Gourmet hotel breaks, New York City
Hungry for a gourmet break? From fine-dining country-house hotels and restaurants with rooms to Michelin-star-spangled kitchens at the culinary cutting edge, we've truffle-hunted hotels and foraged the world to cherry-pick those Smith stays that go above and beyond when it comes to cuisine. Whether you want a gastronomic experience par excellence or delectable farm-to-table fare, our gourmet breaks collection has a hotel to suit your foodie taste. Bon appetit!
In a city where you can eat Colombian arepa de queso (cheese bread) for lunch and Serbian cevapi (minced meat in flatbread) for dinner, there’s little New Yorkers haven’t sampled, but a fresh crop of pop-ups keep its foodie scene vibrant.
What’s cooking? Naked Cowboy oysters, pork ribs with watermelon pickle, wagyu steak and heirloom tomatoes, accompanied by expertly shaken cocktails.
• Cochon’s pop-up at Momofuku Ssäm Bar is shrouded in mystery; however, the brawny boudin sausage and smoky-sweet pork ribs of its New Orlean’s menu ensure a carnivore-charming feast.
• Shucks away! Board the F/V Sherman Zwicker schooner to knock back the east and west coasts’ tastiest oysters with a few stiff cocktails. Grand Banks' seasonal eatery also serves a paprika-spiced lobster roll and sea-fresh ceviche.
• Food and Wine Magazine’s feverishly anticipated Chef’s Club moves from St Regis Aspen to New York, lining up superstar chefs from the country’s finest restaurants – snap up a table as soon as you can…
Stay at De Niro’s designer den the Greenwich Hotel is close to the action and – as you'd expect from the Goodfellas star – its Italian restaurant Locanda Verde is molto buona.