Forty Four at Royalton

Bars, Lounges Midtown West
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Forty Four at Royalton
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
44 at the Royalton

This glam lobby lounge is one of midtown’s finest spots to bend an elbow. The luxe interior is matched by a smartly curated drink menu, tended to by the Cocktail Collective—an all-star squad of booze slingers, plucked from the country’s best bars. Choose from “Classics” inspired by the grand hotels of yesteryear—like the superbly balanced rye-and-cognac–based Vieux Carre, served with a hulking rock of ice—and “Originals” that showcase riffs on traditional quaffs. Among the latter, we liked the Stone Place, a twist on the Ward 8 featuring rich aged Jamaican rum shaken with house-made grenadine and freshly squeezed lemon and orange juices. Once you sink into a leather armchair and sip one near the blazing fireplace, it’s dangerously easy to forget about the bill waiting for you when you’re done.


Venue name: Forty Four at Royalton
Address: 44 W 44th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon 7am–10pm, Tue–Fri 7am–1am, Sat 8am–1am, Sun 8am–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park
Price: Average drink: $16. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Instant escape from the blandness of midtown bars. Essentially a hotel lobby bar, but you really don't feel it in fairness. Subtle lighting, elegant interior, superb cocktails. In winter the fireplaces bring out the best in an Old Fashioned.

Nicole G

The Royalton is a great little hotel with tons of comfortable and stylish seating in the lobby/restaurant. I've come here more than once to work, meet clients and enjoy the restaurant. One drawback is the staff can't serve the front part of the lobby until a certain time but it's probably a union thing. No quick eats on the menu but decent drinks for sure. Love any Ian S. Property anyway.