The Crosby Bar
Like the hotel it inhabits, the Crosby Bar is an ode to bright colors and vivid patterns—a place where whimsically polished surroundings (designed by the Crosby Street Hotel’s founder, Kit Kemp) are just as eye-catching as what’s on the menu. High ceilings, oak floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a garden on Lafayette Street add to the thoroughly pleasant atmosphere. There’s a long pewter bar that stretches down the entire room, for pre- or post-dinner or post-post-dinner cocktails, but it’s an especially lovely spot for breakfast, when you’ll find healthy-ish items, like a ten-grain gluten-free porridge with berries, cold-pressed green juices, and turmeric almond lattes. Given that it’s a British import (it’s part of the London-based Firmdale Hotels), afternoon tea is offered daily, and guests can choose varieties like wild rooibos or lemon verbena, along with pineapple-coconut upside-down cakes and scones with clotted cream.