The oasis of downtown Midtown Manhattan is Bryant Park, located between 40th and 42nd Streets with 5th and 6th Streets, located next to the New York Public Library. It is an unparalleled public place, where you will find an escape from the loud city and for those who are looking for something different there are cultural events, games, pastimes and free shows that change from month to month. Bryant Park is surrounded by flowers that are changing according to the seasons and has 100 species of shrubs and perennial plants; more than a park it could be described as a beautiful Parisian style garden and a haven of peace.
You can find the following restaurants and cafes:
The Southwest Porch is a lounge with a luxurious and friendly atmosphere designed only for relaxation.
Wich Craft, a kiosk that sells sandwiches, salads and ice cream.
The Bryant Park Grill, famous restaurant with a nice terrace offering a beautiful view of the park.
Bryant Park Café an American-style outdoor coffee-bar both located at the terrace on 42nd Street.
The Park offers free WIFI, when you visit it you can go to www.bryantpark.org and download the audio-tour that guides you when you are in the park.