Ask any foodie and they’ll tell you: there’s a major difference between simply knowing how to cook and cooking well. That said, there is one thing that can make all the difference between meals that wow and ones that get discreetly shoved into the trash can when you’re not looking—and no, it’s not a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking or the latest Vitamix. Having a great kitchen to cook in can turn even the roughest aspiring chefs into near-pros in no time—and New York City is full of buildings with kitchens that can whip any culinary novice into shape.
EVGB | 510 East 14th Street
If you’ve ever dreamed of having an open-concept kitchen that’s perfect for entertaining, the luxury rentals at EVGB are the place for you. Complete with dark wood-paneled cabinets, quartz counters, Miele appliances, and a breakfast bar, these kitchens are the perfect prep station, whether you’re just making breakfast for yourself or preparing a party spread.
The Kent | 200 East 95th Street
Available in a choice of light and dark finish packages and equipped with Sub-Zero wine fridges, integrated Miele appliances, Dornbracht fixtures, and metal mesh-accented upper cabinetry, the kitchens at The Kent strike the perfect mix between old-world elegance and modern convenience.
555TEN | 555 10th Avenue
Premium stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, and a breakfast bar all make the kitchens at 555TEN a pleasure to cook in. The stunning city views from the adjacent living room, however, are what will make you want to spend hours perfecting those recipes in these gorgeous modern spaces.
One Manhattan Square | 225 Cherry Street
Looking to channel your inner Julia Child? Look no further than the elegant kitchens at One Manhattan Square, which come in two finish packages, and are outfitted with Miele appliances, Dornbracht fittings, bespoke cabinetry, integrated storage, stone bartops, and an easy-to-clean stainless steel backsplash.
1010 Park Avenue | 1010 Park Avenue
The only thing more coveted than a Park Avenue address? The Smallbone of Devizes kitchens at 1010 Park Avenue, which come in two finish palettes, have custom oak cabinetry with bronze or black onyx metal surrounds, and offer more storage than you’ll know what to do with.
The Astor | 235 West 75th Street
The idea of the kitchen and living room as one continuous space is the ethos behind the open-concept cooking spaces at The Astor. With Calacatta gold countertops, Gaggenau, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances, pantry storage, and countertop dining space, you might not even want to use the formal dining room when you’ve got a kitchen as elegant as the ones in this luxury tower.
The Bryant | 16 West 40th Street
The only thing more impressive than the views of Bryant Park at David Chipperfield-designed The Bryant? The building’s kitchens. Featuring Calacatta gold marble counters, integrated Gaggenau appliances, Dornbracht fittings, and custom white lacquer millwork cabinetry designed by Chipperfield himself, these kitchens are the perfect place for tapping into your inner Ina Garten.
The Belnord | 225 West 85th Street
The kitchen doesn’t have to be just a place to cook—and at The Belnord, it’s so much more. With a choice of white lacquer or cerused oak cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, Calacatta gold marble counters, and plenty of space to entertain, the kitchens at The Belnord are undeniably the heart of the home.
Aro | 242 West 53rd Street
If you’re a fan of futuristic style, the kitchens at Aro are right up your alley. With sleek, fixture-less white custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone countertops, and a breakfast bar, these kitchens are as thoughtfully-designed as they are sleek.
520 West 28th | 520 West 28th Street
Minimalists are sure to love the sleek kitchens at Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street. With sculptural islands, high-gloss millwork, and state-of-the-art appliances, these kitchens can make something as simple as toasting bread look like an art form.
Whether you’re working on your soufflé game or just trying to perfect your scrambled egg recipe, the right kitchen can make all the difference in harnessing your culinary prowess—and luckily, New York City is full of kitchens sure to unleash your inner chef yet.