Time Warner Center/The Shops at Columbus Circle
Shopping at the Time Warner Center/The Shops at Columbus Circle is primo, there is a gigantic Whole Foods in the basement, and you can spend the night at the swanky Mandarin Oriental hotel. And let’s not overlook the opportunity to browse the larger-than-life plump "Adam" and "Eve" bronze sculptures by artist Fernando Botero.
|looking out at NYC skyline from The Shops at Columbus Circle
|Whole Foods at The Shops at Columbus Circle in NYC
|"Adam" bronze sculpture by artist Fernando Botero
|"Eve" bronze sculpture by artist Fernando Botero
But my main reason to come here is to eat at:
I’m familiar with this exceptional bakery from a visit to the original in the tiny town of Yountville in California’s Wine Country, where celebrity chef Thomas Keller has his original restaurant, The French Laundry. Here I enjoyed a really good almond croissant (if you love almond croissants you probably know how many places don’t get it right). It was made even tastier by the view of Columbus Circle I snagged from my chair at a high table overlooking the scene.
|Bouchon Bakery at The Shops at Columbus Circle in NYC
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