Located inside the Empire State building at ground level, this smart Art Deco-inspired restaurant serves a hearty American menu all day. That means you can pop in first thing for breakfast, stay for lunch or return for the veening meal, followed by a homegrown 'Bronx cocktail'. This gin-based beverage was apparently invented at this very site in the 1930s, when it was trading as the Waldorf Astoria Brass Rail Bar.
The rest of the drinks list is sizeable, including a section amongst the wines for American chardonnay, and the food menu is equally as enticing. Grab steak and eggs, Irish oatmeal or lox and the lot for breakfast. Tuck into jumbo crabcakes, New York strip steak or even grilled swordfish later in the day. or if you're simply after a snack, the bar bites include servings of blue corn lobster hushpuppies, cheeseburger sliders and crispy Brussels sprouts.