Comfort Inn Times Square West
343 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 767-0223
Fax: (212) 767-0224
Bars & Cafes
Etcetera Etcetera sits sandwiched between a lumber yard and a country saloon on a verdant stretch of 44th Street, waiting until passers by take note of the wonderful aromas creeping out from the kitchen. Authentic Italian fare is the specialty at this secretive gem, preferring generally unheard of combinations of regional ingredients to the Americanized Italian that can be found on every corner in New York. The menu is brief, but well thought out, most evident in the deliciously unique casoncelli alla bergamasca, a house-made ravioli stuffed with veal, raisins and amaretto liqueur and topped with sage butter. Modest yet delicious, Etcetera Etcetera certainly tops the list of must-try Italian spots.
Spread out over two levels, Quinn's NYC is a spacious sports bar and pub. Situated in Hell's Kitchen, close to several businesses, offices and entertainment venues, the bar is a good place to relax and unwind after a hectic day and attracts its fair share of office goers and tourists alike. With a great selection of on-tap as well as bottled beers of over 30 varieties as well as a menu featuring heavily on pub-style comfort fare; the restaurant is a good place to spend an evening in a laid back atmosphere catching up on the latest game or just hanging-out with friends. Patrons can keep entertained playing darts or just lounge in the comfortable couches and booths. NFL fans will especially enjoy the lively atmosphere on game night. Space is available to rent for private parties and functions too. For additional details, give them a call.
The New York Beer Company is a vibrant and spacious sports bar and grill near the Times Square and Theatre District neighborhoods. So whether you are a tourist, theater goer or have simply come for some after work drinks, you will surely enjoy their craft brews and good food. Take part of the so called beer market where you can see the fluctuating prices of beers on screens all around the bar. Grab a chance to drink a tasty beer when prices crash down. Relish their sliders and sandwiches as well. Sports fans can catch a game on an their televisions.
You know you've arrived at Rudy's Bar & Grill when you see the giant ceramic pig standing outside. Visitors to this local dive bar can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. You can tell they don't take themselves too seriously - the booths are even covered in duct tape. If you're hungry, they offer tasty hot dogs to go with your beer.
Nizza, loosely translated as nice in Italian is cozy diner that serves lots of Italian delicacies. It has an expansive gluten-free menu too. Offering a quick bite, a full course meal and a pre-theater lunch, it is a true Italian picnic for the foodie. It features popular dishes like the Napoletana Pizza, Farfalle and Linguini Clams. The food is heavy and wholesome, so be careful while ordering. Soft lights and leather chairs fill the space, giving it an intimate air. The venue is crowded, especially during peak hours, therefore, it is best to book early.
Situated in Hell's Kitchen, Five Napkin Burger serves awesome burgers and more. Dimly lit, the overall vibe is busy and welcoming, except for the menacing meat hooks hanging from the ceiling. You'll pay the price for burger perfection. The original 5NB burger is a bit pricey. But for burger-lovers everywhere it's worth it to indulge here. There are some great veggie options too, like the veggie burger. The menu also offers a wide range of other foods, including Sushi Maki Rolls. There's a full bar, as well as a brunch menu available on the weekends. 5NB is great for a date or to hang with friends.
A really cool, hipster beer pub, Beer Culture is located on 45th Street, in Hell's Kitchen. With several local beers on tap, and many other bottled crafts and drafts on offer as well, this place is haven for beer patriots of the city. What's even cooler is that the place doubles up as a beer shop where you can score some super brews. To nosh while enjoying these refreshing pints and growlers, there is a selection of scrumptious paninis, bratwursts and meats and cheese platters.
One would never realize what they are missing till they step into Gallo Nero, a modern and casual Italian restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. The creativity of the Chef is evident in the meals that have a seemingly different take on the original recipe such that, each new bite of the food is a pleasant surprise for the palate. From the simple Caprese Salad to the exquisite Affettati Misti Con Olive and Pollo Arrosto Al Rosmarino, the diner winds up in a sojourn of gustatory bliss. A good place for large groups to commune it is popular among the locals who cannot resist a bite of its dishes. The bar serves good quality wine by the glass.
A popular jazz club, Birdland is dedicated to Charlie Parker, a famed jazz musician nicknamed Bird. Located on West 44th Street, this place is all about soulful jazz music. Well spread with simple decor, the food here is typically spicy Southern cooking. The sirloin steak with gravy and the pork medallions with collared greens are worth trying. Musical greats like John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and, of course, Charlie Parker have all performed here. All in all, Birdland is a great place for jazz music. Glance through their website to see who's playing when.
A blink-and-you-miss-it venue, tucked in a corner of the street, Ember Room is a Thai restaurant by renowned Chef Ian Chalermkittichai. The only clue to its existence are the Thai bells that give away this traditional restaurant's location. The menu serves comfort food like Heritage Pork Belly, Green Curry Lasagne and "Yum Hoi" Pomelo Scallops. The Pad Thai noodles are to die for, along with Spaghetti A la Drunk Man coming a close second. The place is richly done up with a modern touch, composed of wood, bronze and metal with lanterns and lamps adding Oriental charm. The place is great for parties, events, cozy dinners or pre-theater meals, effortlessly meeting the needs of its patrons.
If you're looking for a perfect venue to have a fantastic Italian meal, then your search ends here. Cascina Ristorante serves up excellent fare with a flourish. Walk into a rustic decor, comprising of red bricks and wood, a stone oven and even an iron chandelier. Try out the scrumptious dishes and the wine which come from its namesake in Italy. Just as the restaurant is beautiful, so are its people who are ready to help out and serve you with a smile. Abundant in flavor, taste and style, Cascina is here to stay!
Celebrating Spain and its cuisine since 25 years, Meson Sevilla continues to be popular for its delightful array of dishes. Each morsel of food transports one to Spain with its flavorful spices and rich aroma that create havoc among the taste buds. The Paella, a traditional favorite has the same taste and texture as is found in its native place and can be sampled easily at affordable prices. Try the Almejas Al Casino (clams with bacon and pepper) or the Chorizo Al Vino Tinto from the tapas selection. The food is richly laced in olive oil which gives it the characteristic taste that is fondly remembered ever after.