The outside look of this new, modern NYC boutique hotel, designed by Handel Architects, has been described as a cheese grater but haven’t we learned that what’s inside is all that really matters?
With doors being opened for you, first catch the patchouli scent that’s wafts through your nose and alerts your senses. It’s one of four scents pumped into different sections of the hotel.
However, with their contemporary American lobby restaurant, Marble Lane, headed by Top Chef alum Manuel Treviño now open, the smell of steak may be the more prominent odor, since American Kobe-style steaks and dry-aged prime are the highlights of the menu.
What’s causing more of a stir though is their signature restaurant, Romera, which features high concept culinary cuisine called “neurogastronomy.” For those who haven’t traveled outside of Barcelona to the one Michelin starred restaurant, L’Esguard, Miguel Sánchez Romera is known not only for being a chef but a working neurologist as well. At Romera, a twelve-course $245 tasting menu will be the only option to try this cuisine by a chef who some believe is on par with the legendary Ferran Adrià of El Bulli.
But there is more to the hotel than food, and here are some other highlights, starting with the art:
For more information about the Dream Downtown hotel as well as Romera restaurant: