Despite being internationally renowned for his French-based haute cuisine, Jean-Georges Vongerichten swears his favorite food comes from the street carts of Thailand. The Alsace-born chef trained throughout France, but further honed his skills in Asia, slicing and dicing at luxury hotels in Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He eventually crafted a signature French-fusion style, swapping out the heavy creams and stocks of traditional European cooking for the lighter juices, essences, and broths of Asian dishes. His inventiveness has launched a legendary career: he owns or collaborates on 35 restaurants around the world, has won two James Beard Awards, and was profiled on the Sundance Channel television show Iconoclasts. Described as the jewel of his empire, Jean-Georges’s eponymous restaurant glitters with the distinction of a four-star rating from the New York Times and three Michelin stars. Though it has risen to lofty ranks, the eatery stays grounded by shopping at local farmers’ markets for its seasonal menu. Dishes have included steamed flounder with roasted pumpkin seeds, spaghetti squash, and soy-yuzu broth, as well as Japanese snapper carpaccio with ginger, white radish, and olive oil. As the signature restaurant of the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, Jean-Georges boasts a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame views of Central Park, Columbus Circle, and the city’s most affluent pigeons.
With a stay at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, you'll be centrally located in New York, steps from Whitney Museum of American Art and minutes from American Irish Historical Society. This 5-star hotel is close to Rockefeller Center and Broadway.
Make yourself at home in one of the 188 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a nightclub, a health club, and a spa tub. This Art Deco hotel also features concierge services, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and a technology helpdesk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
“Religious Jews need more casual restaurants like this,” Time Out New York says of Noi Due. But it’s hard to pin down what the “this” is that makes the restaurant so appealing. The romantic Italian-style eatery, with its Mediterranean antipasti, fresh pastas, seafood entrees, and brick-oven pizzas, defies pigeonholing, and although the food is certified kosher and Chalav Israel, Time Out promises a pleasant experience for those of any faith, “observant or otherwise.” That’s because anyone can enjoy dishes such as the pan-seared, blackened tilapia, the tri-colored gnocchi, or the filleti do pomodoro pizze, with a brick-oven-baked crust that lays a crispy foundation for a pile of fresh cherry tomatoes, homemade mozzarella, roasted garlic, and fresh arugula. More than 20 varieties of kosher wine complement the savory flavors.
For an eatery whose branches stretch as far as Dubai and Kuwait City, Shake Shack hails from undeniably humble roots. Namely, a hot-dog stand in New York’s Madison Square Park where cooks doled out burgers to support the park conservancy’s first art installation. The temporary eats drew a following so ravenous that the stand was able to disengage its wheels and hunker down permanently in a sleek, tree-flanked kiosk at the park. The burgers landed in CBS New York’s Best Burgers of New York list, in large part because of the 100% Angus beef patties loaded with toppings such as special ShakeSauce, strips of applewood-smoked bacon, and melted muenster cheese. A side of crinkle-cut Yukon fries and a frozen custard milk shake fill in the portrait of classic hamburger joint with a few inventive culinary brushstrokes.
Within a newly renovated 5,000-square-foot dining room overlooking the Hudson River, waiters ferry platters of small Turkish appetizers—known as meze—to Mavi Meze Grill's tables. Bites of fried calamari and babaganoush prime appetites for traditional Turkish entrees such as char-grilled fish fillets, beef-and-lamb meatballs, and kebabs skewered with peppers and hand-cut meats. Rich Turkish coffee and fresh mint tea wash down zesty dinner feasts or generous lunch specials ($9.95). As diners polish off baklava and rice pudding, they can take in occasional live music within the dining room or sit at the riverside patio to bask in the view of the Manhattan skyline, the iconic silhouette of glass and steel forged by the timbre of Woody Allen's voice.
From beyond the open doors of its scarlet-shuttered patio, passersby can catch a whiff of exactly what Buceo 95 excels in: tapas inspired not only by the flavors of the Iberian Peninsula but also by those of France, Italy, and Germany. In the kitchen, chef Misha Ryklin uses free-range, organic meats from local sources when crafting a selection of shareable carne plates such as cumin-spiced chicken kebabs, grilled calamari drizzled with squid ink, and baby lamb chops splashed with mint-anise cream. The menu, which is served until midnight, also features a handful of snack-sized pintxos that are perfect for pairing with glasses from the Spain-centric wine list.