About Strand Bistro at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse

Located in The Marriott Vacation Club Resort in the heart of the Garment District, The Strand Bistro serves Seasonal Modern American Cuisine with Latin influence.

With a cozy and inviting lounge, and a fireplace the interior is quirky yet comfortable. There is a place to lounge, place to wine and place to dine.
Special $33/$37 Wine Selection - If you are wondering about the odd pricing, it’s simple… we like our low digit street address 33 west 37
After dinner you can have a cocktail at our relaxing roof top lounge at The Top of the Strand with stunning views of The Empire State Building.

33 West 37th street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Bistro, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Monday-Friday 6:30am-10:30am
Saturday & Sunday 7am-11am

Dinner
Monday - Friday 5pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th avenues (in the heart of the garment district)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 584-4000

Website:
http://thestrandbistro.com/

Catering:
Event space for up to 100 people.

Parking Details:
There is free street parking after 7pm on 37th street. There is also a parking garage on 37th street between 5th and 6th avenues.

Public Transit:
Stops Subways 34th street and 6th avenue. R, N, Q, W, B, D, F, V.
A, C, and E trains to 34th Street and 8th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Kelvin Fernandez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Claudia Durant (Monday to Friday) 9:00-5:00 for inquiries: 646-368-6426

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Mon - Fri 7:00PM - 9:45PM

Strand Bistro at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (10)
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Pre/post Theatre (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

decided to do things different for thanksgiving and wanted to not cook. We brought out family and the menu did not disappoint. Chef Kelvins food was incredible. We ordered one of everything. Thank you for making thanksgiving special!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Chef Kelvin's Arrepas arrepas and more arrepas is all I have to say. They are to die for. For people who haven't tried it, they are missing out. Tuna tartare was delicious. But the truffle mac and cheese was out of this world!! I'm not talking about truffle oil, it came with white truffle shavings. Like omg!! My parents ordered the rib eye and it was cooked to perfection. My brother had the stuffed chicken and wow it was full of flavor. I had the skirt steak and It also was cooked to perfection. Now to the dessert, the coconut flan and the chocolate cake was devoured. William our server made our experience enjoyable and was very attentive. And of course having chef kelvin come over to the table was the cherry on top.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We were staying at the Pulse for our first time and needed to have an early dinner before a show. Wow is all I can say. We were very pleased with the whole dinner. Awesome Short Rib appetizer, great salad, wonderfully prepared Bronzino. Yes, great desert as well. If you are staying at the Pulse - don't think twice. The Chef is excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

A fabulous meal with impeccable service! Everything was simply perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The food is fantastic! The ambiance is beautiful. Chef Kelvin's Arepas are exquisite and probably the best arepas I've ever had. You must save room for dessert because the coconut flan is to DIE FOR!! I truly had an amazing experience from start to finish. The service was absolutely superb. Chef Kelvin you are brilliant!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Went with a party of 4, all had different dishes. Waitress very good at making recommendations and providing a history of the new chef. Chef has a signature appetizer which was excellent. I had hamburger, described as excellent by staff, but I would not go that far. Friend had chicken which was reported as excellent. Based on inability to provide a great hamburger, I didn't rate this very well. Would not go out of my way to go there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2016

NIce comfortable space. Very helpful and professional staff. Outstandingly prepared food. Nice attention to detail. We had 3 different entrees all of them were delicious. Kevin Fernandez's Arepas was as delcious as I've read and heard. His Cocunut Flan dessert is something not to be missed. We will definitely go back. This is a gem of a place. Don't let the fact that it is in a hotel vacation residence scare you off.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2016

My colleagues and I were staying at a hotel next door and were looking for a good place for dinner nearby. I opened the OpenTable app and saw this place was right next door and it had good ratings. We were really pleased with the entire experience. The staff were efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. The decor and atmosphere were great. I highly recommend having a drink at the rooftop lounge before heading back down to the ground floor for dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Food was unexpectedly way better than imagined - great dishes , signature appetizer was amazing and all followed by killer deserts. Really worth for a nice casual dinner with really good food at very good value.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

This was the best meal we have had in 2016.
There wasn't a tasting menu option but i kindly asked if the chef can accommodate and thankfully he did. Arepas, Squash soup, Salmon, Chicken Flan everything was incredible. He came out and explained every course and davina was sensational!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

It was an awesome experience. The food and drinks were AMAZING! The level of service was spectacular. The chef came out to check on us and make sure that the food met out expectations. Overall, a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

