Dinner was excellent...Service on the other hand.... A group of 6 of us went here for Restaurant week. The food was delicious (we ordered the braised short ribs, salmon and risotto) and portions were good. The fried artichokes were great and we received a lot of them. The dessert was also delicious Creme Brulee and Chocolate Mousse. We were happy with our food, until the bill came. Our waiter (Eric), who never checked on us once our food came. Added two extra beverages to our menu and the wrong bottle of wine. Once we pointed it out to him, he didn't even apologize!!! Then when we went to pay he had the audacity to sneer at the fact that we needed it split and then complained to his co-worker that we only left 20% (the automatic addition)!!
NOISY & mediocre & expensive.
LOUD in the EXTREME!!!!! visited 11/18. Food was adequate for the price. Room is very nice. Problem is the "music" which was EXTREMELY LOUD, and without any redeeming qualities. Left meal unfinished because of painful noise level.
Had the sunchoke soup, which was quite good, and the chicken, which was pretty well prepared.
The "music" got so loud I could not talk with the business people I was seated with. We ended up shouting, but still could not hear each other.
There are 20 other places in a 4 block radius with equal or better food & value, without the offensively egotistical DJ overpowering any other benefits of the place.
Tell your friends, AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE !!!
The Pre Thetare Menu is the best bargin in Times Square. We had the Pre Theatre dinner @ The Royalton Hotel last night. The food was excellent - especially the sunchoke soup, the service spot on & more importantly they actually were aware & made every effort to get us to our show on time while not feeling rushed through 3 courses. We thought it was a great deal at $44 a person for an appetizer, entree & dessert. We'll be back again before 7:30!
Romantic Dinner. I've been there 6 times. Loved it every time. I usually get the same dishes. I stick to my favorites. Best crab cocktail I have ever had. I recomend that the lobster penne, which is my fav. And last one is the grand marnier tart . Ahhhh... My favorite dessert EVER! Honestly, it is so simple yet so good, very light and refreshing after stuffing my face with as food that would fit. Service has been excellent about 4 out of 6 times. Great romantic decor. I go back every chance I get!!! Thinking about going? Why not bring me???
Not your mom's cooking.. I love finding new restaurant gems. In fact, I think I am becoming somewhat of a food snob. I love to eat, but I'm also probably extraordinarily picky, much to the displeasure of my husband (ha,ha). One thing is for sure, though: I always chose the best places, and I don't recommend places that I don't absolutely love. This is one of those places. I started with the sweet onion tart which was beautifully presented. For my main course, I had the wild striped bass, suggested by the server (who, by the way, was completely charming). I also had a bite from a couple of my friends' plates, and I can vouch for the poularde and black bass as well. Dessert, my favorite part of the meal, surpassed my expectations. We all shared amongst three deserts. Don't tell mom this, but this is the rice pudding I've ever had. The ambiance was cozy, but it felt special. We all just had a really great time. What else can you ask for.
New American cuisine from a top chef gives Royalton Hotel guests a reason to dine in..
Sprawling murals, cast-iron fireplaces and a bear-skin rug decorate the stylish lobby of the revamped Royalton Hotel, where a small crowd sips cocktails and munches on small plates. Further back, the chic, 100-seat dining room--with its thin wooden arches and dangling globe light fixtures--is sparsely populated, but that hardly upsets the sense of intimacy and decadence that permeates the room.
A seasonal American menu is overhauled every few months by chef Scott Ekstrom, formerly of Oceana and Daniel. Luscious, beautifully presented appetizers like a sweet onion tart topped with goat cheese and crisp prosciutto make the somewhat less palatable entrees relatively disappointing. The black bass en papillote is at best mild, at worst tasteless. For the meat-and-potatoes eater, the rib eye will satisfy, but the steak itself is less remarkable than the caramelized Brussels sprouts with which it's served. For dessert, a slow-cooked rice pudding is heavenly.
Hits: The better dishes are truly excellent, and most of the portions are well-calculated--a three-course meal will leave you utterly satisfied, but not in a food-coma.
Misses: Despite the hotel having taken great pains to appeal to a younger, hipper crowd, the restaurant (frequented primarily by guests of the Royalton) seems like a destination for those who happen to be nearby rather than a destination unto itself.
Beautiful Space, Great Food.
I work in the area and it has been sorely short of good restaurants. So I was happy to hear that the people from Lever House were doing something in the Royalton Hotel - around the corner from where I work. We went with another couple and all ordered something different. Really delicious soup, and a stunning preperation of salmon (usually not a favorite of mine), and also loved the steamed bass. I only had room for a bite of dessert, so we just ordered one to share - a chocolate dome cake.
Service was terrific, our waiter was hilarious and made our experience even better and everyone was very nice.
The entire hotel had been remodeled over the summer, and i like the new look. I was only (very) disappointed with the remodel of the bathroom. They took the coolest bathroom in the city and made it very boring, and so small I could barely get out - had to straddle the commode in order to open the door. Other than that, a great experience from start to finish.
Editorial Review. The swanky lobby bar at the revamped Royalton Hotel features incredible decor--including sweeping murals, cast-iron fireplaces, and a bear skin rug--oh yeah, and over 3,000 vino varieties stowed in the on-site wine cellar.
Out of Business.
Just called the hotel. The round bar is no longer there. Something else has taken its place.
Intimate, Tiny,. This bar makes you feel like your sitting in a genie's bottle. Walk in and you can see everything at a glance. I"ve been there on different nites and it's never been too crowded mostly b/c there is a lobby bar /lounge area that has comfy seating and b/c its so little no one knows about it. That's whats great though, you and ur's can hide and steal a kiss or two. What a wonderful gem.
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