As the Hamptons and Montauk pilgrimages plummet with the temperatures, the senses come alive in the city, with luxurious lodging and decadent food and spirit offerings that will make the cold snap of seasonal change more bearable.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences
Upon pulling up to the black tower that houses the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, you know that you’re somewhere special. Shamelessly luxurious, the property houses 114 gorgeous rooms and suites. Bathrooms are all white marble. Technology is at its finest with TVs built into floor-length mirrors and everything you could want—from the temperature to curtains to champagne—at the touch of a button. A La Mer Spa, a stunning indoor swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art gym make it easy to feel great during your stay. The amount of crystal you’ll encounter from the mini bar to the breakfast room is sure to overwhelm you in the best of ways.
This midtown staple has been around for years but that does not mean that it is any easier to get a reservation, and for good reason. Seasonal fish and shellfish are the stars here, but it is staple dishes like the fusilli with red wine braised octopus and bone marrow that keep guests coming back for more. The Astice is a great way to start off, with burrata, lobster, eggplant, and basil. A whole salt-baked fish will be of the best in the city. Finish the night off with a salted caramel, chocolate banana, and raspberry semifreddo.
The Musket Room
Nolita meets New Zealand in The Musket Room under the direction of chef and owner Matt Lambert. This Michelin starred space is modern and rustic with a true focus on sourcing the best from New Zealand. Choose from a tasting menu or order a la carte. A warm soft brioche cheddar roll will start things off. A crispy layer of cheese tops this decadent bread, which is served with the creamiest salted butter. Appetizers are small but filled with bursts of flavor, particularly the foie gras with apricot, beet, and brioche. Count on incredibly tender meats
for your mains and save room for dessert.
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