New York EDITION
Rich oak panelling. Shades of crisp warm white. Views of the Empire State Building. Natural stone bathrooms and Le Labo products in its 273 rooms and suites. The list could go on. The New York EDITION is a stunning hotel, to say the least. Found in the Flatiron District, it’s also incredibly well-placed, with Madison Square Park steps from its front doors and Union Square and the Village just a short walk away.
Foodies will have already clocked Jason Atherton’s restaurant on the second floor of The New York EDITION. The Clocktower Restaurant is stare-worthy, all royal blue and leaf green upholstery and dark wooden furniture, with gilt-framed photos of celebrities gazing down from on high. It gleams in the candlelight. The food itself is equally noteworthy. There’s the nod to Britain in the restaurant’s Full English breakfast (not to mention the fish and chips with mushy peas on the dinner menu), and a whole host of mouthwatering dishes, from hand-chopped steak tartare with crispy potato, oyster cream and Pommery mustard to lobster and shaved fennel salad.
The Bar, meanwhile, is kitted out in mahogany and herringbone, effortlessly evoking the members-club feel at the heart of The New York EDITION’s vibe. The cocktails here, like those in the Lobby Bar, are ace. The “Liquid Lunch” (aka the vodka martini) is expertly made to order; a simple drink made well can eclipse all other offerings. And yet, the bespoke cocktails here give it a run for its money, like the “Edition Owl”, which is a shaken vodka concoction with ELYX vodka, spiced rum, cardamom, coconut, lime, almond, and peach. It’s potent, to say the least, but also charitably-minded, with a dollar from every drink going to protect New York’s birds. A guilt-free drink? We’re in.