With a stay at Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, you'll be centrally located in New York, minutes from Circle in the Square Theater and Broadway. This 4-star hotel is close to Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.
Make yourself at home in one of the 310 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. 37-inch flat-screen televisions with pay movies provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including concierge services and babysitting/childcare. Additional amenities include gift shops/newsstands and shopping on site. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, 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 complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in New York? This hotel has 1730 square feet (161 square meters) of space consisting of small meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
As chronicled on Free Williamsburg, the dry-aged and char-grilled steaks at DeStefano's Steakhouse are cut "as thick as the last Harry Potter book" before they're served atop heated plates. Executive chef Alex Golovin approaches the entire menu with an old-school sensibility that highlights classic cuts alongside houses take on chicken cordon bleu and seafood pasta dishes. These plates pair with a compact list of cordials, brandy, and scotch, as well as nearly 100 international red and white wines.
Owner Joey DeStefano is deeply committed to his area's history, courting "more of an old-school neighborhood crowd" than Williamsburg gentrifiers. But wherever you come from, Joey will try his best to make you feel like family. The familial atmosphere comes naturally, due to the fact that the restaurant inhabits the former home of Joey's mother and still houses several of his childhood sleds, each named Rosebud. Outside the brick building, old-fashioned lettering and a neon sign proclaiming "Dee's Corner" welcome guests inside, where family photos line the walls and a fireplace casts its glow on a pressed-tin ceiling.
During New York's golden age, when big-band music filled the streets and Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie reigned supreme in regal zoot suits, Ellsworth Statler held court at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Known as much for its delicious food as it was for its swanky shows, the hotel became the standard of swingin' cool by which all others were measured. Today, the same spirit that propelled Ellsworth Statler to greatness inhabits his namesake: the Statler Grill. Using classic midcentury charm and more than four decades of experience in the restaurant business, the owners of Statler Grill reanimate the New York of decades past, time-warping diners as they sit at tables cloaked in white linens amid muted lighting. Artwork festoons the walls, adding warm hues and a jubilant air while frosted glass and earth-toned walls segment the dining room for more romantic dining and more covert fantasy baseball meetings. An adjoining bar serves up a similar sophistication, with a menu of light fare appropriate for an after-work snack, or after a game, being located across the street from Madison Square Garden.
For dinner, the kitchen lines classic new york prime sirloins and porterhouses with the marks of the char grill. Seafood arrives fresh daily to offer the best flavors of the deep blue, including Prince Edward Island mussels, Long Island clams, and fried calamari. The chefs' traditional and inventive American fare complements every meal of the day, from eggs benedict for brunch to filet mignon for supper and Maryland crab cakes for late night sleep eating. All of this fancy fare doesn't get in the way of friendly service, though; the restaurant's friendly waitstaff and knowledgable bartenders earned glowing praise from the foodies at Midtown Lunch.
Buffalo Chophouse serves aged prime steaks in an atmosphere surrounded by a sumptuous turn-of-the century décor. Diners can begin with a dish of steamed middleneck clams ($12.50), simmered in white wine and garnished with parsley, and then move on to a carnivorous main course such as the tender 32-ounce bone-in ribeye ($48) or the steamed Alaskan king crab legs ($46). Regardless of what's featured on the plate, dining experiences are inevitably enhanced by the chophouse's plush wraparound seating, low-key lighting, and stoic, standalone piano that’s just begging for a traditional tickling.
Bazil is a casual-dining experience created by Mario and Flora Daniele to showcase the rich cuisine of their native Italy. Start with the standard bearer of Italian appetizers, calamari, served crispy (with aioli and marinara; $7.95) or served Sicilian style (tossed with banana peppers, olives, and garlic; $8.95). Savor each lip-smacking bite while sipping a glass of chianti ($5.75) or a specialty cocktail, such as a chocolate martini or Bayside Bellini, in the ambient, stone-walled dining area. Unlimited soup or family-style salad complement hearty pasta dishes such as the Taste of Italy platter, chicken parmigiano swaddled in lasagna and manicotti ($15.95). Linguine di mare features shrimp, scallops, baby clams, and mussels culled from the sea, bathed in white wine, and plated alphabetically, according to Italian food law ($16.95). For dessert, get the best of a carnival without being forced to walk a tightrope with an original funnel cake, topped with caramel and vanilla ice cream ($5.95).
Wielding knives and sword-like skewers, the servers at Texas de Brazil seem prepared for impromptu duels. However, they only brandish the blades to replenish dinner plates, slicing meat from their spears at the behest of each table. The cuts of steak, lamb, and brazilian sausage are all slow roasted over an open flame in traditional churrascaria fashion—a technique that stems from the campfire meals of Brazilian gauchos, and one that fed the family behind Texas de Brazil during their life in Porto Alegre. In an effort to bring the South American style to the States, they established their first restaurant in Texas, thereby merging down-home charm with Brazilian spice.
Today, Texas de Brazil has expanded to several award-winning locations across the country. Despite the lofty ceilings and chandeliers that characterize their venues, the staff remains rooted in ranchers' habits. They conscientiously grill and season their meat, bake brazilian cheese bread in-house, and pass classic cocktails and loaner saddles over the bar for cowboys who consider chairs unnatural. To complement savory bites, guests can browse more than 50 gourmet sides at the salad bar—a compendium of soups, vegetables, and appetizers such as imported cheeses. They can also ask the resident wine specialist for recommendations on suitable pairings from the cellar.