By Terry Trucco
Here are 35 tasty reasons for hotel enthusiasts to stay put in New York City during the long, hot summer (or at least, for the next three weeks).
NYC Restaurant Week is upon us once again. From July 21 through August 15, 318 restaurants throughout Manhattan will serve up three-course lunches for $25 and dinners for $38. This summer, 35 of them are at hotels – more than ever before, or at least during the four years Overnight New York has tallied the troops.
For those who like to keep score, Olives at the W Union Square dropped out this summer.
But eight restaurants joined – and in come cases, rejoined – the party: Auden Bistro & Bar at the Ritz Carlton Central Park, Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee, Atrio Wine Bar/Restaurant at the Conrad, Clement at the Peninsula, Grape & Vine at the Jade Hotel, Nougatine at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, North Square Restaurant & Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel and The View Restaurant & Lounge at the Marriott Marquis.
Here’s the complete list to chew on.
2 West at the Ritz Carlton New York Battery Park — Financial District
Abboccato Ristorante at the Blakely — Midtown West
Ai Fiori at the Lanesborough — Midtown South
The Americano at Hotel Americano — Chelsea
Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee – Upper East Side
Atrio Wine Bar/Restaurant at Conrad New York – Financial District
Auden Bistro & Bar at the Ritz Carlton Central Park — Midtown
Blue Fin at W Times Square — Times Square
Ca Va Brasserie at the Intercontinental Times Square – Times Square
Café Boulud at The Surrey — Upper East Side
Calle Ocho at The Excelsior — Upper West Wide
David Burke Kitchen at The James — SoHo
DB Bistro Moderne at City Club – Times Square
Ed’s Chowder House at The Empire Hotel — Lincoln Center/West Side
Grape & Vine at the Jade Hotel – Greenwich Village
Kittichai at SIXTY SoHo — SoHo
The Lambs Club Bar at the Chatwal — Times Square
Lexington Brass at Hyatt 48Lex — Midtown East
Maze by Gordon Ramsay at The London NYC – Midtown West
Maialino at the Gramercy – Gramercy Park
Mint Restaurant at the San Carlo — Midtown East
Mercer Kitchen at the Mercer — SoHo
Monkey Bar at Hotel Elysee — Midtown East
The National at The Benjamin – Midtown East
Nice Matin at The Lucerne — Upper West Side
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien — Midtown
North Square Restaurant & Lounge at the Washington Square Hotel – Greenwich Village
Nougatine at the Trump International Hotel & Tower – Upper West Side
Pigalle at Hilton Garden Inn — Times Square
Restaurant Above at the Hilton Hotel Times Square – Times Square
Shula’s Steak House at Westin Times Square — Times Square
Sirio at The Pierre – Midtown/East Side
The Strand Bistro at The Strand — Midtown South
Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza — Midtown West
Villard Michel Richard Bistro at The New York Palace — Midtown