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Samplings Restaurant and Bar

1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 40.760539 -73.984627
at 49th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-315-6000 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

dining.manhattan.crowneplaza.com

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.

Prices

$16-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Theater District
  • View

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

There’s only one reason to ride two escalators to dine at the Crowne Plaza’s lobby-level restaurant. Giant picture windows yield a panoramic view of several bustling Broadway intersections, which still make for magical viewing despite an Olive Garden and Mama Sbarro’s opposite. Except for a big, juicy hamburger with thick fresh-cut fries, the fare—wilted spinach salad, flavorless vegetable curry—is entirely forgettable. The room feels corporate and cold, with industrial carpet and lacquer-and-glass accents. The trade here is 90% hotel guests seeking breakfast or a pre-show dinner, their banter with hyper-cheerful servers (“We’re seeing ‘Legally Blonde’!”) provides an entertaining, streetwise commentary on the relative health of the Great White Way. As with most hotel dining rooms, solo diners will feel especially comfortable here, with plenty of two-top tables and good illumination for reading.

Recommended Dishes

Big Apple burger, $17

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