Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen
A lively, bustling neighborhood packed with excitement.
Don’t let the name of this neighborhood fool you — it’s a welcoming, worldly community. Named for one of the 19th-century gangs that once called this area home, Hell’s Kitchen (also called Clinton) is now a safe, central, and iconic part of New York.
Today, Hell’s Kitchen is a shining example of the diversity that New York City has to offer. Wherever you go, there are family-owned, authentic restaurants that offer cuisine from all over the world. Neighborhood shops and local street vendors line the streets, and Hell’s Kitchen’s lively bar scene has a casual, local feel.
The majority of buildings in Hell’s Kitchen are six-story walk-ups and brownstones, preserving New York’s original character. Lately, Hell’s Kitchen has welcomed several new high-rise luxury apartment and condo buildings, though brownstones still dominate the housing scene. The median price for a house in Hell’s Kitchen is $997,000.
What to Love
- Diverse and cultural community
- Bustling neighborhood with a classic New York vibe
- Proximity to Midtown
People & Lifestyle
The people who live in Hell’s Kitchen are a diverse group. There are people who have called the neighborhood home for decades and have formed their own tight-knit communities, as well as new arrivals drawn in by the cultural melting pot that Hell’s Kitchen offers.
For every trendy nightclub, there’s a local dive bar — and the local food scene is varied and global, with authentic cuisine from all across the globe. Hell’s Kitchen has a bustling nightlife, and there’s no shortage of entertainment and shopping.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Hell’s Kitchen is famous for its multi-cultural cuisine — you can travel the globe without leaving the neighborhood. For authentic ramen, try out Ippudo
. Pure Thai Cookhouse
offers an extensive menu of authentic Thai cuisine.
If you’re in search of something sweeter, Bibble and Sip
is a bakery café that blends French-style pâtisserie with Asian-inspired flavors.
The famous Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market has merged with the Chelsea Flea Market
, becoming the perfect place to go to support local vendors and find new deals on goods, both old and new.
The Turnstyle Underground Market
is a unique marketplace completely beneath the busy streets of New York, where you can find dozens of food and market stalls. Domus
, a home goods shop full of carefully curated international goods, is the perfect place to get decor for your home.
If you want a classic, touristy glimpse of New York, check out the shops at Rockefeller Center
or the department stores Nordstrom and Macy’s. You can also head to the river and spend a day at The Shops at Hudson Yards
, which has a variety of retail stores ranging from Tiffany & Co. to UNIQLO.
Things to Do
If you head to the border of Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side, you can watch a performance at the Lincoln Center
, which regularly hosts the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Ballet Company, the New York Philharmonic, and more.
The world-renowned stages of the Broadway
theater district are a quick jaunt from Hell’s Kitchen, where you can see shows performed by some of the most talented actors in the world.
Hell’s Kitchen is also close to two of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks: the Empire State Building
and Times Square
. You can explore those popular tourist destinations and then be back in Hell’s Kitchen to enjoy dinner at a local dive.
The Javits Center
is home to New York’s largest events, like New York Comic Con and other expositions and conferences.
The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
is the perfect day trip for history lovers and families alike. While you’re by the Hudson, be sure to explore the Hudson Yards
, which has shopping, dining, and public art exhibitions at the Shed and the Vessel.
If you’re in search of some fresh air, you can bike or stroll along the Hudson River Greenway
, which has gorgeous views of the river and spans the length of Manhattan. You can also take a walk along the High Line
, a public park built on an elevated rail line that offers walking paths and art exhibits.