From the minute I Stepped in everyone was so pleasant. The bartenders Moscow mule was great and Chef Kelvin's food was absolutely perfection! From appetizers, to the main entree to the dessert! We first opted out of dessert but he wouldn't let us leave without trying something and boy am I happy he changed our minds! I have already recommended this place to my friends. THANK YOU for an amazing Friday night experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Comfortable and attractive restaurant with good service. Our dinner was delicious. I had the steak and fries. Delicious! The only thing that annoyed me was when we first got to the restaurant we asked for bread and butter, which we would expect to get in any restaurant and we were shocked when the waitress said they don't serve bread. I have never been told that before in any restaurant. Oh well!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Chef kelvin has out done himself everything here was marvelous I am glad I picked this place for my birthday dinner ! The arepas were amazing and the coconut flan was to die for everything was great

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The food is so wonderful here. I have been twice now and enjoyed every bite. However both times I went I had the same server, who to be quite honest some what made our evening not as good as it could have been. He disappeared for very long periods of time, before and after we ordered. As well as screwed up some of our order. That part was very unfortunate. But I will still return and request a different server if need be. Chef Kelvin's arepas are out of this world. The salmon, rib eye and tuna tartare are also at the top of my list. Along with the dessert. I am a huge chocolate cake fan and it was perfect. I still want to try the chicken dish so I will definitely be returning for that. Just hoping for better service. It can make all the difference.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Never expected to have an outstanding dinner (and breakfasts) prepared by an acclaimed executive chef, at a small hotel.....but did we ever! Marriott's Chef Kelvin Fernandez at their Pulse hotel in NYC is a passionate and personable young man, who believes food should be simple, but also should be a combination of flavors and textures. Or simply "a party in your mouth", he explained!
His truffle mac and cheese, for example, is an exquisite "simple" dish that is unlike any mac and cheese I have ever had. And his salmon entree was the best meal I have had in a very long time. My wife's crispy chicken stuffed with cheese and spinach was equally great. The menu offers "small bite" and "big bite" appetizers, as well as various entrees. Breakfast selections are also outstanding, and all are deserving of a try. Served in a very cozy and comfortable dining atmosphere. But better get there soon to try it out, since the good news is spreading fast and his reputation is blossoming!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Many books around room so we are in library?
But food is very nice and good volume.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2016

went to experience the dining experience by myself and had an awesome time. I loved the relaxed feel and look of the place. The music was nice not loud. The service was great. I especially enjoyed the food. I had a thick delicious tasting salmon The appetizer and the dessert was to die for. Overall amazing. The timing was right on point. Chef Kelvin is an amazing chef

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2016

This is a wonderful place to go if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle noise of most other restaurants. The food is superb. The service is outstanding. The location is perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2016

I came here with a friend to celebrate her birthday, and I'm so glad we did. The food and ambiance here are absolutely amazing. I had the skirt steak and it was cooked to perfection. My friend had the salmon and she loved it. We shared the chef's arepas and they are devine. He beat Bobbly Flay with those arepas and I can see why! We finished our meal with delicious coconut flan, and it was the perfect ending to our night. If you want to go somewhere with impressive food and a great atmosphere, this is definitely the place to be. Chef Kelvin came out himself tableside despite him being busy. It was a special touch for sure. I cannot recommend the place enough. A definite must try!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Outstanding food..............fresh, flavorful and creative with beautiful presentation! Most memorable meal of our weekend in NYC and already thinking about going back. Perfection!!! Chef Kelvin came out to say hi! what a great touch

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

wait staff were just phenomenal. Traffic delayed our reservations and there was no problem when we arrived. From moment we walked in we were treated like we were regulars. While waiting for our main course we ordered multiple sample appetizers that were out of this world. Dinner was served and portion was perfect and food was delicious. There's not one complaint about this establishment. If you're looking for a pleasant, romantic dinner before a show or any occasion, please visit the Strand. My girlfriend and I recommend it !

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

we met the chef at the Owners social. Was intrigued by his story, passion and kindness. we came in for dinner and were blown away. he was kind enough to stop by our table numerous times to make sure everything was perfect. The Hotel is Lucky to have such a talented and passionate individual. HOLD ON TO HIM!
we will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2016

