By: Finance Foodie
When I lived in NYC, I would often go to birthday parties at The Strand Hotel, but was surprised to recently hear that the hotel also had a restaurant on the first floor (these things often get overlooked at 4am in the morning and after copious amounts of motivational beverages!). Therefore, on my last trip back to the City for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I thought, "What a completely fitting time to check out this Fashion District hotspot for dinner!"
Helmed by Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez (also of "Chopped" fame), The Strand Bistro serves American cuisine with contemporary and eclectic influences. When I walked in, I could already see this reflected in the decor -- with its bookshelves filled with leather-bound novels well-meshed next to a modernly chic aquarium. As for the cuisine, I started out with an excellent Gulf Shrimp Risotto which immediately put me in a great mood (which I needed after running around to fashion shows all day!). The shrimp was nicely plump and light, which paired very well with the rich and creamy risotto.
The Strand Bistro33 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018