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New Dining Destinations: The Hottest Restaurants in NYC, in Flatiron and Beyond.

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In the city that never sleeps, the local restaurant scene is as dynamic as the city it feeds. Celebrity chefs and undiscovered culinary superstars alike come to New York from all over the globe to test their talents on the city’s discerning diners, making NYC one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations.

We’ve rounded up a list of the hottest new restaurants in NYC, in Flatiron and beyond. From the avant-garde to down-home classics, these dining destinations elevate eating from the everyday to the extraordinary.

 

ABC Cocina

38 E 19th St

New York, NY 10003

(212) 677-2233

Don’t Miss: Guacamole with Ruby Grapefruit Salsa

Following the success of ABC Kitchen across the street, chef (and culinary legend) Jean-Georges Vongerichten helms a culinary team serving a seasonal menu of globally inspired, locally sourced dishes in a mystical and magical dining room. Inspired dishes like Short Rib Tacos with Habanero and Frizzled Onions and guacamoles spiked with seasonal specialties will satisfy any adventurous appetite.

 

Maysville

17 W. 26th St.

New York, NY 10010

(646) 490-8240

Don’t Miss: One of New York’s Most Extensive Whiskey Lists

Belly up to the bar or grab a table at this new hotspot, named after the Kentucky town where Bourbon was born. Living up to their namesake, Maysville offers an incredible cocktail list specializing in Whiskey, Rye, Bourbon, and Scotch from all over the world. A menu celebrating the culinary heritage of the South offers standout dishes such as Grits with Country Ham and Bourbon Aioli, and Smoked Oyster Chowder.

 

Alder

157 Second Ave

New York, NY 10003

(212) 539-1900

Don’t Miss: Carrot Cake Sundae

Avant-garde chef Wylie Dufresne, known for his inventive (and critically-acclaimed) culinary feats at downtown staple WD-50, recently opened Alder in the East Village. A whimsical menu features dishes like Peekytoe Crab Crostini and creative cocktails such as the “Burnt Reynolds.” (Rye, smoked vermouth, and Campari, in case you were wondering.)

 

La Birreria

200 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10010

(212) 937-8910

Don’t Miss: The House-Brewed Cask Ales

Dine under the stars with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline at Birreria, located on the roof of Italian food mecca Eataly. Cask ales are brewed on-site, which also makes this the highest brewery in New York! Start your meal with a selection of the best cheeses and salumi in the city, followed by Italian dishes that perfectly compliment the great selection of beer.

 

Rosette

171 East Broadway

New York, NY 10002

(212) 933-1176

Don’t Miss: Brussels Sprouts with Cashews, Fuji Apple, & Tamari Lime Vinaigrette

This newly-opened hotspot may be located in Chinatown, but the menu is an eclectic mix of New American dishes featuring seasonal ingredients. Highlights include the Ember Roasted Leeks with Huckleberry Jam and a Seared Steak Tartare.

As always, our personable concierge team is on hand to help you plan your stay in New York City.

To learn more about our Flatiron hotel, please visit www.hotelchandler.com.

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Trending at Juni: Tea Cocktails

Black Lavender Tea (2)Tea time has never been so tantalizing. Whether you prefer Earl Grey or Oolong, either can be creatively combined with spirits in a hypnotic and flavorful concoction. This emerging trend is at the forefront of the craft cocktail movement – and no bar is doing it better than Juni.

Juni’s new Black Tea Lavender cocktail is the alluring result of the Manhattan restaurant s relationship with Vancouver tea distributor Tealeaves. Using quality tea s seasonality, the cocktail is refreshing, novel and delicious.  Along with black tea-infused Cocchi Americano, the drink consists of woodsy Templeton Rye, Dewar’s White Label Scotch, distinctive Cynar, and lavender-infused maple syrup. This ambitious creation blends the relaxing qualities of lavender, tea and maple, with the recognizable tones of Cynar with the classic intertwining flavors of Dewar’s and Templeton.

Juni, voted the Best New Restaurant of 2013 by Esquire, is led by renowned Chef Shaun Hergatt. The restaurant’s philosophy is grounded by nature, featuring high-quality ingredients hand-picked from trusted farms and prepared with minimal manipulation, so as to preserve their natural beauty and flavor on the plate. Juni stands as one of the top cocktail bars in Manhattan, offering a collection of standards alongside innovative creations like the Black Tea Lavender cocktail.

To learn more, please visit www.hotelchandler.com or www.juninyc.com.

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NYC Tips from the Concierge

We realize that a trip to New York City can be daunting. From choosing the right dinner destination to finding the best tickets on shows—figuring out how to make the most of your time here can be a big challenge. That’s why our onsite concierge is happy to provide a rundown of the hottest bars, restaurants and entertainment within walking distance so you can simply enjoy and take it all in.

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Dining

Juni
12 East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 995-8599
Some of the best dining in Midtown is located right onsite at Juni, voted “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire in 2013. Indulge in Chef Shaun Hergatt’s fresh cuisine via a six- or four-course tasting menu of your own choosing, or enjoy a ten-course prix fixe designed by the chef.

ilili Restaurant
236 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-2929
This contemporary Lebanese restaurant in Midtown serves a diverse menu is complemented by a rich wine list of international varietals.

Penelope
159 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-3800
This Murray Hill gem revitalizes Mom’s recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and dessert.

Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-0905
Try the multi-course tasting menu that focuses on the extraordinary agricultural bounty of New York.

Shake Shack
11 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-6600
Feast of some of the most famous burgers in New York (and try a milkshake too!) at this lively and beloved local eatery.

Drinks

Wine:30
41 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-0197
This intimate wine bar features an amazing thirty wines-by-the glass, as well as a full wine list, sangria, and a curated selection of beer.

230 Fifth
230 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10001
(212) 725-4300
Sip thoughtful cocktails in the surreal rooftop garden and penthouse lounge with views of the glittering city below.

Entertainment

Peoples Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street New York, NY 10010
(212) 563-7488
Established in New York City in 2002 by Ali Farahnakian, the Peoples Improve Theater’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

Magnet Theater
254 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-8824
Enjoy hilarious, super-inexpensive comedy shows every night.

The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-2824
This non-profit National Historic site in the heart of the theatre district features a line-up of everything from world music, jazz, gospel and blues to folk, show tunes, political humor and theatre.

Museums & Landmarks

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10118
(212) 736-3100
A trip to New York simply isn’t complete without a visit to the most iconic landmark of them all, the Empire State Building, a 102-story gem that towers more than 1,200 feet above the ground.

Macy’s
151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001
(212) 695-4400
This is no normal department store. Macy’s at Herald Square is a legendary ten-level flagship known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Window Displays, and visits with Santa.

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10001
(212) 465-6741
With room for 20,000 spectators, MSG is nothing less than epic. Watch the Knicks or Rangers in action or catch a concert.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400
Often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world, MoMA’s impressive collection includes works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film, and electronic media.

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Chef’s Table With Shaun Hergatt & Jason Galang

Juni

Fall has arrived in New York, bringing color to the trees and a brisk breeze to the city streets. When cold temperatures bear down on the city, New Yorkers and visitors alike seek warmth in comforting cuisine. Juni – a boutique restaurant at Hotel Chandler – is an ideal destination for those looking for an intimate and comfortable dining experience, thanks to the impassioned and professional cooking of executive chef Shaun Hergatt.

We recently spoke with chef Hergatt about the menus at Juni, asking him to choose the dish that best suits the season. Hergatt’s choice, the Montauk Striper – Nasturtium Emulsion – Mint Oil, is a locally sourced favorite that pairs Long Island’s signature striped bass with an autumnal Nasturtium Emulsion and the bold flavor of mint oil.

“The dish integrates with the artwork in the dining room,” Hergatt said. “And the components of the plate all work to complement each other to create a great flavor profile.”

As for a drink to pair with Juni’s Montauk Striper – look no further than the 2010 Domaine Jean-Pierre Dutron ‘Tres Vieilles Vignes’ Pouilly Fuisse White Burgundy, at the recommendation of sommelier Jason Galang. This crisp white wine, from the Mâconnais district – within the Burgundy wine region of France – is the perfect match for Hergatt’s complex Striper entrée.

“The Pouilly Fuisse is a crisp White Burgundy with bright yellow fruit notes, rich structure, and a clean round mineral finish to go along with the intricate flavors of the Nasturtium emulsion and texture of the striped bass dish.”

Juni – a member of Esquire’s Best of 2013 List – serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and daily breakfast, along with an assortment of fine wines.

Learn more about Juni – visit www.juninyc.com.

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Culinary Artistry at Juni, a New Flatiron Restaurant

Juni entrance resizeOpened August 19, 2013, Juni is the Flatiron’s newest restaurant at Hotel Chandler. Under Chef Shaun Hergatt, this aesthetically unique Manhattan restaurant takes diners on a journey of evolving flavors through a seasonal menu that showcases the bounty of the harvest and ingredients at their finest. Some delectable gems include Hudson Valley foie gras, artichoke ravioli, Montauk striper and a variety of innovative desserts by Pastry Chef Mina Pizarro. Diners can choose to experience Chef Hergatt’s cuisine via a six- or four-course tasting menu of their choice, or enjoy a ten-course prix fixe designed by the chef.

