Clarion Hotel Park Avenue
429 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 532-4860
Fax: (212) 545-9727
Bars & Cafes
The filled butcher's case in the doorway proudly illustrates what draws people to this Murray Hill restaurant-lots of meat. Inside Les Halles, sophisticated patrons (including many Europeans) are served top-notch steak, poultry and seafood by an attentive wait staff. Although the typical art deco bistro decor is pleasant, quarters are cramped and the noise level can be insufferable. Hanger steak is a specialty, and their crème brulee is to die for. The kitchen is run by Anthony Bourdain, who has made a name for himself by writing the bestseller Kitchen Confidential.
Resto, a fine Belgian restaurant has been serving New Yorkers with traditional Belgian recipes. This idea of a Belgian restaurant in New York is a first, and hence has caught the imagination of the average American with its palatable creations. Therefore, it is packed at most of the time with people patiently waiting to grab a quick meal. The menu consists of Pork Cheeks, Skate Wings, Norwich Farms Radish and little Neck Clams. Big parties and groups can opt for a choice of whole pig, goat, lamb or fish for a group dinner. However, this large order would have to be pre-booked. Savor Belgian beer with the food, and while at it, take home a unisex T-shirt from the shop within the premises.
Desmond's Tavern is all about having your favorite beer in a casual atmosphere. This bar-cum-restaurant offers typical American fare and variety of beers on menu. Owing to the live music offered, Desmond's is packed during the weekends. While you indulge in some fun, the internet access ensures that any urgent office work can be taken care off. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a local watering hole, Desmond's Tavern is a safe bet.
Experience an evening of great fun and lots of cheering at Mason Jar - NYC, where the TV screens, flowing beer and hot roasted BBQ wings set the mood for partying. The restaurant and sports bar is a popular after-work hangout due to the immensely tasty Pulled Pork, Spicy Cheese Fries and daily specials that are available at attractive prices. The drinks menu boasts of beer, bourbon and wine- ingredients that up the ante of fun in the evening. Go hoarse with loud cheering during the matches, or just hang out with friends and catch up over a mug of beer, at Mason Jar.
A classy and luxurious time awaits you at the PS 450. This space houses elegantly furnished seating, covered in dim lights in hues of red, orange and yellow. Walk along their polished wooden floorboards and feel like you are walking down the red carpet. Enjoy your meal of tacos, burgers, rolls and pizzas along with their special cocktails that are moderately priced. You could also drop into this place for a brunch and choose from their range of toasts, sandwiches and egg dishes to whet your appetite. Keeping up with their magnificence, this place does not encourage extremely casual dressing styles.
Boasting 30 wines from various parts of the world on its wine list, this restaurant is aptly named Wine 30. This small restaurant is a pleasant respite from other expensive venues in terms of its comfortable ambience, intimate feel and spectacular food and drinks. One can have big plates of Lamb Chops, Beef Sliders and bruschetta that are filling, though their delicious taste might compel one to go over board. Salads and sandwiches along with soup can be savored during the day. The wine goes well with their cheee and charcuterie menu. Those not so crazy about wine can sample the beer. Thus, there is something for everyone at this venue.
The Crooked Knife Bar & Restaurant is a cozy place for an intimate dinner. Here one is served some of the finest Italian, America and Irish delicacies- both food and drinks. From Fish and Chips and grilled Salmon to Seafood Pasta and Sirloin Steak, there is a huge list of carefully selected dishes to appease one's appetite. Guiness is on offer too, along with Innis and Gun, Corona, Heineken and a decent wine list. Catch the live jazz performances on Tuesdays at 7p. The Crooked Knife Bar & Restaurant is very popular among the locals and sees a full house on most nights. Thus, it is best to book a table in advance.
Penelope Cafe is a cute little café that serves home-style treats in the heart of New York City's ethnic food enclave popularly known as "Curry hill." The menu at Penelope features many sandwiches, salads and pies, such as the Grilled Chicken Sandwich (served with lightly tossed greens), the Joey and Jackson Chicken Pot Pie, and the café's own version of America's ultimate comfort food, a plate of Mac and Cheese. As the café doesn't take reservations, the lines for its popular brunch which features an excellent Nuttela French Toast, are often horrendous with wait times ranging from twenty minutes to more than an hour.
This popular Flatiron area wine bar features Italian varietals served in a reserved, classy setting featuring marble-topped tables. Enoteca I Trulli is characterized by its cozy decor and palette of fine spirits on offer. Prices are not cheap, but there is a good selection of wines available by the glass as well as by the flight (small tastings of different wines). The bar is next door to I Trulli, a Southern Italian restaurant that shares the same owners; some of the restaurant's food is available at the Enoteca.
Located near the busy midtown of Manhattan, this rooftop bar provides a wonderful night scene and variety of cocktails to customers. The bar is spacious and modern decor, which creates a comfortable environment. Cocktails are made by professional bar team ensuring their high quality. Besides, the bar also serves mediterranean flavors food to eat with cocktails.
Lallisse Mediterranean Wine & Food takes care of the body's nutrition requirements by providing organic Meditrerranean food that consists of olives, cereals and legumes that are wholesome and healthy. The menu consists of Artichoke Aragula Salad, Stuffed Meatball, Tuna Tartare, varieties of bruschetta and hummus. The locals are loyal patrons of its sensible, no-nonsense food that also give great value for money. The wine bar offers some really great varieties of wine from the Mediterranean region and has loyalists of its own who make it a point to visit often. Indulge in the happy hour specials or daily promotions for some more supreme satisfaction.
Watch live events held on a century old wooden stage at the Salon Millesime inside the Carlton hotel. A coffee bar in the daylight hours, this venue is one of the hottest live event venues in town. The decor is luxurious with classy cocktails available in the evening. Light food is available till 11p everyday., consisting of burgers, simple sandwiches and the likes. Though it sees a lot of crowds during the day, it is fairly easy to get a table without prior booking. Walk-ins are appreciated here, as they do not take reservations for tables.