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  • American (New)
  • 557 Lexington Ave, New York NY10022 40.756593 -73.971947
  • (At 50th St)
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  • (212) 715-2500
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In-Room Dining - Breakfast

Monday–Friday: 6am–10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 6am–12pm.

Starters

Assorted Cold Cereals raisin bran, frosted flakes, cheerios, rice krispies, corn flakes, special k   8.00
with fresh fruit   11.00
Fresh Fruit Salad ginger, lime   12.00
Yogurt housemade granola, greek yogurt, seasonal berries   14.00
Fresh Pastries assorted muffins, danish, croissants   12.00
Irish Oatmeal assorted dried fruits, brown sugar, hazelnuts   13.00

Entrees

Two Eggs Any Style local-farm eggs, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   18.00
Toasted Bagel gravlax, cream cheese, red onion, cucumber, caper, tomato   19.00
Roasted Pepper Omelet arugula, westfield goat cheese, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   18.00
Chorizo Omelet idiazabal cheese, caramelized onion, pepperoncini, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   18.00
Croque Madame bistro ham, gruyere, truffled mornay, sunny egg   19.00
Buttermilk Pan Cakes seasonal compote, candied hazelnut, honey butter   20.00
Biscuits And Gravy buttermilk biscuits, brasied short rib, asparagus, sunny egg   22.00
Steak & Eggs hanger steak, eggs-any-style, béarnaise, grilled country bread   30.00

Sides $8

Roasted Potatoes    
Bacon    
Ham    
Sausage    
Spinach    
Cheddar Grits    

 

In-Room Dining - Daytime & Evening

Served Daily: 10:30am–10pm.

Appetizers

Seasonal Soup    14.00
Caeser Salad parmesan, romaine, crouton   16.00
Wedge Salad candied bacon, sun-dried tomato, blue cheese, pickled red onion   18.00
Cheese Board honeycomb, spiced walnut, grilled bread   19.00
Almond Risott carnaroli rice, almond puree, celery leaf, preserved lemon   17.00
Ribs cinnamon bbq, scallion   16.00

Sandwiches

The "Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, hand-cut fries. served with choice of: blue cheese, white cheddar, gruyere, bacon   22.00
Pulled Chicken Sandwich smoked mozzarella, rosemary vinaigrette, avocado   19.00
Portabella Mushroom piquillo pepper, pepperoncini, roasted tomato, taleggio   17.00

Entrees

Grilled Branzin heirloom lemon potatoes, olive tapenade, shaved fennel, smoked paprika   30.00
Atlantic Cod bhutanese red rice, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, pineapple dashi   32.00
Braised Lamb Shank tzatziki, baby carrot, snap pea, quinoa   30.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, lemon, parmesan   29.00
Pork Chop broccolini, cheese grits, candied garlic   33.00
Steak Frites new york strip, mizuna, red wine sauce   40.00

Sides $12

Crispy Brussels Sprouts    
Broccolini    
Hand-Cut Fries    
Wild Mushroom Polenta    

Children’s

Chicken Tenders    15.00
Grilled Cheese Sandwich    14.00
Pasta    12.00
French Fries    8.00

Late Night Menu

Served Daily: 10pm–12am.

Seasonal Soup    14.00
Caeser Salad parmesan, romaine, crouton   16.00
Chicken Wings ginger sesame sauce, pickled daikon   14.00
Ribs cinnamon bbq, scallion   16.00
The "Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sau ce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, hand-cut fries. served with choice of: blue cheese, white cheddar, gruyere, bacon   22.00
Grilled Branzino heirloom lemon potatoes, olive tapenade, shaved fennel, smoked paprika   30.00
Half Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, lemon, parmesan   29.00

Late Night - Sides $12

Hand-Cut Fries    
Broccolini    

Dessert

Served Daily:1030am–11pm.

