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Embracing Winter

Cultural experiences abound in New York City, even in the cold winter months. Snowy days may be upon us, but the city’s top attractions—Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge—prove even more exhilarating when summer’s crowds subside and the air is crisp and clear. Our concierge can plan the perfect itinerary for your winter stay in NYC.

Alluring as ever is New York’s incomparable dining. Globally inspired menus drawing influence from distant lands can bring exotic flavors to the palate. This winter, fall in love with innovative restaurants between private nights in a Deluxe Salon or Suite; simply let our concierge curate your stay.

After filling your days with dining and diversions, soothe the body with a customized treatment at Cornelia Spa and a glass of Heidsieck Rose—our Valentine’s Day champagne recommendation from Edouard Bourgeois, Head Sommelier at Café Boulud. "It’s an old disgorgement (2008), giving the Champagne a nice complexity and uniqueness." 

Some restaurant recommendations for your getaway from our Chef Concierge, Lorena Ringoot:

Ristorante Morini
Ristorante Morini describes itself as pan-Italian regional cuisine with a menu that covers seasonal specialties, both inland and coastal. The broad range of cuisine covers traditional and modern influences, allowing Chef Michael White and his culinary team an open canvas from which to draw on their several years of collective Italian journeys.

Italian restaurant Campagnola offers an array of traditional items like fried calamari, minestrone, and puttanesca, along with chicken, veal, lamb and steak dishes. New York magazine describes the offerings at Campagnola as having a certain time-honored air about them. “Appetizers, divided into freddi and caldi, are seafood-heavy. The rest of the menu concentrates on turf, not surf.” 

The East Pole
Housed in an historic brownstone on 65th Street, The East Pole is a bar and restaurant with a with a clean, simple aesthetic. The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. The signature cocktail menu and full bar service offers spirits from small batch distilleries, breweries and wineries.

Il Buco
Il Buco is a renowned Mediterranean restaurant with the look and feel of a European country home—as natural and rustically elegant as the food. Slightly under the radar, it is a gathering spot for designers, actors, writers, and food lovers. With ingredients from local farmers, eclectic menu - part Italian, part Spanish, part invention, dedicated to local ingredients with a wine list made up of small boutique producers.

The Modern
The Modern boasts contemporary elegance and formality in a space with one of the best views in New York: the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art. It is divided into the Bar Room, slightly buttoned-down and more energetic than the Dining Room. Lunches can go up to four courses, and The Modern’s wide-ranging wine list offers many selections by the glass and half-bottle.

Widely praised for authentic Italian cooking, knowledgeable servers and a romantic faux farmhouse setting, this intimate and rustic Carnegie Hill restaurant offers greatness without pretense. Its desserts are widely praised, its meat and seafood dishes carefully cooked, and its pasta dishes inventive. Take note: dinner service is far busier than lunch.

For an all-inclusive experience, reserve with our Romantic Retreat offer.