Six Best NYC Desserts Near Archer


Midtown Manhattan has so much to see, to do, to explore and to eat. And when it comes to desserts — much like most things you discover in New York City — you’ll find some of the freshest, most creative, most tantalizing indulgences around. Archer Hotel New York’s seriously fab concierge team offers the following suggestions for the six best NYC desserts near Archer. These sweet bites will quite literally make your mouth water.

Lady M Boutique

Photo courtesy of Lady M Boutique | Archer Hotel New York
Photo courtesy of Lady M Boutique

40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

The line out the door at almost any time of day is the first clue that Lady M Boutique satisfies sweetly. With its fresh, creative collection of cakes (think Green Tea Checkers, Banana Mille Feuille and Couronne du Chocolat), the shop developed a strong following. Individual nibbles, such as Very Berry Tartlets, Mini Choux and Raspberry Chocolate Bars, make it nearly impossible to just walk on by. The eclairs and strawberry shortcake are out of this world.

Maison Kayser

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Photo courtesy of and all rights reserved to Maison Kayser.

Broadway between 38th and 39th Streets

When nothing but an amazing dark chocolate mousse cake with a passion fruit center (the Adagio) that is the perfect fruit-to-chocolate ratio will do, head over to Maison Kayser. This authentic artisanal French boulangerie presents approximately 300 choices, including breads, viennoiserie (croissants, pains au chocolat, brioches, pains aux raisins, that sort of tastiness), pastries, baked goods, French bistro dishes and to-go items. Don’t forget the holiday desserts — gorgeous and delectable. An added bonus: In addition to the Broadway location, three Maison Kayser stores are within a quick walk from Archer: one on 40th Street just west of 5th Avenue, one at 36th Street and 5th Avenue, and one at Lexington and 41st Street.

40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Since 1895, Royce’ has been producing perfect chocolates. Customer favorites include Coffee Beans Chocolate, Prafeuille Chocolat Orange, Fruit Bar Chocolate and Chocolate Wafers “Maccha Cream.” Along with crunchy wafers, finger-licking-good truffes and a lovely collections of holiday offerings, it sells obsessive-worthy Potatochip Chocolate in three flavors: Caramel, Fromage Blanc and Mild Bitter.

35th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

When you’re “tired of the coffee snobs,” Madman Espresso “made sophisticated coffees accessible to the common man” — ’nuf said. The espresso is “mad good,” its hashtag is #lifeisbeautiful  and it serves up a really good raisin cheese Danish. Archer loves Madman’s vibe, offerings, farm-direct movement and service with a bigger smile.

36th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue

Looking for a colorful array of the best melt-in-your-mouth macarons around? You have quite the selection in front of you at MacarOn Café. Just to tempt you: White Chocolate Peppermint, Chocolate Raspberry, Coconut, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Lavender Honey, Rose Lychee, Nutella, Pumpkin Cinnamon, Champagne Rose, Strawberry Smoothie and Wedding Almond. As if that’s not enough, you can grab a yummy breakfast and lunch option, plus specials and sandwiches of the week.

The Brownie Sundae at Charlie Palmer Steak in Archer Hotel New York | Best Six Desserts Near Archer
The Brownie Sundae at Charlie Palmer Steak in Archer Hotel New York

38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Closest of all to Archer Hotel, of course, is Charlie Palmer Steak — the upscale yet comfortable modern American restaurant nestled inside Archer. After a day of touristing, shopping or working for a living, stop in for a meal, a quick bite or a cocktail; just don’t skip dessert. The menu highlights include an almond raspberry tart, cheesecake pudding, crème brulee, brownie sundae, key lime pie and ice cream + sorbet with several topping options.

Now that you know where to go, be a sharp cookie and head on out for your piece of the pie. In midtown Manhattan, you can have your cake and eat it, too — the proof is in the pudding, you know.

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