Cookie Plate assorted housemade cookies   12.00
Coffee Semifredd espresso ice cream, toffee sauce   13.00
Banana Crème Brûlée candied bananas, vanilla ice cream   12.00
Whiskey Chocolate Mousse devil’s food cake, chocolate sorbet   13.00
Housemade Sorbet & Gelato daily selection   12.00

Non-Alcoholic

La Colombe Coffee  (sm carafe) 9.00(lg carafe) 12.00
Palais De Thés Tea please contact your in-room dining server for a complete list of our available teas.   8.00
Hot Chocolate housemade marshmallows   7.00
Juices freshly-squeezed orange or grapefruit, apple, cranberry, tomato   7.00
Soft Drinks coca-cola, diet coke, sprite, fever tree ginger ale, fever tree tonic   6.00
Mineral Water hildon still or sparkling  (750ml) 12.00

Bottle & Can Beers

Amstel Light lager, netherlands  (12oz btl) 9.00
Heineken lager, netherlands  (12oz btl) 9.00
Lagunita’s "Pils" pilsner, ca  (12oz btl) 9.00
Allagash white, portland, me  (12oz btl) 9.00
Estrella "Damm Inedit" witbier, barcelona. spain  (500ml btl) 25.00
Evil Twin "Falco" india pale ale, denmark/ny  (12oz btl) 9.00
Butternut’s "Porkslap" american pale ale, ny  (12oz can) 9.00
Abita "Turbo Dog" brown ale, la  (12oz btl) 9.00
Sixpoint "Sweet Action" cream ale, brooklyn, ny  (16oz can) 9.00
Chimay 'Grande Reserve' (Blue) belgian strong dark ale, belgium  (11.2oz btl) 15.00
Einbecker 'Non-Alcoholic' germany  (12oz btl) 7.00

 

Breakfast

Mon-Fri: 7:30am–10:30am, Sat - Sun: 8am–10:30am.

Appetizers

Fresh Fruit Salad ginger, lime   8.00
Yogurt housemade granola, greek yogurt, seasonal berries   14.00
Fresh Pastries assorted muffins, danish, croissants   10.00
Irish Oatmeal assorted dried fruits, brown sugar, hazelnuts   12.00

Entrees

Two Eggs Any Style local-farm eggs, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   15.00
Toasted Bagel gravlax, cream cheese, red onion, cucumber, caper, tomato   17.00
Roasted Pepper Omelet arugula, westfield goat cheese   16.00
Bacon & Mushroom Omelet cremini, spinach, asiago   16.00
Chorizo Omelet idiazabal cheese, caramelized onion, pepperoncini   16.00
Croque Madame bistro ham, gruyere, truffled mornay, sunny egg   17.00
Banana Pancakes candied pecans, honey butter   16.00
Pork Belly Benedict poached egg, béarnaise, pickled fresno pepper   18.00
Biscuits And Gravy buttermilk biscuits, braised short rib, asparagus, sunny egg   18.00
Egg White Frittata kale, quinoa, smoked mozzarella   16.00
Steak & Eggs hanger steak, eggs-any-style, béarnaise, grilled country bread   27.00

Sides

Toast    4.00
Roasted Potatoes    5.00
Bacon    7.00
Sausage    7.00
Cheddar Grits    6.00
Cold Cereal    8.00
Ham    7.00

 

Lunch

Monday–friday: 11:30am–2:30pm.

Appetizers

Oysters On The Half Shell apple ginger mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce  ea 30.00
Mussels beer-steamed, whole grain mustard, celery, lime   15.00
Grilled Octopus chorizo, fennel, cannellini bean, piperade   16.00
Almond Risotto carnaroli rice, almond puree, celery leaf, preserved lemon   15.00
Ribs cinnamon bbq, scallion   11.00
Steak Tartare hand-cut filet mignon, pickled hon shimeji, cherry pepper, mustard, kecap manis, quail egg   17.00

Soups

Pea Gazpacho snap pea, english pea, pistachio, cucumber   12.00
Chicken Noodle soba, ginger, scallion   11.00

Salads

Caesar parmesan, romaine, crouton   14.00
Chicken cous cous, carrot, mango, radish, mustard vinaigrette   19.00
Salmon shaved fennel, fine herb, arugula, lemon vinaigrette   18.00
Wedge candied bacon, sun-dried tomato, blue cheese, pickled red onion   16.00

Sandwiches

The "Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, hand-cut fries   19.00
add bacon   2.00
Pulled Chicken Sandwich smoked mozzarella, rosemary vinaigrette, avocado   16.00
Portabella Mushroom piquillo pepper, pepperoncini, roasted tomato, taleggio   16.00

Entress

Grilled Branzino heirloom lemon potatoes, olive tapenade, shaved fennel, smoked paprika   28.00
Atlantic Cod bhutanese red rice, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, pineapple dashi   28.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, parmesan   27.00
Braised Lamb Shank tzatziki, baby carrot, snap pea, quinoa   28.00
Pork Chop broccolini, cheese grits, candied garlic   30.00
Steak Frites new york strip, mizuna, red wine sauce   38.00

Sides

Crispy Brussels Sprouts cider & mustard glaze   11.00
Mushroom Polenta king oyster, hen of the woods, parmesan   12.00
Hand-Cut Fries smoked paprika   7.00
Macaroni & Cheese caramelized onion, gruyere   12.00
Broccolini pecorino romano   9.00

 

Dinner

Served Daily: 530pm–10pm.

