Citysearch Editorial Review.
The lobby cafe at the Hotel Gansevoort offers guests and locals a place to unwind in style, sans red ropes and bouncers. Open morning, noon and night, Carte Blanche serves an assortment of coffee drinks and traditional cafe fare with an upscale bent (panini, gourmet burgers, crepes). In warm weather, the tables spill out onto the street, making it an ideal spot to people-watch in the Meatpacking District. When the sun goes down, order a round of specialty cocktails and try your hand at pool--there's a vintage 1950's Brunswick billiard table in the center of the lobby.