From the Strip in Las Vegas to Rue St. Honorée in Paris, the Mandarin Oriental is always at the center of the action, and in New York City it’s neatly showcased right in Columbus Circle. With such prime real estate, the hospitality dynamo has allowed its designers free reign in giving guests opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the city, the Hudson River and Central Park. Also in line with this leader in hospitality is the partnership with a world class culinary concept, from big name chefs like Daniel Boulud, Thierry Marx, and Pierre Gagnaire, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, it is Asiate, under the executive chef leadership of Christian Pratsch.
Located on the 35th floor, guests are welcomed out of the elevators onto a spread of sun light or city lights, depending on your time of arrival. With the Lobby Lounge, mood lighting is also set to suit the time of day with warm hues filtering across the bar area and guests enjoying craft cocktails, delectable wine selections and a bar menu.
Mostly though, guests and locals alike will want to set up a reservation at Asiate, serving contemporary and modern cuisine using the freshest of ingredients tailored for the seasons. On any weekday, the team at Asiate is ready to welcome you in for lunch. Sit down for a smooth three course prix fixe or order off their menu. Dishes like the market salad with rich butter lettuce or their wagyu beef tartare are highlights. Of course, you are never going to be amiss in trying their foie gras terrine with coconut and black sesame financier either!
For the main dishes, any of their fish dishes are perfectly light and packed with flavor. Arctic Char comes with romanesco and black olive prepared with artistry in presentation. For a heartier choice, their grilled flat iron steak or the local Long Island duck breast are wonderful options.
Leave room for dessert…their chocolate fondant is sumptuous both in preparation and indulgence. There is nothing like a raspberry with gold leaf to really remind you of how lucky you are in that moment. Enjoying food is always a precious experience. Sometimes in life we fly through things we should really savor. All throughout the Mandarin, this is the ethos and at Asiate, the parallels are clear.
Make your reservation now and allow yourself to be guided through a very present moment.