No luxury hotel stay is complete without a sumptuous dining experience. EmpireCLS is proud to be partnered with some of the world’s most glamorous hotels that boast globally-acclaimed dining rooms, lounges and bars. Here are five of our best-loved restaurants in our hotel partner properties.
1. Polo Lounge –The Beverly Hills Hotel
Part of the Dorchester Collection family, this glamorous, resort-like hotel is a favorite of Hollywood’s red carpet set. The fully renovated rooms, palm-lined pool and lounge-worthy cabanas make for a classic Beverly Hills idyll.
The Beverly Hills Hotel is the home of the famed Polo Lounge, which earned it the honor of being named one of Goyot.com’s “Top Brunch Hotels in the US.” A-list celebrities and the rest of the Hollywood elite gather here for private, bespoke-menu dining, sophisticated afternoon tea and the Polo Lounge’s famous Sunday Jazz Brunch, during which diners enjoy a prix-fixe menu while listening to some of Beverly Hill’s finest jazz acts. If you’re staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel, mingle with Hollywood’s finest at the Polo Lounge, or have elegant dining experiences at the Cabana Café, Fountain Coffee Room and Bar Nineteen12.
2. The Garden and TY Bar – Four Seasons NY
Few places that offer up magic and wonder as readily as New York City, if you know where to go. Look no further than the world-renowned Four Seasons. This modern, Deco-inspired building, designed by master architect I.M. Pei, is a bastion of refinement and style in the whirlwind of Midtown Manhattan.
Awaiting you within the Four Seasons are two elite dining experiences. The Garden restaurant is unlike anything else in the city, with intimate tables interspersed between the majestic trunks of African acacia trees. The fare here focuses on creative presentations and is made with only fresh and local ingredients. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch or lunch at The Garden, you will have an unforgettable experience. After hours, enjoy a drink and fine company at TY Bar, an art deco lounge that services bespoke and classic cocktails, craft beer and whiskey and bourbon from Hudson Bourbon.
3. Scarpetta – Montage Beverly Hills
Modern Italian cuisine meets Old Hollywood romance at Scarpetta. This restaurant is a heavenly marriage of celebrity chef Scott Conant’s culinary vision and the Mediterranean-inspired lavishness of the spacious, sun-drenched Montage Beverly Hills.
At Scarpetta, you’ll enjoy alfresco dining on a scenic patio overlooking the garden. Dishes like fennel dusted black cod, hen and prosciutto raviolini and chestnut tagliatelle have inspired Chef Conant’s bestselling cookbook, as well as rave reviews from around the world. Guests will enjoy dinner and dessert in an upscale dining room, and the restaurant has a gourmet vegetarian menu available. Scarpetta also serves its signature cocktails, champagne and wine.
4. SAAM, The Bazaar by José Andrés and Trés by Jose Andres – SLS Beverly Hills
If there’s a culinary experience not to be missed in your lifetime, it’s these restaurants by famed José Andrés. Chef Andrés is a global superstar and culinary innovator, hailed as a genius by his peers and best known in America for introducing the Spanish concept of tapas to the states. In addition to earning accolades like American Chef of the Year, Chef Andrés is also an advocate and educator who works to end global hunger.
Chef Andrés’ limitless creativity has given rise to not one, but three incredible dining experiences at SLS Beverly Hills. The first is SAAM, a luxurious and eclectic experience that must be tasted to be believed: guests will be surprised and delighted by the multi-course tasting menu that awaits them, which might include anything from smoking cocktails to s’mores made with foie gras. At The Bazaar, also located in the SLS Beverly Hills, the creativity continues in an indoor piazza with an intricate menu. Finally, Trés serves contemporary comfort food in a sanctuary-like atmosphere where guests can relax like never before.
5. Koi – Bryant Park Hotel
Built in 1924, the Bryant Park Hotel is an elegant retreat in Midtown, with 100 designer rooms and two rooftop lofts. These luxurious suites and their many boutique amenities draw cosmopolitan guests from all corners of the world and also attract members of New York’s fashion and art elite.
Join the “culturati” at Koi, Bryan Park Hotel’s Asian-fusion restaurant, bar and lounge where Japanese cuisine meets modern Californian flavor. The elegant décor and soft candlelight of this serene restaurant evoke traditional Japanese interiors, but the level of sophistication and service is pure Manhattan.
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