The Oak Room

Just re-opened after three years of renovations, this restaurant, settled in the Plaza Hotel was originally designed by Plaza Hotel architect, Henry Hardenbergh, in 1907 and was a men’s bar. The Oak Room closed during Prohibition and re-opened in 1934 as a full-service restaurant. It became the place where the New York elite would meet to discuss business and enjoy lunch or dinner. The interior, like the Plaza Hotel, is a city Landmark where the walls are made of polished oak paneling, the banquettes are covered with mohair and the ceilings are high. The Oak Room is thus the perfect place to bring a friend in love with Manhattan the way, maybe, Woody Allen sees it. A great spot to have a drink at the bar or to eat in the dining room. The food is delicious though not overwhelming. During fashion week, Laurent Perrier had his dinner to launch the champagne bucket designed by Baccarat. A lovely large vase with little pink flowers.

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