The Legendary Upper East Side hotel set to reopen the adored bar in addition to The Gallery and In-Room dining on May 11th
April 19, 2021
New York, NY – April 19, 2021 – The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is thrilled to announce the reopening of the beloved Bemelmans Bar on Tuesday, May 11th. Additionally, The Gallery and In-Room Dining will resume operations as well. Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique, who recently joined the hotel following a six-year stint at the iconic ‘21’ Club, has enhanced each menu and put his twist on the classic cuisine. Upon reopening, Bemelmans Bar will debut a new signature cocktail menu including drinks such as Elaine’s Smokey Martini and Madeline’s Vesper, in addition to all the traditional choices from Martinis to Manhattans.
For the first time in Bemelmans almost 75-year history, reservations will be available through Tock beginning on Thursday, April 22 at 12:00 noon. Walk-ins are still welcome however reservations are strongly encouraged. Live music will be available nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will feature pianist and composer Earl Rose on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays; pianist and singer Rob Mosci on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and jazz pianist and vocalist Loston Harris will perform Fridays and Saturdays. Bemelmans Bar and The Gallery will be open daily from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight with menu offerings including dishes such Montauk Fluke Ceviche, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops and Croque Monsieur. The hotel will also be launching the bar’s own dedicated Instagram handle today, @bemelmansbar.
To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, Bemelmans Bar has reduced capacity to adhere to state and city guidelines, along with reconfigured table layouts to ensure social distancing. Café Carlyle and The Carlyle Restaurant remain closed; however, the hotel looks forward to reopening both outlets as soon as possible.
“We are beyond thrilled to finally reopen Bemelmans Bar – and I know so many of our loyal patrons share in this sentiment with me,” said Anthony McHale, managing director of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. “Bemelmans is such an adored Upper East Side institution, and we cannot wait to bring the bar back to life very soon. We are also so glad to be reopening The Gallery and In-Room Dining as well and are looking forward to joyous times ahead at The Carlyle,” added McHale.
Since reopening The Carlyle in November 2020, the guestrooms and suites are operating in accordance with the guidelines put in place by the local, state and national authorities, as well as with Rosewood Hotel Group’s brand-wide health and safety program, Commitment to Care. Guided by leading health experts including the World Health Organization (WHO) and third-party partners at Ecolab and Diversey, Commitment to Care offers heightened standards for safety and sanitation to ensure the well-being of guests, associates, and the community at large. This includes the increased cleaning and disinfecting of common areas and touch points and implementation of physical distancing protocols. All associates have gone through mandatory health and safety training and have received personal protective equipment to be worn while on property. Additionally, The Carlyle caters to the individual preferences of each guest with alternative, contactless options for check-in and check-out and housekeeping services, ensuring the maximum level of comfort and safety.
About The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel:
Situated at the corner of Madison Avenue and 76th Street, The Carlyle has been a classic landmark of Manhattan’s sophisticated Upper East Side since 1930. Located just one block from Central Park, The Carlyle is a 35-story, 190-room hotel and is surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques and the city’s most popular art museums. The original Art Deco design by Dorothy Draper is blended with the legendary American style of Mark Hampton providing a true home-away-from-home feel. Many of the accommodations have been updated further with a more contemporary flair from designers such as Tony Chi, Alexandra Champalimaud and Thierry Despont. Embracing a passion for the arts, pianos grace many of the suites, and most tower rooms have views of Central Park. The Carlyle is also home to the celebrated Café Carlyle and the famed Bemelmans Bar and offers visitors a whimsical experience into an undefinable era of glamour. The Carlyle is the proud recipient of Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for #1 Hotel in New York City. Follow the latest news through the hotel’s social media channels on Instagram @RosewoodTheCarlyle or facebook.com/thecarlylehotel.
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