Under a typically starless Brooklyn night sky, the patio at MyMoon shines in the glow of its own twinkling overhead light strings. This is how evenings in the warmer months come and go at the restaurant, its ballroom-size dining area framed by both ivy-clad brick and the peaks and valleys of nearby buildings’ roofs and cupolas. The restaurant’s interior dining room is just as hard to close your eyes on: a former factory, the space boasts ceilings that never seem to end, steel sculptures, and ornate distressed wood in everything from the tables to the flooring. And it serves food, too. Each Spanish-inspired tapas dish made by Executive Chef Ivan Vilches supplies its own visual fireworks, from seared lamb skewers to anchovy toast with eggplant and goat cheese. Slices of albacore-tuna carpaccio glisten red atop white serving platters as they get passed around tables. When it comes to entrees, the chef’s take on a yorkshire white suckling pig with melon, beet, mango, and black garlic culls flavors from several culinary traditions into a work of edible art. Should the menu prove too challenging to whittle down to a few options, the chef shares some advice he gave readers of the Brooklyn Paper: “I always recommend that first-time customers try the tasting menu; it’s the best way for them to get to know our food.” Yet it does require a sense of adventure—each dish in a four- or five-course menu gets chosen by the kitchen.
Ristorante Settepani satisfies stomachs throughout the day with upscale Italian and Moroccan fare for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Brighten mornings with a croissant ($4.50) and quiche ($9), opt for noontime Panini noshes ($9), or settle in for moontime dining with fresh pasta paired entrees ($7-$13). During warmer weather or wintertime sleepwalking, patrons can lounge on the outdoor patio, while wintry weather encourages cozying up within the modern, minimalist interior. The curving bar offers plentiful potables, such as a glass of wine for whetting whistles or inspiring whistles of admiration.
Celebrating its grand opening, E&E Grill House carves a contemporary niche in the grand tradition of chophouses, plating four cuts of steak alongside poultry, pork, fish, and house-made pasta. The lunch and dinner menus present a spread of appetizers and salads that dazzle palates with updated classics such as the iceberg wedge ($8) spruced with candied bacon and hearts of palm, or innovative bites such as lamb skewers in spicy ethiopian sauce ($11). During dinner, diners can pair entrees with one of eight sides such as couscous, sautéed spinach, or black-eyed peas to escort blushing medallions of grilled hanger steak ($32) on tabletop dates, and charcoal-kissed broccolini and soy-pineapple glaze dress pan-roasted Scottish salmon ($32) for its evening performance. Chefs pile fragrant fries against the sides of house steaks and sandwiches at lunch to stoke inner bonfires and inspire tableside drum circles. Ripe fruit drops from its branches into seasonal cobblers ($9) during dessert, distracting diners from their Valhrona chocolate pudding ($9) long enough for vigilant partners to steal bites.
Helmsley Park Lane Hotel is in the heart of New York, walking distance from Tiffany & Co. and Barney's. This 4-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 601 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and a meeting/conference room. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
I Coppi's epicurean oasis is open for dinner, serving a decadent array of pastas and brick-oven pizzas made with specialty and imported Italian ingredients. Explore Tuscany with I Coppi's authentic recipes, such as the quattro formaggi, a brick-oven pie cloaked in mozzarella, gorgonzola, strachinno, and pecorino ($16), or the tagliatelle alla boscaiola, homemade ribbon-shaped pasta frolicking in beef-bolognese sauce with mixed mushrooms, tomatoes, and a touch of cream ($15). Enjoy any menu items while seated amid the rustic décor in I Coppi's intimate, candlelit interior, or sip a glass of chianti from the Italian eatery's all-Tuscan wine list in the heated back garden, open year-round for dining al fresco and dotted with lush plants and artisanal sambuca springs.
If you’re truly hung-over, it might be best to let your partner navigate Prune’s dizzying list of 10 bloody marys. Among the signature cocktails are a wasabi-infused concoction with a beef jerky swizzle and a gin-based bloody garnished with pickled egg. For all their creativity, the drinks don’t distract from a menu of New American cuisine.