Appetizers

Oysters On The Half Shell apple ginger mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce  ea 3.50
Steamed Mussels beer-steamed, whole grain mustard, celery, lime   15.00
Grilled Octopus chorizo, fennel, cannellini bean, piperade   16.00
Almond Risotto arnaroli rice, almond puree, celery leaf, preserved lemon   15.00
Steak Tartare hand-cut filet mignon, pickled hon shimeji, cherry pepper, mustard, kecap manis, quail egg   17.00

Soups

Pea Gazpacho snap pea, english pea, pistachio, cucumber   12.00
Chicken Noodle soba, ginger, scallion   11.00

Salads

Wedge candied bacon, blue cheese, sun-dried tomato, pickled red onion   16.00
Caesar parmesan, romaine, crouton   14.00
Chicken cous cous, carrot, mango, radish, mustard vinaigrette   19.00

Entrees

Grilled Branzino heirloom lemon potatoes, olive tapenade, shaved fennel, smoked paprika   28.00
Atlantic Cod bhutanese red rice, bok choy, shitake mushrooms, pineapple dashi   28.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, parmesan   27.00
Braised Lamb Shank tzatziki, baby carrot, snap pea, quinoa   28.00
Pork Chop broccolini, cheese grits, candied garlic   30.00
Steak Frites new york strip, mizuna, red wine sauce   38.00
The "Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, hand-cut fries   19.00
add bacon   2.00

Small Bar Bites

Chicken Wings ginger sesame sauce, pickled daikon   12.00
Meatballs creamy parmesan & basil pesto, pickled scallion   12.00
Ribs cinnamon bbq, scallion   11.00
Charcuterie assorted meats, grilled bread, housemade pickles   17.00
Cheese Board seasonal compote, spiced walnut, grilled bread   16.00

Sides

Crispy Brussels Sprouts cider & mustard glaze   11.00
Mushroom Polenta king oyster, hen of the woods, parmesan   12.00
Hand-Cut Fries smoked paprika   7.00
Macaroni & Cheese caramelized onion, gruyere   12.00
Broccolini pecorino romano   9.00

 

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am–3:30pm.

Eggs

Two Eggs Any Style local-farm eggs, roasted potatoes, grilled country bread   15.00
Roasted Pepper Omelet arugula, goat cheese   16.00
Bacon & Mushroom Omelet cremini, spinach, asiago   16.00
Chorizo Omelet idiazabal cheese, caramelized onion, pepperoncini   16.00
Croque Madame bistro ham, gruyere, truffled mornay, sunny egg   17.00
Pork Belly Benedict poached egg, english muffin, béarnaise, pickled fresno pepper   18.00
Egg-White Frittata kale, quinoa, smoked mozzarella   16.00

 

Fresh Fruit Salad ginger, lime   8.00
Yogurt housemade granola, greek yogurt, seasonal berries   14.00
Fresh Pastries assorted muffins, danish, croissants   10.00

Appetizers

Pea Gazpacho snap pea, english pea, pistachio, cucumber   12.00
Chicken Salad cous cous, carrot, mango, radish, mustard vinaigrette   19.00
Salmon Salad shaved fennel, fine herb, arugula, lemon vinaigrette   18.00
Steak Tartare hand-cut filet mignon, pickled hon shimeji, cherry pepper, mustard, kecap manis, quail egg   17.00

Sandwiches

Portabella Mushroom piquillo pepper, pepperoncini, roasted tomato, taleggio   16.00
"Ugly" Burger pickled jalapeño, ntl. sauce, housemade pickles, bibb lettuce, fries   19.00
add bacon   2.00

