The Soho Grand Hotel exudes luxury and is located in the heart of Soho, flanked by renowned art galleries, chic boutiques and world-class restaurants. It also has a great bar and dining room that's a bit on the pricey side, but is known for reliable service and a super accommodating and attentive staff. So even if you're not planning to stay overnight, it's nice to know the option is there, in case you have one too many martinis.
If you appreciate design and history, you'll completely fall in love with the decor that's sophisticated, clean and modern with a hint of gilded glory. In the main seating area, you can ease into super comfortable Tiffany's blue leather armchairs and feel unobstructed thanks to the gloriously high ceilings. It's a great spot to relax with friends, get some work done and even conduct informal business meetings. The Soho Grand is big on character that reflects the stylish trends of its neighborhood.
There's a romantic and eclectic feel to this place, suggested by the caged faux albino peacocks in the main seating area and the vintage black and white photos of New York history dotting the walls. There's also a gorgeous glass-bottle staircase, detailed masonry and cast-iron accents that give this place such a strikingly unique ambiance.
So even though drinks and food are on the pricey side, the food here is very good and light. The kitchen uses a lot of organic ingredients and there are several healthy options and a nice range of seasonal selections. The cocktails can also be tailored to your preferences, try "The Paloma," but substitute the tequila for vodka; it's so light and refreshing, it'll be hard to turn down a second round. So if you value ambiance over ivresse, and are looking for a splurge kind of day or evening, then you'll love everything about The Soho Grand's Bar & Dining Room.