New York, USA

March 1, 2004



Robert DeNiro-owned Nobu’s Japanese-inspired menu includes the omikase: for a minimum US$80, the chef will use his discretion to custom-create your entire meal.

Average Price: US$40 and up

Dress Code: Smart

Location: 105 Hudson Street

Telephone: 212-219-0500



Hours: Monday to Friday 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 5:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Asia de Cuba

You can find this trendy chain restaurant in Morgans Hotel on Madison Avenue. A 25-foot communal table lines the hall, which features a breathtaking two-story holographic waterfall.

Average Price: US$50

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: 237 Madison Avenue

Telephone: 212-726-7755


Hours: Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m.; Sunday to Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to midnight

Calle Ocho

A superb blend of South and Latin American cuisine served in an environment as spicy as the food. Calle Ocho is one of the trendiest dining spots in the Big Apple, and it attracts plenty of celebrity customers. Wash down the picante food with one of Calle’s famous specialty drinks.

Average Price: US$30 to US$50

Dress Code: Casual

Location: 446 Columbus Avenue

Telephone: 212-873-5025

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight


Soho House

This impressive club spans more than six floors and includes a cinema and a swimming pool on the roof. Unfortunately, you must be either a member or a guest at the hotel to get in.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 29-35 9th Avenue

Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

W Hotel

Smack-dab in what is arguably the most popular spot in the world – Times Square – the W Hotel lobby bars Oasis and Whisky Blue have absolutely no trouble luring travelers and New Yorkers alike. This club serves a large selection of whiskeys and switches up its wines, juices and cocktails regularly.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 1567 Broadway at 47th Street

Telephone: 212-930-7400

Hudson Hotel

It’s the future, circa 1960. Ascend an escalator to a bar bathed in lime-green light and look up to check out Francesco Clemente’s surreal themed mural.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 356 West 58th Street

Hours: Monday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Blue Fin

At this well-known pre- and post-theater hangout, the drink of choice is the US$10 Blue Fin cocktail. It blends Absolut Citron, Hpnotiq liqueur, white cranberry juice and a few Swedish fish dangling off the rim. That’s right… fish.

Dress Code: Casual

Location: 1567 Broadway (Midtown West)

Hours: Sunday and Monday 5 p.m. to midnight; Tuesday to Thursday 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Sheraton Hotels

There are three Sheraton Hotels in Manhattan – the Sheraton Manhattan Hotel (Midtown), New York Hotel and Towers (Midtown) and Russell Hotel (Park Avenue). Go to for further information.

W Hotels

There are five W locations in Manhattan – Lexington Ave, two on East 39th Street, Times Square and Union Square. Go to for info on specific sites.

Marriott Hotels

There are four Marriotts in Manhattan – New York Marquis in Times Square, Rihga Royal in Midtown, Financial Center and Brooklyn. Go to for info on specific locations.



The museum’s collection includes more than 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models/drawings and design objects.

Location: 11 West 53rd Street


Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open until 7:45 p.m. on Fridays. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

See a Broadway show

Hairspray, The Boy From Oz and The Producers were hot tickets at press time.

Central Park

Whether you prefer jogging, skating or heading to the zoo, our readers love this bit of outdoors in the middle of the city.

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