We are officially less than a month away from Father’s Day! With the biggest day in the country to celebrate the dad in our lives coming up on June 19th, many are left wondering what are the best places to end up! Well fear not, because Manhattan Digest has you covered to enjoy the day at some of the best locations that New York City has to offer! [Read more…] about Great Father’s Day Locations Around Manhattan
Even though we celebrate mom’s all year round for the awesome effort they put into every single day, there is that one particular day that we celebrate them more than any other. This of course is Mother’s Day, which is rapidly approaching on May 8th. In the spirit of Mother’s Day and any other holiday, Manhattan Digest has found some super awesome places to take that special woman in your life, whether it is your amazing mother, fantastic wife, awesome sister, or even a great friend, these places will not disappoint. Take a look.
With New York City’s ever changing presence in so many different facets, it is good that there is still a bunch of classic type locations that people can go to and really get the sense that they are in the heart of this city. One of these locations happens to be Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse, which is located inside the iconic Waldorf Astoria on Lexington Avenue between 49th and 50th street. With its sleek and classic design, out of this world food and beverages, and overall feel, this is a classic place in a modern world that you should stop by the next time you are getting out of Grand Central Station. [Read more…] about Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse- Why You Should Dine Here
The day where the world celebrates the mother’s in their life- whether it is their own mother, wife or otherwise- is coming up this Sunday! If you want to take that special woman or women in your life out in style, look no further than Manhattan Digest to guide you on the best restaurants to go to. Ranging in locations from Manhattan to Jersey City, these places are going above and beyond to give everyone in your party, especially the mom’s out there, a really great time and something that will hopefully be quite memorable. Take a look at what these places have to offer.
Give mom an iconic NYC getaway at the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York with limited spring rates from $359. An extra touch, the Towers staff is accustomed to fulfilling lavish requests – like covering every inch of a suite with floral arrangements, floating water lilies in the tub and even positioning flowering vines down the walls. Then, let mom indulge in luxury pampering at the 19th floor Guerlain Spa with 20% off gift cards of $300 or more, as well as an individual rose take-home gift to all moms who visit. Finish the momcation with Sunday Brunch (arguable the country’s best!) in Peacock Alley, the gem of the hotel’s lobby.
Celebrate your mom on one of New York’s most sophisticated, all-glass, European inspired boat cruise, Bateaux New York with brunch or dinner cruises. Starting at $79.90 per adult and $47.95 per child, all moms will receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne as they listen to live entertainment and spend time with their loved ones as they enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. Those looking to celebrate during a dinner cruise (starting at $132.90) will enjoy menu items such as crispy zucchini cakes, stuffed pork roulade, miso glazed cod and many more, plus a delicious dessert menu with s’mores bread pudding, New York style cheesecake and mountain berry shortcake.
Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey are offering endless options for brunch and dinner, providing an experience filled with dancing, great food and entertainment. The climate-controlled interior decks have panoramic windows for breathtaking views of Manhattan, spacious dance floors and full service bars. Menu items include roast salmon & tilapia, chicken parmesan meatball, baked ziti and more. Departing from Lincoln Harbor and Chelsea Piers, brunch cruises start at 61.90 per adult and $37.95 per child while dinner cruisers start at $94.90 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Guests can treat mom to decadence this Mother’s Day at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House New York. Be it the mouth-watering, prime cuts of steak, the 2,000+ bottle wine program led by four female sommeliers or the off-the-menu ‘secret items’ like the Del’s Delight or Thick Cut Bacon – moms will be wowed by the food and ambiance, and even more so by the friendly service. For reservations, visit OpenTable or call 212.575.5129
New Yorkers celebrating Mother’s Day can take advantage of New York Hilton Midtown’s grab-and-go market, Herb N’ Kitchen. Located five blocks from Central Park, packing a family picnic basket and heading to the park has never been easier. This month, Herb N’ Kitchen began serving Oprah’s favorite bagel, Bantam Bagels, which was invested in on season six of Shark Tank, as well as expanded upon its robust gluten-free menu with a gluten removed pilsner, Estrella Damm. Featuring locally-sourced dishes such as Pat LaFreida Burgers and Greenwich Village-based Murray’s Cheese Plate, New York Hilton Midtown gives locals a taste of the city without the hassle of a reservation.
