Looking out on – and, in warmer months, spilling onto – the Bowery, Café Standard feels unexpectedly old-world New York for a hotel so stylish and modern. A neighbourhood spot from early morning power-breakfasts to late-night craft cocktails, it's the kind of cafe you want to take home with you. For a more classic restaurant feel, make your way to the adjacent, California-inspired Narcissa, helmed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser and provided with fresh produce by André Balazs' Hudson Valley farm. Watch the chefs prepare your meal from a seat at the open-plan kitchen bar or enjoy your Dungeness crab salad while looking out onto the garden patio.
The Café Standard's bar is open to guests and public punters alike for food, draft beers, craft cocktails and a curated wine list well into the wee hours.
The cafe's cocktail-shakers remain aquiver until 2am on weekdays, 4am weekends. Narcissa is open from 6 to 11:30pm Sunday to Thursday, and until 12:30am Friday and Saturday.
Order treats to your room around the clock. The hotel also has a stash of takeaway menus from respected local restaurants.
Schmess code – just be yourself, and look good doing it.
Stake a place at one of the banquettes in Café Standard or sit outside if it's clement.