New York Central
New York Central

New York Central

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nycentralrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6462136865x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    6:30am - 11:00am Mon - Fri
    6:30am - 11:30am Sat - Sun

    Lunch
    11:30am - 2:00pm Mon - Fri

    Brunch
    12:00pm - 2:00pm Sat - Sun

    Dinner
    5:00pm - 11:00pm Mon - Sat

    Lounge
    Lite fare available from 2:00pm - 5:00pm Daily
    Full lounge menu available from 5:00pm - 11:00pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Garelick
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Offering a truly unique experience, New York Central offers a spacious Wine Gallery, ideal for private parties and events. Our Wine Gallery boasts an extensive list of vintages. Featuring a state-of-the-art Napa Technology WineStation®, the self-dispensing tasting system allows guests to select their own beverage in tasting, half-glass or full-glass sizes. Perfect for Manhattan's many wine lovers, this unique bar concept allows guests to peruse and try a variety of wines at their leisure. No matter what your desire, our team will tailor an evening to your liking; stroll in from the hotel or call ahead to request a private tasting event. Small plates of innovative meals inspired by French, Italian and Spanish cuisine paired with wines from our stocked wine gallery and recommended by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will be sure to satisfy you. To plan your next private party, please email privateparty@nycentralrestaurant.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue at Grand Central
  • Public Transit: Take the 4, 5, 6 or 7 trains to 42nd Street - Grand Central Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking is not available. Valet service for our NYC hotel is owned and operated by "Laz Parking." Parking is charged on a flat rate basis. For cars, $50.00 up to six hours and $60.00 after six hours. For SUVs/Oversized vehicles, $60.00 up to six hours and $70.00 after six hours.
A word from New York Central
Overlooking the splendor of 42nd Street, New York Central is a full service bar and kitchen offering only the freshest seasonal and locally-sourced products available. While enjoying an eclectic menu of culinary pleasures, New York Central offers the versatility for an experience any time of the day, whether it is a power breakfast, business lunch, happy hour, casual dinner or late-night drinks. Offering a kid-friendly menu, New York Central is suitable for every party. Our menus reinterpret Western European dishes into delectably modern cuisine. The restaurant’s lounge focuses on light bites and exquisitely crafted cocktails.

