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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Celebrate the season with friends and family at the Strand Bistro this Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday favorites along with Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez’s signature dishes from 2pm-8pm. 4 course Pre-fix menu includes our culinary winning dish, the Crispy Arepa.
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Mon - Fri 7:00PM - 9:45PM

Strand Bistro at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.3

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4.3

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4.2

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

A great find in the Marriott Pulse hotel in nyc. We were saying overnight in the city and it was freezing out so we decided to eat at the hotels restaurant. We were happy we did. The food was excellent. My pork tenderloin and my husbands steak were done perfectly and you must try the chefs special appetizer it was awesome.
Nice bar in the bistro and a lively rooftop bar. We will be anxious to come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was fantastic. My scallops were perfectly done and the risotto was delectable.

Service was attentive but not cloyingly so.

My only complaint was that we would occasionally get a blast of cold air when the front doors were used, so would recommend sitting in the back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was delicious !! Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez's signature appetizer was outstanding !
The wait staff was friendly and attentive, will definitely be coming back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our group of three have eaten here several times and enjoyed each experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Friendly staff and very good food. Nice for a restaurant located in a hotel.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Friendly yet professional service. Recommend my salmon entree

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went here with a group of girls to celebrate my birthday. The food was excellent. Actually everything we ate was delicious! The waiter was very nice and the chef came out to our table twice to speak with us. Aside from his talent, he was very personable as well.
We had the famous short rib arepas, the burratta and wings for appetizers. All fantastic!
For meals we had skirt steak, chimicurri crusted filet mignon (special), their version of chicken cordon blue and fettuccine. Everyone loved their meals. If you're a foodie you will love it here! I Will be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

For the most part excellent food. The Arepas appetizer are a must have as the chef Beat Bobby Flay with this recipe. My wife's Salmon was excellent. I had Lobster Mac n Cheese which had a bechamel sauce which was a little thin for my liking, but still very good. Coconut Flan for dessert was also excellent. Drinks are also very good.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Visited the Strand Bistro on 10/18.. First time---didn't know what to expect. BUT the service was exceptional--went out of their way to accommodate our every request. Our server was attentive and friendly. Our meal was exceptional..the food was fresh and creative. Everything we had was above average in taste and presentation. Especially liked the scallops with the pumpkin risotto and the mini burger sliders. Would go back and recommend to anyone.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had the wild mushroom pasta - it was delicious! Great for breakfast too. Pretty place, friendly service. Recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food and drinks were reasonably priced for NYC. We highly recommend the short ribs appetizer. I enjoyed the scallops and risotto even though it was a bit salty. We enjoyed the live music, and the views from the rooftop were fantastic.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our food was very good. Service was lacking - most astonishingly when it came time to close our bill. Never have I had such a problem getting a restaurant to take my money. And when they finally did, the bill was incorrect - in my favor! I had to show them the error in order for them to correct it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Love this place! We will return!

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

If you're looking for exceptional food, service, and value then this is the place to be. Chef Kelvin is a master and his award winning arepas are amazing. I'll have to return for the tomahawk steak

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

While staying at MCV, 4 of us dined here for convenience.
We'd return here even we weren't planning to staying at MCV.
We ordered the chef's speciality the Arepas...OMG!
Our entrees of the scallops, the salmon and the special of the day Filet mignon and all accompaniments were delicious.
The service was charming.
Don't miss this unpretentious gem.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Simply loved the food! Chef Kevin outdid himself. I had the chimichuri Filet Mignon with garlic mash potatoes and veggies. Amazing is an understatement. The service was also good.

