5 new hotel restaurants coming to New York in 2010

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The Ace Hotel, future home of No. 7 Sub

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Not so long ago, hotel restaurants were known for being expensive, bland and indistinguishable from one another. But some of New York’s newest hotels plan to make that sentiment a distant memory this year. In addition to the upcoming full-scale opening of the mega-hyped Ma Peche at Chambers Hotel, here are five more hotel restaurants to watch for in 2010:

  • Apparently not yet content that it has a lock on the title of Manhattan’s hippest budget stay, the Ace Hotel is trucking in a slice of the Brooklyn food scene, adding No. 7 Sub in early 2010. The eatery, a take-out-only branch of Fort Greene’s No. 7, will feature a selection of under-$10 sandwiches. 20 W. 29th St.
  • Also this spring, the Smyth Hotel, the newest entry from uber-chic boutique chain Thompson Hotels, will add Jour et Nuit, a sleek restaurant-lounge from Parisian restaurateur Frederick Lesort. 85 West Broadway.
  • The Mondrian Hotel, scheduled to open in Chinatown some time before the end of the year, will include an as-yet-unnamed seafood restaurant from former Top Chef star Sam Talbot. 150 Lafayette St.
  • Also later in the year, local fast food fave Shake Shack will continue its hostile takeover of Manhattan’s burger scene, opening the mini-chain’s first hotel branch on the first floor of the upcoming InterContinental New York Times Square. 44th St. and 8th Ave.
  • And just down 44th Street from the InterContinental, chef Geoffrey Zakarian (of Town) is set to open the opulent 90-seat Lamb’s Club inside the Chatwal. 130 W. 44th St.

–Brendan Spiegel of Endless Simmer.

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