I don’t know what hour budget is, but Tom Collichio reopened Temple Court at the Beekman Hotel. There is also a lighter bar w a nice menu in the lobby. Very hip. Felice at Gilt Hall is open, moderate Italian restaurant. Nice bar scene. Both in the financial district, where I live, so I have been to both recently.
Bellini at Mr C at the Seaport is also open and good. I’m sure there are so so so many more. Just naming ones I’ve been to recently.
I've eaten at the restaurant when it was known as something else (pre-covid) and could see the bar from there. It looked really nice.
The New York Edition also has an on-site restaurant and a lobby bar. It's a modern hotel in a very pretty location overlooking Madison Square Park. It can be expensive though so I don't know if it would suit you.
Thanks for all the good ideas!
We normally stay in the Kixby (previously Hotel Metro) and before lockdowns, possibly before, they were just finishing off the bar. We’re coming back for Thanksgiving and the pictures look fantastic.
Great location as well, 2 min walk to 33rd street station, close to the shops and great pubs!
While there are many hotels that have a restaurant attached, almost always; there are better restaurants within a block or two. If you are concerned about having a place to go to when you come “home”, pick your location and then ask for suggestions nearby. The places I mentioned have excellent restaurants. But that’s not always true for hotel restaurants. In many cities, a restaurant for hotel guests is a necessity. Not so in NYC
The Moxy East Village has a newly opened restaurant called Cathedrale which looks pretty spectacular (it has French/Mediterranean food). It's run by the TAO group. Eater recently wrote about it. There's also a lobby bar and a rooftop bar.
The Moxy is very modern and very different to the Michelangelo though. And a completely different neighbourhood vibe. Rooms are pretty small too.
I remembered this thread after another poster wrote about the Moxy.