Hotelier André Balazs has opened the Standard New York, which dramatically straddles the defunct High Line railroad in Manhattan’s meatpacking district. Composed of two towering glass slabs, it boasts mod interiors and panoramic floor-to-ceiling views.
At 848 Washington St. Call 212-645-4646; .
A generous helping of Hollywood glamour is served alongside California-style Continental fare at Los Angeles’s Restaurant, located in the fabled Sunset Marquis hotel. It features Austrian-crystal chandeliers, shimmering surfaces, and a lush garden dining area.
At 1200 Alta Loma Rd. Call 310-657-1333; .
The latest San Francisco eatery by renowned chef Charles Phan, Heaven’s Dog and Noodle Shop is his first to specialize in Chinese food. The dining room is warmed with cork walls and reclaimed-cypress tables, while the adjoining noodle bar is sheathed in white subway tile.
At 1148 Mission St. Call 415-863-6008; .
Minutes from Washington, D.C., in Virginia’s historic Old Town Alexandria, the Lorien Hotel & Spa offers a contemporary take on traditional American style. A soothing color scheme and luxe furnishings are part of the distinctive Vicente Wolf decor.
At 1600 King St. Call 703-894-3434; .
Nearly 40 years after the original restaurant closed, New York’s celebrated La Fonda Del Sol has been reborn steps away from Grand Central Terminal. In this incarnation, creative Spanish cuisine is served in a striking split-level space.
At 200 Park Ave. Call 212-867-6767; .
This article was featured in the May 2009issue.
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