I wanted to make my anniversary special and I'm glad that I chose this place not only because of the decor and ambiance, it was because they had AREPAS! Not just any regular arepa you've tried. Chef Kelvins arepas are to die for. I mean he did beat Bobby Flay for a reason and that speaks volume. As soon as my girlfriend took one bite she was like "OMG" we need to order another order which we did. The tuna tartare was delicious we were even contemplating on ordering another one. The pork belly sliders on a potato bun!! do I need to say more! Amazing. Mind you this was just appetizers. Now on to the main course the rib eye was cooked perfectly ( medium rare) the yuca croquettes were delicious ( I'm not a fan of yuca but I devoured them) my girlfriend had the salmon which once again was cooked perfectly and the pineapple gastrique gave it so much flavor which I've never had before. The dessert we had the coconut flan which was explosive with flavor not to thick or dry juts perfect and because it was our anniversary they gave us the cheesecake spring rolls which I must say was an interesting dessert because I've never seen something like that before but it was great, the graham crackers caramel streusel gave it a great touch. Everything was amazing and what was the cherry on top was that Chef Kelvin goes around to each table and gives them this warm welcoming which I must say not many chefs do that. So he made our anniversary much more special. We will definitely be here again and I'll be spreading the word. Great job.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2016

One bite was better than the last. Chef Kelvin is a star. Always try the Chef's Specialty. However, you cannot make a bad selection here. Go with people who like to share so you can try more culinary delights. We also loved the cozy settings especially the library.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2016

Arepas, Areaps, Arepas, Have been to the strand bistro a few times because I enjoy the ambiance, the fish tank and the food but its been a few years since I've been back because of inconsistency and changes of chef but once I heard the original chef came back there was a reason to come back. Must try Prawns, Mac and Cheese Salmon, Rib eye, Flan Cheesecake Springrolls. That's what we ordered and excited to come back for more...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Service was excellent, but the food was just so-so. Nothing outstanding at all. Paid about
$115 for two people for appetizer and meal with drinks, so price not bad for NYC, but there
are plenty of places where you will find better food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Third time here and all have been positive. All of the staff were friendly, attentive and professional .Food was excellent, as were the drinks and wine My wife and I went to celebrate our anniversary . The Arepas were some of the best I have ever had so good we ordered another round!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

The Strand Bistro is very cozy and comfortable. There are some couch - lounge seats in the front of the restaurant, the bar, and then table seating in the back. The drinks at the bar were great and the bartender (Brandon) is friendly and accommodating. The dining experience itself was memorable with a friendly and attentive staff and the most warm and talented Chef. Chef Kelvin was making rounds to make sure everyone was having a nice time and enjoying their meals. The food was superb, especially of course his signature crispy Arepas. We also had the truffle mac and cheese appetizer, with the pasta done just right. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and I am looking forward to returning with family and friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Took a chance on this since there are so many places to eat. Open Table and front desk raved about it and we were not disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2016

The staff at the strand were absolutely lovely. The menu was phenomenonal and the food was superb. Chef Kelvin personally goes out to greet his guests and speak to them. I thought that was a nice personal touch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Comfortable, Cozy and sexy all in one, the fire place, the fish tank the warm service (davina) was just right for our special occasion. We came off of the New Chef posting on Instagram and have been following him at all his locations. We are happy he is back in midtown where he belongs. The Arepas are sensational! And the truffle mac and cheese (with Real truffles) is decedent. My fiancé an I will continue to come here on a regular basis. Keep up the great work

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Delicious Food!! Chef Kelvin out did himself with the flavor of his food...good portions bursting with taste...Service is great

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Such an amazing time, Came here with my girlfriend she loved it all! we had the Arepas which was the best thing I ever tasted in my life!! Truffle mac with fresh truffles, Crispy chicken and Lemon Salmon both very pretty and tasted amazing! MUST Try the flan at the end levels of different flavors! Great job

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2016

The absolute worse service I've had in a long time. The restaurant was basically empty and we had to beg for the bill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2016

The chef was great and came out to bring us a new special dish of gnocchi for the spring menu. A really nice meal

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 29, 2016

Quiet spot. Delicious food. Great service. Will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I selected the Strand for breakfast because it was halfway between our hotel and Penn Station on a bitterly cold Sunday and their menu looked interesting. I have to say there was nothing special about it, especially for the price. The restaurant was empty, yet they seated us at a small table right near the door. The bill was $65 for two for a very ordinary breakfast, so I wouldn't recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2015

This past week a group of us gathered for dinner at the Strand Bistro before going to the Boccelli concert at Madison Square Garden. The food was great , the staff was polite and very friendly and the atmosphere there was very relaxing. We started off with
amazingly terrific Appetizers , to include Brussells sprouts ,mushrooms and tuna tartar . Our main course of steaks and lamb chops couldn't be better. Afterwards we ventured up to the bar for cocktails and the scene there was lots of fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Fantastic food, very interesting menu. Best mushroom dish I have ever had by far. Wish I could've taken a few orders to go ...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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