Restaurant Review: Arabelle

4 Sep

In this day and age of continuous pop up restaurants, food trucks, and cheap eats, curious eaters (including myself) forget that there are restaurants inside hotels dishing up amazing food. I reminded of this when my chic eating partner and I set out for a afternoon bite at Arabelle, inside of The Hotel Plaza-Athenee in NYC.

Imagine, if you will, a little old world luxury tucked inside a posh in-block on Madison ave. Chandeliers, afternoon tea, and a table crumber were all apart of this lunch experience. And a great thing – no posh dress up required! Comfy luxury! Participating in the extension of Summer Restaurant Week, Arabelle had a impressive 3-course menu. Although I didn’t personally enjoy my entree, I would loved for my appetizer and dessert to come in a larger bowl 3x over! They were delicious. Arabelle was a little too old school for my taste, but I do recommend it for anyone who wants to enjoy a little piece of luxury and afternoon tea in the city that never sleeps! Here is what we dined on:

Chilled Summer Corn Soup

Pan Roasted Gnocchi with Shrimp

wild mushrooms and Porcini Essence

Braised Short Rib

Blue Cheese mashed potatoe and summer squash

Crusted Swordfish

wilted greens and fingerling potatoes

Chocolate Terrine

Berry Coulis and flaked sea salt

Apple and Almond Tart


37 E. 64th street @ Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10065



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