The Plaza Hotel is located in
Midtown - West
other neighborhoods in Midtown include:
After a two year and $400 million renovation, The Plaza Hotel is now open. Prices are along the lines of "If you have to ask,.. though through April 1 there is a buy two get one free special on rooms." Opulent, excessive, luxurious,... Oddly, the place has lost its vitality and grace--it is hauntingly quiet, the doormen fail to open doors, and the Oak Bar is closed until 5:30 - and on a recent visit kept would be merry-makers in the hallway till 6:00.
768 5th Avenue @ 59th Street
Last Modified: Tuesday Dec 02 2008
If you are itching to try some of the city's fine dining, but are decidedly non-itching to pay fine dining prices, stop by for lunch instead of dinner. Many restaurants crammed for dinner will serve the same food to a nearly empty room at lunchtime. Prices are often more reasonable; for instance, Jean Georges, the well-starred restaurant right off Columbus Circle (at 1 Central Park West), has a lunch menu that features any two entrees for only $24. Afterwards, take a walk through the park and splurge on a ridiculously overpriced $4 ice cream from a cart.