shows influence form Italian and Austrian cuisines. Appearently their baked clams are huge and to die for.
Trestle on Tenth
242 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
After spending 4 years working for the Chelsea Wine Vault, Ralf Kuettel, knows a thing or two about creating a wine list. The Swiss native and former chef at The Union Cafe, has dutifuly selected afforadable wines from unusual reigons to complement his rustic, filling food. Mimicing the comfort of the cusine, the restaraunt has a cozy, homey feeling with exposed brick, broad planked wood floors and a garden in the back.