When we travel, we are typically pretty low key and easy going especially when it comes to eating out. We have food from food stands, eat where the locals eat and sometimes we even cook in the apartment we are staying in. We kind of eat like the locals, but nothing too fancy. Essentially, dining out isn’t something that we splurge on when we travel. Shock! Horror! A blogger who travels, and doesn’t snap photos of every fab meal? Yup, that’s me.
Until we had an amazing moment in Times Square that actually had me feel like a “cool” traveler for the first time ever.
Through my sister’s hotel concierge, we were given the recommendation for a bar that allowed us to have a few cocktails, with one of the brightest views in the world: right over Times Square. And since we are friends, I thought I would share this recommendation with you… just in case you are planning a trip to NYC in the near future.
In case you are wondering, this is the view I am talking about:
This view the crowning point for the R Lounge at Times Square, as part of the Renaissance Hotel at Times Square. Located right in the heart of Times Square (7th and W. 48th St), the location couldn’t be more perfect.
The menu features cocktails, wines and beers plus a wide food menu. With domestic beer starting at $7 there is plenty of choice for anyone in your group. In fact, with desserts starting at $10, it’s a perfect spot to order an after dinner cocktail and dessert! Some of the prices may be a tad high, but let me tell you the view is more than worth it.
I enjoyed a single glass of bubbly Prosecco, perfect way to toast to Times Square and NYC!
On the website, it recommends making reservations but we tested our luck and walked right in without any problems. But, if your heart is set on enjoying the bright view of Times Square I would give them a ring in advance.
Tell me, have you encountered a spot on your travels that made you feel swanky and cool? Where in the world was it?