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What’s Open Now at Grand Central Terminal

August 2021 Mileposts
A Newsletter for MTA Metro-North Railroad Customers

As summer in New York City continues to bloom, so do the shops and restaurants at Grand Central Terminal! Offering fine eats as well as must-haves, they are ready to serve you throughout the day at the world’s largest train terminal.

The Apple Store is open and greets customers at the base of its double stairway entrance on Grand Central’s Main Concourse.


Are you just returning to work?

If you need a caffeine boost to get you through the office door, Starbucks, Café Grumpy, Joe Coffee Company, and Zaro’s Family Bakery (lower level and upper level) will help you reach your daily quota for back-in-the-office productivity.

If caffeine isn’t your thing, stock up on healthy concoctions at the Juice Press in the Biltmore Passage. 


Zabar's Farm to Table

Grand Central Market on the upper level is open with numerous establishments serving delights from NYC-based businesses, among them Bien Cuit, Eli Zabar’s Bread & Pastry, Eli Zabar’s Farm-to-Table, Murray’s Cheese, Ceriello Fine Foods, Spices and Tease, Li-Lac Chocolates, and two Pescatore Seafood Company stalls offering scrumptious, fresh delights from the sea.


Maybe you are looking to update your wardrobe or upgrade your beauty regimen for your return. M.A.C. Cosmetics, diptyque, Grand Central Optical, Grand Central Watch, Aveda, Leather Spa, Inaya, L’Occitane, Warby Parkerand Banana Republic will help you embrace your new work style.

Grand Central Optical

And if you need to shed some of those COVID-19 pounds, you can practice your backhand by booking court time at the Vanderbilt Tennis Club on the fourth floor of GCT. 

Some of you may be contemplating leaving it all behind by hopping on a plane to Italy (or maybe just grabbing a train upstate). Check out TUMI for the latest in portables; Swatch, where you can make sure you make it on time for your departure; and Rite Aid, to make sure you pack all your travel necessities. 

Magnolia Bakery Display

All of this reading has likely made you hungry, and the Lower Level Dining Concourse will fit the bill!

Grab a slice at Prova Pizzabar or savor some delicious tartines at Tartinery. Try Chirping Chicken, Shake Shack, Magnolia Bakery, Hale and Hearty Soups, Frankies Dogs on the Go and Central Market New York for quick bites. They are serving up some of the best fare that New York has to offer. Seating is available for ticket holders on the Concourse, and several restaurants have dedicated seating.

It would be a shame if you jumped on the train without relaxing with friends at Cipriani Dolci, on the Main Concourse west balcony, or treating yourself with a lovely drink at The Campbell Bar off Vanderbilt Avenue.

And if it’s your mind you want to indulge, learn the history of New York on the move at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store. 

No time to linger? Make sure you grab a gift for your significant other, your host or simply a treat for yourself at the Graybar Passage’s Beer Table to Go and Central Cellars. Pick up some chocolates at Neuhaus above the entrance to the subway Shuttle, and a hand-selected bouquet of flowers from Dahlia! (P.S.: You’ll need a card and wrapping paper from Paper Source to go with those gifts.)

Check out the list of open stores and new openings

Neuhaus Chocolate