Based on the ground level of the Refinery Hotel, Parker & Quinn is the perfect Midtown stop for an indulgent breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serving classic cocktails, the bar/restaurant is well known for it’s decor, relaxed clientele, atmosphere and service.
Staying at the hotel over New Year ensured that not only was the entire hotel overcome by a festive buzz, but that the restaurant was full throughout our visit and that it was put through it’s paces by visitors and locals alike.
Who’s it for?: Everyone – whether you’re a hotel guest, popping in for a cup of coffee or a full on dinner feast, you’re welcome. As with many New York restaurants, dress code is smart casual.
The specifics: Based on the ground floor of The Refinery Hotel, Midtown street entrance & hotel entrance near Bryant Park.
At first Glance: The interior is spacious and yet manages to retain a cosy and welcoming feel. The street entrance takes you directly into the bar, which come 5pm is filled with locals enjoying a craft beer or cocktails. The hotel entrance takes you past the open kitchen to the restaurant area. Both tables and booths are available.
Bill of Fare: Modern American – with a healthy twist when desired.
The Frontrunners: Brunch – we can’t stress this enough! There ARE healthy options, but the waffles and pancakes are light, fluffy and side options of almost everything you can imagine are available and a must have. Huge portions, particularly for a non-American, but perfect for a day long energy surge. For dinner, the rotisserie chicken with natural jus and houmous platter takes the top spot.
The Feeling: Welcoming, warm and the perfect shelter from the bitter New York Winter weather.
The Team: Friendly and attentive, without being overbearing.
Doubtful: The bar and restaurant can get very noisy, so if you’re looking for a quiet place to chat, we recommend that you try somewhere else.
The Bottom Line: Very reasonable priced. Approx. $30 for 2 for brunch without drinks, $40 for 2 for dinner.
Find them: 64 W 39th Street, New York. Telephone: 212.729.0277