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Where to eat, drink and stay in New York in 2018

Our picks of the best Manhattan has to offer

24 February 2018

9:00 AM

24 February 2018

9:00 AM

Where to sleep


This stylish hotel is based in the heart of Midtown, opposite the Museum of Modern Art and with the Rockefeller Center just minutes away. There’s crystal everywhere (Baccarat, obviously), the white-and-red rooms are as pretty as a music box, and the barrel-vaulted bar mixes 1930s touches with French frills.
From £580 per night; 
Also try: The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Four Seasons Downtown, Conrad, Mandarin Oriental

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge 

As well as the knowledge that you’re staying in one of the city’s hippest spots, there’s an extra feel-good factor: you’re doing something for the environment (the hotel is wind-powered, paper-free and has a water reclamation system). It’s also a lot of fun. Check out the rooftop bar complete with a pool that’s strictly for posing — it comes with a helpful ‘no swimming sign’.
From £206 per night;
Also try: SIXTY SoHo, The James, The Williamsburg Hotel, The London NYC

Moxy Times Square  

This small hotel is designed with a new generation of fun-hunting budget travellers in mind. The rooms are snug — they start at 120 sq ft — and come with industrial-style compactable furniture to suit your spatial needs. There are nice touches, such as the pre-recorded bedtime stories, a restaurant serving only eggs and the millennial essential of charging points everywhere. There’s also a lively roof terrace bar with mini-golf course decorated with animal sculptures.
From £72 per night;
Also try: Freehand, The Jane, NYLO

Where to eat

Korean barbecue restaurant meets steakhouse.

Italian serving family-sized portions. Order wisely.

Union Fare 
On-the-go market restaurant with everything from poke and lobster rolls to red velvet croissants.

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