There’s nothing more luxurious than enjoying a truly sensational meal…without ever stepping foot outside your hotel room. Whether vacationing or stay-cationing in one of these top hotels, indulge in the best room service this city has to offer.
1 The Greenwich Hotel
With 88 completely unique rooms, outfitted to the nines with bespoke touches cultivated from all corners of the world, the Greenwich Hotel has remained one of New York’s top luxury boutique hotels. Sweetening the deal even more is the unrivaled accessibility to Locanda Verde, Andrew Carmellini’s uber popular Italian gem. Not only are guests of the hotel made privy to the private interior patio, but Locanda’s full menu is available for in-room dining 24/7; Carmellini will even go so far as to plan a special, intimate dining experience for guests in one of the hotel’s suites or a bespoke multi-course meal in the restaurant’s gorgeous private dining room.
377 Greenwich Street at North Moore Street
2 Gramercy Park Hotel
Danny Meyer is the one to thank for this one. Sitting on one of the most coveted corners of Midtown Manhattan is his acclaimed rustic Italian trattoria, Maialino. A special in-room menu, curated by the tremendously talented Executive Chef Nick Anderer, features riffs on comfort food classics and oh so much more. Guests of the hotel are also granted special dining privileges both in Maialino as well as the Rose Bar. Meyer’s on-site presence doesn’t stop there, however, as the Gramercy Terrace, which offers a stunning breakfast, brunch and lunch service, sits atop the Gramercy Park Hotel and affords breathtaking views of the city and a rooftop garden oasis unlike any other. All of this, uniquely styled suites, and a key to Madison Square Park? What more could a hotel guest need?
2 Lexington Avenue at 21st Street
3 The Surrey
One of the most luxurious boutique hotels on the Upper East Side also boasts superior in-room dining. Cafe Boulud, Chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin Starred French-infused tour de force, attracts the travel-weary and the true foodie alike with divine breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner service. For guests of this acclaimed hotel, Boulud gets even better, as world-class menus have been specially crafted for in-room dining, offered day or night, every single day. But that’s not all. Courtesy of The Surrey’s unique cocktail program; after choosing a cocktail from the in-room menu, a personal bartender will come bearing enough fresh ingredients to shake, stir or blend several rounds of that very cocktail, all the while granting guests an up close and personal mixology lesson from the comfort of their very own salon or suite. Now that’s luxury.
20 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue
4 Ace Hotel
Drawing the elite, trend-setters and destination-seekers alike, the lobby of the Ace Hotel has quickly become one of the city’s coolest places to escape it all. Located in a gorgeous turn of the century building in the middle of Manhattan, the ornately designed interior is replete with multiple personalities, courtesy of April Bloomfield’s iconic restaurants, the Breslin Bar and Dining Room and the John Dory Oyster Bar, a photo booth (yes, really), killer subs from No.7 and Stumptown Coffee to boot. The incredible in-room dining menu, courtesy of the Breslin, is available 24/7 and changes seasonally. Caffeine-devotees have even more to celebrate, as Stumptown’s best is on offer as well. Sure, the Lobby Bar is where it’s at, but with this kind of room-service, guests have no reason to ever step foot from their suites.
20 West 29th Street at Broadway
5 Mercer Hotel
With its posh SoHo location, one of a kind loft-style rooms, and what are perhaps some of the best looking clientele and staff in the ‘hood, it should come as no surprise that Jean-Georges Vongerichten also plays a quintessential role in continued success of the Mercer Hotel. A-listers who wish to remain under the radar can order whatever they please 24 hours a day, seven days a week from his iconic 200-seat Mercer Kitchen; favorites, like the black truffle and fontina cheese pizza, or even their salted-butter sauteed lobster, are rife for the taking without the need to ever set foot in the buzzing restaurant below.
147 Mercer Street at Prince Street