Entrees

Toasted Bagel gravlax, cream cheese, red onion, cucumber, caper, tomato   17.00
Banana Pancakes candied pecans, honey butter   16.00
Biscuits And Gravy buttermilk biscuits, braised short rib, asparagus, sunny egg   18.00
Steak & Eggs hanger steak, eggs-any-style, béarnaise, grilled country bread   27.00
Grilled Branzino heirloom lemon potatoes, olive tapenade, shaved fennel, smoked paprika   28.00
Roasted Chicken herbed barley risotto, pearl onion, parmesan   27.00

Sides

Toast    4.00
Roasted Potatoes    5.00
Bacon    7.00
Sausage    7.00
Cheddar Grits    6.00
Cold Cereal    8.00
Ham    7.00

 

Desserts

Affogato vanilla ice cream, chocolate chip biscotti   10.00
Lemon Pound Cake blueberries, sour cream, blackberry sorbet   11.00
Tahitian Vanilla Creme Brûlée poached rhubarb, yogurt sorbet   12.00
Milk Chocolate Mousse nougat, raspberries, strawberry sorbet   12.00
Cookie Plate assorted housemade cookies   9.00
Housemade Sorbet & Gelato daily selection   8.00
Cheese Board fresh figs, honeycomb, spiced walnut, grilled bread   16.00

Coffee Selection From La Colombe $4

Regular Coffee - Monaco dark, strong & robust blend of 100% arabica beans from seven different origins   
Espresso Coffee - Nizza medium roast that is creamy, full bodied, fragrant and sweet with notes of caramel   
Decaffeinated Coffee - Monte Carlo medium roast that is the quintessential classic coffee with everything: rich flavor and aroma, full body, and moderate acidity in perfect, subtle balance   

Tea

Black $5

Grand Yunnan Imperial the subtle flavor of this flowery, mild tea is known as the "mocha of teas" or "surgeon’s tea", as it has the power to revive without over-stimulating the nerves. a splendid leaf with plenty of golden buds.   
Thé Des Lords thé des lords is a wonderful earl grey with a pronounced bergamot scent, enhanced with safflower petals   
The Des Amants rich and sensual, the des amants is a heady, fragrant blend of black tea, apple, almond, cinnamon and vanilla, spiced up with a hint of ginger   

Green

Sencha Ariake produced by the province of kyushu, sencha ariake is the mildest of the great sencha teas. very invigorating and flowery, it is very pleasing in the morning   
Vert A La Menthe chinese green tea (gunpowder) rolled into pearls and flavored with dried mint leaves. astringent, fresh and thirst quenching   
Grand Jasmin Chung Feng one of the best jasmine green teas. this remarkable tea allows the jasmine bouquet to fully develop during a 3-minute infusion   
Fleur De Geisha inspired by the japanese hanami tradition of cherry blossom viewing, fleur de geisha is a refined japanese green tea, delicately flavored with cherry blossom.   

Red

Rooibos À La Verveine decaffeinated a delicious blend of rooibos bush, rich in polyphenols, and fragrant verbena prized for its soothing qualities   

Herbal

Infusion Camomille decaffeinated highly aromatic, its unique fragrance and pronounced flavor are particularly good after a meal   

Smoked

The Du Tigre the smokiest of the smoky teas. this black tea is smoked with spruce tree roots. a superb leaf.   5.00

 

Signature Brunch Cocktails

Gl $12 / Carafe $40

Royal Sangria pavan french muscat liqueur, dorothy parker gin, yuzu, fresh berries, ginger & mint   
Black Currant-Ginger Mojito mount gay rum, lejay cassis, lime, ginger beer, mint   
Blood Orange & Ginger Mimosa berlucchi "cuvée ‘6'’" sparkling, solerno blood orange liqueur, fresh ginger & blood orange   
Elderflower & Passion Fruit Bellini villa sandi "il fresco" prosecco, st. germain elderflower liqueur, passion fruit   
The NTL . Bloody Mary house special seasoning blend with russian standard vodka   

Cocktails

The Red Carpet villa sandi prosecco, st. germain, dorothy parker gin, japanese yuzu   15.00
NTL. Mule russian standard vodka, stirring’s ginger, luxardo maraschino, ginger beer, fresh ginger   14.00
The Long Goodbye pavan muscat grape & orange blossom liqueur, dorothy parker gin, fresh basil   13.00
Raising The Barr barr hill vodka, don ciccio finocchietto, honey   15.00
Margarita Framboise espolón reposado tequila, lejay original cassis, agave nectar, fresh raspberry   14.00
The Starlet mount gay "black barrel" rum, cointreau, st. elizabeth allspice dram, angostura bitters   15.00
Midtown Manhattan old forester bourbon, carpano antica formula, angostura orange bitters, luxardo cherry   13.00
Corvette mitcher’s rye, fidencio mezcal, japanese yuzu, maple syrup, ginger beer, fresh mint   15.00

