Restaurants, Bars, Hotels: These are the hottest New York tips

Which hotels and restaurants are popular in New York? And where can you dine deliciously without falling into poverty? The stern editorial team gives tips for the next trip to the Big Apple.

Almost 60 million people visit New York City every year and almost all of them face the same challenge: Where can I stay? Not only do the hotel rooms in Manhattan have a reputation for being small and expensive, the choice has also become overwhelming. Despite an increase to 107,000 rooms in accommodations in all five boroughs, the price level remains high. We have put together a selection and give tips on where to have a drink and eat well.

The Best Restaurants, Bars, Hotels in New York

Overnight: Hotels in New York City
Fairfield Inn Financial District

This chain is the affordable offshoot of the Marriott, you can rely on it. Spacious rooms are popular with business travelers. Great location, a short walk to the water, Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial Site. Double room from around 200 euros. 161 Front Street, Tel. +1/212/826 00 01.

1 Hotel Central Park

It’s like a treehouse: The facade is overgrown with green and covered with wood. All materials come from nature; Eco de luxe, just two blocks south of Central Park. Double room from approx. 300 euros. 1414 6th Avenue, Tel. +1/212/703 20 01. Also opening soon in Brooklyn, with a view over the East River to Manhattan: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Furman Street.

Best Western Bowery

Hanbee Isn’t the fanciest of all New York hotels, but it’s reasonably priced. The rooms are spacious, clean and functional. And it’s just a short walk to SoHo. In Chinatown. Double room from approx. 150 euros. 231 Grand Street, Tel. +1/212/925 11 77.

The Ludlow

New on the Lower East Side, with an unbeatable roof terrace: Midtown Skyline, Downtown Skyline – everything can be seen from here. Huge rooms look different, but: very chic, very hip. Also the crackling fireplace in the lobby. Double room from approx. 220 euros. 180 Ludlow Street, Tel. +1 / 212/432 18 18.

6th Street Apartments

In an old townhouse with a staircase in the East Village. Lovingly furnished studios and apartments with high ceilings that can accommodate up to six people. Very European: the spacious bathrooms with showers and the recycling bins in the kitchens. 321 East 6th Street, via Irma Fubiani, via email: [email protected].

New restaurant in the Grand Central Terminal. Modern, dignified, fine cuisine, very fresh: everything farm to table – from farmers in the Hudson Valley. Different menus are served. The maker is Claus Meyer, a Dane whose restaurant “Noma” is famous in Copenhagen. He also runs the Nordic Food Court, a snack market that opened in the station’s Vanderbilt Hall. 89 East 42nd Street, Tel. +1/646/568 40 18.

Wisefish Poké

In great demand in New York City right now: Poké. Has nothing to do with Pokémon, but comes from Hawaii and is eaten there with chopsticks on the beach: a salad with raw fish, cut into pieces. Can be prepared in many different ways, with kimchi, avocado or, or. This is the first shop here to specialize solely in traditional cold dishes. In Chelsea. 263 West 19th Street, Tel. +1/212/367 76 53.

Polo bar

Opened last year, it belongs to the fashion guru Ralph Lauren, who stands for celebrity guests: Katy Perry, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen – all here. In the English country house style, with a dress code: no shorts! On Fifth Avenue in Midtown, well worth an after-shopping drink. 1 East 55th Street, Tel. +1/212/207 85 62.


Manhattan offers these new attractions
Azul on the rooftop

Bar at the Hotel Hugo in SoHo. A bit off the subway shot on the west side of Manhattan, but offers the very best views of the Hudson and One World Trade Center. On Sunday evenings there is live music from Cuba – and cocktails like Havana Whiskey or Frozen Passionfruit Mojito. 525 Greenwich Street, Tel. +1/917/409 25 76.


Sushi bar, with the emphasis on bar: there is only one counter around which you can eat. Reservations! The atmosphere is relaxed, the walls are simply made of brick. Here the rice rolls are in the foreground. Beyoncé and Jay Z appreciate the East Village shop and sometimes start a date night here. 47 East 12th Street, Tel. +1/212/228 60 88.

Studio Cafe

You don’t have to be an art specialist to appreciate the new Whitney Museum of American Art: The café on the eighth floor has what is currently the hottest terrace in town, with great views in all directions. On one side the Hudson shines in the sun, on the other half Manhattan. In the Meatpacking District. 99 Gansevoort Street, Tel. +1/212/570 36 70.


Al Pastor The youngest offshoot of the Empellón stores with terrific Mexican cuisine. A bar like something out of a Tarantino film – lots of dark wood, opulent ceiling painting. Specialized in tacos. In the East Village. 132 St. Marks Place, Tel. +1/212/367 09 99.

House of Yes

It should be a “temple of expression”, this house in Bushwick, Brooklyn: This is where people dance, celebrate and love. It doesn’t have to be late at night, you can also buy tickets for the weekend brunch – but you should order them in advance, otherwise it can be difficult to get in. 2 Wyckoff Avenue, contact by email: [email protected].,

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