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Best Dining Options Near New York's Javits Center

As the convention facility prepares to launch its own hospitality brand, here are five tasty food options already open nearby.

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On July 10, New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center announced the launch of a new hospitality brand aimed at ensuring the food inside its halls lives up to the culinary reputation of the city in which it sits. Cultivated, the brand developed by a partnership of the New York Convention Center Operating Corp. (which runs the Javits Center), Levy Convention Centers and CxRA, promises to elevate the facility's food and beverage options so they are more sustainable, convenient and locally focused. The new brand will complement a center now undergoing a 1.2 million-square-foot extension, set for completion by 2021, that will include new food-preparation stations and kitchens, 27 loading docks and a rooftop pavilion.

Among Cultivated's locally sourced offerings will be Coffee Cultivated — roasted by Queens-based El Dorado Coffee Roasters — to be served throughout the center, along with a sustainable beer program that reuses the bread used to craft specialty brews on-site and an in-house bakery serving pastries and desserts such as sweet corn muffins and New York apple pies. The brand also will roll out a line of products infused with honey harvested from the center's forthcoming rooftop bee hives as well as compostable service-ware at all F&B outlets operated by Cultivated.  

The new offerings will tap into technology with a direct-to-your-exhibit mobile-ordering app, as well as robot baristas and delivery services. Cultivated will be key to the one-acre rooftop working farm currently under construction, which is expected to produce up to 40,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables to be used in the convention center's kitchens.

While event attendees have this wealth of culinary offerings to look forward to as the Javits Center approaches the completion of its massive expansion, those visiting the facility in the meantime have plenty of existing food options to enjoy on Manhattan's West Side. Thanks especially to the recently opened Hudson Yards, located just south of the Javits Center, nearby culinary highlights for attendees include the following. 

Kāwi

  • 20 Hudson Yards, New York, N.Y. 10001, (646) 517-2699
  • Estimated walk from the Javits Center: 6 minutes

Kawibap kimbap at Kawi
Kawibap kimbap at Kawi Photo Credit: Yelp

The newest restaurant from celebrity chef David Chang's Momofuko empire, Kāwi brings distinctive flavors and surprising presentations via a South Korean sensibility. Dishes include wagyu ragu, rice-cake dumplings and a grilled New York strip steak served with beef rice. The restaurant also offers a private dining room that can accommodate up to 14 guests. View the full menu.

Treadwell Park West

  • 510 W 42nd St, New York, N.Y. 10036, (212) 388-6751
  • Estimated walk from the Javits Center: 9 minutes

Treadwell Park West offers no shortage of brews.
Treadwell Park West offers no shortage of brews. Photo Credit: Treadwell Park West

Those seeking something casual can enjoy a beer and sports on a screen at Treadwell Park West. Less than half a mile from the convention center, the place offers an extensive menu of elevated pub grub (such as braised beef short ribs and miso-glazed salmon) as well as separate brunch and late-night offerings. But the main attraction here is the beer list. Whether looking for an old-fashioned lager or ale, if your tastes tend more toward IPAs and sours (they've even got a few meads on the menu), Treadwell will have you covered. View the full menu

Milos Wine Bar

  • 380 11th Ave, New York, N.Y. 10001, (646) 907-1970
  • Estimated walk from the Javits Center: 5 minutes

Grilled shrimp at Milos Wine Bar
Grilled shrimp at Milos Wine Bar Photo Credit: Yelp

A downstairs and far more casual outpost of pricey Hudson Yards seafood hot-spot Estiatorio Milos, the Milos Wine Bar offers some unexpected bargains such as a $6 gyro, $5 lamb and veal meatballs, and numerous other meze dishes. As solid (and Greek-focused) as the food options are, so too is the 100-strong wine list, which also features a number of affordable choices — a rare find in the high-end Hudson Yards. View the full menu

Queensyard

  • 20 Hudson Yards, Fourth Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001, (212) 377-0780
  • Estimated walk from the Javits Center: 5 minutes

Queensyard's neuvo-British fare
Queensyard's neuvo-British fare Photo Credit: Yelp

This restaurant exudes England, from its country home-style furnishings to its British landscape murals. But the menu is where the British style really stands out, with dishes such as London gin-cured salmon, butter-roasted Dover sole and baked Lancaster chicken. View the full menu

Wild Ink

  • 500 W 33rd St., Fifth Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001, (646) 974-7305
  • Estimated walk from the Javits Center: 5 minutes

Yellowfish tuna at Wild Ink
Yellowfish tuna at Wild Ink Photo Credit: Yelp

Offering some of the best views of Hudson Yards' instantly iconic Vessel sculpture, Wild Ink also features some of the development's best food — an Asian fusion feast of raw seafood options, dim sum and main dishes such as glazed short rib and Japanese risotto. The eatery also can be rented for private dining, with seating for up to 175 people. View the full menu.