Our pick of the Best Hotel Restaurants in NYC


Heading to New York and wondering what some of the best eats are? No problem… We’ve got you covered with some of the best hotel restaurants to try in NYC. For even more alternatives – including non-hotel restaurants – our app is packed with gems for you to unearth, but for now, here’s our top seven picks. 

Locanda Verde, Greenwich Hotel

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Where is it? At the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca: 379 Greenwich St., New York, NY10013 at N.Moore St.

What’s on the menu? Italian

Who’s cooking? Andrew Carmellini and pastry chef Deborah Racicot

The Dress Code is? Casual. As their website says, “come as you are”

You must try? My Grandmother’s Ravioli or the Lamb Sandwich

What’s it like? Upmarket, but with a relaxed atmosphere. Celebrity spotting is known to happen, but all fussiness is checked at the door.

If you’re after one of the best hotel restaurants NYC has to offer, the Greenwich hotel’s Locanda Verde ought to be high on your hit-list.

Chef Andrew Carmellini cooks tasty Italian fare that shies away from fads and is so heart-warming that a three – course meal will do more wonders than a session at your therapist.

The steaming bowls of pasta are all made in house, the garlic roasted chicken and sheep’s milk ricotta is to die for, and the Italian wine list is well researched, especially if you favor white wine. And don’t worry, the bill, just like the food, will put a smile on your face.

The NoMad Restaurant, The NoMad Hotel

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Where is it? At the NoMad hotel in Soho: 1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 

What’s on the menu? Contemporary American cuisine

Who’s cooking? Daniel Humm

The dress code is? Casual, but more on the dressy side.

You must try? The Chicken for Two  

What’s it like? Busy and fun, but don’t come here expecting a quiet tête-à-tête.

The NoMad is home to what is without doubt, one of the best hotel restaurants in NYC and is worth a visit whether you’re booked in or not.

Run by Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara – formerly from the three Michelin Star Eleven Madison Park – the duo ditched the more up-market atmosphere of the Eleven for an “up-town meets down town” vibe at the NoMad bar and restaurant and it works.

Though it’s hard to see how, the Rolling Stones apparently served as an inspiration for the restaurant’s philosophy and design. If that’s the case, it’s no doubt pooling from Keith Richard’s tasty guitar licks more than the band’s alcohol fueled antics; the service is friendly and efficient, the crowd sophisticated, and the food – such as the Chicken for Two stuffed with black truffles and brioche – earned it a Michelin Star in 2017.

The Asiate, The Mandarin Oriental New York

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Where is it? At the Mandarin Oriental New York. 80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA

What’s on the menu? Modern American Cuisine with Asian influences

Who’s cooking? Chef Cyril Renaud

The dress code is? For men, shirts and slacks seem to be the norm, and dinner jackets too. Ladies will want to wear dresses. That being said, there is no set dress code.

The Asiate is the best hotel restaurant in NYC you’ve never heard of. We don’t know whether to bemoan the relative lack of attention from New York’s foodies or love it for the fact that it’s one of the city’s hidden gems but one thing is for sure, the food is good. Very good.

Other than the food, the restaurant has some of the best views you’ll find in New York. For some that’s problem, a possible distraction from the dishes but once you take a bite of Chef Cyril Renaud fare, it’s as attention grabbing as what’s on the outside.

The Office, The Mandarin Oriental New York

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Where is it?  At the Mandarin Oriental New York. 80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA

What’s on the menu? Tasty cocktails and meals that err more on the decadent gastronomic side than pub food.

Who’s cooking? Grant Achatz

The dress code is? No set dress code but casual chic is a safe bet.

You must try? The Mussel Hotpot

What’s it like? Exclusive and sophisticated.

Yes, that’s two restaurants that you’ll find at the Mandarin Oriental, and yes calling a six month old eat one of the best in New York is a tad hasty. Then again, we’re willing to bet that The Office NYC will be one of the city’s best. Imagined as a speakeasy style bar by Chef Grant Achatz and entrepreneur Nick Kokonas, the focus here is more on the drinks, but once you settle down for its Mussel Hotpot, it’s clear that The Office has serious foodie credentials too.

The Mark Restaurant by Jean- Georges, The Mark Hotel

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Where is it? The Mark Hotel, Madison Avenue at 77th Street

What’s on the menu? Contemporary French Cuisine

The dress code is? Formal

You must try? The Mark Cheeseburger with black truffle dressing and brie.

What’s it like? An upmarket neighborhood restaurant on Madison Avenue with a relatively relaxed atmosphere.

It might not have the Michelin Stars of its sister over in Central Park, but the Mark Restaurant by Jean- Georges is one of the best hotel restaurants NYC has to offer. The menu isn’t as lofty as some of Jean-Georges’ other restaurants with burgers, croque monsieurs and pizzas making their way on the menu, but as up-class neighborhood eats on Madison Avenue go, the Mark Restaurant is right up there.

Clement, The Peninsula New York

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Where is it? At the Peninsula New York, 700 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

What’s on the menu? American fare

The dress code is? Smart casual

You must try? The Lobster Club from the Weekend Market Brunch menu.

What’s it like? Comfortable and relaxed setting which looks like a well appointed New York apartment.

There’s been a change of Chef earlier this year at the Clement. But, for fans of the restaurant’s philosophy – seasonal menus dictated by the produce at the Greenmarket Union Square – sitting down for a meal by new Chef Frederic Robert is like taking a dip in warm familiar waters. There are some tasty twists though, such as the sea weed crab vanilla salad zaatar crusted lamb with yogurt tahini and eggplants that are well worth a try.

CUT, Fours Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

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Where is it? Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, 99 Church Street, New York, NY 10007

What’s on the menu? Excellent steak

The dress code is? Casual chic

You must try? The Japanese Wagyu beef

What’s it like? Ultra hip and upmarket. The place for power lunches and to see and be seen.

Wolfgang Puck needs no introduction. With numerous restaurants around the world and America, the celebrity Chef’s name is synonymous with fine cuisine. Not exporting his franchise to New York was a glaring omission, now remedied with the excellent CUT at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.

About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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