Paloma at the Hendricks

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$31 to $50
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Latin American

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Inspired by the cuisines of Central and South America, Chef PJ Calapa introduces Paloma at Hotel Hendricks. Serving up sophisticated Latin-influenced cuisine within Hendricks’ stylish setting just off Bryant Park.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place will certainly be a hot spot soon enough!! Some
Tweaks to the menu and fine tune service and everything else will fall in place! In street terms “this place is HOT”. Can’t wait to come back.

U
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

No people at all in the restaurant. We were the only ones there, which is kind of strange when you are on Manhattan

CL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was the best we’ve had at many restaurants recently. The room is pretty casual - looks like a hotel breakfast dining space. It was quite empty, so I hope that the word gets out. The block that the hotel is on is not particularly inviting either.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Mexican food in this small hotel restaurant. Very quirky decor which added to the fun. We went on a Friday night and there was only 3 occupied tables which was very odd so the place lacked a bit of atmosphere. Very good service.

LP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely meal and stunning space. The service is amazing. The food is tasty, but the flavors could be enhanced.

JG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went early on a Friday because we had a show at 8pm so the restaurant was a bit quiet. We sat in the outside patio which was lovely. The service was over the top great. The cocktails were amazing and to illustrate the great service the waiter volunteered to have the bartender make me his favorite drink with tequila vs gin because I said I loved tequila! Food was soooooo good and perfect for sharing. We loved everything we had and I think you could not choose poorly if you tried. We would definitely go back. Enjoy!!!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Thanks again!

LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our recent dinner at Paloma was a little better than good- maybe 3 1/2 stars- but didn't rise to the exceptional levels suggested by many of the on-line reviews and 'best restaurant' rankings. We spend a reasonable amount of time on the Mexican Riviera and are acquainted with South American cuisine, so this seemed an interesting choice.

Venue: A pretty, exotic-wood-and-mirror decor with a bit of a hard-edged contemporary feel. The restaurant is smaller than we expected, and seating along the long side has a full view of the bright bar service area. The restaurant wasn't particularly busy so the noise level was modest- but the reflective surfaces probably make it noisy when it's busy.

Menu/Food: A solid small-late menu with a more limited entre selection. Variety was adequate, with some interesting preparations. Our appetizers were the tuna tostada (quite good) and carpaccio (very good- the pine buts a nice touch). For main courses we selected the crispy cod tacos and short ribs; both were good but didn't particularly distinguish themselves from many others.

Service was prompt without being intrusive.

All in all a credible dinner, but not on our list of places to rave about.

Z
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great laid back vibe! Tapas style elevated Mexican food

EI
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

This is located literally in the lobby of a hotel. Photos are very misleading. Food was very good but the atmosphere is NOT worth it. Very disappointed.

m
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful! The staff were knowledgable and pleasant. The cocktails were on point. The wine selection was unique. The food was AMAZING! Must try the Tuna Tostadas, Branzino, Mushroom Tacos, Fluke Aguachile & Yuca Fries! Can not wait to return! Check out the rooftop while you’re there!

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I hate dinging this new place, which has so much going for it - entering a neighborhood that can really use nice meeting places. So I hope it's just about needing more time to get out the kinks. Service was amateur hour, but with very nice, well-meaning folk . It was one error after another: food coming out without checking for place settings. My chicken dish arriving without chicken. Forgetting a request for tea. Other goofy gaffes. But I want them to succeed!