Mon-Wed, 6am-1am; Thu-Sat, 6am-2am; Sun, 6am-midnight
1 at Canal St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
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With its soaring ceilings, art deco columns, industrial metalwork accents, and understated brown and khaki decor, the Grand Bar and Lounge is the prototypical Soho loft writ large. The restaurant is technically located in the back room known as "the gallery," which has a rotating exhibit of modern artwork, but the real scene is in the lounge. Overstuffed sofas and massive urns of palm fronds make for a dramatic dining experience on eclectic modern munchies like "the tiers," Middle Eastern, antipasto, or seafood-themed small plates served on triple-tiered cakestands. The menu offers an array of nouveau American fare—salads, sandwiches, a raw bar, a selection of fresh fish—that pleases the palates of New York City-dwellers and hotel guests alike. The warm chocolate cake is baked to order. Those who balk at eating off a coffee table will find more conventional seating in the barroom, whose mirrors and two-tops furnish a cozy brasserie vibe.Extra
The restaurant hosts brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.—4 p.m.