Derived from the Latin word for “June,” representing the heart of the growing season, Juni is a 50-seat Flatiron restaurant that delivers an intimate dining experience with fresh, inventive flavors. Ingredients are hand-selected from trusted local farms and foragers, and proudly prepared with minimal manipulation, so as to preserve each ingredient’s natural beauty and flavor on the plate.

Feel like dining in your pajamas? Guests of Hotel Chandler can enjoy the experience of Hergatt’s cuisine via room service, which is offered from 7am to 10pm daily.

And for those who wish to share the flavors of Juni, private dining in Flatiron is possible for parties of eight or more. Plan an intimate gathering in the private dining room or a larger occasion by reserving the whole restaurant. Chef Hergatt and his team will work with you to create personalized menus inspired by and tailored to your specific event.

Visit Juni at Hotel Chandler at 12 East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016. Make a reservation by calling 212-995-8599. Visit their full website here.

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Sample the Flavors of Restaurant Row

New York City is noted for its diversity, a trait that extends from its residents to its languages to its restaurants. There’s no better place to experience the brilliant variety of dining destinations available in NYC than on Restaurant Row, a collection of unique cuisine from every corner of the world.

New York City Restaurant Row is located on one charming-yet-bustling block in the heart of Midtown West. This section of West 46th Street – between Eighth and Ninth avenues – hosts 17 restaurants, offering an array of options for almost any taste and budget. Located just a brief walk, taxi ride or subway trip away from Hotel Chandler, Restaurant Row is a must-savor experience for any food-lover, whether you are a seasoned culinary explorer or an amateur foodie.

Top Restaurants on Restaurant Row:

Barbetta

321 West 46th Street
(212) 246 9171

If you’re seeking traditional Italian fare, look no further than this historic establishment. Founded in 1906 by the family that still retains ownership, Barbetta is the oldest operating Italian restaurant in New York. The landmark décor and lush garden perfectly augment the authentic cuisine, which focuses on traditional Piemontese dishes.

www.barbettarestaurant.com

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

346 West 46th Street
(212) 245 2030

This restaurant places Old New Orleans in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, serving signature southern dishes such as Blackened Catfish Po’Boys, Andouille Gumbo and Cajun Jambalaya. The cocktail list is equally ambitious, including Bourbon Street Swamp Juice and the smooth, whiskey-based Vieux Carre. Bourbon Street Bar & Grille embodies its namesake with an atmosphere that evokes the fast-paced aura of New Orleans itself.

www.bourbonny.com

Brazil Brazil

328 West 46th Street
(212) 957 4300

One of the newest additions to Restaurant Row NYC, this colorful Brazilian restaurant offers lunch, dinner, prix fix, and raw bar options in its comfortable dining space, cozy bar, and beautiful garden area. Indulge in a traditional Brazilian meat dish from the grill or opt for a flavorful collection of seafood, sautéed and served over saffron rice.

www.brazil46.com

The House of Brews

363 West 46th Street
(212) 245 0551

Beer connoisseurs will feel at home at The House of Brews, one of Midtown’s top specialty beer bars. The pub sources its suds from more than 30 countries and various microbreweries across the US. Rare finds like Chimay Tripple and Speakeasy Double Daddy perfectly complement the menu of flavorful American fare like the Fire Pit Bacon Burger and the Meatloaf Cupcakes.

www.houseofbrewsny.com

Joe Allen

326 West 46th Street
(212) 581 6464

This favorite local hangout is a signature New York City restaurant: comfortable and casual yet swank and stylish. Known for its exceptional lunch menu and pre-theater offerings, Joe Allen serves traditional entrees such as Grilled New York Strip Steak, Mushroom and Ricotta Ravioli and Steak Tartare alongside a carefully curated list of fine wines from France, Italy and beyond.

www.joeallenrestaurant.com

Le Rivage

340 West 46th Street
(212) 765 7374

The French countryside comes to the heart of New York City at Le Rivage, where traditional courses like Escargots, Filet Mignon and Veal are available on an expansive prix fix dinner menu alongside fine wines and decadent desserts. Le Rivage is owned and operated by culinary lifer Paul Denamiel, an NYC native and notable local chef.

www.lerivagenyc.com

For dining in closer proximity to your accommodations, Hotel Chandler is set to open a restaurant in mid- to late-spring.

Start your culinary adventure today by making reservations at Hotel Chandler!

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