From the exterior facade, Alma Restaurant looks a fairly conservative, yet modern establishment, but as with many a New York building, average looks hide a multitude of secrets. This two-storey bar and restaurant is also home to one of New York’s finest rooftop restaurants – The Alma. Boasting views across the Manhattan skyline and beyond, this is the perfect place to be if you appreciate urban cool and beautiful vistas. Cuisine is largely of a Mexican flavor, with Tacos De Pescado (Fish), Ceviche and Tacos offered to start, followed by chicken with chillies and chocolate, Enchiladas, or the ever popular …continue reading
Occupying the 23rd floor of stylish Peninsula Hotel; Salon De Ning feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of mid-town Manhattan. Self-marketed as a “mélange of Eastern and Western culture”, the glamorous interior has been designed to blend modernism with the Shanghai chic of the 1930’s. The patio paved roof restaurant maintains a continuity of this glamor with luxurious four-poster recliners, cushioned furnishings and East Asian foliage. Shared plates are as fruity and spicy as the extensive cocktail list, offering Chilled Sushi with Thai Curry Aioli, Tuna Sashimi with Pickled Ginger and Charred Mango Salsa with Corn …continue reading
With it’s lofty situ above the verdant treetops of Broadway, The Heights Bar and Grill has become a favored spot for New Yorker’s seeking a dining experience away from the rat-race – the “four season roof deck” being the ideal way to enjoy sunsets across the scrapers, and a semblance of peace amid the urban hubbub. Serving up an affordably pleasant menu, visitors will find dishes that fill the niche between bar food, and Mexican gastronomy – quesadillas and nachos feature heavily. The Heights are also affiliated with the best Mojitos and Mimosa’s this side of Manhattan.
Situated on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York’s only revolving restaurant is as much a draw for the view, as it is for the food. Boasting 360 panoramas that take in everything from Carnegie Tower, to the Empire State Building, you can also see for a hundred miles beyond on a really clear day. The View is rather conservatively decorated with modern sofas and low-lying tables, coupled with bleached blond wooden dining amenities, but this is perhaps so as not to detract from the uncompromising views across the best of New York. Dinner appetizers range from sumptuous …continue reading
Beset within the Museum of Arts and Design building at Columbus Avenue, Robert’s Restaurant is a stark space, brought to life with contemporary ambient lighting and a spectrum of fluorescent color. Quirky furnishings compliment the modernist zone, with glass chairs and tables bouncing light, and curvaceous sofas softening the edginess of post-minimalist cool. If you prefer your rooftop dining experience without a chilly breeze nipping at your neck, Robert’s is the place to come. The appetizer menu is as edgy as the space, with daring inclusions like tartare of fluke avec pickled apples, and spiced pear salad complimented with Blue D’Auvergne. …continue reading