Battello, a waterfront restaurant in the Newport section of Jersey City, is hosting a Jazz Buffet Brunch to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day this year. Celebrity chef, Ryan DePersio, invites guests to enjoy carving and buffet stations, a raw bar, a dessert and a choice of a Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well as a coffee or tea for just $49 per adult and $20 for children. During brunch, relax and listen to two live jazz bands, with one playing in the main dining area and the other in the lounge. To make sure every mom has the perfect experience, Battello will have three seatings, one at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. For reservations please call: 201-798-1798
Fire & Oak, located in the Westin Jersey City in the Newport area of Jersey City, is honoring mothers everywhere with a celebratory Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 11AM to 3PM. Toast mom with a complimentary glass of Champagne, or if you prefer, a Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary. The special brunch menu includes dishes like Peppered Bacon Sausage and Country Style Home Fries, Bananas Foster French Toast, Hand Carved Prime NY Strip Steak and a Raw Bar featuring Shrimp, Clams and Blue Point Oysters. For reservations please call: 201-610-9610.
Corkbuzz’s Union Square location is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch buffet featuring an Egg Station, Cornflake Crusted French Toast, Smoked Salmon, and Grilled Cheese. A few of the restaurant’s regular brunch offerings such as the Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes (apple chutney) and Granola (nuts, yogurt, berries) will also be available. Aside from Corkbuzz’s signature Champagne Campaign of half-off bottles of all champagne, guests can enjoy a fully dressed Bloody Mary Bar.
Includes: Buffet, Bloody Mary Bar
Time: noon – 3:00pm
herbed peas and carrots
peppers, cheese, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, ham, bacon, sausage, duck confit
rye roast, mustard cream
Cornflake Crusted French Toast
seasonal jam, whipped cream
caramelized onion and gruyere
Spring Greens Salad
nuts, yogurt, berries
Potato Hash, Oatmeal, Sausage, Bacon, Cheese & Charcuterie, Wheat/Brioche/White Toast
Fully Dressed Bloody Mary Bar
And, of course, #ChampagneCampaign– half off bottles of all Champagne!
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!
For most of us, the holidays can be super stressful with working overtime, endless shopping for all the people in your life and of course the erratic weather that us New Yorkers have been having. Some days you just want to relax and get away from it all a little bit. Well Guerlain Spa, located inside the famed Waldorf Astoria, wants to help you in that cause by treating you to a day of relaxation and comfort with a bevy of services they provide. Guerlain Spa has actually been around for quite some time now, almost two hundred years in fact, and is a staple for anyone who is staying at the Waldorf Astoria or for someone who wants the best in a spa experience. I got to experience first hand what Guerlain Spa has to offer and was quite impressed with so much of what they have to offer.
The look and feel of Guerlain Spa calls for such a calming environment the second the elevator doors open. The staff there are incredibly friendly and cater to your every need, and encourage a welcoming experience from the time you enter to the time you leave. Some of the amenities I saw at the Spa itself were quite grand and exciting. Elements from a 14,000 square foot facility, 15 treatment rooms and a full access to their fitness center are just a couple of reasons why Guerlain Spa is worth the visit. I was treated to a “touch massage” by one of their fantastic massage therapists who was courteous, professional, sweet & pleasant all wrapped in one. I, myself have never had much experience with getting massages in my life, especially on a level that Guerlain has to offer, so naturally I was excited to see what was in store from her. She was able to help with the problem areas on my body and I left feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and satisfied all at once. It was a fantastic experience that I would recommend anyone doing.
For The Guerlain Spa Experience, you have your choices in the following departments- Face, Body, Nail, Wax, Makeup and a variety of massages including the touch massage that I experienced. They also have separate packages for Gentlemen only, as well as special occasions such as Bridal events and much more. Guerlain also has a great boutique located inside the facility, with their own line of skincare and beauty products available at each person’s disposal.
What’s even better right now is that Guerlain Spa has opened up their own pop up shop right outside the Waldorf Astoria! Located on the corner of Park Avenue and E 50th Street near the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria New York, the Guerlain Holiday Pop Up Shop is open through January 4. Hosted by Guerlain and the Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, the Pop Up features a retail store with renowned Guerlain makeup, skincare and fragrance products as well as special gift sets for the holidays. Exclusively available to Pop Up attendees, the Guerlain Spa is offering 20% off spa treatment with any product purchase. For luxury spa pampering, guests have an opportunity to book spa services directly on-site, and gift cards are available for both Guerlain Spa treatments and Guerlain Boutique product purchases. To keep guests refreshed and ready for holiday shopping, Guerlain Spa beauty specialists are be on site to offercomplimentary makeup applications. Sounds pretty awesome in my book.
In addition, the Guerlain Spa will host a special Bottle Bling event on Dec 17th form 12pm-6pm where guests may have their favorite fragrance bottles “blinged out” with Swarovski crystals. Bottle Bling is also complimentary with a $100 purchase.
Be sure to checkout their official site for more information about upcoming events and if you are in the neighborhood stop on by!