We swung by the newly opened hotel Hotel Americano on west 27th street for a quiet Sunday lunch this week. We were blown away to find out that it was in fact a grooved out jazz lunch that happens every Sunday from 11-4pm. JC Hopkins and his biggish Quartet have been nominated for multiple Grammys and recently backed singers such as Norah Jones. You kick back and listen to them while you eat your delicious Mexican inspired brunch and sip on a mimosa or two.
Hotel Americano was designed by star architect Enrique Norton. The hotel is a clean modern space and the restaurant has a wonderful airy feeling with floor to ceiling glass and sleek cement surfaces. When the weather warms up we highly recommend the rooftop bar at the hotel. It’s views of the city are stunning and there’s a tiny sexy swimming pool. The sparkling views coupled with the decor makes you feel like you’ve somehow been transported to a chic rooftop bar in the Marais or Marrakesh. Maybe because it’s in a quiet part of Chelsea instead of the madness of the Meat Packing District, but the vibe is cool and particularly grown up and the crowd is truly sophisticated.
We think this brunch may be New York’s best kept secret. They take reservations which is rare these days so no need to wait in a hideous line for hours. We’re definitely booking a table for this Sunday.Jazz Sunday Brunch at The Americano 11am – 4pm Tunes by JC Hopkins and his biggish Quartet Hotel Americano 518 West 27th Street (near 10th Ave) NY 10001.Tel: 212 216 0000