Draught Beers $8

Stella Artois lager – belgium   
Victory "Summer Love" american blonde ale – downington, pa   
Two Brothers "Domaine Dupage" french country ale – warrenville, il   
Green Flash "West Coast" india pale ale – ca   
Peak Organic "Amber Ale" red ale – me   

Bottle & Can Beers

Amstel Light lager, netherlands  (12oz btl) 7.00
Heineken lager, netherlands  (12oz btl) 7.00
Lagunita’s 'Pils' pilsner, ca  (12oz btl) 8.00
Allagash white, portland, me  (12oz btl) 9.00
Estrella "Damm Inedit" witbier, barcelona, spain  (500 btl) 25.00
Evil Twin "Falco" india pale ale, denmark/ny  (12oz btl) 9.00
Butternut’s 'Porkslap' american pale ale, ny  (12oz can) 7.00
Abita 'Turbo Dog' brown ale, la  (12oz btl) 8.00
Sixpoint "Sweet Action" cream ale, brooklyn, ny  (16oz can) 8.00
Chimay 'Grande Reserve' (Blue) belgian strong dark ale, belgium  (11.2oz btl) 12.00
Einbecker 'Non-Alcoholic' germany  (12oz btl) 6.00

Wines By The Glass

Sparkling Wine & Champagne

Villa Sandi "Il Fresco" NV glera, prosecco doc treviso, veneto, italy   11.00
Sparkling Pointe "Topaz Impérial" Rosé 2010 pinot noir, long island, ny   17.00
J. Dumangin "Brut 17" NV meunier/pinot noir/chardonnay, champagne, fr   19.00

Rosé

Minuty 'M' 2013 grenache/cinsault/ tibouren, côtes de provence, france   15.00
San Giovanni "Valtènesi Chiaretto" 2013 groppello, marzemino lugana, italy   12.00

White

Serra Da Estrela 2012 albariño, rías baixas, spain   11.00
Natura 2012 sauvignon blanc, casablanca, chile   12.00
Jermann 2012 pinot grigio, venezia giulia, italy   16.00
Huber 'Obere Steigen' 2012 grüner veltliner, traisental, austria   13.00
Trione 'River Road Ranch' 2012 sauvignon blanc, russian river valley, ca   18.00
Champalou "Cuvée Des Fondraux" 2011 chenin blanc, vouvray   15.00
Paumanok 'Semi-Dry’ 2013 riesling, north fork long island, new york   14.00
Charles Mauger 2011 chardonnay, meursault, burgundy, fr   34.00
Jordan 2011 chardonnay, russian river valley, sonoma county, ca   19.00

Red

Jean-Paul Brun "L’Ancien" 2013 gamay, beaujolais, france   12.00
Domaine Gille 2010 pinot noir, nuits-saint-georges 1er cru, burgundy, fr   37.00
Renato Ratti "Ochetti" 2011 nebbiolo, langhe, piedmont, italy   15.00
Ventana 2012 pinot noir, arroyo seco, monterey, california   17.00
Castello Di Fonterutoli 2011 sangiovese, chianti classico, italy   18.00
Rios Del Chile 2011 carmenère, central valley, chile   11.00
Wölffer Estate 2011 cabernet franc, the hamptons, long island, new york   14.00
Vall Llach ‘Embruix’ 2011 garnacha/cariñena/syrah, doq priorat, spain   16.00
Marqués De Murrieta Reserva 2008 tempranillo/garnacha, rioja, spain   19.00
Château Notton 2009 cab sauv/merlot/cab franc, margaux, bordeaux, fr   29.00
Cultivar 2012 cabernet sauvignon, napa valley, california   20.00

Dessert

Chât. La Clotte-Cazalis 2008 sauv. blanc/sémillon, sauternes, france  (375ml) 16.00
Calera 'Doux' 2010 viognier, central coast, ca  (375ml) 20.00
Marchesi Di Barolo "Zagara" 2012 moscato d’asti, piedmont, italy   12.00

 

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557 Lexington Ave
At 50th St
(212) 715-2500
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