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2022 INKIND HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
8 of our Favorite Instagram Worthy Restaurants in NYC
Guide By Sophie Gragg
The holidays and pictures go hand-in-hand. Whether you're taking family photos or vacation selfies for your Instagram followers, you'll want a restaurant that looks picturesque. Luckily, NYC is full of picture-perfect spots serving great vibes and phenomenal drinks and food.
For this holiday guide to our favorite (and some of the best Instagram worthy restaurants) in NYC, I focused on places with great aesthetics and vibes. Scrolling through you'll find restaurants that are beautifully designed alongside restaurants serving dishes you'll love looking at.

Most of the spaces featured in this guide are available on the inKind app and with inKind Pass. Those not available on the inKind app are great holiday-themed spots that are just a hop, skip (or subway ride) away from our partner restaurants.

When you dine with inKind Pass, you'll get special bonuses every time you dine at hundreds of restaurants across the country. From Michelin-star restaurants to elevated cocktail lounges, inKind Pass lets you dine at the premiere restaurants and the best cocktail bars in NYC and throughout the country.

As a special treat, we want to see your best pictures of these spaces. Tag us at @inkind_hospitality on Instagram or use our hashtags #inkindeats and #inkindshares to show off your best Instagram shots!

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Our Favorite Instagram Worthy Restaurants in NYC

A light and refreshing space

Leyenda

221 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
During the holiday season, this Latin cocktail bar and restaurant transform into a holiday pop-up taking on the mantle of "Sleyenda" a cheeky pun that compliments their whimsical seasonal design. The space is perfect for taking great photos, with garland-draped fireplaces, stockings hung with care, bright lights, tinsel, and wrapping paper motifs. You're sure to get a stunning shot to make all of your followers a little jealous.
An elevated experience

Pebble Bar

67 W 49th St, New York, NY 10112
Located on floors 2 - 4 of a townhouse at Rockefeller Center, Pebble Bar is an elevated space for intimate cocktails with friends, family, and coworkers. You'll love them for their walk-in cocktail bar on the 2nd floor, or their delicious small bites (like a classic shrimp cocktail or lobster roll) housed on the 3rd floor.

Pebble Bar's historic location combined with great city views makes this a great spot to snap the perfect Instagram photo. If the views and atmosphere don't impress you, you'll surely be wowed by their bright and energetic cocktail list–all picture-perfect.
A light and refreshing space

Isla & Co.

107 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Isla and Co is a beautiful restaurant, part of the parched hospitality group of restaurants–the same folks behind popular restaurants Hole in The Wall, The Sentry, and Daintree. Serving a delicious brunch and dinner menu, Isla and Co highlight the "culture of Australian hospitality" to create a dining experience that feels both elevated and approachable.

Stop in for a Saturday morning brunch surrounded by beautiful red brick and an inviting dining space complete with a great outdoor patio. You'll get plenty of natural light to make all of your pictures glow, plus gorgeous cocktails and perfectly crafted lattes.
An Energizing Experience

Cha Cha Matcha

Multiple Locations
Follow Cha Cha Matcha on Instagram
Every one of Cha Cha Matcha's locations is bursting with an Instagramable aesthetic. There's little doubt that Cha Cha Matcha isn't aware of this. Cha Cha Matcha leans heavily into the Instagrammable aesthetic: with bright bubble-gum pink exteriors and a bright and eclectic interior, Cha Cha Matcha gives you plenty of chances to take the perfect picture.

You'll fall in love with their gorgeous Matcha drinks, each made with ceremonial-grade matcha. Whether you're sipping on a latte or one of their signature seasonal specials, you'll have plenty of bright and creative drinks to choose from.

Cha Cha Matcha has locations in New York and Los Angeles, all currently available with inKind Pass.
Fine-Dining at its Finest

Les Trois Chevaux

283 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
Les Trois Chevaux is fine dining at its finest and a perfect spot for anyone looking to have the quintessential elevated french dining experience. With a beautifully lush and velvety dining room, complete with white cloth dining tables, pops of gold, and even a chandelier, this space by Chef Angie Mar is truly beautiful. Likewise, each of the dishes and cocktails served here is picture-perfect and sure to delight all of your senses.

