Famous for its shopping and celebrities, SoHo—South of Houston—is one of the hottest neighborhoods of downtown Manhattan.

If it’s where you call home, luxury real estate broker Platinum Properties has a few recommendations on what to make your local favorites.


WHERE TO: do brunch.


The Dutch, 131 Sullivan Street

With a large selection of expensive but quality options, attentive service, and a lovely atmosphere, The Dutch is a must-eat brunch spot in SoHo.


Kittichai, 60 Thompson Street

Enjoy brunch with a Thai cuisine twist at this world-class restaurant.

Bonus: bottomless mimosas/bellinis!


WHERE TO: dance the night away.


S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick Street

This live music venue plays host to the best World Music and other genres.

Famous artists such as Kanye West and John Legend have taken the stage here.


WHERE TO: experience culture.


Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street

The Leslie-Lohman Museum is dedicated to showcasing “works of gay art that are endangered because of societal sexual prejudice.”

Visit their website for information on openings, exhibitions, and other special events.


SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan Street

Named one of the best contemporary art galleries in the city, the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art also presents a variety of film screenings, concerts, gaming events, and other gatherings throughout the year.


WHERE TO: shop ’til you drop.



The strip of Broadway right below Houston is home to all the big names of retail. Be warned though: it’s a tourist hot spot!


The Hat Shop, 120 Thompson Street

SoHo’s side streets are teeming with one-of-a-kind boutiques like The Hat Shop, where you can find all sorts of unique statement headpieces.


WHERE TO: satisfy your sweet tooth.


Dominique Ansel Bakery, 189 Spring Street

Known as the birthplace of the cronut, the bakery founded and run by famous chef Dominique Ansel has a wide assortment of finely-crafted and delicious pastries.


Balthazar Bakery, 80 Spring Street

Attached to Keith McNally’s well-known SoHo bistro, this tiny storefront churns out some of the best pastries and baked goods in all of New York.

Platinum’s recommendation? Their signature pain de seigle.



SoHo is just one of the many unique and wonderful neighborhoods in Manhattan.

If you’re looking to buy or rent an apartment anywhere in the Big Apple, start your search by contacting Platinum Properties at 212-825-0050.

Keep checking back for more weekly neighborhood profiles and other New York living posts on Platinum Talk!