Just inside the unmarked entrance of this fancy hotel in the Met Life Tower, there’s a very nice and very mellow lobby bar. There are couches, chairs, some low coffee tables, and relaxed/upscale vibes. If you want to feel like a well-off business traveler or Christian Grey on a low-key night, this is the place. It’s quiet, discreet, and the cocktails are good. Linger with a drink, and if you’re hungry they do some small plates from the same kitchen as Clocktower.
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Good Enough To Eat
The Upper West Side may not be flush with noteworthy dining out options, but they certainly have one meal on lockdown – brunch. Good Enough To Eat has been an institution up in these parts for a good 30 years, and a spot we'll happily go to for simple, heavy handed home cooking.
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The Clocktower in the Edition Hotel is a Flatiron facsimile of a popular restaurant in London. And it works here just as well as it works over there.
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