Seats can fill fast, so make sure to make a priority reservation using the inKind app to experience this space for yourself.
An Effortlessly Cool Spot

Porchlight Bar

271 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Porchlight is a friendly New York City bar offering Southern-inspired cocktails and small bites. I picked Porchlight because of its innovative seasonal cocktail list and generous happy-hour specials ( available Monday through Saturday from 3 - 7 PM and all day Sunday). Others at inKind agreed that this place is great for enjoying (and showing off) crafty cocktails while out with coworkers or friends.

Their sunny outdoor patio and bright and creative drinks make this place Instagram worthy. Porchlight's inside space gives off a warm, inviting, and casual atmosphere with a beautiful bar. Their large tables and open seating make this a great space for after-work drinks with friends, or a casual Wednesday night out.
A New York Favorite

City Winery

25 11TH Ave New York, NY 10011
City Winery is a staple high-end restaurant in NYC and across the country. City Winery has multiple locations each offering unique, innovative, and award-winning selections of wine paired with a delicious menu. Their location on the Hudson River is an intimate venue offering a full bar, great wine, live music, comedy, and wine events regularly throughout the year. This spot is sure to delight both wine lovers and NYC diners looking for an elevated and fun night out.
A stunning New York experience

The Orchard Townhouse

242 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001
I'll be honest: everything about The Orchard Townhouse impresses me. I'm a sucker for a stunning and historic-looking building, and this restaurant housed out of a four-story townhouse on 10th avenue has me hooked. The Orchard Townhouse combines bright light and a comfortable dining room with delicious American plates and innovative twists on classic cocktails to build a perfect quintessential New York mystique that's sure to entertain any diners.

Whether you're snapping a picture in their beautiful dining room, or outside on their lush and airy patio, once you share your pictures on social media, you're bound to make others jealous.
A WINTER WONDERLAND

Serra Alpina at Eataly

200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Eataly's a quintessential New York restaurant serving seasonal dishes complimented by seasonal decor. For the winter season, Eataly's rooftop restaurant Serra is transporting diners to a winter wonderland in the Alpine mountains. Decorating their rooftop space with fake snow, twisting vines, and bold evergreen trees Serra mimics the feeling of dining in a cozy cabin during a mid-season snowfall.
A Spot full of whimsy

Nat's on Bleecker

170 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
I love Nat's aesthetic. The bright pops of color, the abstract shapes, and the art-deco-inspired decor make this place a treat for the eyes. Nat's is a neighborhood local with great seafood and a whimsical design.

They serve elevated food and New York classics, all with a touch of whimsy. Perfect for someone looking for both hot and cold cocktails, great lunch and dinner menus, and a whole lot of atmosphere. Nat's has two locations: one on Bleecker and one on Bank. They also have a daily happy hour from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Their dining room and outdoor space are both perfect for taking a whimsical photo for Instagram. With a unique illustrative design (even their bathroom is filled with whimsy) and lots of light, you'll get some truly unforgettable experiences and the pictures to prove it.

Snap Pictures at Our Favorite Instagram Worthy Restaurants in NYC

Want to try these Instagram worthy restaurants in NYC while getting spending bonuses? Get inKind Pass–the curated dining pass that comes with a bonus. With inKind Pass, you can dine and drink at any of the restaurants listed in this article or hundreds of other Michelin-star restaurants, cozy cafes, or restaurants throughout NYC.

You'll also get bonuses when you load a balance into your inKind Pass account. That means you'll get extra food and drinks all while exploring the best spots in NYC.

We also want to see your best shots from these restaurants. Tag us on Instagram at @inkind_hospitality or use our hashtags #inkindeats and #inkindshares to show off your best Instagram shots!