Sometimes you just want to feel like you’re on vacation, especially if you don’t have one planned any time soon. We don’t know about you, but we love hotels — their restaurants, bars, lobbies, spas… don’t get us started. In our recurring series, we’re featuring some of our favorite hotels that have amenities that you don’t need to check in to check out. Next up: The NoMad Hotel.
NY – New on the scene is this luxurious oasis, fit for a POTUS — it was recently visited by President Obama!
1. First, drop in to the dramatic and elegant two-level Library for drinks and light appetizers. You’ll be surrounded by volumes upon volumes of books arranged by topic, including a prominent section on The History of NYC. Rumor has it, some of the books have flasks of booze hidden in them. You might just have to check for yourself. If you come during rush hour and can’t find a seat, there’s also a beautiful 24 ft. mahogany bar at the back of the main dining room, ideal for people watching.
2. When you’re ready for dinner, you’ve got several options. Our first choice would be the breathtaking NoMad Rooftop for Chef Daniel Humm’s (of 11 Madison Park) highly-acclaimed five-course tasting menu. However, securing a table is a little unusual. If you’re not a hotel guest, “tickets” for your table must be purchased online in advance and are only available after 11 am on the day you’re dining. We know it’s a bit annoying to have to go by the seat of your pants so close to a night out, but this one’s worth the attempt and for parties of 8 or more, the copper cupola (pictured at top) is particularly special.
3. If you’re looking for something a little more main stream, go somewhere else. Just kidding – The Parlour is a gorgeous room, ideal for devouring fruits de mer or the Family Style tasting menu. The same dishes are also available near The Fireplace, a cozy cove where you can dine romantically fireside.
By the sound of things, you may feel like you’ve entered a real-life game of Clue in this little pocket of luxury on Broadway, but we’re pretty confident you won’t be running into Miss Scarlet or Colonel Mustard. Of course, watch out for those candlesticks.