Due to limited seating availability we kindly request reservations be made for dining guests. Exclusive coffee service is available on a first come first serve basis in our lounge.
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New York Central reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good lunch spot in midtown
    dwishart119VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Easy to get to and large enough that it is easy to be seated.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice quiet spot for breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was decent enough for breakfast. Very good coffee. Service was fine. A very nice atmosphere with a nice outside view, and limited noise. Great if you want to have a longer breakfast or brunch with conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BruinVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Came here for a business breakfast. The food was ok, but the service was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fooddude
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Bistro feel very New York wines great food good service good very vibrant place
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb find!
    Scarlet
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is a lovely bistro hidden away in the Mayfair Hotel.....well within reach of the theater district.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LADKRP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Too expensive, even for NYC - almost $60 for an English muffin, yogourt parfait, 2 OJs and 2 coffees. Service was friendly but very slow (not enough staff).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the New York Central reviews archive.
  • Very good
    JoannaWhitmire
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had excellent service and very good food. The atmosphere was surprisingly quiet. It was not at all crowded for Sunday lunch, but was still appreciative of a timely seating for our reservation. It was especially convenient for meeting someone at Hyatt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to dine
    live4food
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was there for the first time with my family for a Mother's day brunch. The brunch menu is extensive. There is something for everybody. The presentation of the food was excellent. We sat on the window side over looking E42nd Street. Our server, Eddie was also great. Very pleasant and attentive. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Had a business lunch here during the week. Fast service and good food. It's a hotel restaurant so it's not cheap but definitely worth the price.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient Lunch Spot
    NJfoodie1950
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I had a business lunch with a colleague who was staying at the Grand Hyatt for a conference. The location was ideal because we had a limited time to catch up before his next appointment. The service was prompt and efficient, which suited our purposes. Also, the convenient lunch options of 1/2 sandwich and soup or salad were perfect for our appetites and schedules. We both had a small cup of manhattan clam chowder, which was very good. My turkey club was tasty and my colleague enjoyed his pastrami as well. The prompt service allowed us a few extra minutes of conversation and my colleague got to his appointment with time to spare.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Escape from 42nd, yet above it.
    dsnarl6
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Good food, great atmosphere that helps calm my day from time to time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick late night bite
    Goalgent
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We booked a table here as the Hyatt was close to Broadway and on our way to the hotel. We were expected and got what we went for: a quick late night bite. The service was ok. The food good for what we payed, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sterile ambience
    Nanee
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was good and service very good. Bar and restaurant are cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service
    AandMVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Went for dinner and had a wonderful meal. There were four of us so we tried different things and it was all delicious with portions that were definitely NOT skimpy. Three shared appetizers - beet salad, scallops with thick cut bacon and creamy, creamy yummy mac & cheese - and four entrees - skirt steak, pork chop, roast chicken and snapper with mushrooms (tonight's special). Everyone had a great time. Service was perfect with just the right level of attentiveness without being over-bearing. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast service was poor
    OT123
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Breakfast service was poor - hard to get drink refilled and no attention at all, post-delivery of food. Oatmeal was watery/soupy. Prices excessive but maybe what you would expect in a hotel. Lunch was less busy and service & food (a fish entree) both better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Gourmand
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The restaurant motif was stark and uninviting. Very cafeteria-style and institutional-like in its decor. It was not soft and inviting. Getting up to the restaurant using those stairs was a feat if one, like me, just had knee surgery. Those stairs are a killer. However, once seated, the human element kicked in and the wait staff was absolutely wonderful and sensitive to our every need. They anticipated what we wanted and with grace and alacrity, it was there for us. Good for business meetings, not for a cozy, calming lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business breakfast
    Mick
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Very good for small business meet and confidential discussions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricy and moderate service
    manhattandine
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Not a big fan of the food here for the price, also the waiter had to ask and re-ask what we ordered.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breakfast meeting at NY Central
    bfastmtg
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Two weeks ago, I organized a breakfast meeting at NY Central with some high-level UN officials. Ambience of the restaurant is good, although our table was right next to the kitchen, with very high noise levels. Lots of banging of pots and pans, yelling by kitchen staff made it quite embarrassing for me considering who was at breakfast, which included a UN Special Rapporteur, a former head of state and other important women. I also thought the waitstaff's chatty attitude to these women (all of whom were from another country) was not totally appropriate. I would recommend the restaurant again as a good, central place to meet, but for more informal purposes. Great for meeting a friend for a meal, or for a one-on-one meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice!
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    excellent food and menu selection. the service was TOP notch. We will be returning again, and recommending to all of our friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but overcharged
    JayPeeVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I come here often for business breakfasts. It is extremely convenient and the food is very good. However, for the second time in a row, I was overcharged for items never served! The service here is one extreme or the other: hovering servers interrupting every three seconds or the opposite. And unfortunately I had no time to chase down my waiter for the undelivered muffin that I was charged for. It is a shame it is so badly managed as this is a convenient burp sines breakfast spot with very good food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for business lunch
    HideK
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    I had a business lunch with my client. Good atmosphere, convenient location. Great for business lunch for a small party. I'd like to try for dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch
    NYCGalVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Good food and perfect for business lunch. Waitstaff very attentive and quick to respond. The tables are small, considering the size of the dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    KWADE
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The restaurant was very small and noisy which was not what we expected. The food and service were good, but we hoped for a better ambience for our special romantic dinner out during vacation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New York Treat
    specialtripper
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This was a special 50th birthday treat and the meal was extremely nice, however we felt that both the meal and the drinks in the adjoining bar were a little pricey. Although the setting and the views over 42nd Street and Grand Central Station were superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was ok I think I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The food was ok I think I could have made a turkey sandwich myself that would have tasted better...the staff was friendly and service was great...but the food was not anything to rave about...a little disappointed but I will go back for drinks!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The menu had changed from what was listed and we headed there looking specifically for souffle and it was no longer being served.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suprisingly good for a hotel
    christianVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Suprisingly good for a hotel restaurant. Salad was excellent but the chicken entree which was good was a bit dry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not much to say. Good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Not much to say. Good location to have a quick meeting over a quick bite but really limited menu, really not all that great and has absolutely no ambiance. Again, I was just there for a lunch meeting and it was conveniently located and quiet to have a meeting but I would never come there for any other reason.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well spaced tables for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Well spaced tables for business conversation. Minimal/no interruptive background music.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overly pricey, small portions.
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Overly pricey, small portions. Went there for lunch and hadn't been there for a while and was shocked at the pricing. I guess you pay for the scene. I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ordered scallop dinner. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Ordered scallop dinner. My niece and I both had the same thing. Our scalloped had a weird taste to them and were tough and overlooked. Waitress was hard to get. We had reservations and our table was not ready so we sat at the bar for a few drinks and the host never came to get us. He just kept seating other guests. I walked over to see if we could be seated and still again had to wait. Ended up sitting in the bar to eat. Nice bar scene but I wouldn't recommend dinner. Paid 134.00 for two people for an awful dinner we didn't even finish the scallops
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good location quality service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Good location quality service, and the pricing was reasonable, This was the dining at the hotel of where we were at so we had breakfast there a few times and found it to be enjoyable at reasonable rates, but it is not what I would consider high end dining by any means, more of a nice place to grab a bite if you happen to be staying at the hotel or good place for a business meeting but not the type of place to go for a special evening also.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving
    Matt
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    This was my second experience of dining at this restaurant. I went for Thanksgiving and they served a special menu for the day which I cannot fault. The food was a modern twist on the classic turkey day feast, delivered fast and presented well. It tasted great, thick and creamy butternut squash soup, moist turkey and stuffing with winter veg' puree and a simply fantastic pumpkin and caramel tart that I would happily have over and over again! At $65 it was more expensive than last year's offering but still reasonable compared to some. The restaurant is well designed and my table had a great view over 42nd street and would urge fellow diners to ask to get these tables if not offered. The service was excellent and would visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We celebrated Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We celebrated Thanksgiving dinner here. Nice portions for all. The turkey was flavourful and moist, our children even complimented how good it was, desert was apple pie and pumpkin pie with house made vanilla ice cream, yum..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had never been to NY Central
    Foodasgoodastheview
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    I had never been to NY Central but the location is hard to beat and the new decor was really great. The food was excellent though expensive, not surprising given its location within a hotel. They were very accommodating of our having a toddler with us as well. I'd definitely go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was no hostess, when
    MandmVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    There was no hostess, when asked if appetizer could be had as a main course, a double portion was served (way too much) at a cost of 2 times the app meaning $36! for lunch!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attractive and convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Attractive and convenient mid-town setting. It should be noted that it is in a hotel and does not have direct street access, since one can get confused looking for any indication of it along the street itself. If you're in the Grand Hyatt, there you are! So it's a good place to meet people who are arriving via Grand Central Station, yet it is well removed from the bustle of the station. The food was excellent and so was the service, gracious and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a hotel lobby restaurant.
    JJJJ
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    It's a hotel lobby restaurant. It's also not good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a corporate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    Great place for a corporate dinner - eclectic menu, very good wine and cocktail list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic