A bastion of Upper East Side sophistication known for impeccable service and privacy, The Carlyle hotel has captivated the world’s most sophisticated travelers since its debut in 1930.
Distinctive New York dining experiences range from chic American cuisine at The Carlyle Restaurant, and English tea in The Gallery, to supper club cabaret at Café Carlyle, and the authentic Manhattan backdrop of Bemelmans Bar.
A classic New York destination, The Carlyle Restaurant offers an elegant and chic dining experience. Our Executive Chef has created a menu of classic American cuisine with European flair that features favorites such as Dover Sole and Lobster Bisque, in addition to seasonal specialties
Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle offers a classic cabaret experience with incredible talent – including past classic performers such as Bobby Short, Elaine Stritch and Eartha Kitt. Guests can now experience modern-day acts such as Isaac Mizrahi, Judy Collins, Alan Cumming, Rita Wilson, Steve Tyrell and John Pizzarelli. The intimate supper club is highlighted by music-themed murals by Oscar-winning French artist, Marcel Vertès.
Inspired by the Topkapi Palace in Turkey, The Gallery was designed under the creative direction of the legendary Renzo Mongiardino. The space features hand-painted wallpaper by Milanese artist Enrico Brus and intaglio-like painted views of landmarks such as Venice’s Church of Santa Maria del Salute and Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia. Guests can enjoy an all-day a la carte menu, afternoon tea or cocktails.
A favorite of Upper East Siders and visitors alike since 1947, Bemelmans Bar is a special hideaway where artist and author Ludwig Bemelmans’ whimsical illustrations come to life. Best remembered for his beloved Madeline series of children’s books, the murals are the only public surviving commission of his work. Guests can enjoy classic cocktails while swinging to lively music, including performances by Earl Rose, Rob Mosci, Loston Harris and David Budway.
Emmy Award winning pianist/composer Earl Rose virtually salutes some of the most popular and award-winning music from film. From Mancini to Morricone, Earl will delight you
with his unique interpretations on the Steinway piano from Bemelmans’ Bar and give viewers a concert experience to enjoy at home while celebrating the award season.
Each summer season, guests of The Carlyle can enjoy an artisanal picnic created for them by the hotel’s Executive Chef. The hotel will supply a personalized picnic basket and blanket along with a locally-sourced lunch that will allow for a delightful afternoon in New York City’s famed Central Park.
Guests will meet The Carlyle’s Executive Chef in the lobby and take am iconic New York City yellow taxi to the vibrant Union Square Greenmarket. Guests will be introduced to the seasonal varieties from just-picked fresh fruits to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, wine, ciders and much more. After two hours of mingling with local farmers and being introduced to an array of local fishermen and bakers, guests will be brought back to the hotel where they will enjoy lunch made from their farmer’s market finds.