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When you get the munchies, Mandarin Oriental, New York offers a number of dining options to fill you up, including Asiate (the only full-service restaurant in the New York hotel), the Lobby Lounge and the hotel’s late-night hot spot MObar. Asiate is the most formal of the three, boasting Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Lobby Lounge is a bit more casual and offers small plates from lunch through late in the night in Mandarin Oriental, New York’s lobby. For business meetings or a late-night snack, the lounge serves salads, sandwiches, burgers and other treats to guests in living room-style leather chairs and tables. Plus, it offers one of the best views in all of Manhattan — overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park.
Mandarin Oriental, New York’s signature restaurant Asiate is perched above the city on the hotel’s 35th floor, showcasing unparalleled views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline from 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant seats 90 diners and features intimate booths and a private 10-person dining area. Asiate received Zagat’s award for Best Décor in 2011 and is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s 2010 Best Restaurants for Wine Lover’s Award. Asiate captures the best elements of contemporary cuisine with Mandarin Oriental’s distinctive flair.
Additional restaurants include the Lobby Lounge and MObar, which are located on floor 35 adjacent to the hotel’s sky lobby. The Lobby Lounge features a dramatic panorama of Central Park, Columbus Circle and bustling Broadway. Throughout the day, the Lobby Lounge offers coffee, afternoon tea from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily, creative cocktails and an eclectic light menu to Manhattanite regulars and visitors from all over the world. MObar is one of New York City’s best-kept secrets, which offers a wide selection of fine wines by the glass and signature infusions.