6 Must-Visit Hotel Bars and Restaurants in NYC

Presented in partnership with Travelzoo
October 6, 2015
by Sara Ventiera

Think dining in your hotel will lead to a subpar experience? We’re here to tell you that those days are long gone. More and more hotels are investing in high-profile chefs and bartenders to run F&B. And thanks to our partners at Travelzoo, they’ve negotiated a deal for you at each of these hotels plus at major hotels all over the U.S. Check out six can't-miss hotel restaurants and bars in the Big Apple.


Located on the top floor of SoHo’s James’ Hotel, Jimmy offers unparalleled views of one of the most distinct skylines on the globe. Sip classic cocktails with new twists in a modern space (with floor-to-ceiling windows) or outdoor pool deck.

15 Thompson St.; 212-201-9118

Save on your stay at the James Hotel here.

Cafe Boulud 

This Daniel Boulud outpost in the Surrey Hotel is a perennial Upper East Side favorite. Locals and celebs are lured by the resplendent French cuisine served in graceful, understated surrounds.

20 E. 76th St.; 212-772-2600

Save on your stay at the Surrey Hotel here.

Ace Hotel Bar

Heavyweights April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman of The Spotted Pig run this excellently appointed hotel lobby bar that's known for its quality cocktails and lively pick-up scene. Completely in line with the cool Ace brand, the place features eclectic ambiance and rotating DJs.

20 W. 29th St.; 212-679-2222

Save on your stay at the Ace Hotel here.

Norma's at the Parker Meridien 

For the most indulgent (i.e. expensive) breakfast in the city that never sleeps, try Norma's. Portions are large, service is faultless, ambiance is chic and there’s a lobster frittata that goes for a grand.

119 W. 56th St.; 212-708-7460

Save on your stay at the Parker Meridien here.

Rose Bar 

Dark, sexy and exclusive (reservations are needed after 10 PM), this Gramercy Park Hotel cocktail den is visually appealing all around. The attractive clientele is only outdone by the artwork; pieces by Warhol and Basquiat adorn the walls.

2 Lexington Ave.; 212-920-3300

Save on your stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel here.


Occupying a space in the upscale Gramercy Park Hotel that provides picturesque views of the green, this Danny Meyer restaurant helmed by chef Nick Anderer has been racking up the accolades since opening its doors in 2010. Responsibly sourced Italian fare is influenced by the rustic cuisine found in Rome’s many distinct neighborhoods.

2 Lexington Ave.; 212-777-2410

Save on your stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel here.

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