Eat Up! These NYC Hotel Restaurants Offer Deals on Meals During Winter Restaurant Week 2018

As NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2018 roars into town for a three week stint from January 22 to February 9, this seems a good time to pause and take a look at its history.

Dozens of cities, large and small, offer promotional prix-fixe meals once or twice a year, but until 1992 that wasn’t the case. Read more

Two NYC Hotels Where You Can Watch the Oscars with a Crowd

Oscar Sunday unfurls this weekend. If you like being surrounded by a crowd when you see if Leonardo breaks his streak or what Cate, Rooney and Jen Law (or their stylists) like for the Red Carpet this time around, these two New York City hotels stand at the ready with big screens and big plans. Read more

Eat Up! NYC Winter Restaurant Week Returns January 18 through February 5, 2016

Just when the winter mehs set in, up pops NYC Restaurant Week — three-course lunches and dinners for $25 and $38. This winter’s roster is pleasingly plump, with 372 restaurants including 41 at hotels. Read more

Zagat’s and Michelin’s Picks for New York’s Best Hotel Restaurants, 2016 Edition

If it’s October, it’s red book time — the month when Michelin and Zagat release their annual hit list for New York’s best restaurants. The internet all but explodes with restaurant reviews, but Michelin and Zagat stand at the top of their game in their respective categories — unbiased professional reviews conducted anonymously and super-crowdsourced reviews. Read more

A Summer Ice Cream Treat To Scream For At The Pierre New York

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What does summer taste like?

Ice cream is my favorite two word answer, especially when it’s in a cone. It seems Michael Mignano, Executive Pastry Chef at The Pierre New York, agrees.

In the spirit of long days, soaring temperatures and lazy afternoons (or memories of them), he’s concocted the summer’s cleverest pop-up dessert: four miniature hand-crafted cones filled with ice cream made from sun-season fruits — white peach raspberry, Alphonse mango, white chocolate strawberry, wild blueberry verbena. Read more

Dig in: A Record 43 Hotel Restaurants Sign On for NYC Restaurant Week with $38 Dinners and $25 Lunches

Two more courses to go.

If it’s late July it must be NYC Summer Restaurant Week — the lip-smacking week in name only that stretches just short of a month and serves up three-course prix-fixe deals designed to stave off summer doldrums (and keep restaurants humming during the slow season).

This summer’s magic numbers are $25 (lunch) and $38 (dinner). More than 360 restaurants are on board including 43 at hotels, a record by our reckoning. Read more

Times Square Francophiles: 3 NYC Hotels Celebrating Bastille Day & French Restaurant Week

Feeling French? But of course. It’s perfect storm time — the Tour de France (July 4-26), Bastille Day (July 14) and French Restaurant Week (July 13-19) rolled into one big week, with a few bits extending beyond. Here’s where to go if you’re in a Blue, White and Red mood in Midtown.

 

 

 

 

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Three NYC Hotel Rooftops Where You Can Catch a Movie and Feel the Breeze

Outdoor movie screenings enjoy a long, illustrious history (think drive-ins). But a hotel rooftop can do the trick, too. Here’s where to catch a flick (and drink something other than Diet Coke) during the long, hot New York summer. Read more

Four NYC Hotels For Watching the July 4 Fireworks

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It’s almost birthday time for one big country, and who needs candles when you’ve got fireworks?

This year’s July 4th sparklers, courtesy of Macy’s, explode over the East River, shot from barges floating between East 23rd Street and East 34th Street. You can see them from anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, provided there’s no tall buildings to obstruct your view (good luck). But a rooftop lounge at a well-placed hotel all but guarantees a great view (and drinks and food to boot). These four hotels are going all out to celebrate a big 239th for the USA. Read more

Celebrating National Fromage Day at Sofitel NY

In its continued efforts to trumpet All Things French, Sofitel New York reminds us that June 4 is National Cheese Day (news to us, too, but never mind). It’s a fine day for cheese enthusiasts to stop by the hotel’s Gaby Brasserie Française for a tasting with fromage supplied by the estimable Murray’s Cheese. Read more