Dine and Shop Beneath The Plaza Hotel at The Plaza Food Hall and Shops at the Plaza

Dine and Shop Beneath The Plaza Hotel at The Plaza Food Hall and Shops at the Plaza

Courtesy of The Plaza Food Hall


A hidden treasure trove of dining spots tucked beneath New York icon The Plaza Hotel, The Plaza Food Hall has been serving hotel guests and Midtown office workers alike since 2012. The Food Hall began with Todd English Food Hall in 2010 and the venerable chef’s restaurant, with its nine food stations, still anchors the group of eateries. In 2011, it was even expanded to include a private dining room, cooking demonstration table and cookbook shop.

Along with Todd English, a variety of other NYC-centric food stalls make up the Food Hall, including recent additions Olma Caviar Boutique & BarPiadaVive la Crêpe and Sabi Sushi. The Food Hall is carefully curated to feature exclusive shops, which is why it houses the only brick-and-mortar location of Olma, an online caviar emporium. Each shop also features one item that is exclusive to the Food Hall: Piada's item is a salmone piadiana, whiel Sabi Sushi features The Plaza Roll.

Two of my favorite menu items within the Food Hall come from No. 7 Sub’s selection of unique and tasty sandwiches and Luke’s Lobster’s seafood fare. I finally tried a broccoli sandwich from No. 7 when I visited the Food Hall last week. The sub impressively combines broccoli heads, ricotta cheese, shallots and lychee for a flavor that’s a little sweet, a little savory and completely one a kind. Luke’s Lobster shops and mobile truck have popped up all over New York in the past few years and I’ve already enjoyed their fresh and buttery lobster roll that tastes straight out of Maine. I look forward to trying their PB&J whoopie pie (made with Maine blueberries), which is exclusive to their Food Hall location.

No. 7 Sub's broccoli sandwich


In addition to great eats, the Plaza is also home to Shops at the Plaza, a handful of handpicked shops. Among these are The Plaza Boutique and Eloise at the Plaza—the latter of which is a soft pink wonderland for girls, full of books, dresses and tea parties. The Plaza Boutique is a great spot to find upscale souvenirs, including The Plaza Hotel-branded robes and sheets, New York neighborhood-inspired watches from Hudson River Water Co. and products from skincare line Caudalie.

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