Romantic Dinner Date at Bedford & Co.

Romantic Dinner Date at Bedford & Co.

When it comes to where to lay your tired head after a busy day spent sightseeing in NYC, the options are almost endless. The Big Apple boasts hotels suitable for every type of traveler—from palatial pads for affluent jetsetters to wallet-friendly (yet spacious) accommodations for budget-conscious visitors and pretty much everything for everyone in between.

At my job, I often get to see firsthand the newest offerings on the NYC hotel scene. In fact, this past February I went to the grand opening party for the Midtown East hotel The Renwick New York. Located just down the street from Grand Central Terminal, the new hotel rests in a historic building that was once home to literary greats F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Mann and John Steinbeck.

During the swinging shindig, I got to check out the hotel’s guest rooms—sleek accommodations that mimic artist studios with painter-esque custom furnishings and subtle shout outs to the building’s famous former occupants—as well as the onsite restaurant, Bedford & Co. While at the party, I sampled savory selections from the restaurant menu (think melt-in-your-mouth sliders washed down with creative cocktails). However, by the end of the night, I left wanting more of the restaurant’s delectable offerings. Recently, my wish was fulfilled in the form of dinner for two at the restaurant.

My boyfriend and I visited Bedford & Co. on a brisk Tuesday evening. From our comfy wraparound booth, we were able to view the entire dining room—a large space with dim lighting, an open kitchen, concrete accents and an eclectic mix of furniture. Chef John DeLucie’s menu of New American fare is just as varied as the décor, with protein-packed entrées (all of which use locally sourced ingredients) ranging from octopus and head-on sun shrimp to lamb ribs, hanger steak and Berkshire pork chops. The menu also features several hearty pasta selections.

Although all of Bedford & Co.’s offerings definitely peeked our interest, the beau and I each selected the New York Strip special. Entrée items come a la carte, so we paired the succulent steak with flavorful fire-roasted potatoes and leafy broccolini. On the cocktail front, we opted for the Zelda, with Herradura silver, Cointreau, fresh lime, grapefruit, agave and a touch of jalapeno for extra kick; and Le Grande Dame, a mix of Grey Goose L’oranj, St. Germain, Gr. Marnier, with creole bitters, fresh citrus and champagne.

If you’re looking for a new dining destination near Grand Central Terminal, visit Bedford & Co. You can salivate over all of the restaurant’s crave-inducing fare here. Click hereto read more about my tour of the hotel.


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