On Wednesday they have live music. Great place to have dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Tapas, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Chef Kelvin Fernandez beat Bobby Flay, and his famous arepas are highlighted on the creative menu. We went for NYC restaurant week and loved every course. The velvet chilled corn soup was amazing, and the grilled peach salad was perfect for a warm summer evening. The citrus salmon and crispy stuffed chicken entrees with a myriad of colorful sides, were flavorful and perfectly cooked. We both finished with the caramel dolloped chocolate molten cake, creme anglaise and vanilla bean gelato. Even the coffee stood out as exceptional. The cordial wait staff performed admirably and we anxiously await our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Haven't been here since it's been redone. New chef and new menu and LOVED it. Started with arepas and they're as good as it's been said. Just not enough of them! Chicken wings were out of this world. My friends shared the branzino and pork tenderloin. Nothing left on either plate. Attentive service without being overbearing. We were there early and it was wonderfully quiet. Will definitely be back!!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Restaurant was really modern and cozy. Waitress was very warm and friendly. Just disappointed when she informed us that there were no arepas (one of the main reasons for going). The food was outstanding, everything had flavor and was absolutely delicious. We also ordered the dessert sampler which was phenomenal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Had the Chefs Tomahawk Steak Special. Davina was amazing. Drinks were great. And the Chef outdid himself. Very Personable, Charming and came out to make sure we were enjoying everything. The Arepas were the best thing I have tasted in my entire life! We will be back next week!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I had the absolute pleasure to dine here recently after opening just 2 weeks from a makeover. The restaurant is beautiful and very comfortable and inviting. Best part of my experience was executive chef Kelvin Fernandez and his amazing tomahawk special which is worth it and beyond. If you don't know him.... well he's a Food Network Champ -/ beaten Bobby Flay. Service was impeccable, Ana was the waitress and Kelvin came out to serve and meet the table. For $150 we received a 42oz tomahawk steak, truffle Mac & Cheese where he actually shaved fresh black truffle onto the dish and veggies. We also ordered a salad which wasn't needed. Of course there was leftovers to take home. I love it here and can't wait to go back and try other items from the menu. I can't say enough about this place. Topped it off with drinks on the rooftop.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was incredible. Probably one of the best menus in the city! It's a mixture of all your favorite dishes on one menu. MUST try the Arepas. They are out of this world. I would absolutely go again soon! The service was great too. Overall excellent!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

My experience was amazing Chef Kelvin made it that much more special. My friends and I enjoyed every minute of our dinning experience. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you for everything

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on January 20, 2017

Everything was fantastic!! So glad we got there before they closed for remodeling 😀 The chef's tableside visit was great as was all the staff 😍

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Went to for the Chef Special who was Kelvin Fernandez. Meal was outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Quiet place inside of a hotel,food and service were good. We were celebrating an anniversary and got 2 glasses of champagne on the house. Good place to take a date or a business meeting hardly any music or loud people.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Chef Kelvin was great can't wait for the restaurant to reopen

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Pleasantly surprised by food quality in this particular hotel setting . Service was friendly and timely. Expect the Marriott influence to have a greater impact in future

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Always a treat to enjoy Chef Kelvin and his amazing menu! He made sure we were perfectly accommodated considering it was a holiday with his delicious signature arepas and perfectly cooked salmon, which were just some of the highlights. Also, a new Happy Hour menu which is too good to pass on is now available. The growth of the chef and the restaurant are becoming clearer as each day passes and I look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

The restaurant was very nice overall and our meal was great. However, for the first half of the meal, the room behind us was extremely loud with screaming people and music making it near impossible for us to hear each other. They eventually quieted down and left, but until then it was rather annoying.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2016

We had the arrapas appetizer - it was wonderful - there were 3 of us and the appetizer had 3 pieces - it was perfect. One diner had the burger, one the crispy chicken and the other the salmon/arugala salad. We all very much enjoyed our meals. The cabernet was good; however, the $21 price tag was a little bit of a shock for one glass. The service was extraordinary! Would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The service was fantastic. The dinner was one of the best I have ever had. Chef Kelvin came out and shared his passion for the meals he created. It was an amazing night out. Will def be back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Meh...I have no complaints, but with all of the choices available in NYC, the bar should be set a little higher. If I were a guest at the hotel, and didn't want to venture outside, The Strand would be an acceptable option. But for native NYers like me (or for guests willing to walk a few blocks), there are more exciting options.

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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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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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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