Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge
61-63 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 925-1212
Fax: (212) 925-5655
Bars et cafés
Fontana's is located between the Broome and Grand Streets in New York. The bar has two floors of enormous dancing space with extensive musical memorabilia adorning the walls. Upon entering, there is a large attractive bar that looks pretty inviting. The back room contains a pool table and a large video screen which keeps the youngsters hooked on to it, and the basement room features live bands playing rock as well as the latest pop. The hospitable bartenders and the relaxed atmosphere of the bar give it a great feel. The concerts and events that happen regularly in the bar are something to watch out for.
Café Hong Kong, located in New York's famous Chinatown serves an eclectic blend of Western and Cantonese dishes. Open through the day, the restaurant is a good place for a casual lunch or dinner with friends. The menu features a range of typical Cantonese style dishes like Lobster with XO Sauce, Sesame Chicken and Beef with Bitter Melon as well as typical diner dishes from grills, soups, salads and sandwiches. Diners can get their mid-day caffeine dose by ordering an espresso or a latte from the Espresso bar featuring gourmet Gimme! coffee. The restaurant is cash-only, so carry enough to enjoy a good meal. For more information, visit the website.
Oysters, cocktails and an unpretentious vibe make this Lower East Side establishment, a favorite with the locals. The decor at Leadbelly is a mix of rustic and quirky. Brickwork peeks from parts of the crumbling, whitewashed walls. A cupboard full of old school suitcases sits in a corner. Comfy banquettes line the walls, while rustic wooden stools make up the rest of the seating. Nothing seems out of place despite the odd collection. The freshly sourced oysters from American as well as Canadian waters are a treat for the taste-buds. Besides this, there's also a selection of plates offering delights like Burrata, hummus and Salvatore Ricotta Crostini. Cocktails are a star of the drinks menu and include creations like Dirty Lemonade, Tequila Rose and The Gin LB. Besides this, there's also a selection of wines and beer. Check website for more.
Who would have thought that some of the best homemade ice cream in New York City is located right in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown? The dozens of flavors include Spicy Ginger embedded with tiny ginger pieces, Mild Red Bean and the ever-popular Green Tea. Lychee Nut and Pistachio are also amazing. The tiny shop has no seating area, but the winding streets of Chinatown provide ample of good view while you stroll with your treat.
Ferrara claims to be America's "first espresso bar", and it may or may not be, since these things are quite hard to verify. However, whether they are first, second or third, the quality and quantity of their desserts and espresso merit acclaim. Since 1892, this pastry shop has been serving patrons delicious dolci for years and even amidst the hustle and bustle of modernity outside, this place still transports you to another era while inside.
The attractive dining room at Il Cortile makes you feel as though you are sitting outdoorsthere is a tiled floor, patio tables and chairs, plants, ivy clinging to brick walls and a large skylight. A small and often crowded restaurant, it features good food, wine and service. Antipasti include a wonderful dish of fried mozzarella with light anchovy sauce, as well as sea scallops with garlic, and carpaccio of fillet mignon. Pastas are above average, as are the fish of the day, veal chop and veal scaloppine.
If you are in Little Italy and have a craving for something sweet, there is certainly no shortage of places to choose from. In particular, there are a number of cafes on or near Mulberry Street. One of the better ones is Sambuca Cafe, named after the well-known Italian cordial. It serves up homemade Italian desserts like cannoli, cream puffs, chocolate éclair, and a delightful tiramisu. Add a cappuccino or espresso and you will be feeling no pain.
Home Sweet Home is the Lower East Side's most popular dive bar, where people from all over the city gather to chill out and have a great time. The ambiance can somewhat be termed as mellow when the crowd hasn't picked up yet. The dimly lit bar has some surprises for visitors, with taxidermied animals that call the bar home. Home Sweet Home is also known for throwing cool parties such as the Halloween bash which is an annual success. A must visit for bar lovers.
Randolph Beer is located next door to its cousin, The Randolph at Broome. Randolph Beer, as the name suggests, serves a wide range of beers ranging from the seasonal ones to reserved and uncommon beers. They also serve wines and other beverages. The indoors has a beautiful wooden charm to it, and outdoor seating is also available for people who wish to enjoy their pints with a view.
The Randolph at Broome is a trendy juxtaposition between a bar and a cafe. Randolph serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They showcase an array of cocktails and they also serve an equally diverse variety of refined coffee. People in mood for both spirits and coffee can find solace in Spiked Coffee! The ambiance here is always lively and trendy. Drinks, meals and coffee can be enjoyed in the outdoor seating till late at night.
A popular restaurant-bar in New York, Bacaro is just the right place to come for an intimate dinner. The medieval look adds to the appeal of the place-brick walls, cavernous wine bar and the subtle lighting. Serving Italian fare, especially the ones from Venice and other Northern regions of Italy, the cuisine here is nothing but awesome. Fried stuffed olives, gnocchi in a mushroom sauce, marinated sardines, pork shank and of course the wines are just some among the ones that make this place a dinning pleasure.
If you want to feel like you are in Palermo, this established cafe is definitely worth a visit. In the heart of little Italy, the friendly staff serves Italian desserts at their best. Sit outside and enjoy tiramisu that is heavenly, eclairs that are sinfully sweet, and their famous cannoli. Wash it all down with espresso or cappuccino, or try a refreshing Italian soda available in a variety of flavors.