Not all hotel restaurants should be avoided unless it’s for room service. Some, like the Wilson at INNSiDE by Meliá New York NoMad, merit a visit even if you’re not a guest at the property. The bustling gastropub is warm and inviting at all hours of the day, especially in the evening when the lights dim and the subway-tiled walls glow.
The menu comprises your typical starter section as well as composed dishes, plus a section of mains and complementary sauces and sides giving diners full reins to customize their meal. If DIY isn’t for you, several standouts have been known to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Start with the brussels sprouts tacos, a light appetizer of veggies and lavash bread in place of tortilla shells. Move on to an order of the toothsome scallops, served with nduja, potatoes and celeriac purée—which helps cut through some of the richness in the salumi.
Wilson’s cocktail program focuses on sustainability, featuring drinks flavored with what would essentially be considered kitchen waste. Avocado pits, peels and leaves are used to infuse spirits like tequila to make drinks such as the garden margarita—a refreshing tipple that doesn’t use costly citrus to give it its tang.