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by The Daily Telegraph, March 11, 2016
An insider's guide to New York hotels with Michelin-starred restaurants, including Cafe Boulud, The Breslin and Ai Fiori, in locations including the Flatiron district, the Upper East Side and Central Park.
Cafe Boulud at The Surrey
Café Boulud is the second Upper-East-Side Michelin Star temple of master-chef Daniel Boulud. Unlike the somewhat overwrought marble and red velvet setting of (two-starred) Daniel, Café Boulud (one star) is all European elegance, in a small simple room with white-cloth tables: the perfect backdrop to his unique twists on classical French cuisine. Try creations such as duck consommé with foie gras tortellini, smoked sturgeon with crème fraiche or a hearty duo de boeuf “bourguignon” winter warmer, along with Boulud’s renowned range of seasonal local vegetables. Start with a Bellini in the stunning Coco Chanel-inspired Art Deco Bar Pleiades across the lobby, where William Kentridge and Richard Serra paintings adorn the walls.
Read the full review: The Surrey
Juni at Hotel Chandler
Juni is the intimate (50-seat) organic temple of Aussie-born chef Shaun Hergatt whose first New York restaurant, SHO Shaun Hergatt in the Financial District, earned two Michelin stars before closing last year. Juni earned a star in 2014, a year after opening, and Hergatt’s artfully presented dishes continue the celebration of colour, flavour and seasons that he pioneered at SHO. Using only seasonal or organic ingredients all hand-selected from local farms and foragers, they are presented here in either a four or five-course menu. Try unique combinations such as peekytoe crab with corriander and jalapeno powder; local black bass with Kristal caviar and olive oil; or lamb tenderloin with pickled quince and hyssop (hyssop being a mountain herb used in aromatherapy). Make sure to sample a cocktail prepared with equally intriguing ingredients at the bar before your seating.
Read the full review: Hotel Chandler
NoMad at NoMad Hotel
Chef Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of three-Michelin-star Eleven Madison Park oversee the food and beverage program here, and there are multiple locations in the hotel in which to sample it, from the sumptuous book-lined bi-level Library, to dark and decadent cocktail emporium Elephant Bar, with its 24ft-long mahogany counter. The highlight though is Nomad Bar, a classic New York-style space with olive green booth seats, where Humm presents more casual and accessible versions of his legendary EMP fare. Our favorite: suckling pig served with apricots, arugula and bacon marmalade. Out of this world.
Read the full review: NoMad Hotel
The Breslin at Ace Hotel New York
British chef April Bloomfield, whose West Village gastro-pub The Spotted Pig won a Michelin Star in 2009, opened The Breslin in the Ace Hotel the same year, and it too won a star. A cosy, wood-panelled bi-level space off the lobby, tucked behind the ever-hopping Stumptown coffee shop, it’s a meat lover’s paradise, featuring hearty seasonal pub-fare such as milk-braised Berkshire pork shoulder, suckling pig sandwiches and a delectable 40-day dry-aged rib-eye steak. British expats swear by the blood pudding in the full English breakfast, and the beef and stilton pie appetiser. Great artisanal cocktails, too.
Read the full review: Ace Hotel New York
Ai Fiori at Langham Place
Michelin-starred Ai Fiori is the imperious fine-dining temple of pasta guru Michael White. Expect inventive Italian and French Riviera cuisine in a sleek space of white banquettes and wood-panelled walls, with elaborate flower arrangements all around. Don’t miss classic cocktails like a Pimm’s Cup at the bar.
Read the full review: Langham Place
Jean-Georges at Trump International
What to say? Master chef Jean George Vongerichten’s three-Michelin-starred ground-floor restaurant is your diner, serving the master chef’s impeccable French cuisine from a seasonally changing menu. They do in-room dining service too. Expect meringues instead of After Eights on your pillow. Don’t miss signature cocktails on the al-fresco Terrace adjacent, which features the menu of the second in-house restaurant, Nougatine, Jean-George’s more casual, sleekly-upholstered bistro.
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