Gramercy Terrace NYC debuts a new look menu with a nod to the American Classics

New York’s love affair with the Gramercy Terrace at Gramercy Park Hotel reignites with its re-opening this week. A (previously) well-kept secret for New Yorkers this iconic and original Manhattan rooftop garden dining space, will re-open after eight weeks of renovations. With a nostalgic nod to a classic, sophisticated and bohemian American style menu; Gramercy Terrace solidifies its reputation as the place to be year-round for a sky–view breakfast, power brunch or lunch and a destination must for international gourmands.

Gramercy Terrace

The newly refurbished dining space will now be under the direction of Chef Jeff Seizer, who has created an inspired brand-new American Classic cuisine menu, which will serve an à la carte comfort tastes made fresh to order.

Panckes with Peach Compote and Pecans with Strawberry daiquiri

A hand-crafted cocktail menu is available for breakfast, brunch, and lunch The Hemingway 75 and Strawberry daiquiri, add a fun and quirky twist on the traditional cocktails.

The newly renovated kitchen, which has doubled in size, will be operated by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group team, providing an enhanced culinary experience for all clientele. Gramercy Terrace will also debut world renowned Stumptown coffee bar coupled with hallmarks of Union Square Hospitality, attentive service and warm hospitality.

The Gramercy Terrace Experience

Capitalizing on the unique indoor – outdoor space, the refurbished décor serves to enhance the chic yet comfortable, charming garden feel. Where guests can take in breakfast under the sky and power brunch or lunch at a rooftop oasis.With its classic charm and Manhattan vibe, Gramercy Terrace’s retractable roof allows for alfresco dining all year-round. Its glamorous and artistic ambience provides the comfortable and intimate setting of a private home, amidst a world-renowned art collection, custom furniture and accents.

With an artisanal seasonal menu, Gramercy Terrace’s inspiration comes from classic American food: seasonal produce and regionally-sourced meats and fish.

Highlights of the American classic breakfast menu are: Chef Jeff’s baked eggs with asparagus, tarragon, spring onions or biscuit sandwich with house made sausage, folded egg and American cheese.

Or brunch/ lunch menu: Small: Wellfleet oysters, with hot sauce & pickled celery or lobster roll, with watermelon radish & grilled scallions and Large: mustard rub pulled pork, shrimp po boy.

 Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

Situated across from Gramercy Park in one of the most idyllic locations in the heart of New York City, Gramercy Terrace overlooks Lexington Avenue and Gramercy Park. This is the new must – try breakfast, lunch and brunch go to restaurant – where the elite of New York’s fashionista, artistic and socialite set will flock to see and be seen.

Collezione StarHotel- The Michelangelo New York

On arrival at the Micheangelo hotel in NYC, you are greeted by the friendly and helpful doormen. This is a hotel which oozes elegance, while allowing its guests to feel a home from home ease and comfort.

The hotel is situated in a  convenient location – on one side it is close to Times Square, for the real hustle and bustle and fun side of New York, while on the other side of the hotel it has the Rockefeller Centre only 3 blocks away, not forgetting the Magnolia Bakery, which is opposite and not to be missed (so I’m told!)

The beautiful lobby decor has a Champagne and red colour scheme throughout leading upto the marble reception desk. Staff are extremely gracious and keen to please. We had a light bite and great coffee in the bar area, before checking out the Mezzanine floor and some of the hotel Suites and deluxe standard rooms.

The essence and style of Italy is throughout the rooms, each suite carrying a different theme from neo-gothic black marble, to 193o’s Art Deco style black and white floor tiling.

So if you’re thinking of heading to NYC for a short stay or longer – this would be one for my top ten – Where to Stay in New York! Michelangelo Hotel NYC

The Michelangelo Lobby