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
New York Hilton Midtown
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.
St. Patrick’s Day, the biggest Irish holiday in the world, is shortly coming up in three weeks on March 17th! That is equivalent for many of the Irish elite (and not Irish, let’s be honest) to bar hop with their friends, drinking and celebrating with each other while donning a green shirt, hat and more while roaming the streets of Manhattan. Well, if you are looking for a unique experience on St. Patrick’s Day, you will find that in minus5° Ice Bar, located inside the world famous New York Hilton Midtown. Literally the coolest place in NYC,minus5° Ice Bar has some fun stuff planned for you and your friends to enjoy the occasion.
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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!
When you think fast food, you tend to think of places like Wendy’s or McDonald’s, and not necessarily in a positive way. I don’t know anyone going into those places and thinking, “Golly I am going to get fruit instead of fries and a salad instead of a Big Mac”, so generally these things tend to have a negative connotation to them. Minimum costs with little flavor or value to them. What if you could find a place that boasts fresh, local & upscale gourmet all wrapped in one for you and your friends to devour? Look no further than Herb N’ Kitchen, located right inside the New York Hilton Midtown on 6th Avenue between 53rd and 54th street.
Herb N’ Kitchen is conveniently located towards the back of the lobby at the Hilton, and is a perfect example of getting some great food on the go, whether you are coming or going. With the warm weather finally arriving in New York City, it is also a great idea for anyone who is staying at the Hilton or based around the area to pick up a variety of tasty treats, head outside and enjoy the delectables with friends and family.
“With casual dining on the rise, our guests can enjoy quick, healthy and gourmet food options at value-driven prices,” said Beth Scott, vice president, global product development, food & beverage, Hilton Worldwide. “Herb N’ Kitchen provides a fresh, approachable and gourmet concept that engages guests by offering five integrated zones for the ultimate in customization.”
The distinct zones that shape the Herb N’ Kitchen culinary experience at New York Hilton Midtown are: Arrival, a retail-like experience with relevant merchandise in a well-designed display; Barista, offering quick coffee drinks, pastries, fruit and yogurts; Oven, offering flatbreads and burgers; and the Buffet, providing relevant and healthy options for breakfast in a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment in the Dining Room.
Herb N’ Kitchen provides a wide variety of high-quality food from salads, sandwiches and flatbreads to signature specialty items and regional gourmet treats to main courses that appeal to local and international guests. Some of the highlights that stood out for me for anyone to try is their Pat LaFreida Burgers with New York cheddar served on cornmeal kaiser rolls, the Roasted Mushroom and Soppressata Paninis, Margherita and Pepperoni Flatbreads and delicious french fries (Herb N’Fries) as a side dish.
They also have a line of really tasty desserts for you to savor after the main courses are finished. Decently sized for the palette to enjoy yet not overwhelm, I would recommend trying classics like their Cannoli’s, New York Style Cheesecake or Peanut Butter Bar as a great way to finish off what is already a great meal. They also have fresh food items for breakfast options like egg sandwiches, pastries and top of the line illy Coffee as well as delicious salads, cold and hot sandwiches, and daily specials so no matter what you will find what you are looking for.
Overall I think this concept would work well for any travelers or people living in New York City. What is even better is that the price points are great for any budget, and you get quality on top of all of this. For more information on Herb N’Kitchen, check out their official site.
Happy Eating Everyone!