There is that somewhat rare occasion here in Manhattan, where during your hotel stay you can actually dine on premise as opposed to eating somewhere else. Even though our city provides some of the best cuisine in the world, it can be just as thrilling to stick around your premises and experience some top notch food and beverage. This can easily be said about the restaurant called T45, which is located inside the beautiful Hyatt Centric Times Square.
Times Square is already the most visited area in the world, so having the added bonus of a restaurant plopped right inside of it huge for anyone who wants to stay local in this area while enjoying some delicious grub. At the same time, you don’t have to be a guest to experience how great this place truly is.
T45 has both an outdoor and indoor section for dining, which is perfect now that we are in the 80 plus degree weather. The indoor portion of the location has a great sprawling bar at the front, with comfortable seating throughout its space.
When it comes to food, the name of this game is globally influenced shared plates is conceptualized and crafted by Executive Chef Nick Pellicione. I have noticed a theme in Manhattan lately when it comes to this “shared plate” concept, and I wholeheartedly love it as it can create a spark of conversation with the people you have brought, as well as maybe persuade you to try something that you haven’t experienced before.
Their dinner menu is broken down into a couple of parts. You have the highlights in their toast options, while also having options for cold, hot, and then larger scale ones to savor. For our dining experience, myself and my friend found that the best dishes that we tried were their Fried Chicken Wings, Honey Cayenne Sweet Potato Fries, Meatball Sliders and Crab Cake Sliders.
These are all items that you would generally find to be “bar” type, yet are elevated to a whole other level. Our personal favorite were the Sweet Potato Fries, as I am already such a fan of these fries in the first place, however when you add the honey and cayenne it adds a great element of sweet and spicy to make it a great dish. Same goes with their Fried Chicken Wings, which also had the spicy/sweet thing going on as it came with a Yuzu Chili Glaze and Ranch Dressing. I’m a sucker for a good wing, and these were great. The Meatball & Crab Cake Sliders also did our taste buds justice, as they were a 3 or 4 bite taste of heaven that you will really enjoy if mini-burger types are your thing.
I would definitely recommend trying T45 for all types, as there are a ton of fantastic options for even the pickiest of eaters, and the ambiance was pleasing to the eye. For more information about T45 and the Hyatt Centric Times Square, please visit their official website.