What are the best things to order at The St. Regis New York?

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When you stay at The St. Regis New York, you don’t have to leave the premises to get some of the tastiest food and drinks in Manhattan. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel has a historic bar and an open bistro, as well as 24-hour room service, giving guests plenty of choices. We’ve rounded up a list of the best things to order to help you narrow down those options:

1. Start your day off right with the crab cakes Benedict at Astor Court. Located just off the lobby, this elegant spot offers soft chairs and high ceilings, not to mention fine cuisine. Two poached eggs perch atop excellent seared crab cakes, all covered in a creamy Choron sauce. Pair it with the freshly made Granny Smith apple and mint juice, which packs a refreshing wallop thanks to a heaping of fresh ginger.

2. We highly recommend stopping by Astor Court during afternoon tea. Served daily from 3 to 5 p.m., the $55 service ($70 if you opt for champagne) includes a selection of tasty scones, petits fours and finger sandwiches, such as smoked salmon on pumpernickel or cucumber and mint cream cheese on olive bread. A huge selection of classic teas (e.g., black, green, oolong and white) and herbal and fruit infusions (such as Old Blue Eyes, a blend of blue cornflower petals, apples, caramel and vanilla, or Jamaican spice with hibiscus and cinnamon) will transport you to a time when life moved a bit more slowly.

3. Bloody Mary aficionados are in luck. The New York hotel maintains that one of its bartenders, Fernand Petiot, created the drink and introduced it to the King Cole Bar in the 1930s under the name Red Snapper. Today, you can delve into six varieties spiced with additional flavors like Tabasco or house-made clam juice.

4. Feeling peckish but don’t want to leave your room? Order up a bowl of steaming lobster bisque. Luscious and rich, with just a hint of citrus, this is one of the best lobster bisques we’ve had off any room service menu.

5. Bloody Marys aren’t your drink? We recommend visiting the King Cole Bar, but try the expertly prepared New York, New York. A riff on a Manhattan, it combines Woodford Reserve bourbon, Apfel liqueur and sweet vermouth. An added bonus: All drinks come with a trio of snacks including wasabi peas, pretzel nubs and an almond-macadamia nut mix.

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