May 7, 2021

For a Night Out in NYC: Where to Stay, Where to Dine.

interior of a restaurant with NYC view for Night Out in NYCWilliam Vale Hotel via Hotels.com

New York has been through a lot in the past year, but as things are opening up, the city is starting to, slowly, but surely, feel energetic again. It’s not going to happen overnight and it’s going to take some time for the “for rent” store signs to, well, not be for rent. But, if we don’t have hope or optimism, what do we have?

But I digress.

This post isn’t about what the city has been through, but rather, to share some recommendations of what hotels to stay at and where to dine in the city.

A couple of my girlfriends and I (all moms so all especially tired) are planning a night out. We brainstormed and figured that just going to dinner and coming home wasn’t enough. We wanted a nice hotel so we could have a few drinks, dance in our room, get ready and then head to a fun dinner.

Being kind of out of the loop of what’s happening, I do what I do, I turned to all of you to ask where we should stay and where we should dine. Of course, so many incredible recommendations.

Here are the suggestions that came recommended the most.

For a Night Out in NYC: Where to Stay, Where to Dine.

Stay at the William Vale (Williamsburg) and dine a Leuca or Lilia. For a spa day, go to Bathhouse. 

Stay at the Wythe (Williamsburg) for amazing views, dine at Lilia followed by drinks at Le Croc. For breakfast, walk up to Chez Mante for amazing pancakes.

Stay at the Greenwich Hotel, drinks at Bar Pisellino  and dine at Locanda Verde. Greenwich has an amazing spa, but AIRE spa is also nearby and open. You can also uber to any of the incredible restaurants in the West Village, like two personal favorites: American Bar (great martinis) or  L’Artusi.

Stay at the Equinox in Hudson Yards and dine at either Estiatorio Milos, The Edge or Electric Lemon.

Stay and dine at the One Brooklyn Bridge, especially as it gets warmer.

Also, you can stay at the brand new ModernHaus Soho where they have a rooftop restaurant and bar.

Stay and dine at the Baccarat Hotel for an amazing luxury experience. They’re also known to have a out of this world spa.

If you feel like I’m missing a hotel/restaurant combo, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in!

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6 comments

  • Hillary Whitcomb

    Thank you for this! What restaurant is featured in the photo?

    • Helena

      Hi Hillary!

      Of course. Hope you find it helpful! It’s the William Vale hotel.

  • Viola Gable

    Fancy couples will like Mark hotel plus sant ambroeus upper east side 😉

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  • Baguio

    I was caught by the featured Photo! very symmetrical and beautiful. I’ll add this on my go-to-list when I reach New York City! Thank you so much Helena:)

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