The Met Museum Returns With New Shows, A Fresh Look And A Friendly Attitude

I missed the Metropolitan Museum of Art a lot during the nearly six months it was shuttered due to Covid 19. Turns out the Met missed me right back, along with the 7.36 million guests who visit annually.

As I reached the entrance for a preview last week, fresh from my temperature check, I was greeted by Met Director Max Hollein, who was handing out wrapped Water Lilies masks to visitors. The love continued as I entered the Great Hall. “Welcome back!” exclaimed staffers everywhere I looked. “Enjoy your visit!” I heard as I was clicked through. It took every ounce of restraint not to yell Yippee! Read more

Closed Permanently — Covid Kills Off Three High Profile New York Hotel Restaurants

It’s not just hotels. Covid 19 has shuttered dozens of restaurants and bars situated in hotels. We don’t know which ones will reopen, but here are three, all notable, that will not. They won’t be the last. Read more

Hungry? New York Restaurant Week 2020, Winter Edition, Unfurls with 49 Hotel Restaurants on Board

Three things New Yorkers expect at the start of a new year are broken resolutions, freezing weather and New York Restaurant Week.  The third, at least, arrives dependably.

Now in its 18th year, New York’s bi-annual blizzard of lunch and dinner bargains unfurls January 21 to February 9 with $26 two-course lunches and $42 three-course dinners at restaurants throughout the city. A rousing 365 restaurants are participating this time. Read more

How Did New York City Hotel Restaurants Fare in the 2020 Michelin Guide?

For hotel lovers who double as foodies, Fall heralds the annual arrival of a new Michelin Guide for New York City restaurants.

Sure enough, the 2020 version of the red-coated guide has landed, right on schedule. How did the city’s hotels do this time around?

Not so great. Of the 76 restaurants tapped for one, two and three stars, just five restaurants found at hotels made the cut, down from six last year — and an even longer leap from 2010, the year we started keeping score, when seven reaped one or more stars. Read more

Drinks, Flowers, Games and More — How NYC Hotels Are Toasting the 2019 U.S. Open

Even if you don’t set foot in the sprawling Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park between now and September 9, it’s easy to feel like you’re part of the U.S. Open  if you know where to look.

Hotels are a great place to start. The players have to say somewhere, after all. So do fans. And whether it’s drinks, decor, games or a big screen, tennis is in the air.

Here’s a sampling of what we found nosing around Midtown hotels. Read more

Dig In! A Record 48 Hotel Restaurants Fork Over Deals On Meals During New York Summer Restaurant Week 2019

As all you star gazers know, we’re deep into the Dog Days of Summer, the 20 days before and 20 days after Sirius, the dog star, aligns with the sun. Welcome to the sweatiest days of the year.

But the heat-soaked Dog Days overlap with a more pleasant New York City ritual — New York Restaurant Week, summer edition.

Now in its 27th year, SRW 2019 unfurls July 22 to August 16. This summer’s tasty line-up includes 381 restaurants serving up two-course lunches for $26 and three-course dinners for $42. Read more

So Long John Dory, Hello Milk Bar: April Bloomfield’s Stylish Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel Will Close February 23

We don’t report every hotel restaurant opening and closing. But this week’s news that the John Dory Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel would close on February 23 was noteworthy — and not just because we love their kedgeree.

This was our favorite restaurant at the Ace. Though it supposedly was designed as a tribute to New York’s oyster bar history,  it reminded us of something out of London’s East End — or the raw bar at Bibendum. Part of it was the fish tank globes and the building’s original 1904 tile floor. But mostly it was food like the kedgeree, a rich, delicate mass of boiled rice, smoked haddock, parsley and ribbons of scrambled egg that deftly updated a hoary old British cliche. Read more

Yum! 42 Hotel Restaurants Serve Up Deals on Meals During New York Restaurant Week 2019

Snow. Freezing temperatures. Futile resolutions. But as foodies and bargain hunters know, January also brings good stuff, namely New York Restaurant Week. Read more

The Michelin Guide’s Top Picks for Best New York Hotel Restaurants, 2019 Edition

How do you know you’re really in the thick of Fall?

A November election, the end of daylight saving time (fall back!) and the arrival of a new Michelin Guide to New York City restaurants are excellent bellwethers.

Michelin’s red-coated 2019 edition landed yesterday, Election Day 2018. We eagerly scoured it online to see how the city’s hotel restaurants fared. With three categories of stars encompassing 76 restaurants, six were at hotels. That’s nice, but hardly news.

In 2010, the first year Overnight New York started keeping score, seven hotel restaurants made the cut, including tony, now shuttered establishments like Adour Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis, Gordon Ramsay at The London and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at the Four Seasons. But only five collected a Michelin star (or two, or three) in 2015. Read more

Dig in! These NYC Hotels Serve Up Deals on Meals During Summer Restaurant Week 2018

If you haven’t booked a table yet for Summer Restaurant Week 2018, no problem. This summer the twice-yearly prix fixe meal deal runs through August 17, making it more of a restaurant month than week. Read more